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Marfa, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Marfa had a population of 1,872 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Marfa is located at latitude 30.3107 and longitude -104.0254 in Presidio County. The formal boundaries for the City of Marfa (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Presidio County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 4,685 feet.

The City of Marfa (GNIS ID: 2411031) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Marfa is located within Marfa Division of Presidio County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Marfa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Marfa: Jarja.

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Marfa, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,872
Daytime Population: Workers 935
Daytime Population: Residents 1,124
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,059
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 1,872
Population in Familes 1,436
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,149
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $41,661
Average Household Income $55,631
Per Capita Income $24,292


Total Housing Units 1,192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 509 (42.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 309 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 374 (31.4%)
Median Home Value $95,530
Average Home Value $174,509


Total Households 818
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 487
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.78% -1.41%
Households -0.75% -1.36%
Families -0.95% -1.35%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

Marfa, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marfa to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 744 57th
Population Density # 620 65th
Diversity Index # 738 58th
Median Household Income # 1099 37th
Per Capita Income # 821 53rd

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