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Marfa, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Marfa had a population of 1,904 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Marfa is located at latitude 30.3079 and longitude -104.0191 in Presidio County. The formal boundaries for the City of Marfa 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Marfa: Jarja.

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Marfa, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,904
Population in Households 1,904
Population in Familes 1,472
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,169
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $40,990
Average Household Income $55,368
Per Capita Income $24,157


Total Housing Units 1,192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 515 (43.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 317 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 360 (30.2%)
Median Home Value $99,453
Average Home Value $184,369


Total Households 832
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 496
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.48% -0.64%
Households -0.46% -0.58%
Families -0.62% -0.65%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

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, 2018 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 # 750 57th
Population Density # 627 64th
Diversity Index # 721 59th
Median Household Income # 1157 34th
Per Capita Income # 866 51st

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