Marfa, TX

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Population

1,885

3.4% growth

Median Age

41


Median Household Income

$42,647

3.31% decline

Poverty Rate

20.7%


Number of Employees

730

9.77% growth

Median Property Value

$107,900

6.66% decline

About

In 2017, Marfa, TX had a population of 1.89k people with a median age of 41 and a median household income of $42,647. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Marfa, TX grew from 1,823 to 1,885, a 3.4% increase and its median household income declined from $44,107 to $42,647, a -3.31% decrease.

The population of Marfa, TX is 70.6% Hispanic or Latino, 29.4% White Alone, and 0.0531% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Marfa, TX speak a non-English language, and 80.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Marfa, TX is $107,900, and the homeownership rate is 73.2%. Most people in Marfa, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 12.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Marfa, TX is 1 car per household.

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Economy

The economy of Marfa, TX employs 730 people. The largest industries in Marfa, TX are Accommodation & Food Services (212 people), Construction (129 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (84 people), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($47,014), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($41,250), and Construction ($32,120).

Median household income in Marfa, TX is $42,647. Males in Marfa, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Marfa, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,647

2017 value

± $10,456

-3.31%

1 Year Growth

± 42.2%

Households in Marfa, TX have a median annual income of $42,647, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,107 in 2016, which represents a -3.31% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Marfa, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9501

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Marfa, TX was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $39,649, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Marfa, TX (389 out of 1.88k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    329 ± 128

  2. Hispanic

    308 ± 126

  3. Native American

    60 ± 92

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Marfa, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

730

2017 Value

± 197

9.77%

1 Year growth

± 34.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Marfa, TX grew at a rate of 9.77%, from 665 employees to 730 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Marfa, TX, are Management Occupations (125 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (122 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (118 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Marfa, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Marfa, TX, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (125 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (122 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (118 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Marfa, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (4.12 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.65 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (3.36 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Marfa, TX, by median earnings, are Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($60,536), Production Occupations ($59,250), and Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations ($59,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

730

2017 Value

± 197

9.77%

1 Year growth

± 34.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Marfa, TX grew at a rate of 9.77%, from 665 employees to 730 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Marfa, TX, are Accommodation & Food Services (212 people), Construction (129 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (84 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Marfa, TX, though some of these residents may live in Marfa, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Marfa, TX, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (212 people), Construction (129 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (84 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Marfa, TX has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (9.73 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (3.82 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3.61 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Marfa, TX, by median earnings, are Educational Services ($47,014), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($41,250), and Construction ($32,120).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline ($216B) and Mixed freight ($159B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

71.1% of the population of Marfa, TX has health coverage, with 31.5% on employee plans, 17.3% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 7.64% on non-group plans, and 0% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Marfa, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Marfa, TX see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,670 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1,672 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

28.9%

Uninsured

31.5%

Employer Coverage

17.3%

Medicaid

14.6%

Medicare

7.64%

Non-Group

0%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Marfa, TX grew by 13.6% from 25.4% to 28.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Marfa, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Marfa, TX is home to a population of 1.89k people, from which 80.1% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Marfa, TX residents were born outside of the country (507 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Marfa, TX is composed of 1.33k Hispanic or Latino residents (70.6%), 554 White Alone residents (29.4%), 1 Asian Alone residents (0.0531%), 0 Two or More Races residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), 0 Black or African American Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Marfa, TX are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 10.8

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 14.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Marfa, TX was 41. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Marfa, TX are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Marfa, TX residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    507 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Marfa, TX residents (507 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Marfa, TX was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

80.1%

2017 Citizenship

82.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 80.1% of Marfa, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Marfa, TX was 82.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    1.33k ± 298

  2. White Alone

    554 ± 172

  3. Asian Alone

    1 ± 3

In 2017, there were 2.4 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (1.33k people) in Marfa, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 554 White Alone and 1 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Marfa, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Marfa, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Marfa, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Marfa, TX are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. World War II

    20 ± 33

  2. Vietnam

    13 ± 24

  3. Korea

    8 ± 18

Marfa, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in World War II, 1.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Marfa, TX was $107,900 in 2017, which is 0.496 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $115,600 to $107,900, a 6.66% decrease. The homeownership rate in Marfa, TX is 73.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Marfa, TX have an average commute time of 12.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Marfa, TX is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

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$42,647

Median Household Income

± $10,456

624

Number of Households

± 147

In 2017, the median household income of the 624 households in Marfa, TX declined from $42,647 from the previous year's value of $44,107.

The following chart displays the households in Marfa, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$107,900

2017 Median

± $77,640

$115,600

2016 Median

± $30,237

In 2017, the median property value in Marfa, TX declined from to $107,900 from the previous year's value of $115,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Marfa, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Marfa, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Marfa, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Marfa, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.2%

2017 Homeownership

80.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.2% of the housing units in Marfa, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Marfa, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Marfa, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Marfa, TX have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

12.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Marfa, TX have a shorter commute time (12.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.6% of the workforce in Marfa, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    50.7%

  2. Walked

    31.1%

  3. Carpooled

    12.8%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Marfa, TX was Drove Alone (50.7%), followed by those who Walked (31.1%) and those who Carpooled (12.8%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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