Marfa, Texas Population 2021

1,531
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Marfa is a city located in Presidio County Texas. It is also the county seat of Presidio County. With a 2020 population of 1,531, it is the 690th largest city in Texas and the 8625th largest city in the United States . Marfa is currently declining at a rate of -2.98% annually and its population has decreased by -22.72% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,981 in 2010. Marfa reached it's highest population of 1,995 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Marfa has a population density of 940 people per square mile.

The average household income in Marfa is $48,931 with a poverty rate of 14.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $716 per month, and the median house value is $168,100. The median age in Marfa is 42.8 years, 38 years for males, and 54.7 years for females.

Marfa Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Marfa was:

  • White: 96.78%
  • Native American: 2.89%
  • Other race: 0.27%
  • Asian: 0.05%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Marfa, Texas is 1,531 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,672.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,981.

Marfa, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,77296.78%
American Indian and Alaska Native532.89%
Some Other Race50.27%
Asian10.05%
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Marfa Population by Race

Marfa Population Pyramid $2021

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Marfa Median Age

42.8


Total

38


Male

54.7


Female

Marfa Adults

There are 1,421 adults, (515 of whom are seniors) in Marfa.

Marfa Age Dependency

102.1

Age Dependency Ratio

56.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Marfa Sex Ratio

Female

887

48.44%

Male

944

51.56%

Marfa Population by Age

Marfa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Marfa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married86.2%13.8%
All71.3%28.7%
Non Family63.3%36.7%
Female57.1%42.9%

71.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Marfa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6982.6271.3
Non Family4411.3363.3
Married2104.0386.2
Male266.54100
Female2110.5257.1

4.71

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

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Marfa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade23117.80%
9th to 12th Grade14511.17%
High School Graduate19515.02%
Some College30223.27%
Associates Degree30.23%
Bachelors Degree22117.03%
Graduate Degree20115.49%
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Marfa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Marfa Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic86548994
White433433328
Other Race55

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 75.75%.

Marfa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,951$30,231$21,953
Less Than 9th Grade$18,850$30,043$
High School Graduate$$$
Some College$21,524$$21,786
Bachelors Degree$52,627$49,914$52,845
Graduate Degree$$$41,484

$22,951

Average Earnings

$30,231

Average Male

$21,953

Average Female

Marfa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Marfa Language by Age

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Marfa Language

34.89% of Marfa residents speak only English, while 65.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 65.00% of the population.

Marfa Language

Marfa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,32323317.61%
Native5353100.00%
White503377.36%

14.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.97%

Male Poverty Rate

12.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Marfa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Marfa is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Marfa is White, with 7.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.94%.

Marfa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College18.69%
Less Than 9th Grade18.35%
Bachelors or Greater11.88%
High School0.00%

Marfa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed11.58%
Male Employed7.92%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Marfa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Marfa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,063$48,931
Families-$77,925
Married Families$104,074-
Non Families$23,878$31,150
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Income by Household Type

Marfa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.2%

Male Marriage Rate

31.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Marfa Married by Age and Sex

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Marfa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Marfa Marital Status by Race

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Marfa Marital Status

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23

Number of Veterans

23

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam8
World War II
Korea
First Gulf War
Second Gulf War

Marfa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6423
75+
65 to 74
35 to 54
18 to 34

Marfa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Hispanic232.34%
White231.64%

Marfa Veterans by Race

Marfa Veterans by Education

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65.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Marfa Veterans by Education

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68.9%

Labor Force Participation

65.3%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Marfa Employment by Age

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Marfa Employment by Race

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Marfa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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42.82%

Born in Marfa

72.58%

Native Born

27.42%

Foreign Born

22.56%

Non Citizen

4.86%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

72.58% of Marfa residents were born in the United States, with 42.82% having been born in Texas. 22.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Marfa Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,531-47-2.98%
20201,578-47-2.89%
20191,625-47-2.81%
20181,672-70-4.02%
20171,742-24-1.36%
20161,766120.68%
20151,754-47-2.61%
20141,801-50-2.70%
20131,851-64-3.34%
20121,915-41-2.10%
20111,956-39-1.95%
20101,9950.00%

Marfa Population by Year