Marcus, Washington

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Population in 2014: 184 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +57.3%
Males: 90  (49.1%)
Females: 94  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  51.7 years
Washington median age:  37.4 years

Zip codes: 99126, 99151.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,732 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Marcus:

$32,732
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,920 (it was $10,798 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $115,592 (it was $79,200 in 2000)
Marcus:

$115,592
WA:

$250,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $120,318; Detached houses: $128,161; Mobile homes: $89,733

Median gross rent in 2013: $875.

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    • 17193.4%White alone
    • 52.7%American Indian alone
    • 42.2%Two or more races
    • 10.5%Black alone
    • 10.5%Asian alone
    • 10.5%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Marcus: 91.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (23.7%), Irish (21.8%), English (7.6%), United States (4.3%), Dutch (3.8%), French (3.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1910

Land area: 0.24 square miles.

Population density: 779 people per square mile   (low).

Marcus, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Marcus:

  • High school or higher: 83.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Marcus town:

  • Never married: 16.2%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 31.9%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.6%
Washington:

13.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $738 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $215 (0.3%)

Marcus satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane, WA (74.9 miles , pop. 195,629).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (202.7 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1008.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Kettle Falls, WA (2.0 miles ), Barney's Junction, WA (2.1 miles) , Boyds, WA (2.1 miles) , Barstow, WA (2.9 miles) , Orient-Sherman, WA (3.3 miles ), Colville, WA (3.3 miles ), Orient, WA (3.9 miles) , Northport, WA (4.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $27,500
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $35,400
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $165,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $77,200
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $115,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 48.66 N, Longitude: 118.06 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 509

Marcus household income distribution Marcus home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.2%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -13 (-10.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (26%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (50%)
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (3%)
  • Sales and related occupations (27%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (18%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (14%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Marcus, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Marcus-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Washington state average. It is 95% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 227.5 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 236.1 miles away from Marcus center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 218.4 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 451.6 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 376.8 miles away from Marcus center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 178.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Stevens County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Fires: 3, Mudslides: 2, Snows: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Marcus topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Marcus:

  • BUENA VISTA (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; COLVILLE, WA)
  • PROVIDENCE MOUNT CARMEL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; COLVILLE, WA)
  • PINEWOOD TERRACE NURSING CTR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; COLVILLE, WA)
  • FMC COLVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; COLVILLE, WA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marcus:

  • Whitworth University (about 70 miles; Spokane, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,689)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 74 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • Gonzaga University (about 76 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Spokane Community College (about 76 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 85 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)
  • North Idaho College (about 90 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Wenatchee Valley College (about 136 miles; Wenatchee, WA; FT enrollment: 2,951)

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Church in Marcus: Presbyterian Church of Marcus (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Stevens County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 76.0. This is about average.

City:

76.0
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 22.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 8.69. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.69
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.2%
(25.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 55.6% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.5%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.5%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.3% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Washington average:

11.4

Marcus travel time to work - commute Marcus mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Marcus town (based on Stevens County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,80346
Catholic3,97410
Other1,8607
Mainline Protestant1,0948
None31,800-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Stevens County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Stevens County:

1.20 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Stevens County:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

6.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.3%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Stevens County:

27.0%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.8%
State:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Marcus:

44.0%
State:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.6%
State:

45.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.8
State:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.5%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Marcus:

30.0%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Marcus:

6.8
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
Marcus:

40.4%
State:

32.6%

General health condition:
Marcus:

46.9%
State:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.0%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Marcus, WA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$6,012$72,1440$0
Other Government Administration 1$200$2,4000$0
Streets and Highways 1$7,288$87,4560$0
Totals for Government 3$13,500$54,0000$0

Marcus government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $132,000 ($717.39)
    Parks & Recreation: $23,000 ($125.00)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($97.83)
    General - Other: $17,000 ($92.39)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($54.35)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($54.35)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($21.74)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($16.30)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($10.87)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($5.43)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($5.43)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($5.43)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $155,000 ($842.39)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($16.30)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($5.43)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $36,000 ($195.65)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($27.17)

Marcus government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($70.65)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $15,000 ($81.52)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($59.78)
    Special Assessments: $5,000 ($27.17)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($10.87)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $34,000 ($184.78)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $125,000 ($679.35)
    All Other: $1,000 ($5.43)
    General Support: $1,000 ($5.43)
  • Tax - Property: $13,000 ($70.65)
    Total General Sales: $2,000 ($10.87)

Marcus government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $113,000 ($614.13)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $112,000 ($608.70)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $1,000 ($5.43)

Marcus government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $232,000 ($1260.87)

6.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,662 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
Washington average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Spokane County, WA  2.51% ($35,777 average AGI)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.27% ($44,744)
from King County, WA  0.23% ($38,545)


6.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,506 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.78%
Washington average:

6.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Spokane County, WA  3.02% ($29,833 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.28% ($28,100)
to Kootenai County, ID  0.13% ($42,526)

Strongest AM radio stations in Marcus:

  • KCVL (1240 AM; 1 kW; COLVILLE, WA; Owner: NORTH COUNTRY BROADCASTING)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOMW (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; OMAK, WA; Owner: NORTH CASCADES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KQNT (590 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Marcus:

  • KCRK-FM (92.1 FM; COLVILLE, WA; Owner: NORTH COUNTRY BROADCASTING)
  • KMJY-FM (104.5 FM; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: ALC COMMUNICATIONS)
  • K219DQ (90.5 FM; OMAK, WA; Owner: WALLA WALLA COLLEGE)
  • KXLY-FM (99.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KPND (95.3 FM; SANDPOINT, ID; Owner: BLUE SKY BROADCASTING INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Marcus:

  • K59BW (Channel 59; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • K08HY (Channel 8; MARCUS-EVANS, ETC., WA; Owner: BISBEE MOUNTAIN TRANSLATOR ASSN.)
  • K10GJ (Channel 10; MARCUS-EVANS, ETC., WA; Owner: BISBEE MOUNTAIN TRANSLATOR ASSN.)
  • K13IQ (Channel 13; MARCUS-EVANS, ETC., WA; Owner: BISBEE MOUNTAIN TRANSLATOR ASSN.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • 621Total average daily traffic
  • 173Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC7YEH, Licensee ID: L01463811, Grant Date: 02/04/2009, Expiration Date: 02/04/2019, Registrant: Erik J Neff, Po Box 693, Marcus, WA 99151
  • Call Sign: KD7QBY, Licensee ID: L00473585, Grant Date: 11/28/2011, Expiration Date: 02/26/2022, Certifier: Robert S Everett, Registrant: Robert S Everett, 1219 Hwy 25 N, Marcus, WA 99151-0086

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (52%)
  • Electricity (36%)
  • Other fuel (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Marcus compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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