Marcus, Washington

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Population in 2012: 183 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +56.4%
Males: 97  (53.3%)
Females: 86  (46.7%)
Median resident age:  48.8 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip codes: 99126, 99151.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,150 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Marcus:

$35,150
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,106 (it was $10,798 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $106,229 (it was $79,200 in 2000)
Marcus:

$106,229
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $114,610; Detached houses: $121,057; Mobile homes: $105,208
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  • White alone - 171 (93.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (2.7%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (2.2%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.5%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.5%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Marcus: 91.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (22.5%), German (21.3%), English (5.6%), French (3.9%), Dutch (3.4%), Swedish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1910

Land area: 0.24 square miles.

Population density: 775 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Marcus:

  • High school or higher: 78.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Marcus town:

  • Never married: 16.1%
  • Now married: 43.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 32.8%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.4%
Washington:  13.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $736 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $500 (0.9%)

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 June 2014:
Here:

7.4%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -13 (-10.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (32%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (58%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Bus drivers (21%)
  • Woodworkers (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (11%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (20%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (20%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (16%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Accountants and auditors (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8%)
  • Personal appearance workers (8%)

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 2012 was 65.3. This is about average.

City:

65.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.7
U.S.:

20.2

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.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 29.2%
(26.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 70.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Marcus compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (47%)
  • Electricity (37%)
  • Other fuel (13%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.29%
Here: 27.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents35.4%17.1%10.3%4.9%4.7%
Congregations16.4%9.1%16.4%7.3%3.6%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesFree Methodist Church of North AmericaEvangelical Free Church of AmericaOther
Adherents4.1%3.6%3.6%2.7%13.6%
Congregations1.8%3.6%3.6%1.8%36.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,098
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$125
Streets and Highways 1$1,550$18,6000$0
Totals for Government 1$1,550$18,6007$1,223

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $132,000 ($721.31)
    Parks & Recreation: $23,000 ($125.68)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($98.36)
    General - Other: $17,000 ($92.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($54.64)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($54.64)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($21.86)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($16.39)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($10.93)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($5.46)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($5.46)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($5.46)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $155,000 ($846.99)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($16.39)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($5.46)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $36,000 ($196.72)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($27.32)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($71.04)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $15,000 ($81.97)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($60.11)
    Special Assessments: $5,000 ($27.32)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($10.93)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $34,000 ($185.79)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $125,000 ($683.06)
    All Other: $1,000 ($5.46)
    General Support: $1,000 ($5.46)
  • Tax - Property: $13,000 ($71.04)
    Total General Sales: $2,000 ($10.93)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $113,000 ($617.49)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $112,000 ($612.02)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $1,000 ($5.46)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $232,000 ($1267.76)

9.14% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,177 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.14%
Washington average:

7.86%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Spokane County, WA  3.00% ($36,067 average AGI)
from King County, WA  0.36% ($45,300)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.32% ($46,159)


8.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,758 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.32%
Washington average:

7.07%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($185 average AGI)
Stevens County:

0.08%
Washington average:

0.16%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Spokane County, WA  4.01% ($34,122 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.23% ($30,969)
to Ferry County, WA  0.18% ($30,200)

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.)

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

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