Marfa, Texas

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Population in 2017: 1,772 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -16.5%
 
Males: 883  (49.8%)
Females: 889  (50.2%)
Median resident age:

43.4 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 79843.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,644 (it was $24,712 in 2000)
Marfa:

$36,644
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,028 (it was $14,636 in 2000)

Marfa city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $97,388 (it was $44,000 in 2000)
Marfa:

$97,388
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $175,686; detached houses: $188,599; mobile homes: $49,687

Median gross rent in 2017: $745.

March 2019 cost of living index in Marfa: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.7%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Marfa, TX (2010)
    • 1,36068.7%Hispanic
    • 59530.0%White alone
    • 120.6%Two or more races
    • 80.4%Black alone
    • 30.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.1%Other race alone
    • 10.05%Asian alone

Races in Marfa detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Marfa, Texas as of July 12, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Marfa is 628 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Marfa by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(98.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
6
(294.4)
2
(98.3)
3
(157.6)
2
(107.5)
6
(344.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
11
(539.7)
6
(295.0)
16
(840.8)
10
(537.6)
1
(57.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
21
(1,030)
40
(1,967)
29
(1,524)
15
(806.5)
1
(57.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(49.1)
2
(98.3)
1
(52.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(49.2)
1
(52.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)141.8205.5155.591.475.2

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City-data.com crime index in Marfa, TX

Crime rate in Marfa detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 5 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.12
Texas average:

2.19
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Ancestries: American (11.1%), Irish (3.0%), German (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.57 square miles.

Population density: 1,132 people per square mile   (low).

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506 residents are foreign born (26.4% Latin America).

This city:

26.4%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,201 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,137 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Odessa, TX (145.5 miles , pop. 90,943).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (175.1 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (335.8 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Fort Davis, TX (4.6 miles ),
Alpine, TX (4.7 miles ),
Valentine, TX (5.8 miles),
Marathon, TX (6.9 miles ),
Balmorhea, TX (7.0 miles ),
Indio, TX (7.2 miles),
Presidio, TX (7.5 miles ),
Redford, TX (7.8 miles)

Latitude: 30.31 N, Longitude: 104.02 W

Area code: 432

Distribution of median household income in Marfa, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Marfa, TX in 2017
Marfa satellite photo by USGS

Marfa tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $66,700
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $205,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $31,000
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $66,000
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $61,600
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $61,600
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $61,600
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,200
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $204,200
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $194,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Marfa, TX residents
Average permit cost in Marfa, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.6%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in Marfa, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (16.3%)
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.2%)
  • Health care (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Construction (6.4%)
  • Utilities (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (19.2%)
  • Construction (10.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.1%)
  • Utilities (9.3%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.7%)
  • Health care (14.2%)
  • Public administration (13.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Marfa, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Cashiers (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Construction laborers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Cashiers (6.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)

Average climate in Marfa, Texas

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Earthquake activity:

Marfa-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 12% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 39.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/28/1995 at 10:46:12, a magnitude 6.9 (5.7 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.9 ME, 6.6 MW, Depth: 7.6 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 480.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 150.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/12/2003 at 23:41:32, a magnitude 6.5 (5.5 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.4 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 476.1 miles away from Marfa center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 268.6 miles away from Marfa center
On 1/4/2006 at 08:32:32, a magnitude 6.7 (6.1 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.6 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 510.4 miles away from Marfa center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Presidio County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 3 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Marfa topographic map

Airports located in Marfa:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marfa:

  • Sul Ross State University (about 23 miles; Alpine, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,101)
  • Odessa College (about 146 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 3,107)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 149 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,982)
  • Midland College (about 165 miles; Midland, TX; FT enrollment: 3,650)
  • El Paso Community College (about 172 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 19,576)
  • Vista College (about 175 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 3,453)
  • The University of Texas at El Paso (about 179 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 18,008)

Public high school in Marfa:

  • MARFA SCHOOLS (Location: 300 N GONZALES ST, Grades: PK-12)

Library in Marfa:

  • MARFA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $100,563; Location: 115 E OAK ST; 20,695 books; 4,313 audio materials; 4,803 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 25 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Marfa: El Paisano Hotel (A), Marfa Volunteer Fire Department (B), Marfa City - County Emergency Medical Service (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Soil Conservation Service Site 1 Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Marfa: Coffield Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Arcon Inn (215 North Austin Street).

Birthplace of: Robert Jay Mathews - Anti-communist, Forrest Blue - Football player.

Presidio County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Marfa and their reported violations in the past:

CANDELARIA WSC (Population served: 84, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-02-2014), St Public Notif requested (JAN-02-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-02-2014), St Public Notif requested (JAN-02-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-29-2013), St Public Notif requested (JAN-29-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-25-2012), St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-08-2012), Fed FAO issued (FEB-14-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (JUL-22-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-21-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-21-2012), Fed FAO issued (FEB-14-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (JUL-22-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-04-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-08-2012), Fed FAO issued (FEB-14-2013)
  • 21 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-02-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUL-02-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-20-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-20-2014), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-13-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-13-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-13-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-13-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-13-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-13-2014)
  • 27 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • 28 regular monitoring violations
  • 10 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.4%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.5%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
89 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Marfa (2011 data):

  • Big Bend Banks, N.A.: at 301 South Highland Avenue, branch established on 1907/05/02. Info updated 2009/07/28: Bank assets: $90.9 mil, Deposits: $75.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Big Bend Bancshares Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Marfa:

Marital status in Marfa, TX
  • Never married: 23.2%
  • Now married: 57.1%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 5.4%

For population 25 years and over in Marfa:

  • High school or higher: 73.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

18.5
Texas average:

14.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Marfa
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Marfa, TX (based on Presidio County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,2005
Evangelical Protestant52311
Mainline Protestant2473
Other341
None3,814-
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: 1
Presidio County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Presidio County:

2.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
This county:

3.99 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Presidio County:

11.97 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Presidio County:

9.6%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.1%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.2%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.5%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Marfa:

51.8%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Marfa:

28.5
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.7%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Marfa:

9.8%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Marfa:

6.9
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.6%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Here:

56.6%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Marfa:

79.6%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Marfa, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 8$16,383$24,5750$0
Health 3$13,324$53,2963$8,445
Other Government Administration 3$9,531$38,1241$1,042
Local Libraries 3$5,604$22,4160$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,291$27,4920$0
Solid Waste Management 1$4,392$52,7040$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 13$10,411
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 1$775
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 19$51,525$32,54218$20,673

Marfa government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $336,000 ($189.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $295,000 ($166.48)
    General - Other: $295,000 ($166.48)
    Sewerage: $203,000 ($114.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $50,000 ($28.22)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $123,000 ($69.41)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $37,000 ($20.88)

Marfa government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $308,000 ($173.81)
    Sewerage: $265,000 ($149.55)
    Other: $73,000 ($41.20)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $25,000 ($14.11)
    Interest Earnings: $12,000 ($6.77)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $500,000 ($282.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $14,000 ($7.90)
  • Tax - Property: $207,000 ($116.82)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $128,000 ($72.23)

Marfa government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,072,000 ($604.97)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $948,000 ($534.99)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $124,000 ($69.98)

Marfa government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,613,000 ($910.27)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,745,000 ($1549.10)

7.16% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,848 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.16%
Texas average:

7.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Ector County, TX  1.81% ($33,660 average AGI)


7.38% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,811 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.38%
Texas average:

7.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Ector County, TX  1.91% ($31,500 average AGI)
to Brewster County, TX  1.05% ($44,903)
Businesses in Marfa, TX
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Lane Furniture1
FedEx2U-Haul1

Strongest AM radio stations in Marfa:

  • KVLF (1240 AM; 1 kW; ALPINE, TX; Owner: BIG BEND BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KAMA (750 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KTSM (690 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBNA (920 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Marfa:

  • KALP (92.7 FM; ALPINE, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
Marfa fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Marfa fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 102ft / 30.9mTotal length
  • $214,000Total costs
  • 19,850Total average daily traffic
  • 3,216Total average daily truck traffic
  • 27,750Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Marfa, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 111930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 11990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Marfa, TX
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Marfa)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Marfa, TX)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Marfa)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 28 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Marfa)

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 13. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 62 took place in 2010, and the least - 1 in 2005. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Marfa, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (81.8%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (8.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Marfa, TX
    • 15381.8%Outside Fires
    • 168.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 137.0%Structure Fires
    • 52.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Marfa, TX

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Marfa, Texas:

  • The Thunderbird Hotel, 601 W San Antonio, Marfa, Texas 79843 , Phone: (432) 729-1984, Fax: (432) 729-1989
  • Hotel Saint George, 105 S Highland Ave, Marfa, Texas 79843 , Phone: (432) 729-3700
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Marfa, Texas
Most common first names in Marfa, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria2382.5 years
Juan1778.3 years
Jose1778.9 years
Mary1585.8 years
John1574.9 years
Jesus1580.2 years
William1477.7 years
Robert1178.6 years
James1173.3 years
Manuel1174.9 years
Most common last names in Marfa, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lujan2278.0 years
Hernandez1874.4 years
Vasquez1882.8 years
Nunez1580.3 years
Gonzales1470.5 years
Garcia1180.7 years
Martinez1076.7 years
Mediano969.7 years
Sanchez978.0 years
Tarango878.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Marfa, TX
  • 78.0%Utility gas
  • 17.9%Electricity
  • 2.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Marfa, TX
  • 55.7%Utility gas
  • 44.3%Electricity


Marfa compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 11 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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  • Holly Elizabeth Everett (1)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2020.