Marfa, TX Population

Population: 2,121. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,978 (-6.7% change)
Males: 1,070 (50.4%), Females: 1,051 (49.6%)

Presidio County

Zip code: 79843

Median resident age: 38.7 years
Median household income: $24,712
Median house value: $49,000

Races in Marfa:

  • Hispanic (69.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (29.0%)
  • Other race (7.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (6.3%), German (5.5%), English (4.8%), Irish (4.7%), Scottish (1.2%), Scotch-Irish (1.1%).

Land area: 1.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Marfa

  • High school or higher: 65.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 18.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 13.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Marfa city

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 54.7%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

14.0% Foreign born (13.1% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -376 (-15.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Marfa:

  • BIG BEND REGIONAL MED CTR HOME HEALTH (about 38 miles; ALPINE, TX)
  • CULBERSON COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT (about 72 miles; VAN HORN, TX)
  • REEVES COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 82 miles; PECOS, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Marfa:

  • CAVERN CITY AIR TRML (about 140 miles; CARLSBAD, NM; Abbreviation: CNM)
  • MIDLAND INTERNATIONAL (about 169 miles; MIDLAND, TX; Abbreviation: MAF)
  • LEA COUNTY RGNL (about 173 miles; HOBBS, NM; Abbreviation: HOB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Marfa:

  • MARFA MUNI (about 4 miles; MARFA, TX; Abbreviation: MRF)
  • ALPINE-CASPARIS MUNICIPAL (about 25 miles; ALPINE, TX; Abbreviation: E38)
  • PRESIDIO LELY INTL (about 52 miles; PRESIDIO, TX; Abbreviation: T77)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marfa:

  • SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 26 miles; ALPINE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,076)
  • ODESSA COLLEGE (about 153 miles; ODESSA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,555)
  • MIDLAND COLLEGE (about 179 miles; MIDLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,800)
  • EL PASO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 190 miles; EL PASO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 11,127)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO (about 199 miles; EL PASO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 12,071)
  • NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 233 miles; LAS CRUCES, NM; Full-time enrollment: 12,562)
  • NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY-DONA ANA (about 233 miles; LAS CRUCES, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,380)

Schools

Public high school in Marfa:

  • MARFA JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH (Students: 198; Location: 300 N GONZALES ST; Grades: 07 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Marfa:

  • MARFA EL (Students: 258; Location: 401 N GONZALES ST; Grades: PK – 06)

Libraries

Library in Marfa:

  • MARFA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $74,639; Location: 115 E OAK ST; 19,498 books; 1,903 audio materials; 3,577 video materials; 22 serial subscriptions)