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Marmet, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Marmet had a population of 1,545 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Marmet is located at latitude 38.2457 and longitude -81.5754 in Kanawha County. The formal boundaries for the City of Marmet (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Kanawha County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 610 feet.

The City of Marmet (GNIS ID: 2390614) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Marmet is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kanawha County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Marmet population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Marmet: Brownstown, Brownsville, Lens Creek.

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Marmet, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,545
Population in Households 1,468
Population in Familes 1,141
Population in Group Qrtrs 77
Population Density1 1,213
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 631
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 393
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 713 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 361 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 270 (37.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $70,886
Average Home Value $78,384


Median Household Income $35,902
Average Household Income $46,437
Per Capita Income $20,202
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.12%
Households 0.39% 0.13%
Families -0.16% -0.05%
Median Household Income   -0.15%
Per Capita Income   0.42%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Marmet, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marmet to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 108 74th
Population Density1 # 126 69th
Diversity Index2 # 199 52nd
Median Household Income # 239 41st
Per Capita Income # 236 42nd

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