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Marlinton, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Marlinton had a population of 1,078 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Marlinton is located at latitude 38.2241 and longitude -80.0875 in Pocahontas County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Marlinton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Pocahontas County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,126 feet.

The Town of Marlinton (GNIS ID: 2391287) 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 Town of Marlinton is located within Edray District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pocahontas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Marlinton 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 Marlinton: Marling Bottom, Marlings, Marlington, Marlins, Marlins Bottom, Marlin's Bottom.

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


Total Population 1,078
Population in Households 1,044
Population in Familes 781
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density1 458
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 473
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 286
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 706 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 335 (47.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 139 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 233 (33.0%)
Median Home Value $110,000
Average Home Value $144,162


Median Household Income $28,904
Average Household Income $38,532
Per Capita Income $16,882
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 0.4%
Households 0.2% 0.34%
Families 2.37% 0.14%
Median Household Income   0.44%
Per Capita Income   0.48%
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.

Marlinton, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marlinton 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 # 146 64th
Population Density1 # 275 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 234 43rd
Median Household Income # 355 13th
Per Capita Income # 359 12th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.