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Marmet, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Marmet had a population of 1,460 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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Marmet, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,460
Daytime Population: Workers 566
Daytime Population: Residents 828
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,394
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 1,385
Population in Familes 1,075
Population in Group Qrtrs 75
Population Density2 1,146
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $36,032
Average Household Income $47,091
Per Capita Income $20,420


Total Housing Units 700 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 342 (48.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 251 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $74,068
Average Home Value $80,394


Total Households 593
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 369
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.4% -0.54%
Households -0.52% -0.58%
Families -1.0% -0.77%
Median Household Income   0.42%
Per Capita Income   1.84%

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, 2017 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 # 111 73rd
Population Density # 134 67th
Diversity Index # 202 51st
Median Household Income # 260 36th
Per Capita Income # 262 36th

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