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Marlinton, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Marlinton had a population of 1,046 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 1,046
Daytime Population: Workers 668
Daytime Population: Residents 623
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,291
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 1,011
Population in Familes 756
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density2 444
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $29,699
Average Household Income $39,985
Per Capita Income $17,477


Total Housing Units 683 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 324 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 134 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 226 (33.1%)
Median Home Value $116,447
Average Home Value $145,756


Total Households 457
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 275
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 -0.11% -0.27%
Households -0.3% -0.4%
Families 1.49% -0.51%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

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, 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 # 146 64th
Population Density # 278 32nd
Diversity Index # 220 46th
Median Household Income # 357 12th
Per Capita Income # 359 12th

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