Martins Ferry, OH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Martins Ferry, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Martins Ferry had a population of 6,564 as of July 1, 2016. Martins Ferry ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Martins Ferry is located at latitude 40.1054 and longitude -80.7291 in Belmont County. The formal boundaries for the City of Martins Ferry (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Belmont County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 709 feet.

The City of Martins Ferry (GNIS ID: 2395030) 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 Martins Ferry is located within Township of Pease, a minor civil division (MCD) of Belmont County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Martins Ferry 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 Martins Ferry: Franklin, Jefferson, Martin's Ferry, Martinsville, Norristown.

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Martins Ferry, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,564
Population in Households 6,481
Population in Familes 4,833
Population in Group Qrtrs 83
Population Density1 2,819
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 2,847
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,649
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,431 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,539 (44.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,308 (38.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 584 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $69,031
Average Home Value $83,117


Median Household Income $30,910
Average Household Income $43,828
Per Capita Income $19,177
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.83% -0.39%
Households -0.95% -0.48%
Families -1.28% -0.69%
Median Household Income   -0.53%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
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.

Martins Ferry, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Martins Ferry to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio 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 # 240 80th
Population Density1 # 107 91st
Diversity Index2 # 310 74th
Median Household Income # 1161 5th
Per Capita Income # 1046 14th

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