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Martins Ferry, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Martins Ferry is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Belmont County at latitude 40.0959 and longitude -80.7245. Belmont County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 709 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Martins Ferry, but most people and references simply refer to it as Martins Ferry, Ohio.

The P1 Census Class Code for Martins Ferry indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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, 2014)


Total Population 6,680
Population in Households 6,597
Population in Familes 4,915
Population in Group Qrtrs 83
Population Density1 2,869
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 2,930
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,701
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,431 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,629 (47.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,301 (37.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 501 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $79,395
Average Home Value $88,897


Median Household Income $28,844
Average Household Income $39,807
Per Capita Income $17,608
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.81% -0.55%
Households -0.72% -0.5%
Families -1.15% -0.76%
Median Household Income   3.62%
Per Capita Income   2.61%
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 1,204 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 237 80th
Population Density1 # 100 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 321 73rd
Median Household Income # 1166 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1081 10th

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