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 6,525 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 6,525
Daytime Population: Workers 2,543
Daytime Population: Residents 3,602
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,145
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 6,443
Population in Familes 4,808
Population in Group Qrtrs 82
Population Density2 2,802
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $32,663
Average Household Income $46,376
Per Capita Income $20,420


Total Housing Units 3,431 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,551 (45.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,295 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 585 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $71,221
Average Home Value $86,670


Total Households 2,846
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 1,646
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 -0.8% -0.62%
Households -0.82% -0.6%
Families -1.13% -0.79%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   3.34%

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, 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 # 242 80th
Population Density # 108 91st
Diversity Index # 317 74th
Median Household Income # 1160 5th
Per Capita Income # 1025 16th

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