Martins Ferry is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 6,786 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Martins Ferry is the 217th largest community in Ohio. Martins Ferry has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Martins Ferry is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Martins Ferry is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Martins Ferry who work in office and administrative support (14.68%), sales jobs (13.46%), and healthcare (6.65%).
The percentage of adults in Martins Ferry with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.66% of adults in Martins Ferry have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Martins Ferry in 2010 was $21,848, which is middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,392 for a family of four. However, Martins Ferry contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Martins Ferry home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Martins Ferry residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Martins Ferry include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Martins Ferry is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hungarian.