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 a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Martins Ferry is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (15.95%), sales jobs (10.62%), and food service (8.93%).
In terms of college education, the citizens of Martins Ferry rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.21% of adults 25 and older in Martins Ferry have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Martins Ferry in 2010 was $18,958, which is lower middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,832 for a family of four.
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, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Martins Ferry is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.