Marlin, TX


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Marlin is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 5,682 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Marlin is the 319th largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities, Marlin isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Marlin are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Marlin is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Marlin who work in food service (11.14%), office and administrative support (9.16%), and teaching (6.73%).

In Marlin, just 9.75% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Marlin in 2010 was $13,367, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $53,468 for a family of four. Marlin also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.86% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Marlin is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Marlin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Marlin residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Marlin also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 32.68% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Marlin include Irish, English, French , and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Marlin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Urdu.

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