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.

Marlin is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Marlin is a city of service providers, construction workers and builders, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Marlin who work in food service (9.97%), teaching (8.88%), and healthcare suport services (8.55%).

In Marlin, just 10.03% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Marlin in 2010 was $13,349, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $53,396 for a family of four. Marlin also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.59% 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Marlin also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 27.10% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Marlin include Irish, English, French , and Polish.

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

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