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Marfa is a city in Presidio County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for one of Fyodor Dostoevski's fictional characters. However, there is some dispute about whether the name is a reference to Crime and Punishment or to The Brothers Karamazov; both books include a character named "Marfa"
The latitude of Marfa is 30.307N. The longitude is -104.018W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,685 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,029.
Installed the first traffic light in Big Bend Country
Sections below provide additional information and links about Marfa demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Presidio County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 79843 ZIP code.
6% of Marfa residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Marfa ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Marfa was $14,636, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Marfa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Marfa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $225. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $650.
Libraries in Marfa include Marfa Public Library ... View libraries
Presidio County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Marfa political report.
The average commute time for Marfa workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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