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Overview

Introduction to Marianna, Florida

Marianna, Florida, in Jackson county, is 32 miles S of Dothan, Alabama (center to center) and 211 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia

Marianna History

The community of Marianna, which was established in 1828, became the county seat of Jackson County in 1829. The city was named after Mary and Anna, the two daughters of landowner Robert Beveridge. It was also the site of a small Civil War battle. On October 26, 1934, the city witnessed the horrific lynching of Claude Neal, an African American who had been accused of murdering a white woman. A decade later, the city was once again the scene of the lynching of another African American, Cellos Harrison. 

Marianna and Nearby Attractions

  • Wiregrass Museum of Art.
  • Dothan Area Botanical Gardens.
  • Boll Weevil Monument.
  • Gulf World.
  • Florida Caverns State Park.

Things To Do In Marianna

The Knott House Museum, Wiregrass Museum of Art and Museum of Florida History feature exhibits reflecting the region's heritage. Several historical sites like the Boll Weevil Monument and Landmark Park are also close to Marianna. Chattahoochee State Park, Falling Waters State Park, Three Rivers State Park and Torreya State Park are several parks in the area. Marianna Square Shopping Center is a popular shopping mall. Florida Caverns State Park, which is also nearby, has air-filled caves and offers opportunities for boating, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, picnicking, swimming and wildlife viewing.

Marianna Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Marianna Municipal Airport.

Marianna Higher Education

The city of Marianna is home to the Chipola Junior College. Gulf Coast Community College and George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan are also close by.

People

Total Population 8,860
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 17.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,513
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 31.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $27,675
% Above Poverty Level 66.1%
% Below Poverty Level 33.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 13 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 40.9%
Median Gross Rent $520
Median House Value $94,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45.8%
US/American 0%
English 5.9%
Irish 7.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Marianna Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles S of Dothan, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 211 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia
County Jackson
Standard Zip Codes 32446, 32448
P.O. Box Zip Codes 32447
Phone Area Codes 850
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.774
Longitude -85.226

Marianna Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CHIPLEY 3 E
Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 61 F
Apr Temp 52 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 58.2 inches
Station COLQUITT 2 W
Distance 38.5 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 62 F
Apr Temp 53 to 79 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 55 to 81 F
Annual Precip 53.1 inches
Station GENEVA NO 2
Distance 43.4 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 59 F
Apr Temp 51 to 76 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 58.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alford 538 $28,875
Bascom 94 $81,250
Cottondale 947 $48,750
Grand Ridge 825 $39,917
Greenwood 882 $46,250
Malone 1,926 $32,188

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Marianna Public Libraries

Library
Panhandle Public Library Cooperative System
4487 LAFAYETTE ST. SUITE 4
Marianna, Florida
(850) 482-9296

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Marianna Hospitals

JACKSON HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
4250 HOSPITAL DRIVE
(850) 718-2620
Emergency Service: Yes

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Marianna High Schools

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MARIANNA HIGH SCHOOL
2979 DANIEL STREET
850-482-9605
Serves 701 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.4

HOPE SCHOOL
2031 HOPE SCHOOL DRIVE
850-482-9616
A Special Education School
Serves 215 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.3

DOZIER TRAINING SCHOOL FOR BOYS
4111 SOUTH STREET
850-482-9181
A Non-traditional School
Serves 191 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.1

JACKSON ACADEMY
2701 TECHNOLOGY CIRCLE
850-482-9666
A Title I School.
Serves 149 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.9

DOZIER II
4111 SOUTH STREET
850-718-0245
A Non-traditional School
Serves 95 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

FAMILY SERVICES CENTER
4283 KELSON AVENUE
850-482-1200
Serves 50 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

DIST WIDE HOMEBOUND PROGRAM
2031 HOPE SCHOOL DRIVE
850-482-1200
A Special Education School
Serves 8 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8

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