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Overview

Introduction to Marlin, Texas

Marlin, Texas, in Falls county, is 22 miles SE of Waco, Texas (center to center) and 87 miles NE of Austin, Texas .

Marlin History

This region was established in 1834 by Sterling Clack Robertson at the site of Sarahville de Viesca. The town was named in the memory of pioneer and patriot John Marlin. Later his son-in-law, Samuel A. Blain, plotted the city, and a church and school were built. Marlin was incorporated in 1867; this milestone was followed by the completion of the Houston and Texas Central Railway in 1871. Over the years Marlin became famous as a tourist spot complete with hotels, banks and post offices.

Marlin and Nearby Attractions

  • Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
  • Cameron Park Zoo
  • Mayborn Museum
  • Texas Ranger Hall of Fame
  • Fort Parker State Park

Things To Do In Marlin

The Earle-Harrison House & Gardens is a historic site with a Greek style mansion built in the mid-19th century. Mayborn Museum and Taylor Museum of Waco History have exhibits of historic and scientific interest. Other places of interest nearby are Fairfield Lake State Park, Fort Parker State Park, Mother Neff State Park, and Lake Whitney State Park where visitors may go camping, boating, fishing, swimming, mountain biking, and hiking.

Marlin Transportation

Air transportation is available from Waco Regional Airport.

Marlin Higher Education

Baylor University, McLennan Community College and Paul Quinn College are some of the colleges near Marlin.

People

Total Population 5,804
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 16.8%
Employed Population 16+ 1,726
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 33.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $35,432
% Above Poverty Level 64.1%
% Below Poverty Level 35.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 48.2%
Median Gross Rent $540
Median House Value $49,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 66.3%
US/American 0%
English 2.9%
Irish 5.1%

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

Marlin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles SE of Waco, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 87 miles NE of Austin, Texas
County Falls
Standard Zip Codes 76661
Phone Area Codes 254
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.306
Longitude -96.897

Marlin 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 MARLIN 3 NE
Distance 3.4 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 61 F
Apr Temp 56 to 79 F
Jul Temp 73 to 95 F
Oct Temp 57 to 82 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Station WACO DAM
Distance 27.7 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 57 F
Apr Temp 53 to 78 F
Jul Temp 74 to 96 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Station MCGREGOR
Distance 30.9 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 56 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 56 to 79 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Marlin, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

McClanahan (76661)

Rocky Hill (76661)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bremond 956 $48,750
Hallsburg 548 $60,625

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

Marlin Public Libraries

Library
Marlin Public Library
301 WINTER ST
Marlin, Texas
(254) 883-6602

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Marlin Hospitals

FALLS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL AND CLINIC
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
322 COLEMAN STREET
(254) 803-3561
Emergency Service: Yes

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Marlin High Schools

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130 COLEMAN ST
254-883-2394
A Title I School.
Serves 464 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

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2893 STATE HWY 6
254-883-9222
Serves 395 students.

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217 KENDRICK ST
254-803-2152
A Non-traditional School

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130 COLEMEN ST
254-883-2724
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