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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,157
Male Share of the Population50.4%
Female Share of the Population49.6%
Senior Citizens17.3%
Employed Population 16+3,154
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married36.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.1%
Median Earnings25+$21,614
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,240
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,516

Wealth

Median Family Income$28,608
% Above Poverty Level64.9%
% Below Poverty Level35.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone39.7%
Median Gross Rent$628
Median House Value$97,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46.3%
Irish5.2%
English5.1%
French Except Basque1.8%
Italian1.2%
Polish1.2%
Scottish0.9%
Swedish0.8%
West Indian0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Arab0.4%
Egyptian0.4%
Haitian0.4%
Lithuanian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
German0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Marianna Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jackson County
Standard Zip Codes32446, 32448
P.O. Box Zip Codes32447
Phone Area Codes850
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.85
Approximate Longitude-85.23

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)

StationCHIPLEY 3 E
Distance15.3 miles
Jan Temp38 to 61 F
Apr Temp52 to 78 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp54 to 80 F
Annual Precip58.2 inches
StationCOLQUITT 2 W
Distance38.5 miles
Jan Temp39 to 62 F
Apr Temp53 to 79 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp55 to 81 F
Annual Precip53.1 inches
StationGENEVA NO 2
Distance43.4 miles
Jan Temp36 to 59 F
Apr Temp51 to 76 F
Jul Temp70 to 90 F
Oct Temp53 to 78 F
Annual Precip58.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alford636$28,478
Bascom116$76,250
Cottondale753$46,875
Grand Ridge824$41,250
Greenwood875$47,188
Malone1,978$35,893

Marianna Public Libraries

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

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Marianna Hospitals

Jackson Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
4250 Hospital Dr
(850) 718-2628

Marianna Public Schools

Jackson County School-sunland
3700 Connally Dr
ZIP: 32446
(850) 482-9139
Other
Frank M. Golson Elementary School
4258 2nd Ave
ZIP: 32446
(850) 482-9607
Primary
Total Enrollment 740
Riverside Elementary School
2958 Cherokee St
ZIP: 32446
(850) 482-9611
Primary
Total Enrollment 654
Jackson County Early Childhood Center
4283 Kelson Ave
ZIP: 32446
(850) 482-9698
Primary
Total Enrollment 187
Dist Wide Homebound Program
2903 Jefferson St
ZIP: 32446
(850) 482-1200
Other
Total Enrollment 2
Marianna High School
3546 Caverns Rd
ZIP: 32446
(850) 482-9605
High
Total Enrollment 779
Dist Wide Gifted Program
2903 Jefferson St
ZIP: 32446
(850) 482-1200
Other
Jackson Virtual Instruction Program
2903 Jefferson St
ZIP: 32446
(850) 482-1200
Other
Total Enrollment 21
Marianna Adult Center
2971 Guyton St
ZIP: 32446
(850) 482-9617
Other
Hope School
2031 Hope School Dr
ZIP: 32448
(850) 482-9616
Other
Total Enrollment 143
Marianna Middle School
4144 South St
ZIP: 32448
(850) 482-9609
Middle
Total Enrollment 610
Jackson Alternative School
2701 Technology Cir
ZIP: 32448
(850) 482-9666
Other
Total Enrollment 90

Marianna Private Schools

Dayspring Christian Academy
4685 Meadowview Rd
ZIP: 32446
Elementary
Total Enrollment 119
The Master's Academy Of Nw Florida
4373 Pearl St
ZIP: 32448
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
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