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Overview

Introduction to Marietta, Ohio

Marietta, Ohio, in Washington county, is 74 miles N of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center) and 90 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio. The city is included in the Parkersburg - Marietta metropolitan area. 

Marietta History

The future U.S. President, George Washington, had surveyed the area, now called Marietta, in 1770. The beauty of the land, and the wealth of natural resources, made it ideal for settlement. By the late 1770s, families and settlers began inhabiting this region. Because of its location near two major rivers, Marietta soon became the home of a variety of industries. The construction of railroads led to further development of the area. The city, according to some sources, was named after the famous queen of France, Marie Antoinette.

Marietta and Nearby Attractions

  • Ohio River Museum
  • Big Bottom
  • Dawes Memorial Library
  • Marietta Church of Christ
  • Washington County Fairgrounds
  • Indian Acres Park

Things To Do In Marietta

From Marietta, one can visit Blennerhassett Island Historical Park, Campus Martius Museum and Ohio River Museum which showcases exhibits on the natural history and the golden age of the steamboat. The Big Bottom is another interesting historical site. This was the site of skirmish between the Delaware and Wyandot Indians in 1791. There are a number of other memorial buildings and museums in the city such as Fayer Weather Hall, Butchs Cola Museum, Childrens Toy and Doll Museum, Ban Johnson Field House, Marietta City Hall and William Bay Irvine Administration Building. Marietta also has a number of beautiful streams and reservoirs, as well as churches and cemeteries, that one can visit. There are numerous amusement parks in the area offering recreational facilities for adults and children. Visitors can also enjoy shopping at the Frontier Shopping Center, the Washington Shopping Center and the Lafayette Shopping Center. The Washington County Fairgrounds hosts a number of fairs and other events throughout the year.

Marietta Transportation

Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport is close by.

Marietta Higher Education

There are a number of colleges in the city providing higher educational opportunities. These are Washington State Community College, Marietta College and Marietta Bible College Inc.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,912
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens18.6%
Employed Population 16+5,978
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married37.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.6%
Median Earnings25+$25,914
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$10,457
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,450

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,530
% Above Poverty Level74.2%
% Below Poverty Level25.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work9.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone39.5%
Median Gross Rent$663
Median House Value$98,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.8%
Irish15.3%
English8.9%
Italian3.9%
Scottish2.9%
Polish2.3%
Welsh2%
Dutch1.8%
French Except Basque1.7%
Norwegian0.8%
Belgian0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Russian0.2%
African0.2%
Danishn0.2%
German0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Sierra Leone0.1%
Greek0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Australian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Marietta Almanac

CategoryValue
County Washington County
Standard Zip Codes45750
Phone Area Codes740
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.42
Approximate Longitude-81.44

Marietta Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMARIETTA WWTP
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp39 to 64 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 66 F
Annual Precip42.3 inches
StationPARKERSBURG AP
Distance4.7 miles
Jan Temp23 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 65 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 66 F
Annual Precip42 inches
StationBENS RUN 1 SSE
Distance19.3 miles
Jan Temp19 to 39 F
Apr Temp37 to 64 F
Jul Temp61 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 66 F
Annual Precip42.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belpre6,450$51,123
Beverly1,255$50,000
Lowell532$42,250
Lower Salem89$43,750
Macksburg191$55,000

Marietta Public Libraries

Washington County Public Library
615 FIFTH ST.
Marietta, Ohio
(740) 373-1057

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Marietta Hospitals

Selby General Hospital
(Non-profit)
1106 Colegate Drive
(740) 568-2000
Marietta Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
401 Matthew Street
(740) 374-1400

Marietta Public Schools

Harmar Elementary School
100 Fort Sq
ZIP: 45750
(740) 374-6510
Primary
Total Enrollment 269
Lawrence Elementary School
Route 5
ZIP: 45750
(740) 473-2635
Marietta High School
208 Davis Ave
ZIP: 45750
(740) 374-6540
High
Total Enrollment 778
Marietta Middle School
242 N 7th St
ZIP: 45750
(740) 374-6530
Middle
Total Enrollment 646
Phillips Elementary School
300 Pike St
ZIP: 45750
(740) 374-6514
Primary
Total Enrollment 380
Putnam Elementary School
598 Masonic Park Rd
ZIP: 45750
(740) 374-6516
Primary
Total Enrollment 266
Warren Elementary School
16885 State Route 550
ZIP: 45750
(740) 373-4937
Primary
Total Enrollment 382
Washington County Cc Use 051706
21740 State Route 676
ZIP: 45750
(740) 373-2766
High
Washington Elementary School
401 Washington St
ZIP: 45750
(740) 374-6520
Primary
Total Enrollment 347

Marietta Private Schools

Marietta Christian School
4070 State Route 60
ZIP: 45750
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 16
St John Central Grade School
17654 State Route 676
ZIP: 45750
Elementary
Total Enrollment 118
St Marys School
320 Marion St
ZIP: 45750
Elementary
Total Enrollment 176
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