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Overview

Introduction to Martins Ferry, Ohio

Martins Ferry, Ohio, in Belmont county, is 45 miles SW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city is part of the Wheeling metropolitan statistical area.

Martins Ferry History

Martins Ferry, which is the oldest permanent settlement in Ohio, was settled in 1779. Then a town, Martins Ferry was disbanded twice before it was permanently established in 1785. The town was redesigned by Ebenezer Martin who was the son of one of the earliest settlers, Absalom Martin. The place has been named and renamed a number of times before it became Martin's Ferry. This name refers to the ferry service operated by Ebenezer Martin. Some of the earlier names of the city include Hoglinstown, Norristown and Martinsville.

Martins Ferry and Nearby Attractions

  • Andy Warhol Museum
  • West Virginia Independence Hall
  • Barkcamp State Park
  • National Aviary
  • Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
  • Hidden Valley

Things To Do In Martins Ferry

There are many things to do and places to go to in and around Martins Ferry. The Andy Warhol Museum, the Old Economy Village and Fort Pitt Museum are some of the museums in the area. Historic sites like West Virginia Independence Hall and West Virginia Penitentiary are also situated nearby. A number of parks including Barkcamp State Park, Hillman State Park and Raccoon Creek State Park are also located convenintly. A major attraction near Martins Ferry is the National Aviary, which houses several endangered birds, and more than 600 exotic birds.

Martins Ferry Transportation

Air transportation is available from Pittsburgh International Airport.

Martins Ferry Higher Education

Colleges nearby include Belmont Technical College, Bethany College and Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,747
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens19.8%
Employed Population 16+3,001
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married41.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.8%
Median Earnings25+$30,086
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,909
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,339

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,111
% Above Poverty Level81.9%
% Below Poverty Level18.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone34.4%
Median Gross Rent$525
Median House Value$74,800

Ancestry

German27.3%
Irish16.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.1%
English13.5%
Italian11.1%
Polish8.4%
Hungarian4.2%
French Except Basque2.7%
Greek2.1%
Welsh1.9%
Dutch1.9%
Scottish1.3%
Arab1.1%
Lebanese1.1%
Czech0.7%
Russian0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Lithuanian0.6%
Slovak0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Swedish0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Martins Ferry Almanac

CategoryValue
County Belmont County
Standard Zip Codes43935
Phone Area Codes740
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.1
Approximate Longitude-80.72

Martins Ferry Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWHEELING
Distance3.2 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip40.3 inches
StationWELLSBURG WTR TRMT PL
Distance14.2 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip39.4 inches
StationCADIZ
Distance18.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip40.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bellaire4,170$39,423
Bridgeport1,831$37,857
Mount Pleasant483$45,179
Rayland442$46,250
Tiltonsville1,289$51,875
Yorkville1,140$48,942

Martins Ferry Public Libraries

Belmont County District Library
20 JAMES WRIGHT PLACE
Martins Ferry, Ohio
(740) 633-0314

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Martins Ferry Hospitals

East Ohio Regional Hospital
(Non-profit)
90 North Fourth Street
(740) 633-4151

Martins Ferry Public Schools

Martins Ferry High School
5000 Ayers Lime Stone Rd
ZIP: 43935
(740) 633-0684
High
Total Enrollment 410
Martins Ferry Middle School
5000 Ayers Limestone Rd
ZIP: 43935
(740) 633-9741
Middle
Total Enrollment 429

Martins Ferry Private Schools

Martins Ferry Christian School
710 S Zane Hwy
ZIP: 43935
Elementary
Total Enrollment 71
Speiro Academy
500 N 5th St
ZIP: 43935
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 28
St Mary Central School
24 N 4th St
ZIP: 43935
Elementary
Total Enrollment 95
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