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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,705
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens17.4%
Employed Population 16+1,562
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married32.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher8.7%
Median Earnings25+$20,474
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,164
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,072

Wealth

Median Family Income$37,161
% Above Poverty Level58.1%
% Below Poverty Level41.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home0.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone42.9%
Median Gross Rent$484
Median House Value$51,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)68%
Irish6.4%
German6.2%
French Except Basque2.2%
English2%
Italian1.5%
Polish1.3%
Dutch0.7%
Scottish0.4%
Austrian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
African0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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Marlin Almanac

CategoryValue
County Falls County
Standard Zip Codes76661
Phone Area Codes254
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude31.3
Approximate Longitude-96.89

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)

StationMARLIN 3 NE
Distance3.4 miles
Jan Temp37 to 61 F
Apr Temp56 to 79 F
Jul Temp73 to 95 F
Oct Temp57 to 82 F
Annual Precip37.9 inches
StationWACO DAM
Distance27.7 miles
Jan Temp33 to 57 F
Apr Temp53 to 78 F
Jul Temp74 to 96 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches
StationMCGREGOR
Distance30.9 miles
Jan Temp34 to 56 F
Apr Temp53 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 96 F
Oct Temp56 to 79 F
Annual Precip34.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bremond991$51,528
Hallsburg550$67,500
Kosse562$50,000
Lott837$58,021
Mart2,046$40,000
Riesel918$69,464

Marlin Public Libraries

Pauline And Jane Chilton Memorial Marlin Public Library
400 OAKS ST
Marlin, Texas
(254) 883-6602

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Marlin Hospitals

Falls Community Hospital And Clinic
(Non-profit)
322 Coleman Street

Marlin Public Schools

Fec Aep
217 Kendrick St
ZIP: 76661
(254) 803-2152
Fec The Learning Center
217 Kendrick St
ZIP: 76661
(254) 883-3964
Marlin Alternative Education Program
130 Coleman St
ZIP: 76661
(254) 896-5000
Marlin Daep
213 Green St
ZIP: 76661
(254) 803-2152
Marlin El
602 Donohoo
ZIP: 76661
(254) 883-3232
Primary
Total Enrollment 519
Marlin H S
1400 Capps St
ZIP: 76661
(254) 883-2394
High
Total Enrollment 241
Marlin Middle
678 Success Dr
ZIP: 76661
(254) 883-9241
Middle
Total Enrollment 185
Rosebud-lott Academy
213 Green St
ZIP: 76661
(254) 583-7967
Rosebud-lott Daep
213 Green St
ZIP: 76661
(254) 583-7967
Other
Total Enrollment 3
Rosebud-lott Learning Center
213 Green St
ZIP: 76661
(254) 583-7967
High
Total Enrollment 1
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