The combination of natives and transplants who inhabit the city and the beautiful countryside of Marble Hill serves to craft a diverse mix of those who enjoy the rural lifestyle this area offers. Those native to the area share family ties and roots that run deep, while those transplanted here may not have actual family in the area – they have certainly developed strong bonds within the community.
If a poll were taken, you’d find folks who live here now from all over the country, and they’re always asked, “How did you end up in Marble Hill?” While the answers may vary, the intent is the same – to live in a safe, beautiful, affordable place where people are caring; children (and adults) can play outdoors; there are no long lines; and one can enjoy all four seasons nature has to offer!
Demographics As of the census of 2000, there were 1,502 people, 642 households, and 414 families residing in the city. The population density was 935.9 people per square mile (362.5/km²). There were 719 housing units at an average density of 448.0 per square mile (173.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.67% White, 0.13% African American, 1.40% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 1.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population. Among the major first ancestries reported in Marble Hill are 16.2% German, 14.5% English, 14.4% Irish, 11.4% American, 5.4% Dutch, and 3.4% French.
There were 642 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.6% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 83.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.8 males.