Marietta, Pennsylvania, with nearly half its town placed on the National Register of Historic Places, is considered by many as one of America's quintessential small towns.
Marietta’s historic homeowners live in an architectural gallery of Victorian, Colonial American, Federal, Gothic Cottages and Log cabins, many made of wood-framed clapboard as opposed to most other Lancaster County homes constructed of stone or brick. And, the surrounding Marietta farmhouses are mostly fieldstone. An abundance of walking trails, fishing and bird watching are enjoyed along the scenic Susquehanna River.
In the early days, the lumber business was a key component of the town's industry. Marietta was a processing center of raw timber. When the Pennsylvania Canal was built along the river between 1825 and 1830, it attracted more tradesmen who either worked on the canal boats or plied the river on rafts. The iron-smelting industry carried the town's economy from the late 19th century into the early 20th century. At one time as many as eight iron furnaces operated just east of the borough. In an effort to preserve a small part of the anthracite iron furnace legacy, volunteers from Rivertownes and Marietta Restoration Associates are working to restore the former office building of the Musselman-Vesta Furnace.
Quaint shops, restaurants, and B & Bs grace the historic homes and buildings of Marietta. Some of the more notable historic buildings preserving their true 19th century flavor of historic brick mansions and working-class row homes include the Ashley and Bailey Silk Mill, Joseph Bucher House, Chickies Historic District and the Linden House. Four historic buildings have been restored for public use. The old Town Hall houses a museum, the old Bank houses a gift shop, the Union Meeting House, and the Community House. Also within Marietta's historic boundaries are an antique music box museum, a historical theater and 147 cherry trees.
Historic downtown Marietta is a charming cluster of art galleries, antique stores and coffeehouses. The borough and its surrounding covered bridges are also part of the charm.
Notable events include Marietta Day, a springtime ritual welcoming thousands of visitors who shop for special bargains, hunt for antique and craft gems, eat delicious festive food, and enjoy live concerts. The Candlelight Tour of Homes during the holiday season is one of the oldest, continuous holiday walking tours in Pennsylvania with a splendid array of close to a dozen private homes and public buildings open for touring. A colonial table decorating display, antique show and strolling carolers make this more than just a basic home tour. The decade old annual Pig Iron Fest & Car Show at Chickies Park is a Fall highlight.
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|2010 to 2012 Changeup 1.4%|
|Age Distribution (Years Old)|
|0 to 46.7%|
|5 to 1724.3%|
|18 to 6453.3%|
|65 and Older15.7%|
|White (not Hispanic)84.1%|
|Place of Birth|
|High School Graduate, Age 25+83.3%|
|Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+23.2%|
|English is Second Language, Age 5+15.5%|
|English is First Language, Age 5+84.5%|
|Per Capita Income$26,141|
|Median Household Income$55,816|
|People in Poverty9.9%|
|Average Work Commute Time23 minutes|
|Total Housing Units204,747|
|Average Household Size2.60|
|Owner-Occupied Median Value$187,300|
|New Private Housing Issued 20121,160|
|Years at Residence|
|1 Year or More88.1%|
|Less Than 1 Year11.9%|
|Business and Employment|
|Private non-farm Establishments12,041|
|Private non-farm Employment210,772|
|Private non-farm Employment Growthup 1.7%|
|Number of Firms46,957|
|Business Ownership by Ethnicity and Gender|
|Value of Shipments$13,269,853,000|
|Accommodation and Food Services$13,101|
|Sales Per Capita$763,937,000|
|Land Area943.81 sq. miles|
|Population Per Square Mile551|
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