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Marmet (pronounced mar-MET) is a city in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States, along the Kanawha River. The population was 1,503 at the 2010 census.
The community was named after the local Marmet Coal Company, which had the name of its proprietors Edwin and William Marmet.
Marmet is located at 38°14′43″N 81°34′3″W (38.245148, -81.567510).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.41 square miles (3.65 km2), of which, 1.27 square miles (3.29 km2) is land and 0.14 square miles (0.36 km2) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,503 people, 616 households, and 397 families living in the city. The population density was 1,183.5 inhabitants per square mile (457.0/km2). There were 700 housing units at an average density of 551.2 per square mile (212.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.5% White, 1.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.
There were 616 households, of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.2% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.6% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.83.