Marshall, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Marshall, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Marshall had a population of 911 as of July 1, 2016. Marshall ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Marshall is located at latitude 35.7986 and longitude -82.68 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Marshall (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,644 feet.

The Town of Marshall (GNIS ID: 2406103) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Marshall is located within Township 1, North Marshall, a minor civil division (MCD) of Madison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Marshall population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Town of Marshall, NC Boundary Map

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Marshall, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 911
Population in Households 867
Population in Familes 661
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density1 242
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 398
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 228
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 517 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 252 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 146 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 (23.0%)
Median Home Value $182,738
Average Home Value $201,581


Median Household Income $35,223
Average Household Income $45,931
Per Capita Income $21,211
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.7% 0.52%
Households 0.33% 0.35%
Families 0.94% 0.35%
Median Household Income   -1.88%
Per Capita Income   0.64%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Marshall, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marshall to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 456 39th
Population Density1 # 616 17th
Diversity Index2 # 698 6th
Median Household Income # 508 31st
Per Capita Income # 392 47th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.