Marshville, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Marshville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Marshville had a population of 2,593 as of July 1, 2016. Marshville ranks in the upper 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 Marshville is located at latitude 34.9853 and longitude -80.3711 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Marshville (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Union County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 554 feet.

The Town of Marshville (GNIS ID: 2406104) 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 Marshville is located within Township of Marshville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Union County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Marshville: Beaverdam, Griffinsville.

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


Total Population 2,593
Population in Households 2,508
Population in Familes 2,130
Population in Group Qrtrs 85
Population Density1 1,170
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 868
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 629
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 983 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 532 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 336 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 115 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $145,619
Average Home Value $190,572


Median Household Income $40,287
Average Household Income $51,825
Per Capita Income $19,094
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.22% 1.75%
Households 1.11% 1.74%
Families 1.25% 1.6%
Median Household Income   -0.58%
Per Capita Income   0.87%
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.

Marshville, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marshville 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 # 270 64th
Population Density1 # 173 77th
Diversity Index2 # 141 81st
Median Household Income # 366 51st
Per Capita Income # 524 29th

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