Marshall, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Marshall, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Marshall had a population of 896 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Marshall, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 896
Daytime Population: Workers 902
Daytime Population: Residents 483
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,385
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.55
Population in Households 852
Population in Familes 648
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density2 238
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $35,554
Average Household Income $48,220
Per Capita Income $22,216


Total Housing Units 512 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 245 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 146 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 (23.4%)
Median Home Value $189,375
Average Home Value $210,324


Total Households 392
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 224
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.38% 0.33%
Households 0.07% 0.15%
Families 0.57% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

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, 2017 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 # 455 39th
Population Density # 619 16th
Diversity Index # 702 5th
Median Household Income # 536 28th
Per Capita Income # 389 47th

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