Marshville, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Marshville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Marshville had a population of 2,616 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Marshville: Beaverdam, Griffinsville.

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


Total Population 2,616
Daytime Population: Workers 1,761
Daytime Population: Residents 1,441
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,202
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 2,536
Population in Familes 2,147
Population in Group Qrtrs 80
Population Density2 1,181
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $42,154
Average Household Income $53,821
Per Capita Income $19,885


Total Housing Units 988 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 534 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 350 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $148,775
Average Home Value $196,904


Total Households 884
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 637
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 1.17% 1.66%
Households 1.21% 1.71%
Families 1.25% 1.55%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

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, 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 # 273 63rd
Population Density # 170 77th
Diversity Index # 140 81st
Median Household Income # 352 53rd
Per Capita Income # 520 30th

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