Marshville, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Marshville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Marshville had a population of 2,635 as of July 1, 2018. 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 34.9885 and longitude -80.367 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Marshville: Beaverdam, Griffinsville.

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Marshville, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,635
Population in Households 2,552
Population in Familes 2,168
Population in Group Qrtrs 83
Population Density2 1,189
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $44,355
Average Household Income $57,156
Per Capita Income $21,108


Total Housing Units 1,019 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 544 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 346 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 128 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $153,646
Average Home Value $192,445


Total Households 891
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 642
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.12% 1.47%
Households 1.16% 1.52%
Families 1.2% 1.36%
Median Household Income   3.9%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

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, 2018 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 # 276 63rd
Population Density # 166 78th
Diversity Index # 141 81st
Median Household Income # 346 53rd
Per Capita Income # 492 34th

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