Marshall, NC

Marshall, situated in Madison County, is a small town made up of 3.8 square miles.

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In 1902, the town suffered a flood.  

The town was originally known as Lapland among its founding in the mid-1800s.  


The median resident age in Marshall is 45 years. The median estimated household income is about $31,000 making it about $17,000 less than the North Carolina average. 

The estimated per capita is about $23,000. The average price for a home in Marshall is about $160,000 (2015) which is equal to the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $300 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Marshall is 96% White, 1% Hispanic, 1% Two or more races, and 2% other. 89% of the population are high school graduates, with 10% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.

45% are married, 18% are divorced, 3% are separated, 10% are widowed, leaving 24% that have never been married.

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Madison County

Town belongs to Madison County in the western part of North Carolina. The county, named after James Madison, is part of the Asheville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Madison County has a population of 21,000 and its town Marshall, with a population of 900, is the county seat.

Madison County borders Yancey, Haywood, Buncombe, Cocke (Tennessee), Unicoi (Tennessee), and Greene (Tennessee) counties.

Madison County is made up of 451 square miles. 450 of which is land with the remaining 1 as water.


The population of Marshall, NC is about 870.

The population saw a steady decrease since it peaked in the 1930s, but has slightly increased since the 1990s.


The elevation of Marshall, NC is 1,657 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Marshall, NC is 28753.

Area Code

The area code for Marshall, NC is 828.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Marshall and Madison County have voted mostly Republican, with 54% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election.

This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 38% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones).

About 61% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.


The unemployment rate for Marshall is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average of around 5%.

Construction, manufacturing, and social assistance make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Citizen-Times and Madison County Record are the primary newspapers that cover the Madison County area.


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