Marshville, NC

Marshville, situated in Union County, is a small town made up of 2.1 square miles.

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The area that would become Marshville was settled around the 1750s, and was named in honor of J.W. Marsh, who donated land to the community in the early 1900s.  


The median resident age in Marshville is 38 years. The median estimated household income is about $37,000 making it about $11,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $17,000. The average price for a home in Marshville is about $108,000 (2015) which is $52,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $900 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Marshville is 44% Black, 42% White, 1% Two or more races, and 13% other. 79% of the population are high school graduates, with 16% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 41% are married, 13% are divorced, 4% are separated, 5% are widowed, leaving 37% that have never been married.

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Union County

Marshville belongs to Union County in the Southern part of North Carolina. The County, which was home to the Kissing Case during the Civil Rights Movement in 1958, is a part of the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, has a population of 201,300. The county's largest city and county seat, Monroe, has a population of 32,800.

Union County borders Cabarrus, Stanly, Anson, Mecklenburg, Lancaster (SC), and Chesterfield (SC) counties.

Union County is made up of 640 square miles. 632 of which is land with the remaining 8 as water.


The population of Marshville, NC is about 2,400. The population has been steadily increasing since its founding.


The elevation of Marshville, NC is 584 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Marshville, NC is 28103.

Area Code

The area code for Marshville, NC is 704.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Marshville and Union County have voted mostly Republican, with 65% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 49% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 41% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 10%.


The unemployment rate for Marshville is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing, retail, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

Enquirer Journal and the Union County Weekly are the primary newspapers that cover the Union County area.


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