Marshall is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 13,039 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Marshall is the 56th largest community in Missouri.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Marshall is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Marshall is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Marshall who work in office and administrative support (12.56%), food service (8.91%), and sales jobs (7.47%).
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Marshall, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Marshall provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.13 minutes getting to work every day.
In terms of college education, Marshall is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.80% of adults 25 and older in Marshall have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Marshall in 2010 was $18,467, which is middle income relative to Missouri, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $73,868 for a family of four. However, Marshall contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Marshall is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Marshall home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Marshall residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Marshall also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.29% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Marshall include English, Irish, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Marshall is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.