Marshall, MO


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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.

Marshall is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Marshall is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marshall who work in office and administrative support (11.61%), teaching (8.65%), and sales jobs (8.33%).

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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Marshall spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.16 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The population of Marshall overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Marshall, 21.20% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Marshall in 2010 was $19,479, 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 $77,916 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 13.68% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Marshall include Irish, English, French , and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Marshall is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.