Marshall, NC
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Marshall is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 876 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Marshall is the 416th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns 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 town of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Marshall who work in office and administrative support (13.98%), sales jobs (12.19%), and healthcare suport services (7.53%).

A relatively large number of people in Marshall telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.06% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Marshall has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Marshall has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Marshall than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Marshall may be for you.

Marshall is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The education level of Marshall citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.42% of adults in Marshall have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Marshall in 2010 was $21,962, which is middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,848 for a family of four. However, Marshall contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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. Important ancestries of people in Marshall include English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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

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