Marshall is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 903 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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marshall who work in sales jobs (11.98%), office and administrative support (9.47%), and healthcare (9.19%).
Of important note, Marshall is also a town of artists. Marshall has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Marshall’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 17.84% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 overall education level of Marshall citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.36% of adults in Marshall have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Marshall in 2010 was $24,473, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,892 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 German, Irish, English, European, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Marshall is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.