Madison County, North Carolina was formed in 1851 from Buncombe and Yancey Counties. It was named for President James Madison. The county seat of Marshall (originally called Lapland) was named for U.S. Chief Justice John Marshall.
The Madison County Courthouse constructed in 1906, is a two story Neo-Classical Revival brick structure in the heart of Marshall. It cost $30,000 to build. The cupola, a four stage polygonal structure, is one of the most impressive courthouse cupolas in North Carolina. The domical roof, bearing clocks on its alternate faces, is capped by a lantern which serves as a pedestal for a statue of Blind Justice. This courthouse was built by the famed architect, Richard Sharp Smith.
Marshall is a town located in Madison County, North Carolina. It is the county seat of Madison County. As of the 2010 census, the zip code for Marshall (28753) had a total population of 11,046. Within the town limits the population is 872.
Town of Marshall – www.townofmarshall.org
Marshall is located at 35°47’60” North, 82°40’29” West (35.799904, -82.674789).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 9.7 km2 (3.8 mi2). 9.1 km2 (3.5 mi2) of it is land and 0.7 km2 (0.3 mi2) of it is water. The total area is 6.91% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 842 people, 390 households, and 225 families residing in the town. The population density is 92.7/km2 (240.1/mi2). There are 443 housing units at an average density of 48.9/km2 (126.6/mi2). The racial makeup of the town is 98.57% White, 0.48% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.24% from two or more races. 0.60% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 390 households out of which 23.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.2% are married couples living together, 15.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 42.3% are non-families. 37.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 19.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.12 and the average family size is 2.81.
In the town the population is spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 21.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 85.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 75.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $24,188, and the median income for a family is $36,250. Males have a median income of $26,172 versus $22,875 for females. The per capita income for the town is $16,245. 23.4% of the population and 13.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 29.6% of those under the age of 18 and 18.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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