Introduction to Marshall, Missouri

Marshall, Missouri is located 47 miles W of Columbia, Missouri (center to center) and is 74 miles E of Kansas City, Missouri. It is in Saline County. The population of the city is 12,433.

Marshall History

The City of Marshall was named in honor of John Marshall, the statesman and jurist of the U.S. Supreme Court. The city is the county seat of Saline County, which was established in 1820. The county derived its name from the region's salt springs. The Saline County Courthouse was built in the city in January 1882. It was listed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1977.

Marshall and nearby Attractions

  • Town and Country Mall
  • Indian Foothills Park
  • Van Meter State Park
  • Boone's Lick State Park
  • Arrow Rock State Historical Park

Things To Do In Marshall

The Indian Foothills Park is a local attraction. One can enjoy shopping at the Town and Country Mall and Plaza Mall. The Rasse Lake is an ideal place to enjoy boating and fishing. Tourists can plan a trip to the Van Meter State Park, which offers facilities for hiking and camping. It offers a beautiful view and has several picnic areas. One can even visit the Nicholas Beazley Aviation Museum and Arrow Rock State Historical Park.

Marshall Transportation

Columbia Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Marshall Higher Education

Missouri Valley College is the local higher education institution. Others in the neighborhood include Central Missouri State University, University of Missouri - Columbia, and Lincoln University.


Total Population 13,059
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 5,878
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 41.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.8%
Median Earnings25+ $26,815
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,413
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,714


Median Family Income $47,440
% Above Poverty Level 78.1%
% Below Poverty Level 21.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 13 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.7%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%


People Living Alone 30.8%
Median Gross Rent $596
Median House Value $89,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.4%
US/American 0%
English 13.7%
Irish 11.8%

Marshall Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 47 miles W of Columbia, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 74 miles E of Kansas City, Missouri
County Saline
Standard Zip Codes 65340
Phone Area Codes 660
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.123
Longitude -93.196

Marshall Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 1.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 40.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Marshall, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Marshall Junction (65340)

Napton (65340)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Blackwater 147 $48,125
Gilliam 214 $32,500
Malta Bend 348 $37,500

Marshall Public Libraries

Marshall Public Library
Marshall, Missouri
(660) 886-3391
Library Web Site

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Marshall Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
2305 S 65 HIGHWAY
(660) 886-7431
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 2.5

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