Introduction to Marshfield, Missouri

Marshfield, Missouri, in Webster county, is located 23 miles E of Springfield, Missouri (center to center) and is 151 miles SE of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is considered part of the Springfield metropolitan area. Marshfield has a population of 5,720.

Marshfield History

Marshfield was named by John F. McMahan after Marshfield, Massachusetts. The city was laid out in 1856 and the land was donated by W. T. and B. F. T. Burford and C. F. Drysden. It is the county seat of Webster County, which was organized on March 3, 1855 and was named in honor of Daniel Webster. Marshfield experiences a severe damage on April 18, 1880 by an intense tornado.

Marshfield and nearby Attractions

  • Walnut Springs Farm & Museum
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Home & Museum
  • Bennett Spring State Park
  • Crystal Cave
  • Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks
  • Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

Things To Do In Marshfield

Marshfield offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. One can visit the Walnut Springs Farm and Museum, which has pioneered the dairy industry in the Southwest Missouri. The Webster County History Museum is also worth visiting. The Ellis O. Jackson Park, Nelson Park, Hidden Waters Nature Park, Rotary Park, and Shackleford Springs Park are some of the local parks. The city also hosts the Webster County Fair every year in the month of July.

Marshfield Transportation

Springfield - Branson Regional Airport offers facilities for air transportation.

Marshfield Higher Education

Southwest Missouri State University, Ozarks Technical Community College, and Drury University are the centers of higher education.


Total Population 6,789
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,576
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 45%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.7%
Median Earnings25+ $26,633
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,605
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,657


Median Family Income $46,867
% Above Poverty Level 79.2%
% Below Poverty Level 20.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 34.4%
Median Gross Rent $576
Median House Value $97,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.3%
US/American 0%
English 8%
Irish 13.9%

Marshfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles E of Springfield, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 151 miles SE of Kansas City, Missouri
County Webster
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 65706
Phone Area Codes 417
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.338
Longitude -92.906

Marshfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 42 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 43.4 inches
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 45 to 67 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Station BUFFALO 3 S
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 43.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Conway 1,139 $30,125
Diggins 274 $47,222
Fair Grove 1,684 $55,813
Fordland 935 $43,073

Marshfield Public Libraries

Webster County Library
Marshfield, Missouri
(417) 468-3335
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