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Overview

Introduction to Marshall, Michigan

Marshall, Michigan is 11 miles E of Battle Creek, Michigan (center to center) and 83 miles NW of Toledo, Ohio. Located in Calhoun county, the city is part of the Kalamazoo - Battle Creek metro area.

Marshall History

The community of Marshall was established by Sidney and George Ketchum in 1830. They named the area "Marshall" in honor of John Marshall, the Chief Justice of the United States from Virginia. Expecting this community to eventually become Michigan's state capitol, a number of doctors, ministers, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and land speculators settled in Marshall. In the mid 19th century, the town had an Underground Railroad station. The residents, who harbored strong anti-slavery sentiments, helped slaves escape from pursuers. The city, which is home to one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the nation, has been referred to as the "virtual textbook of 19th-Century American architecture" by the keeper of the National Register of Historic Places.

Marshall and Nearby Attractions

  • Honolulu House Museum
  • Battle Creek Sanitarium
  • Fort Custer Recreation Area
  • Binder Park Zoo
  • W.J. Beal Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Marshall

Marshall is home to numerous historical markers including the American Museum of Magic, First Baptist Church, Capitol Hill School, Samuel Coleman House, and Butler-Boyce House. G.A.R. Hall Civil War Museum houses Civil War artifacts, Honolulu House Museum includes carpets, furniture, and paintings that recreate the 19th century splendor, and the Michael W. Schragg Post Office and US Postal Museum features 19th and 20th century historical treasures. The Fort Custer Recreation Area, which sits upon nearly 3,000 acres, offers facilities for camping, boating, fishing, and hiking. The city is also close to the Binder Park Zoo, Potter Park Zoo, and W.J. Beal Botanical Garden. Residents of Marshall host the Calhoun County Fair, and the Harvest Festival every year.

Marshall Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport.

Marshall Higher Education

Nearby colleges include the Kellogg Community College, Spring Arbor University, Jackson Community College, and Western Michigan University.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,046
Male Share of the Population46.1%
Female Share of the Population53.9%
Senior Citizens20.5%
Employed Population 16+3,171
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married46.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.4%
Median Earnings25+$36,736
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,833

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,682
% Above Poverty Level85.6%
% Below Poverty Level14.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work9.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone39.5%
Median Gross Rent$714
Median House Value$109,000

Ancestry

German26.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.4%
Irish14.1%
English13%
Polish6.7%
Dutch5.2%
Italian5.1%
Scottish2.6%
French Except Basque2%
Norwegian1.2%
Swedish1.2%
Canadian1.1%
Russian0.8%
Czech0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Romanian0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Latvian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Marshall Almanac

CategoryValue
County Calhoun County
Standard Zip Codes49068
Phone Area Codes269
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.26
Approximate Longitude-84.95

Marshall Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBATTLE CREEK 5 NW
Distance16.8 miles
Jan Temp15 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 61 F
Annual Precip35.1 inches
StationCHARLOTTE
Distance20.3 miles
Jan Temp15 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip33.8 inches
StationGULL LAKE BIOL STA
Distance23.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 61 F
Jul Temp61 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Albion8,293$34,016
Battle Creek51,763$49,167
Bellevue1,395$54,167
Homer1,846$47,361
Olivet1,573$50,781
Tekonsha617$38,750

Marshall Public Libraries

Marshall District Library
124 WEST GREEN STREET
Marshall, Michigan
(269) 781-7821

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Marshall Hospitals

Oaklawn Hospital
(Non-profit)
200 N Madison

Marshall Public Schools

Calhoun County Juvenile Home
14555 18 1/2 Mile Rd
ZIP: 49068
(269) 789-3510
Other
Total Enrollment 13
Gordon Elementary School
400 North Gordon St
ZIP: 49068
(269) 781-1270
Primary
Total Enrollment 292
Hughes Elementary School
103 West Hughes St
ZIP: 49068
(269) 781-1275
Primary
Total Enrollment 295
Mar Lee School
21236 H Dr N
ZIP: 49068
(269) 781-5412
Primary
Total Enrollment 303
Marshall Academy
18203 Homer Rd
ZIP: 49068
(269) 781-6330
Other
Total Enrollment 211
Marshall High School
701 North Marshall Ave
ZIP: 49068
(269) 781-1252
High
Total Enrollment 867
Marshall Middle School
100 East Green St
ZIP: 49068
(269) 781-1251
Middle
Total Enrollment 496
Walters Elementary
705 North Marshall Ave
ZIP: 49068
(269) 781-1280
Primary
Total Enrollment 339
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