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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,958
Male Share of the Population50.5%
Female Share of the Population49.5%
Senior Citizens16.1%
Employed Population 16+2,661
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married50.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.1%
Median Earnings25+$27,644
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,375
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,742

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,563
% Above Poverty Level83.4%
% Below Poverty Level16.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone32.8%
Median Gross Rent$592
Median House Value$101,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.7%
German17.2%
Irish13.1%
English8.3%
Scottish2.1%
Swedish2%
Polish1.9%
Dutch1.4%
Italian1.3%
Greek0.8%
French Except Basque0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Austrian0.5%
Russian0.5%
Danishn0.5%
African0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Welsh0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Marshfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Webster County
Standard Zip Codes65706
Phone Area Codes417
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude37.33
Approximate Longitude-92.91

Marshfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMARSHFIELD
Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp22 to 42 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 70 F
Annual Precip43.4 inches
StationGROVESPRING 3 N
Distance18.1 miles
Jan Temp21 to 41 F
Apr Temp45 to 67 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 70 F
Annual Precip42.9 inches
StationBUFFALO 3 S
Distance21 miles
Jan Temp19 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 66 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp45 to 69 F
Annual Precip43.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Conway936$37,292
Diggins289$51,667
Fair Grove1,689$58,750
Fordland849$41,750
Niangua484$31,944
Strafford2,149$53,295

Marshfield Public Libraries

Webster County Library
219 W JACKSON ST
Marshfield, Missouri
(417) 468-3335

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Marshfield Public Schools

Daniel Webster Elem.
650 N Locust St
ZIP: 65706
(417) 859-2120
Primary
Total Enrollment 476
Edwin P. Hubble Elem.
600 N Locust St
ZIP: 65706
(417) 859-2120
Primary
Total Enrollment 517
Marshfield High
370 State Hwy Dd
ZIP: 65706
(417) 859-2120
High
Total Enrollment 963
Marshfield Jr. High
660 N Locust St
ZIP: 65706
(417) 859-2120
Middle
Total Enrollment 696
Shook Elem.
180 State Hwy Dd
ZIP: 65706
(417) 859-2120
Middle
Total Enrollment 420

Marshfield Private Schools

Woods Fork Amish School
1560 Nation School Rd
ZIP: 65706
Elementary
Total Enrollment 38
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