Marshall, Michigan

By | March 26, 2023

According to ALLCITYCODES, Marshall, Michigan is located in the south-central part of the state and is bordered by Battle Creek to the north, Albion to the east, Homer to the south, and Tekonsha to the west. The city lies on the banks of the Kalamazoo River and is known for its rolling hills and beautiful countryside. Marshall has a humid continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. The average annual temperature is around 48°F (9°C) with an average precipitation of 32 inches (81 cm).

Marshall was founded in 1831 by Isaac Crary as a trading post along the Kalamazoo River. It was incorporated as a village in 1838 and grew rapidly during the 19th century due to its ideal location near major transportation routes. The city has been a center for industry since its founding, including paper mills, foundries, furniture factories, and textile mills. Today Marshall’s economy is focused on healthcare services and light manufacturing.

The Marshall Public School District serves students from kindergarten through 12th grade and includes six elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, one alternative high school program and one charter school. In addition to public education options, Marshall also offers several private schools including St. Mary’s Catholic School and Faith Baptist Christian Academy.

Marshall is home to many historic sites including Governor’s Mansion State Historic Site which was built in 1839 for Territorial Governor Stevens T Mason; Historic Bridge Park which features four historic bridges; Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center which houses several government offices; Fort Custer National Military Cemetery; Calhoun County Fairgrounds; Hanson Park Historic District which features Victorian homes built between 1880-1930; Marshall Historic Downtown District including many buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places; Goguac Lake which was created in 1850 when dammed up by early settlers; American Museum of Magic featuring artifacts from some of America’s most famous magicians like Harry Houdini; Monument Park featuring monuments dedicated to veterans who served in various wars throughout history; as well as several other parks, trails and historical sites throughout town that offer recreational activities year round.

Population: 7,459. Estimated population in July 2020: 7,363 (-1.3% change)
Males: 3,449 (46.2%), Females: 4,010 (53.8%)

Calhoun County

Zip codes: 49068.

Median resident age: 38.3 years
Median household income: $41,171
Median house value: $102,200

Races in Marshall:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.2%)
  • Hispanic (3.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • American Indian (1.2%)
  • Other race (1.0%)

Ancestries: German (26.0%), English (17.8%), Irish (14.6%), United States (9.7%), Polish (5.1%), French (3.7%).

Elevation: 916 feet

Land area: 5.9 square miles

Marshall, Michigan


Marshall, Michigan is a small city located in Calhoun County, with a population of 7,088 according to the 2010 census. The population is largely Caucasian, with a smaller African American population. The median age of the city is 37 years old. The largest age group in Marshall is 25-44 year olds, making up 38% of the total population. The median household income for Marshall was $43,768 in 2018 and the per capita income was $23,715.

The majority of Marshall’s population has some form of higher education; 31% have obtained a bachelor’s degree or higher and 16% have some form of graduate or professional degree. There are also many people who have attended some form of post-secondary education but have not obtained any degrees – this makes up an additional 33% of the total population. Additionally, there are many residents who are employed as blue collar workers such as factory workers and construction laborers; these individuals make up 35% of the total workforce in Marshall. Finally, there are also many retirees who live in Marshall due to its affordability compared to other areas in Michigan; these retirees make up 14% of the total population.

For population 25 years and over in Marshall

  • High school or higher: 87.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 29.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Marshall city

  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 57.8%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

1.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +474 (+6.8%).


Hospital/medical center in Marshall:


Other hospitals/medical centers near Marshall:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Marshall:

  • W K KELLOGG (about 21 miles; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Abbreviation: BTL)
  • CAPITAL CITY (about 43 miles; LANSING, MI; Abbreviation: LAN)

Other public-use airports nearest to Marshall:

  • BROOKS FIELD (about 2 miles; MARSHALL, MI; Abbreviation: RMY)
  • WEND VALLEY (about 21 miles; CHARLOTTE, MI; Abbreviation: 49G)
  • FITCH H BEACH (about 24 miles; CHARLOTTE, MI; Abbreviation: FPK)

Amtrak stations near Marshall:

  • 15 miles: ALBION (300 N. EATON ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 16 miles: BATTLE CREEK (104 CAPITAL AVE. SW). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Marshall:

  • BROOKS AERO INC (Location: 1243 KALAMAZOO AVE; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marshall:

  • KELLOGG COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,824)
  • SPRING ARBOR UNIVERSITY (about 29 miles; SPRING ARBOR, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,266)
  • JACKSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 40 miles; JACKSON, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,756)
  • WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY (about 46 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; Full-time enrollment: 23,132)
  • MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 46 miles; EAST LANSING, MI; Full-time enrollment: 38,639)
  • LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 47 miles; LANSING, MI; Full-time enrollment: 8,454)
  • KALAMAZOO VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 51 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; Full-time enrollment: 5,017)


Public high schools in Marshall:

  • MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 858; Location: 701 N. MARSHALL AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MARSHALL ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 46; Location: 624 W. MANSION STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Marshall:

  • MARSHALL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 759; Location: 100 E. GREEN STREET; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • WALTERS ELEMENTARY (Students: 383; Location: 705 N. MARSHALL AVENUE; Grades: KG – 04)
  • MAR LEE SCHOOL (Students: 313; Location: 21236 H DRIVE NORTH; Grades: KG – 08)
  • MARSHALL ACADEMY (Students: 244; Location: 18203 HOMER ROAD; Grades: KG – 09)
  • GORDON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 243; Location: 400 N. GORDON STREET; Grades: KG – 04)
  • HUGHES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 236; Location: 103 W. HUGHES STREET; Grades: KG – 04)
  • CALHOUN CO. JUVENILE HOME SCHOOL (Students: 38; Location: 14555 18 1/2 MILE ROAD; Grades: 05 – 12)

Private primary/middle school in Marshall:

  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN ACAD (Students: 29; Location: 14701 OLD US 27 NORTH; Grades: 3 – 8)


Library in Marshall:

  • MARSHALL DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $520,651; Location: 124 W. GREEN STREET; 46,732 books; 2,944 audio materials; 2,285 video materials; 124 serial subscriptions)