Marshville, North Carolina

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Marshville is a town in Union County, North Carolina, United States. Its population was 2,360 at the 2000 census. Marshville is known as the birthplace of country music singer Randy Travis.



Marshville is located at 34°59′18″N 80°22′4″W / 34.98833°N 80.36778°W / 34.98833; -80.36778 (34.988458, -80.367845)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.3 km²), of which, 2.0 square miles (5.3 km²) of it is land and 0.49% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,360 people, 812 households, and 578 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,151.4 people per square mile (444.5/km²). There were 868 housing units at an average density of 423.5/sq mi (163.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 52.03% White, 44.87% African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 1.27% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.22% of the population.

There were 812 households out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,140, and the median income for a family was $42,589. Males had a median income of $30,039 versus $21,413 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,498. About 8.3% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 13.1% of those age 65 or over.

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