Marshall County, Mississippi

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Marshall County
The Marshall County courthouse in Holly Springs
The Marshall County courthouse in Holly Springs
Map of Mississippi highlighting Marshall County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°46′N 89°31′W / 34.77°N 89.51°W / 34.77; -89.51
Country United States
State Mississippi
Founded1836
Named forJohn Marshall
SeatHolly Springs
Largest cityHolly Springs
Area
 • Total710 sq mi (1,800 km2)
 • Land706 sq mi (1,830 km2)
 • Water3.6 sq mi (9 km2)  0.5%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total33,752
 • Density48/sq mi (18/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
Websitewww.marshall-county.com

Marshall County is a county located on the north central border of the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2020 census, the population was 33,752.[1] Its county seat is Holly Springs.[2] The county is named for Chief Justice of the United States John Marshall, who presided in the early nineteenth century.[3]

Marshall County is part of the Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 710 square miles (1,800 km2), of which 706 square miles (1,830 km2) is land and 3.6 square miles (9.3 km2) (0.5%) is water.[4]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
184017,526
185029,68969.4%
186028,823−2.9%
187029,4162.1%
188029,330−0.3%
189026,043−11.2%
190027,6746.3%
191026,796−3.2%
192026,105−2.6%
193024,869−4.7%
194025,5222.6%
195025,106−1.6%
196024,503−2.4%
197024,027−1.9%
198029,29621.9%
199030,3613.6%
200034,99315.3%
201037,1446.1%
202033,752−9.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[9]

2020 census[edit]

Marshall County Racial Composition[10]
Race Num. Perc.
White 16,284 48.25%
Black or African American 14,880 44.09%
Native American 55 0.16%
Asian 74 0.22%
Pacific Islander 20 0.06%
Other/Mixed 899 2.66%
Hispanic or Latino 1,540 4.56%

As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 33,752 people, 12,772 households, and 8,832 families residing in the county.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 37,144 people living in the county. 50.1% were White, 46.9% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.7% of some other race and 0.8% of two or more races. 3.2% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census,[11] there were 34,993 people, 12,163 households and 9,110 families living in the county. The population density was 50 inhabitants per square mile (19/km2). There were 13,252 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 50.36% Black or African American, 48.37% White, 0.17% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 1.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

According to the census[11] of 2000, the largest ancestry groups in Marshall County were African 50.36%, English 31.87%, Scottish 7.1%, Scots-Irish 3.13%, Irish 1.2% and Welsh 1.1%

There were 12,163 households, of which 34.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.60% were married couples living together, 20.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.10% were non-families. 22.00% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.19.

Age distribution was 26.60% under the age of 18, 11.80% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 22.00% from 45 to 64, and 11.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.50 males.

The median household income was $28,756, and the median family income was $33,125. Males had a median income of $28,852 versus $21,227 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,028. About 18.00% of families and 21.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.70% of those under age 18 and 23.10% of those age 65 or over.


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Politics[edit]

Democratic presidential candidates have carried the county in every election since 1976. The smallest percentage margin since then was in 2020, when Joseph Biden won the county by 3.1% over incumbent Donald Trump. Former President Trump was supported by 47.8% of the county voters in 2020 and 44.4% in 2016. Trump did not win the popular vote nationally in those elections, either, receiving 46.9% in 2020 and 46.1% in 2016, but won the necessary electoral college votes in the latter.

United States presidential election results for Marshall County, Mississippi[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 7,566 47.83% 8,057 50.94% 194 1.23%
2016 6,587 44.39% 8,023 54.07% 229 1.54%
2012 6,473 39.86% 9,650 59.42% 117 0.72%
2008 6,683 40.56% 9,685 58.78% 110 0.67%
2004 5,975 40.79% 8,591 58.65% 83 0.57%
2000 4,723 37.51% 7,735 61.43% 134 1.06%
1996 3,272 28.85% 7,521 66.32% 547 4.82%
1992 3,847 30.75% 7,913 63.24% 752 6.01%
1988 4,668 39.72% 6,982 59.42% 101 0.86%
1984 4,389 42.70% 5,845 56.87% 44 0.43%
1980 3,455 31.85% 7,153 65.94% 240 2.21%
1976 2,242 24.30% 6,769 73.37% 215 2.33%
1972 3,326 62.10% 1,875 35.01% 155 2.89%
1968 577 9.19% 2,907 46.30% 2,794 44.50%
1964 2,251 86.78% 343 13.22% 0 0.00%
1960 404 22.63% 681 38.15% 700 39.22%
1956 287 16.94% 1,192 70.37% 215 12.69%
1952 604 24.64% 1,847 75.36% 0 0.00%
1948 29 2.08% 152 10.88% 1,216 87.04%
1944 63 4.19% 1,441 95.81% 0 0.00%
1940 48 3.31% 1,403 96.69% 0 0.00%
1936 22 1.94% 1,111 97.97% 1 0.09%
1932 38 2.88% 1,281 97.05% 1 0.08%
1928 100 6.57% 1,422 93.43% 0 0.00%
1924 40 3.38% 1,142 96.62% 0 0.00%
1920 30 3.50% 823 96.14% 3 0.35%
1916 8 0.78% 1,017 99.12% 1 0.10%
1912 9 1.08% 779 93.18% 48 5.74%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census - Geography Profile: Marshall County, Mississippi". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 14, 2023.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 200.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 27, 2010. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  9. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2013.
  10. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 7, 2021.
  11. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  12. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved March 5, 2018.

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Coordinates: 34°46′N 89°31′W / 34.77°N 89.51°W / 34.77; -89.51