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Marshall, Arkansas
Searcy County Courthouse in downtown Marshall
Searcy County Courthouse in downtown Marshall
Location in Searcy County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Searcy County and the state of Arkansas
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Searcy
 • Total 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)
 • Land 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,040 ft (317 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,355
 • Density 505/sq mi (196/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72650
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-44300
GNIS feature ID 0077601

Marshall is a city in Searcy County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 1,355 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Searcy County. Marshall was incorporated in 1884. Prior to the American Civil War, Marshall was known as Burrowsville.


Marshall is located at 35°54′36″N 92°38′11″W / 35.909950°N 92.636370°W / 35.909950; -92.636370.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2), all of it land.

Major Highways

  • US 65.svg U.S. Highway 65
  • Arkansas 27.svg Arkansas Highway 27


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 160
1890 278 73.8%
1900 260 −6.5%
1910 558 114.6%
1920 749 34.2%
1930 638 −14.8%
1940 822 28.8%
1950 1,189 44.6%
1960 1,095 −7.9%
1970 1,397 27.6%
1980 1,595 14.2%
1990 1,318 −17.4%
2000 1,313 −0.4%
2010 1,355 3.2%
Est. 2015 1,300 −4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,313 people, 594 households, and 355 families residing in the city. The population density was 506.1 people per square mile (195.7/km²). There were 712 housing units at an average density of 274.4 per square mile (106.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.32% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 1.30% Native American, 0.30% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 0.99% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 594 households out of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.2% were non-families. 39.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the city, the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 21.9% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 29.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 80.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $18,846, and the median income for a family was $27,500. Males had a median income of $22,857 versus $14,107 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,772. About 20.0% of families and 27.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.4% of those under age 18 and 25.7% of those age 65 or over.


The community was named for John Marshall, chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Although Marshall was mostly destroyed during the Civil War, it grew during the nineteenth century. The Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad sped the growth of the town during the early twentieth century. However, the post-World War I slump hit the area economies hard, causing an effect well known to other parts of the country.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Marshall has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

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