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Coordinates: 39°48′N 96°33′W / 39.8°N 96.55°W / 39.8; -96.55

Marshall County, Kansas
Map
Map of Kansas highlighting Marshall County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the USA highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded August 25, 1855
Seat Marysville
Largest City Marysville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

905 sq mi (2,344 km²)
900 sq mi (2,331 km²)
4.9 sq mi (13 km²), 0.20%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

10,117
11/sq mi (4/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Named for: Frank J. Marshall

Marshall County (standard abbreviation: MS) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 10,117. The largest city and county seat is Marysville.

History

The Oregon Trail crosses Marshall County. The Infamous Donner Reed Party rested along the banks of the Big Blue river and lost one of its members, Sarah Keyes, who is still buried at Alcove Springs (located outside of Marysville). Many documented pioneer bodies are buried surrounding Alcove Spring.

In 1849 Francis James Marshall, from Weston, Missouri, came to Marshall County and established a ferry service on the Big Blue River at "Independence Crossing." A few years later Francis Marshall decided to stay on in Marshall County and make it his home. He moved his Ferry business to an upper crossing now known as Marysville (the city is named after Marshall's own wife Mary).

On May 30, 1879, the "Irving, Kansas Tornado" passed through Marshall county. This tornado measured F4 on the Fujita scale and had a damage path 800 yards (730 m) wide and 100 miles (160 km) long. Eighteen people were killed and sixty were injured.

The Marshall County Historical Society resides in the county's historic courthouse. Which is now a Museum and Research Library. The building is grand and beautiful.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 905 square miles (2,340 km2), of which 900 square miles (2,300 km2) is land and 4.9 square miles (13 km2) (0.5%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Irving Marker
The Irving stone marker southeast of Blue Rapids.
Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 74
1870 768 937.8%
1880 12,453 1,521.5%
1890 20,539 64.9%
1900 24,355 18.6%
1910 23,880 −2.0%
1920 22,730 −4.8%
1930 23,056 1.4%
1940 20,986 −9.0%
1950 17,926 −14.6%
1960 15,598 −13.0%
1970 13,139 −15.8%
1980 12,787 −2.7%
1990 11,705 −8.5%
2000 10,965 −6.3%
2010 10,117 −7.7%
Est. 2015 9,936 −1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the census of 2000, there were 10,965 people, 4,458 households, and 3,026 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 4,999 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.14% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,458 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% were married couples living together, 5.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.10% were non-families. 29.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 23.60% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 22.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,089, and the median income for a family was $39,705. Males had a median income of $28,361 versus $19,006 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,090. About 6.40% of families and 9.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.60% of those under age 18 and 9.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Map of Marshall Co, Ks, USA
2005 KDOT Map of Marshall County (map legend)

Cities

Census-designated place

Other unincorporated communities

Ghost towns

Townships

Marshall County is divided into twenty-five townships. The city of Marysville is considered governmentally independent and is excluded from the census figures for the townships. In the following table, the population center is the largest city (or cities) included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size.

Sources: 2000 U.S. Gazetteer from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Balderson 03850 106 1 (3) 98 (38) 0 (0) 0.09% 39°57′39″N 96°30′39″W / 39.96083°N 96.51083°W / 39.96083; -96.51083
Bigelow 06725 66 1 (2) 97 (37) 1 (0) 0.96% 39°36′36″N 96°31′56″W / 39.61°N 96.53222°W / 39.61; -96.53222
Blue Rapids 07675 78 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.23% 39°37′17″N 96°37′28″W / 39.62139°N 96.62444°W / 39.62139; -96.62444
Blue Rapids City 07700 1,201 13 (34) 92 (36) 1 (0) 0.98% 39°41′6″N 96°39′19″W / 39.685°N 96.65528°W / 39.685; -96.65528
Center 11850 151 2 (4) 98 (38) 0 (0) 0% 39°47′14″N 96°30′51″W / 39.78722°N 96.51417°W / 39.78722; -96.51417
Clear Fork 13875 54 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°36′58″N 96°23′55″W / 39.61611°N 96.39861°W / 39.61611; -96.39861
Cleveland 14100 91 1 (3) 92 (36) 1 (0) 1.02% 39°36′43″N 96°17′47″W / 39.61194°N 96.29639°W / 39.61194; -96.29639
Cottage Hill 15850 143 2 (4) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°36′10″N 96°45′34″W / 39.60278°N 96.75944°W / 39.60278; -96.75944
Elm Creek 20600 178 2 (5) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°46′57″N 96°37′52″W / 39.7825°N 96.63111°W / 39.7825; -96.63111
Franklin 24450 337 3 (9) 98 (38) 0 (0) 0.06% 39°51′47″N 96°31′46″W / 39.86306°N 96.52944°W / 39.86306; -96.52944
Guittard 29225 454 5 (13) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°51′52″N 96°24′53″W / 39.86444°N 96.41472°W / 39.86444; -96.41472
Herkimer 31450 234 3 (7) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°57′44″N 96°45′2″W / 39.96222°N 96.75056°W / 39.96222; -96.75056
Lincoln 40850 130 1 (4) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.36% 39°46′56″N 96°17′27″W / 39.78222°N 96.29083°W / 39.78222; -96.29083
Logan 41975 335 4 (9) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0% 39°53′14″N 96°45′8″W / 39.88722°N 96.75222°W / 39.88722; -96.75222
Marysville 45075 383 5 (12) 84 (32) 0 (0) 0% 39°51′36″N 96°38′42″W / 39.86°N 96.645°W / 39.86; -96.645
Murray 49275 640 7 (18) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.14% 39°52′28″N 96°16′17″W / 39.87444°N 96.27139°W / 39.87444; -96.27139
Noble 50850 217 2 (6) 92 (35) 1 (0) 0.83% 39°42′45″N 96°17′6″W / 39.7125°N 96.285°W / 39.7125; -96.285
Oketo 52550 251 3 (7) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0% 39°57′11″N 96°37′32″W / 39.95306°N 96.62556°W / 39.95306; -96.62556
Richland 59450 206 2 (6) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0% 39°57′54″N 96°23′55″W / 39.965°N 96.39861°W / 39.965; -96.39861
Rock 60425 123 1 (3) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.09% 39°47′2″N 96°24′45″W / 39.78389°N 96.4125°W / 39.78389; -96.4125
St. Bridget 62100 232 3 (7) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°57′53″N 96°19′28″W / 39.96472°N 96.32444°W / 39.96472; -96.32444
Vermillion 73550 1,012 11 (28) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.07% 39°42′12″N 96°24′48″W / 39.70333°N 96.41333°W / 39.70333; -96.41333
Walnut 75025 144 2 (4) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0% 39°47′28″N 96°44′45″W / 39.79111°N 96.74583°W / 39.79111; -96.74583
Waterville 75975 797 9 (22) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°41′44″N 96°45′8″W / 39.69556°N 96.75222°W / 39.69556; -96.75222
Wells 76525 131 1 (3) 98 (38) 0 (0) 0% 39°41′13″N 96°30′39″W / 39.68694°N 96.51083°W / 39.68694; -96.51083

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