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Marshfield, Missouri
City of Marshfield
The Webster County Courthouse in Marshfield
The Webster County Courthouse in Marshfield
Location of Marshfield, Missouri
Location of Marshfield, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°20′23″N 92°54′26″W / 37.33972°N 92.90722°W / 37.33972; -92.90722Coordinates: 37°20′23″N 92°54′26″W / 37.33972°N 92.90722°W / 37.33972; -92.90722
Country United States
State Missouri
County Webster
Founded 1855
Incorporated 1856
Named for Marshfield, Massachusetts
Area
 • Total 5.22 sq mi (13.52 km2)
 • Land 5.22 sq mi (13.51 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,493 ft (455 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 6,633
 • Estimate 
(2019)
7,562
 • Density 1,449.77/sq mi (559.78/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
65706
Area code(s) 417
Exchanges: 468,859
FIPS code 29-46388
GNIS feature ID 0721909
Website marshfieldmo.gov

Marshfield is a city in and the county seat of Webster County, Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 6,633. As of 2019, Marshfield had a population of 7,562 (U.S. Census Bureau estimate). It is part of the Springfield, Missouri, Metropolitan Area.

History

Marshfield was platted in 1855, taking its name from Marshfield, Massachusetts. A post office called Marshfield has been in operation since 1856.

The Hosmer Dairy Farm Historic District and Rainey Funeral Home Building are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Marshfield is located at 37°20′23″N 92°54′26″W / 37.33972°N 92.90722°W / 37.33972; -92.90722 (37.339599, -92.907230). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.03 square miles (13.03 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 408
1870 809 98.3%
1880 655 −19.0%
1890 980 49.6%
1900 964 −1.6%
1910 1,193 23.8%
1920 1,371 14.9%
1930 1,378 0.5%
1940 1,764 28.0%
1950 1,925 9.1%
1960 2,221 15.4%
1970 2,961 33.3%
1980 3,871 30.7%
1990 4,374 13.0%
2000 5,720 30.8%
2010 6,633 16.0%
2019 (est.) 7,562 14.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 6,633 people, 2,605 households, and 1,756 families living in the city. The population density was 1,318.7 inhabitants per square mile (509.2/km2). There were 2,918 housing units at an average density of 580.1 per square mile (224.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.5% White, 0.4% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7%.

Of the 2,605 households 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.6% were non-families. 28.9% of households were one person and 14.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age was 36.4 years. 27.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.3% were from 25 to 44; 21.9% were from 45 to 64; and 17.7% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.

Education

Marshfield has one public high school, Marshfield High School. Marshfield Christian School is a private institution.

Marshfield has a lending library, a branch of the Webster County Library.

Notable people

Hubble Space Telescope Scale Model
A 1/4 scale model of the Hubble Space Telescope located at the courthouse in Marshfield.
  • Dan Clemens, Republican member of the Missouri State Senate, was reared in and lived in Marshfield.
  • Joe Haymes, Swing Era orchestra leader, was born in Marshfield in 1907.
  • Edwin Hubble, American astronomer. Part of Interstate 44 through Marshfield is named the Edwin Hubble Highway.
  • Darren King, member of the band Mutemath, was reared in Marshfield.
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