While Marshall Countians look forward to a bright future of economic growth, there remains a deep respect for the quality of life found in this rich historic region. The county has experienced a transition from farming to higher-valued use of land for housing subdivisions, outdoor recreation, conservation, and economic development.

Demographics and Workforce

Located in north Mississippi, just 25 miles from Memphis, Tennessee, Marshall County has a population of 35,919 with a labor force of 15,917. Visit the Demographics and Workforce pages for more detailed information and downloadable reports.


A network of four-lane highways, constructed by Mississippi’s robust highway building legislation in the past decade, has given Marshall County three four-lane highways traversing the county. The new federal Interstate 69 will cut across the northern part of the county as it travels from Canada to Mexico. View maps of highways, airports, ports, and rail lines in Marshall County.


Marshall County has many city, county, and private schools and is close to a community college and two major universities. For detailed education statistics and a listing of schools, visit the Education page under Quality of Life.

Retail and Commercial Growth

New shopping centers have sprung up in Holly Springs, Byhalia, and Potts Camp at the intersections of U.S. Highway 78, designated to be the new I-22 corridor, commercial activity is also growing along four-lane U.S. Highway 72 in northern Marshall County and a recently opened four-lane Highway 302. Visit the GIS Mapping website for full a consumer spending report (2008)