Workforce Data

Labor Force

An abundant labor force is available to Marshall County, with a population of 1.4 million within a 50-mile radius of the county. The current labor force is 15,917, with a 9.87% unemployment rate.

In 2013, the labor force is projected to grow to 16,024 in Marshall County, with a 9.97% unemployment rate. View the Demographics profile for Marshall County (PDF, 87KB) or download the demographics data in Excel format.


In 2006, the average annual manufacturing wage in Marshall County was $27,912 (U.S. Census Bureau, County Business Patterns, 2006). Download the average annual salary information for the major industries in Marshall County for 2006 (XLS, 16KB).

A manufacturing wage survey was conducted for north Mississippi in 2008. To see the wages for specific manufacturing industry sectors and median hourly wages, view this North Mississippi Manufacturing Wage Survey.


Of the population aged 25 or older, 2.77% have attained graduate degrees, 7.44% have attained bachelors degrees, and 36.31% have completed high school. View the Marshall County demographics profile (PDF, 87KB) or download the demographics data in Excel format for the full information.

Educational Attainment of the Population 25+, 2008

Educational AttainmentNumberPercent of the Population
Less than 9th grade2,62811.32%
Grade 9 to 125,03621.69%
High School8,42836.31%
Some College3,82116.46%
Associate Degree9324.01%
Bachelor's Degree1,7267.44%
Graduate Degree6432.77%
(Data Source: Applied Geographic Solutions, Thousand Oaks, CA.)