Community Profile

The following community profile information is intended to help you perform relevant site selection research on Marshall, Texas, and is intended to serve as a starting point.

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Major Employers

Company Name Category Employment
Eastman Chemical Company Chemical Manufacturer 1520
Trinity Industries Tank Car Manufacturer 1020
Good Shepherd Medical Center - Marshall Medical Services / Hospital 640
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Insurance Claims Processing 390
Fowler Transportation Transportation Services 350
Neiman Marcus National Service Center National Distribution Center 350
Celebrating Home Decorative Item Manufacturing 320
General Cable Electric Wire & Cable 300
Stemco Inc. Transportation Equipment Manufacturer 300
Republic Industries Wooden Kitchen Cabinets 280
Sabine Mining Co. Lignite Surface Mining 260
Norit Industries/Cabot Activated Carbon Manufacturing 230
Master WoodCraft Cabinetry Wooden Kitchen Cabinets 180
C&J Energy Services Oil & Gas Industry 150
C&C Oilfield Services, LLC Oil & Gas Industry 140
Marshall Pottery Pottery Manufacturer 130
BP America Oil & Gas Industry 130
Snider Industries Lumber Manufacturing 120
Woodlawn Manufacturing, Inc. Metal Parts Manufacturer 110
Harris Potteries Pottery Manufacturer 100


Available Greenfield Sites

Industrial / Business Development Sites Available

Name Acreage
Five Notch Road 23
Gateway Park (Future I-69) 55
I-20 and Hwy 31 78
Marshall Business Park 288
Woodlawn 844



Skilled and Educated Workforce

Marshall draws from a large regional workforce of 250,000 in a 30-mile radius.  This workforce is noted for being highly skilled and educated, and for its excellent work ethic in such fields as engineering, business administration, welding, machining, electronics, hydrology, computer technology, and oil & gas, among many others.

The Marshall workforce is strengthened by an abundance of higher education institutions that are able and eager to deliver customized workforce training solutions across multiple industries.

Marshall-based Texas State Technical College is the newest two-year technical college in the East Texas region.  Other colleges include: East Texas Baptist University, Panola College, Wiley College, and the Kilgore College Small Business Development Center.

Major expansions have also taken place at the campuses of Wiley College and East Texas Baptist University, making Marshall a regional hub for higher education and providing a highly trained, well-educated workforce. 

Occupation Title Average Starting Wage
Administrative Support  $9.57
Assembler / Fabricator $8.34
Construction Laborer $9.23
Customer Service Representative $9.23
Electrician $14.10
Forklift Operator $9.45
Legal Secretary $14.29
Nurse $23.65
Machine Operator $12.21
Machinist $12.26
Mechanic (Automotive) $10.52
Mechanic (Heavy Equipment) $14.08
Production Occupations $9.08
Receptionist $8.72
Teacher (Elementary) $21.44
Teacher (Secondary) $21.45
Truck Driver (Light) $9.16
Truck Driver ( Heavy) $11.79
Waiter / Waitress $8.11
Welder $11.90

Employment / Unemployment

 Unemployment Information


Unemployment Rate
  2009 2010 2011 2012
Jan 7.0% 9.7% 8.7% 7.4%
Feb 6.8% 9.1% 8.3% 7.1%
Mar 6.9% 8.8% 8.1% 6.9%
Apr 7.2% 8.6% 7.8% 6.4%
May 7.8% 8.6% 8.1% 6.8%
Jun 9.1% 9.1% 8.9% 7.5%
Jul 9.0% 9.0% 8.8% 7.5%
Aug 8.8% 8.8% 8.7% 7.5%
Sept 8.8% 8.2% 8.5% 7.1%
Oct 8.8% 8.2% 8.1% 6.5%
Nov 8.9% 8.4% 7.6%  
Dec 9.3% 8.1% 7.3%  


Occupation Title Average Starting Wage
Administrative Support  $9.57
Assembler / Fabricator $8.34
Construction Laborer $9.23
Customer Service Representative $9.23
Electrician $14.10
Forklift Operator $9.45
Legal Secretary $14.29
Nurse $23.65
Machine Operator $12.21
Machinist $12.26
Mechanic (Automotive) $10.52
Mechanic (Heavy Equipment) $14.08
Production Occupations $9.08
Receptionist $8.72
Teacher (Elementary) $21.44
Teacher (Secondary) $21.45
Truck Driver (Light) $9.16
Truck Driver ( Heavy) $11.79
Waiter / Waitress $8.11
Welder $11.90

Source: Texas Workforce Commission 

Cost of Living - Urban Area

The ACCRA Cost of Living Index provides a useful and reasonably accurate measure of living cost differences among urban areas. Items on which the index is based have been carefully chosen to reflect the different categories of consumer expenditures. Weights assigned to relative costs are based on government survey data on expenditure patterns for professional and executive households. All items are priced in each place at a specified time and according to standardized specifications.

Interpreting the index: ACCRA Cost of Living Index measures relative price levels for consumer goods and services in participating areas. The average for all participating places, both metropolitan and non-metropolitan, equals 100, and each participant’s index is read as a percentage of the average for all places.

Housing costs were nearly five times the average in New York (Manhattan), more than three times the average in San Francisco, and more than twice the average in Los Angeles. At the other end of the scale, Houston’s housing costs were 16 percent below the average, and Marshall around 20% below the average.



 East Texas Baptist University is an institution affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas since 1912. ETBU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master's degrees.  ETBU’s primary focus is on quality academic programs in the humanities, natural and social sciences, fine arts, and selected professional areas. ETBU strives to serve students of varied ages and of diverse socioeconomic, geographic, cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. They employ Christian faculty who are dedicated to teaching, scholarship, advising, and service as they model the principles of the Christian faith. As a Baptist university ETBU is committed to the integration of learning and Christian faith in the pursuit of truth.
Currently ETBU has a student enrollment of 1200. Their mascot is the Tiger and their colors are navy and gold. The President of ETBU is Dr. Samuel “Dub” Oliver. For more information, please visit their website at or call them at 1-800-804-ETBU.

Texas State Technical College Marshall is a coeducational, two-year, public technical college within the Texas State Technical College System.  The College offers programs of study leading to Certificates of Completion and Associate of Applied Science degrees.  These educational programs include preparation for high demand, advanced, and emerging technology fields; developmental education; and general education courses in the humanities, mathematics, and sciences.  
Texas State Technical College Marshall is committed to the economic development of Texas.  To enhance the economic competitiveness of the state, the College provides specialized training and services for business and industry, continuing education, and community service programs.  Additionally, TSTC Marshall offers courses to students at the secondary level that can apply towards both their high school graduation requirements as well as credit at the college level.
The faculty and staff of Texas State Technical College Marshall believe strongly in the worth and dignity of each individual and provide students with opportunities for personal and intellectual growth by offering a full range of services.  These services include career and guidance counseling, tutoring, student activities, accommodations for students with special needs, financial aid, housing, and access to information on local healthcare providers.
For more information on the opportunities at TSTC-Marshall, visit their website at or call them at 903-935-1010.

 Wiley College, founded in 1873 in Marshall, Texas, is a historically black, primarily liberal arts, residential, co-educational, baccalaureate degree-granting institution affiliated with The United Methodist Church.  Committed to the principle of educational access, the College serves traditional and non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds who have expressed a desire and potential for learning in a Christian environment.  Wiley, in fulfilling its basic purpose of providing a liberal arts education with a global focus, endeavors to provide an intellectually stimulating environment, promoting student competencies in communication, as well as, critical and analytical thinking.  
Initially, the purpose of Wiley College was to focus mainly on training teachers for careers at black elementary and secondary schools.  It has since grown from a vocational college to an institution that awards an associate's degree and bachelor's degrees in 17 disciplines including, english, biology, business, computer science, and social sciences, etc. Additionally, Wiley College is recognized for providing higher education opportunities to non-traditional students through its Organizational Management Program and its Criminal Justice Administration program.  
Wiley’s mascot is the Wildcats and their colors are white and purple. Currently, they have 1,356 students enrolled. The President is Dr. Haywood Strickland. For more information on Wiley College, call them at 903-927-3300 or visit

In just more than 60 years, Panola College has grown in both size and in the scope of its services offered to its students and its community.  The school, which was established in 1947, was created to provide young people with the opportunity to earn the first two years of a traditional baccalaureate.  The services the College offers have expanded greatly to meet community needs, providing a wide range of educational and training opportunities to citizens of all ages.
In addition to a comprehensive community college in Carthage, the school offers a variety of instructional opportunities in a four-county service area including Harrison, Marion, and Shelby counties.  These three counties became part of the college's official service area by legislative act in 1995.
Panola College shapes its mission around the needs of the people within its service area.  As a two-year public community institution, Panola College is dedicated to providing excellence in education for its constituents.  The range of educational offerings both face-to-face and electronic includes university transfer programs, technical and workforce programs, developmental courses designed to increase academic proficiency, and continuing education to enrich lives and improve skills.  
Currently there are approximately 2,322 students enrolled. Their colors are green and white and the President is Dr. Greg Powell. To learn more about the opportunities that Panola College has to offer, visit their website at, or call them at 903-693-2000.

Marshall Independent School District
1305 East Pinecrest, Marshall, Texas 75670
Superintendent: Dr. Marc Smith
Deputy Superintendent: Melinda Jones
Board of Trustees:
District 1: Mrs. Charles Wilson
District 2: Barbara Carraway Alexander
District 3:  Helen Warwick
District 4: Brad Howlett
District 5: Chase Palmer
Brad Burris, Member-at-Large
Cathy Marshall, Member-at-Large
Currently enrolled students: 5,778
Mascot: Mavericks
Colors: Red and White
Marshall High School
1900 Maverick Drive, Marshall, Texas 75670
Grades: 9th through 12th
Principal: Mr. Ted Huffhines
Marshal Junior High
700 West Houston Street, Marshall, Texas 75670
Grades: 7th and 8th
Principal: Mr. David Segers
Price T. Young Middle School
1501 Sanford Street, Marshall, Texas 75671
Grades: 5th and 6th
Principal: Mrs. Linda Lister
Sam Houston Middle School
2905 East Travis Street, Marshall, Texas 75672
Grades: 5th and 6th
Principal: Mrs. Angela Fitzpatrick
David Crockett Elementary
700 Jasper Drive, Marshall, Texas 75672
Grades: Kindergarten through 4th
Principal: Mrs. Joana Taylor
George W. Carver Elementary
2302 Holland Street, Marshall, Texas 75670
Grades: Kindergarten through 4th
Principal: Mrs. Kathleen Abraham
J.H. Moore Elementary
2303 Norwood Street, Marshall, Texas 75670
Grades: Kindergarten through 4th
Principal: Mrs. Crystal Pyle
Robert E. Lee Elementary
1315 Calloway Street, Marshall, Texas 75670
Grades: Kindergarten through 4th
Principal: Mrs. Kresa Lane
South Marshall Elementary
1600 Meadow Street, Marshall, Texas 75670
Grades: Kindergarten through 4th
Principal: Mrs. Tina Brown
William B. Travis Elementary
300 West Carolanne Blvd., Marshall, Texas 75672
Grades: Kindergarten through 4th
Principal: Mrs. Amy Dickson
Washington Early Childhood Center
1202 Evans Street, Marshall, Texas 75670
Principal: Mrs. Stephanie Henderson
Healthcare Services

Name of Service


Good Shepherd Medical Center-Marshall Through numerous building phases, name changes, and growing with our community, Good Shepherd Medical Center - Marshall has been serving patients for 100 years.
Good Shepherd Medical Center-Marshall
811 S. Washington
Marshall, TX 75670
Ph: 903-927-6000


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Quality of Life

 In so many other aspects of life, the key to running a successful city is having the ability to strike a balance between young and old, tradition and innovation, and the needs of one versus the needs of many.  Keeping this in mind, the City Of Marshall continually strives to honor the past while embracing the challenges of the future, and to serve an entire community while maintaining meaningful connections with individual participants.


Facility Type
Number in Marshall
Public Parks
Public Swimming Parks
Public Tennis Courts
Baseball/Softball Fields
Basketball Courts
Football Fields
Soccer Fields
Volleyball Courts
Golf Courses
Movie Theater
1 (7 screens)
Bowling Alley
Public Library


Marshall is a transportation hub that offers a variety of interstate highway and rail systems that position businesses at the apex of all points north, south, east and west.

Crime Statistics

Marshall as compared to other cities:

City Population Violent
Murder and
Robbery Aggravated
Burglary Larceny-
Marshall, TX 24,018 194 2 14 26 152 1,020 317 643 60 4
Shreveport, LA 201,134 1,544 17 121 355 1,051 9,584 2,775 6,371 438 86
Tyler, TX 98,939 503 3 46 79 375 4,441 834 3,423 184 6
Dallas, TX 1,223,021 8,330 133 428 4,066 3,703 61,859 18,727 35,148 7,984 596
Houston, TX 2,143,628 20,892 198 771 8,054 11,869 108,336 27,459 68,596 12,281 765
Austin, TX 807,022 3,471 28 211 1,106 2,126 42,250 7,042 33,069 2,139 127
New York, NY 8,211,875 51,209 515 1,092 19,773 29,829 140,457 18,159 112,864 9,434  
Los Angeles, CA 3,837,207 20,045 297 828 10,077 8,843 86,330 17,264 53,469 15,597 1,376

 Source: FBI CIUS website


City of Marshall Crime Statistics

Offense 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Arson 4 6 2 1 3 3 0 2 2 1
Assault 321 367 400 364 416 407 506 482 529 584
Auto Thefts 41 99 99 88 113 87 83 77 56 69
Burglary/Auto 121 198 218 231 249 226 164 243 266 309
Burglary/Building 67 101 119 96 127 103 140 246 148 141
Burglary/Habitation 147 175 195 178 272 217 179 208 178 219
Bicycle Theft 28 51 37 44 26 29 17 8 19 7
Criminal Mischief 273 349 309 306 337 347 395 386 303 329
Forgery 60 88 100 99 116 105 91 68 86 87
Kidnapping 2 4 1 1 2 2 2 0 3 5
MISC. Crimes 485 823 745 711 933 925 916 950 914 817
Murder 0 1 0 5 4 3 3 4 4 3
Rape 7 31 30 18 19 29 22 29 20 32
Robbery 15 29 30 36 35 21 20 33 33 27
Theft over $50 323 448 486 457 495 452 434 423 309 322
Theft under $50 159 352 219 210 167 118 100 114 94 63

Source: FBI CIUS website 


Marshall, Texas – The Birthplace of Boogie Woogie 


Omar Sharriff was the last link to the generation that created Boogie Woogie.  (March 10, 1938 - January 8, 2012)

Marshall, Texas – The Birthplace of Boogie Woogie

Boogie-woogie is a style of piano-based blues that became popular in the late 1930s and early 1940s, but originated much earlier, and was extended from piano, to three pianos at once, guitar, big band, and country and western music, and even gospel. While the blues traditionally depicts a variety of emotions, boogie-woogie is mainly associated with dancing.
Indications that Marshall & Harrison County Texas is the most likely point of origination of boogie-woogie
In January 2010, Dr. John Tennison summarized his research into the origins of boogie-woogie with the conclusion that Marshall, Texas is "the municipality whose boundaries are most likely to encompass or be closest to the point on the map which is the geographic center of gravity for all instances of Boogie Woogie performance between 1870 and 1880".
Dr. Tennison states: "Given the account of Elliot Paul, and given that Lead Belly witnessed boogie-woogie in 1899 in the Arklatex; and given the North to South migration of the Thomas family; and given the Texas & Pacific headquarters in Marshall in the early 1870s; and given that Harrison County had the largest slave population in the state of Texas; and given the fact that the best-documented and largest-scale turpentine camps in Texas did not occur until after 1900 in Southeast Texas, it is most probable that boogie-woogie spread from Northeast to Southeast Texas, rather than from Southeast to Northeast Texas, or by having developed diffusely with an even density over all of the Piney Woods of East Texas. It would not be surprising if there was as yet undiscovered evidence of the earliest boogie-woogie performances buried (metaphorically or literally) in Northeast Texas.”
On May 13, 2010, the Marshall City Commission enacted an official declaration naming Marshall as the "birthplace" of boogie-woogie music, and embarked on a program to encourage additional historical research and to stimulate interest in and appreciation for the early African-American culture in northeast Texas that played a vital role in creating boogie-woogie music.
The City of Marshall, Texas is committed to cooperating with any and all efforts to unearth boogie-woogie history and to honor, celebrate, and re-create the vibrant environment that was catalytic to the creation of the most entertaining, revolutionary, and influential of all American musical forms.
Boogie Woogie Events happening every week:
EVERY MONDAY - Acoustic jam downtown with the Monday Night Pickers - open to all - at several locations, including Marshall's downtown wine & gift shop, Under The Texas Sun.
EVERY WEDNESDAY - Boogie Woogie Wednesday at OS2, every week from 7 to 9 pm. Free admission. And check out Charlie's Backyard Bar for tasty acoustic, banjo boogie and more - starts at 9 pm.
EVERY THURSDAY - Guitarist/vocalist Blind Dog Cook performs at the Blue Frog Grill on Thursdays. And there is almost always and Electric jam on the Telegraph Stage - open to all and free admission. 9 pm.
EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY - Live music in the pub at OS2, Cajun Tex and at Charlie's Backyard Bar & Grill - Marshall's sensational new stage and showcase for great bands.
EVERY SECOND SATURDAY - Beginning in March - and every month through November - a wonderful outdoor festival in Marshall hosted by Marshall Main Street, with arts, crafts, vendors, and a great car show. Live music begins at 8:30 pm (in the summer months, earlier in the fall) on the Telegraph Stage downtown.
For more information on Boogie Woogie and how to get involved, contact:
               Jack & Nancy Canson
Community Partners

Greater Marshall Chamber of Commerce
208 E. Burleson
Marshall, TX 75670

Marshall Convention & Visitors Bureau
301 N. Washington
Marshall, TX 75670

Marshall Main Street Development

208 E. Burleson

Marshall, TX 75670





As co-owner of Howell Oil & Gas since 1990 I have had a very active roll in doing business in East Texas. Having partial ownership in as many as nine businesses in the Marshall area since 1967 and even a machine shop in Louisiana at one time found this area very positive for business. The Marshall area is known for it's great labor force, low cost of living, and a strong community.  I have always found the best machinist, welders, and metal craftsmen up and down the Texas and Louisiana state line. The workers are well trained, educated, and have a strong work ethic.

The Marshall area has a total of 8 colleges within a 40-mile radius such as: junior colleges, technical schools, and Universities. We have wonderful training facilities in Marshall: Texas State Technical College (TSTC) who will set up training programs to meet your industry needs. MEDCO and the community worked together to get TSTC here in Marshall to provide training for our growing and expanding industries. This has been very positive for our community and the training offered has been excellent for our industries. I look forward to seeing more industries take advantage of all the wonderful qualities Marshall has to offer, including it is a great place to raise a family, and a beautiful place to live.


T .D. Howell
Howell Oil & Gas




Prospective businesses coming into Marshall should always look at four things, one the work force, two community involvement, three civic involvement and four education. I have found the work force to be positive and hard working and most important in my business honest, my retail store has a very low shrinkage rate compared to other stores. We have many great civic organizations and our rotary club was awarded top one hundred Rotary Club out of 3900. Civic involvement is very important to the character of a community, the United Way budget three years ago was less than one hundred thousand. This year we will bring in over two hundred and twenty five thousand dollars. The education standard has reached a new level with many schools attaining the next step in the Texas testing program. I would encourage business to come to Marshall.


Frank Dias
JC Penney Store Manager

Marshall Economic Development Corporation
2660 East End Blvd. South
Marshall, Texas 75672

Re; Marshall Area Workforce Survey

Thank you for expressing an interest in the reasons companies like ours, with International affilIations, have come to appreciate the workforce in Marshall and the surrounding area: Often, too little is said about the positive aspects of East Texas and the people who live and work here.

Marshall has a fairly low cost of living, while providing a populace that can obtain essential goods and services with an Income significantly less than the state average.

The median age of the population of Marshall (32) Is ideal for an area Involved in manufacturing and service operations, thus providing a readily avaIlable labor force.

The population of Marshall is very diverse, yet there is very little friction as a result of the diversity.
Employees of different ethnic backgrounds are able to work side by side, without tIle hostility present in other locales.

Marshall has four institutions of higher learning, Texas Stale Technical College (from which we hire Industrial Maintenance and Industrial Health and Safety graduates), East Texas Baptist
University (from which we hire Computer Science graduates), Wiley College (from which we hire Finance graduates) and Panola College which provided In-house course credit for our employees in Microsoft Office. Many of the students have completed Internships in various departments at Marshall Pottery , and a number of the students work part-time at our facility.

Marshall Pottery has been in operation for over one hundred years. Many of the residents of Marshall can say they have had a relative or friend who has worked with us at some time over the years. In addition, Marshall has had as many as thirteen different potteries in operation at anyone time. Children of these workers were exposed to the skills at home that their family members performed at work. Artists. designers, potters and other skilled professionals are available from generation to generation, creative occupations that are usually hard to fill In other areas.

Our city and county governments remain interested in growth and are willing to work with new industry to provide jobs for their citizens.

All of these attributes make Marshall a very good prospect for businesses looking for new location.

Cathleen Smith
Human Resource Director


Marshall Economic Development Corp
2660 East End Blvd South
Marshall, Texas 75672

Snider Industries is a family owned business that has been located in Marshall since the 1930's. We currently employ approximately 115 employees. We have a very stable workforce with many employees having in excess of 20 years of service.

Snider Industries is a lumber manufacture that begins with logs and concludes with finished lumber. Marshall is located in a geographical "hot spot". U.S. highways 59 and 80 along with Interstate 20 provide excellent access to all major markets. Our lumber is shipped allover the United States as well as exported to other countries.

Marshall is a very family oriented city providing a great place to live and raise a family, Our employees are very hard working and dedicated employees. We have found the labor force to be large and trainable.


Ronald L. Snider

Marshall Economic Development Corp.
2660 E. End Blvd. S.
Marshall, TX 75671

Woodlawn Manufacturing was formed in Marshall in 1973. We are a metal parts supplier to the ammunition sector of the defense industry. We function sometimes as a prime contractor, but primarily as a 1st. tier subcontractor to major defense contractors.

We train our plant employees ourselves and have enjoyed a stable workforce. In the recent past we have had success with hiring females and are now 70 % female employment.

Marshall has been a good location from a distribution standpoint and enjoys close proximity to Shreveport with good interstate access to Dallas.

From a cost effective manufacturing standpoint, I would grade Marshall very high, and competitive with any U. S. location.

Having owned Woodlawn Manufacturing the past seven years, I have chosen to retain our Marshall location and relocate myself to support the company.

When I sold our subsidiary company, Woodlawn Abrasives, to Black and Decker in 1999, Medco did an excellent job and was instrumental in getting Black and Decker to choose Marshall as the location for their new plant.

In short, Marshall is just a very good location with wonderful people.


Paul White



2015 ACS - US Census Data        
SUMMARY   Marshall Harrison
Texas United States
  Total Population  23,743   66,417   26,538,614   316,515,021 
  Male  11,288   32,594   13,171,316   155,734,280 
  Female  12,455   33,823   13,367,298   160,780,741 
  Under 5 years  1,831   4,461   1,951,305   19,912,018 
  5 to 9 years  1,829   5,675   2,001,014   20,501,982 
  10 to 14 years  1,434   3,933   1,957,971   20,679,786 
  15 to 19 years  1,718   4,295   1,908,468   21,354,481 
  20 to 24 years  1,826   4,492   1,954,713   22,604,232 
  25 to 34 years  2,926   8,050   3,840,350   42,881,649 
  35 to 44 years  3,029   7,928   3,602,462   40,651,910 
  45 to 54 years  3,148   9,010   3,465,858   43,895,858 
  55 to 59 years  1,199   4,423   1,560,704   21,001,947 
  60 to 64 years  1,369   4,287   1,327,537   18,415,681 
  65 to 74 years  1,538   5,715   1,737,257   25,135,167 
  75 to 84 years  1,189   2,823   890,652   13,541,558 
  85 years and over  707   1,325   340,323   5,938,752 
  Median age (years)  35.8   37.5   34.1   37.6 
  RACE & ETHNICITY        
  White  13,517   49,567   20,431,817   240,966,668 
  Black or African American  9,179   14,765   3,390,604   43,587,193 
  American Indian and Alaska Native  112   723   321,654   5,309,095 
  Asian  206   526   1,295,773   19,167,716 
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander  -     -     48,556   1,262,434 
  Some other race  1,005   2,070   1,747,949   16,559,996 
  Number of Households  9,747   27,954   10,305,607   133,351,840 
  Occupied housing units  8,362   23,546   9,149,196   116,926,305 
  Owner-occupied  5,185   17,505   5,693,770   74,712,091 
  Renter-occupied  3,177   6,041   3,455,426   42,214,214 
  Average household size of owner-occupied unit  2.66   2.72   2.95   2.70 
  Average household size of renter-occupied unit  2.73   2.88   2.64   2.53 
  Total Occupied Households  8,362   23,546   9,149,196   116,926,305 
  Less than $10,000  917   1,964   658,087   8,421,482 
  $10,000 to $14,999  757   1,484   469,798   6,161,477 
  $15,000 to $24,999  1,228   2,931   979,868   12,367,168 
  $25,000 to $34,999  1,204   2,844   946,768   11,803,974 
  $35,000 to $49,999  1,160   3,348   1,246,304   15,672,431 
  $50,000 to $74,999  1,251   3,665   1,628,091   20,827,239 
  $75,000 to $99,999  919   3,134   1,075,935   14,166,538 
  $100,000 to $149,999  539   2,759   1,196,463   15,356,540 
  $150,000 to $199,999  207   743   463,766   6,010,418 
  $200,000 or more  180   674   484,116   6,139,038 
  Median household income (dollars)  $35,702   $45,974   $53,207   $53,889 
  Mean household income (dollars)  $54,818   $64,073   $75,264   $75,558 
  Population 25 years and over  15,105   43,561   16,765,143   211,462,522 
  Less than 9th grade  1,222   2,325   1,524,313   12,093,869 
  9th to 12th grade, no diploma  1,962   4,718   1,503,584   16,135,225 
  High school graduate (includes equivalency)  4,899   14,815   4,220,317   58,722,528 
  Some college, no degree  3,140   9,790   3,774,658   44,529,161 
  Associate's degree  917   3,573   1,119,055   17,029,467 
  Bachelor's degree  2,224   6,077   3,054,382   39,166,047 
  Graduate or professional degree  741   2,263   1,568,834   23,786,225 
  Population 25 years and over with earnings  $26,781   $34,414   $35,434   $36,231 
  Less than high school graduate  $23,585   $24,480   $20,044   $20,361 
  High school graduate (includes equivalency)  $25,894   $32,480   $27,232   $28,043 
  Some college or associate's degree  $25,827   $30,895   $34,787   $33,820 
  Bachelor's degree  $40,126   $42,528   $51,701   $50,595 
  Graduate or professional degree  $42,528   $45,061   $67,079   $66,857 
  LABOR FORCE        
  Population 16 years and over  18,376   51,514   20,241,168   251,221,309 
  In labor force  10,724   31,056   13,101,788   159,913,288 
  Civilian labor force  10,711   31,040   13,006,330   158,897,824 
  Employed  9,934   28,650   12,094,262   145,747,779 
  Unemployed  777   2,390   912,068   13,150,045 
  Armed Forces  13   16   95,458   1,015,464 
  Not in labor force  7,652   20,458   7,139,380   91,308,021 
  Civilian employed population 16 years and over  9,934   28,650   12,094,262   145,747,779 
  Private wage and salary workers  8,190   23,102   9,602,035   115,882,947 
  Government workers  1,391   3,973   1,674,061   20,839,885 
  Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers  333   1,546   799,376   8,792,726 
  Unpaid family workers  20   29   18,790   232,221 
  Civilian employed population 16 years and over  9,934   28,650   12,094,262   145,747,779 
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining  705   2,170   405,569   2,852,402 
  Construction  566   2,061   947,689   9,027,391 
  Manufacturing  1,385   3,767   1,105,985   15,171,260 
  Wholesale trade  141   829   363,612   3,968,627 
  Retail trade  898   3,151   1,403,859   16,835,942 
  Transportation and warehousing, and utilities  418   1,741   660,396   7,226,063 
  Information  95   227   215,594   3,094,143 
  Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing  652   1,445   794,643   9,578,175 
  Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services  535   1,650   1,337,372   16,074,502 
  Educational services, and health care and social assistance  2,602   7,010   2,617,242   33,739,126 
  Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services  895   1,970   1,076,415   13,984,957 
  Other services, except public administration  668   1,609   645,308   7,198,201 
  Public administration  374   1,020   520,578   6,996,990 
  Civilian employed population 16 years and over  9,934   28,650   12,094,262   145,747,779 
  Management, business, science, and arts occupations  2,620   9,192   4,246,418   53,433,469 
  Service occupations  2,055   4,295   2,137,635   26,446,906 
  Sales and office occupations  2,050   6,412   2,950,995   35,098,693 
  Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations  1,311   4,015   1,314,287   13,038,579 
  Production, transportation, and material moving occupations  1,898   4,736   1,444,927   17,730,132 


Wage & Benefit Survey


The Harrison County Wage and Benefit Report was prepared and compiled for the Marshall Economic Development Corporation by Charles Williams, Ph.D., D.B.A., D.Eng. of East Texas Baptist University.  Data from the U.S. Departments of Labor and Commerce were used along with a survey of local businesses in the evaluation of wage and benefit information.

Executive Summary

A wage and benefit survey of businesses in Harrison County was conducted at the request of the Marshall Economic Development Corporation. The purpose of the survey was to gather current wage and benefit information from occupations across all industries in the county.  The results and findings would be used in attracting businesses and for the retention of existing businesses.   Dr. Charles Williams of East Texas Baptist University designed the Wage and Benefit Survey utilizing current occupational titles and benefit options.

A total of 25 firms completed the Wage and Benefit Survey representing 55 different occupations with 1,148 full-time and 46 part-time employees.  The wage and benefit information collected for this project reflects labor market information as of May 31, 2008, and is valid as of that date.   The majority of respondents were from the manufacturing industry, 20.51%.  The principal target industry for this survey was the manufacturing industry.

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