History of Marshall
Marshall Township is a northwestern borough of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania. The existence of Marshall Township dates back to June 3, 1863 in which it’s territory was previously a precinct of Franklin Township. Marshall was named for Thomas Mercer Marshall, a well-known attorney by who went before court to conduct proceedings to withdraw Marshall from Franklin Township.
In the colonial times, there were two Indian trails that wind their way through Marshall; the Venango Trail which cuts the northeast corner of the Township as that historic road follows its course from Pittsburgh to Venango (present day Franklin, Venango County) Erie, and Presque Isle. The Kuskusky Path passes through the entire Township from south to north on its way to Kuskusky (present day New Castle, Lawrence County) and cuts its way through the property where Marshall Elementary and Middle Schools are located.
The 2010 census population was 6,915 and Marshall is situated on a total area of 15.6 square miles. . It is part of the North Allegheny School District and participates in the multi-municipality Northland Public Library.
As of the 2000 census, there were 5,996 people, 1,944 households, and 1,675 families residing in the township. The density population was 384.4 people per square mile (148.4/km²). There were 2,018 housing units at an average density of 129.4/sq mi (49.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.90% White, 1.08% African American, 2.22% Asian, 0.07% from other races.
Out of the 1,944 households in Marshall, 51.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.4% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.8% were non-families. 11.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.08 and the average family size was 3.37.
In the township the population was spread out with 33.7% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.