Throughout the early 1900’s the City of Marshall saw a gradual increase in population, with their largest population increase between 1900 and 1920, since then and up until 1980, the population grew by a modest 13%. Starting in 1980 the City of Marshall’s population has remained stagnant, between 23,000 and 24,000. Even though the City of Marshall’s population has remained flat, Harrison County has grown more than 50% since 1980 and in the past two years, Harrison County has been the fastest growing county in the East Texas Council of Government region. Based on the US Census projections, Harrison County is to have a population of 108,000 by 2050.
In order to better prepare for and accommodate anticipated growth, Marshall is taking a proactive approach to develop sound policies regarding future annexations. This plan presents information on the city’s ability to annex, the required process and the long range approach to annexation. The annexation policies that have been developed demonstrate the city’s desire to balance growth and the demand on city services it creates, with the goals of maintain a desirable living environment. For more information, please contact the Planning & Development Department if you have any questions.