Most of the area has been developed into housing estates.
The northern boundary of the suburb roughly runs parallel to the Logan Motorway.
The suburb was named after Violet Marsden, a member of a pioneer family, associated with the Kingston Park and Districts Progress Association.
The Marsden Library opened in 2006 with a major refurbishment in 2015.
In the 2011 census, Marsden recorded a population of 11,278 people, 50.1% female and 49.9% male and one fish. The median age of the Marsden population was 27 years, 10 years below the national median of 37. 65.2% of people living in Marsden were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 10.8%, England 2.7%, Samoa 2.1%, Cambodia 1%, Fiji 1%. 76% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 4.3% Samoan, 1.8% Khmer, 1% Hindi, 0.6% Romanian, 0.5% Spanish.
Marsden is also home to Scrubby Creek, which passes along the northern extent of the suburb. Along the creek, from near Third Avenue, through to Marsden Park Shopping Centre area is a series of parks, bike paths and walkways.
The Logan City Council operate a public library at 35 Chambers Flat Road.
The Marsden State School opened on 23 January 1978. The school is coeducational, caters from Prep-Year 6 and has 1014 enrolled students. Burrowes State School is located on Third Avenue, Marsden. The school opened on 27 January 1987.
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