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Murphy, Missouri - Basic Facts

The Murphy Census Designated Place had a population of 8,803 as of July 1, 2018. Murphy ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Murphy is located at latitude 38.4903 and longitude -90.4871 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Murphy Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 568 feet.

The Murphy Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393142) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Murphy Census Designated Place is located within Township of Rock, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson County.

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Murphy, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,803
Population in Households 8,792
Population in Familes 7,059
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 2,232
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $54,798
Average Household Income $71,860
Per Capita Income $29,093


Total Housing Units 3,853 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,823 (73.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 772 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 258 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $144,668
Average Home Value $164,959


Total Households 3,595
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 2,449
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.16% 0.37%
Households 0.18% 0.36%
Families 0.36% 0.28%
Median Household Income   3.71%
Per Capita Income   3.63%

Murphy, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Murphy to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 95 91st
Population Density # 95 91st
Diversity Index # 436 58th
Median Household Income # 275 73rd
Per Capita Income # 194 81st

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