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Murphy, Missouri - Basic Facts

The Murphy Census Designated Place had a population of 8,840 as of July 1, 2017. 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 38.4921 and longitude -90.4859 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Murphy population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Murphy, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,840
Daytime Population: Workers 3,540
Daytime Population: Residents 4,319
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,859
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 8,828
Population in Familes 7,108
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 2,241
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $54,588
Average Household Income $70,955
Per Capita Income $28,744


Total Housing Units 3,851 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,917 (75.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 693 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 241 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $148,768
Average Home Value $155,740


Total Households 3,610
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 2,457
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.24% 0.4%
Households 0.26% 0.4%
Families 0.46% 0.31%
Median Household Income   3.13%
Per Capita Income   3.23%

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, 2017 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 # 94 91st
Population Density # 95 91st
Diversity Index # 427 58th
Median Household Income # 243 77th
Per Capita Income # 176 83rd

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