Murphy, Missouri Population 2023

8,347

Murphy is a city located in Missouri. With a 2023 population of 8,347, it is the 102nd largest city in Missouri and the 4742nd largest city in the United States.Murphy is currently declining at a rate of -0.31% annually and its population has decreased by -0.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,425 in 2020. Spanning over 4 miles, Murphy has a population density of 2,116 people per square mile.

The average household income in Murphy is $61,367 with a poverty rate of 18.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Murphy is 36.7 years, 38.5 years for males, and 34 years for females.

Murphy Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Murphy was:

  • White: 87.58%
  • Two or more races: 9.72%
  • Black or African American: 1.23%
  • Asian: 0.79%
  • Native American: 0.49%
  • Other race: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
The current population of Murphy, Missouri is 8,347 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,425.

Murphy, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Murphy Population by Race

Murphy Population Pyramid 2023

Murphy Median Age

36.7

Total

38.5

Male

34

Female

Murphy Adults

There are 6,413 adults, (1,121 of whom are seniors) in Murphy.

Murphy Age Dependency

58.2

Age Dependency Ratio

21.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Murphy Sex Ratio

Female4,38952.42%
Male3,98447.58%

Murphy Population by Age

Murphy Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.01

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

72.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Murphy Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Murphy Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Murphy Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 13.86%.

Murphy Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$36,433

Average Earnings

$42,902

Average Male

$27,459

Average Female

Murphy Earnings by Educational Attainment

Murphy Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Murphy Language

95.62% of Murphy residents speak only English, while 4.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.97% of the population.

Murphy Language

Murphy Poverty by Race

rate

18.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.44%

Male Poverty Rate

14.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Murphy

The race most likely to be in poverty in Murphy is Multiple, with 26.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Murphy is Black, with 5.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.23%.

Murphy Poverty

Murphy Poverty Rate by Education

Murphy Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Murphy Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Murphy Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.7%

Male Marriage Rate

41.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Murphy Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Murphy Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Murphy Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Murphy Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

429

Number of Veterans

392

Male Veterans

37

Female Veterans

Murphy Veterans by War

Murphy Veterans by Age

count

Murphy Veterans by Race

Murphy Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Murphy Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.8%

Labor Force Participation

65.7%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Murphy Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Murphy Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Murphy Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

76.25%

Born in Murphy

96.5%

Native Born

2.88%

Foreign Born

1.71%

Non Citizen

1.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.5% of Murphy residents were born in the United States, with 76.25% having been born in Missouri. 1.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Murphy Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Murphy Population by Year