Murphy is a city located in Cherokee County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 1,604, it is the 347th largest city in North Carolina and the 12173rd largest city in the United States. Murphy is currently declining at a rate of -0.12% annually and its population has decreased by -0.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,608 in 2020. Spanning over 3 miles, Murphy has a population density of 629 people per square mile.
The average household income in Murphy is $44,938 with a poverty rate of 26.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $549 per month, and the median house value is $166,800. The median age in Murphy is 46.1 years, 42.4 years for males, and 50.7 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Murphywas:
The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 56.25%.
93.92% of Murphy residents speak only English, while 6.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.71% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Murphy is Multiple, with 62.79% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Murphy is Hispanic, with 25.30% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.60%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Murphy
96.12% of Murphy residents were born in the United States, with 39.25% having been born in North Carolina. 1.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.