Murphy is a city located in Cherokee County North Carolina. Murphy has a 2020 population of 1,687. Murphy is currently growing at a rate of 0.60% annually and its population has increased by 4.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,621 in 2010.
The average household income in Murphy is $44,938 with a poverty rate of 27.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $631 per month, and the median house value is $162,000. 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 40.00%.
93.74% of Murphy residents speak only English, while 6.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.76% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Murphy is Multiple, with 51.61% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Murphy is Hispanic, with 19.64% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.00%.
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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
95.45% of Murphy residents were born in the United States, with 42.73% having been born in North Carolina. 1.80% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.