Murphy, North Carolina Population 2020

1,666

Murphy is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 1,666, it is the 272nd largest city in North Carolina and the 8329th largest city in the United States. Murphy is currently growing at a rate of 0.36% annually and its population has increased by 2.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,627 in 2010. Spanning over 3 miles, Murphy has a population density of 653 people per square mile.

The average household income in Murphy is $46,215 with a poverty rate of 32.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $616 per month, and the median house value is $158,200. The median age in Murphy is 44.7 years, 42.2 years for males, and 48.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.5 males.

Murphy Demographics

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

  • White: 87.40%
  • Black or African American: 6.67%
  • Asian: 1.88%
  • Native American: 1.77%
  • Two or more races: 1.41%
  • Other race: 0.89%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Murphy, North Carolina is 1,666, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,654.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,627.

Murphy, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,67887.40%
Black or African American1286.67%
Asian361.88%
American Indian and Alaska Native341.77%
Two or More Races271.41%
Some Other Race170.89%

Murphy Population Pyramid 2020

Murphy Median Age

44.7


Total

42.2


Male

48.9


Female

Murphy Adults

There are 1,627 adults, (353 of whom are seniors) in Murphy.

Murphy Age Dependency

50.7

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23

Child Dependency Ratio

Murphy Sex Ratio

Female

992

51.67%

Male

928

48.33%

Murphy Households and Families

Murphy Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Murphy Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.6%25.4%
All46%54%
Male33.3%66.7%
Non Family29.9%70.1%
Female28.3%71.7%

46.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7822.3146
Non Family3681.1229.9
Married2843.2974.6
Female1063.2828.3
Male244.7133.3

3.07

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Murphy Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade553.71%
9th to 12th Grade15410.40%
High School Graduate44930.32%
Some College32021.61%
Associates Degree15710.60%
Bachelors Degree23816.07%
Graduate Degree1087.29%

Murphy Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,2581,073296
Black8367
Hispanic616132
Asian29264
Native American27227
Multiple Races14144
Other Race13133

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 hispanic people with a rate of 52.46%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,924$23,478$24,712
Less Than High School$2,500$$2,500
High School Grad$23,264$23,750$
Some College$25,050$$26,750
Bachelors Degree$31,076$$30,625
Graduate Degree$$68,125$

$23,924

Average Earnings

$23,478

Average Male

$24,712

Average Female

Murphy Language

Murphy Language by Age

Murphy Language

95.27% of Murphy residents speak only English, while 4.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.42% of the population.

Murphy Poverty

Murphy Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,55750032.11%
Black936266.67%
Multiple271348.15%
Hispanic5758.77%

32.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

32.94%

Male Poverty Rate

31.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Murphy

The race most likely to be in poverty in Murphy is Black, with 66.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Murphy is Hispanic, with 8.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.14%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School65.29%
High School31.22%
Some College26.34%
Bachelors or Greater6.65%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed51.67%
Male Unemployed50.00%
Female Employed20.41%
Male Employed14.29%

Murphy Income

Murphy Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$30,769$46,215
Families$39,583$54,285
Married Families$58,553-
Non Families$19,500$34,024

Murphy Marital Status

Murphy Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.6%

Male Marriage Rate

37.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Murphy Married by Age and Sex

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

Murphy Veterans

160

Number of Veterans

146

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam88
First Gulf War35
Second Gulf War15
Korea7
World War II
Age Group Veterans
55 to 6458
65 to 7437
35 to 5431
75+17
18 to 3417
Name Veterans % of Total
White14810.35%
Hispanic1116.92%
2 or More642.86%
Asian616.67%

$Murphy Veterans by Education

16.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Murphy Employment Status

52%

Labor Force Participation

45.1%

Employment Rate

13.3%

Unemployment Rate

Murphy Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

42.55%

Born in North Carolina

96.46%

Native Born

3.54%

Foreign Born

1.61%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.46% of Murphy residents were born in the United States, with 42.55% having been born in North Carolina. 1.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,66660.36%
20191,66060.36%
20181,654201.22%
20171,63460.37%
20161,628301.88%
20151,598-2-0.12%
20141,600-4-0.25%
20131,60420.12%
20121,602-10-0.62%
20111,612-15-0.92%
20101,6270.00%