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.