Murphy, North Carolina Population 2021

1,677
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Murphy is a city located in Cherokee County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 1,677, it is the 273rd largest city in North Carolina and the 8295th largest city in the United States . Murphy is currently growing at a rate of 0.60% annually and its population has increased by 3.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,627 in 2010. Murphy reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 3 miles, Murphy has a population density of 658 people per square mile.

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.

Murphy Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Murphywas:

  • White: 85.52%
  • Black or African American: 7.24%
  • Native American: 2.39%
  • Asian: 2.21%
  • Two or more races: 1.86%
  • Other race: 0.78%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Murphy, North Carolina is 1,677 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,657.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,627.

Murphy, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,42985.52%
Black or African American1217.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native402.39%
Asian372.21%
Two or More Races311.86%
Some Other Race130.78%
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Murphy Population by Race

Murphy Population Pyramid $2021

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Murphy Median Age

46.1


Total

42.4


Male

50.7


Female

Murphy Adults

There are 1,436 adults, (352 of whom are seniors) in Murphy.

Murphy Age Dependency

54.2

Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Murphy Sex Ratio

Female

906

54.22%

Male

765

45.78%

Murphy Population by Age

Murphy Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Murphy Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male28.6%71.4%
Non Family30.3%69.7%
Female32.6%67.4%
All47%53%
Married73.6%26.4%

47.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Murphy Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7742.0247
Non Family3801.0930.3
Married2952.9873.6
Female922.7932.6
Male72.2928.6

2.81

Average Family Size

2.02

Average Household Size

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Murphy Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade372.77%
9th to 12th Grade1057.85%
High School Graduate38428.72%
Some College34525.80%
Associates Degree1289.57%
Bachelors Degree21716.23%
Graduate Degree1219.05%
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Murphy Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Murphy Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,090979300
Black10186
Hispanic595923
Native American33214
Asian32283
2+ Races15156
Other Race10102

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%.

Murphy Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,219$21,810$27,125
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$23,047$23,317$19,250
Some College$19,375$9,667$23,750
Bachelors Degree$32,460$76,250$31,411
Graduate Degree$45,417$64,063$

$23,219

Average Earnings

$21,810

Average Male

$27,125

Average Female

Murphy Earnings by Educational Attainment

Murphy Language by Age

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Murphy Language

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.

Murphy Language

Murphy Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,29334526.68%
Black1055451.43%
Multiple311651.61%
Hispanic561119.64%
Native32412.50%

27.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.82%

Male Poverty Rate

29.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Murphy

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 Native, with 12.50% 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%.

Murphy Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade63.48%
High School33.24%
Some College23.86%
Bachelors or Greater5.62%

Murphy Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed40.00%
Male Unemployed39.29%
Female Employed13.99%
Male Employed13.16%

Murphy Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Murphy Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,962$44,938
Families$41,500$56,811
Married Families$55,694-
Non Families$17,500$30,081
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Income by Household Type

Murphy Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.7%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Murphy Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Murphy Marital Status

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125

Number of Veterans

110

Male Veterans

15

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam59
Second Gulf War31
First Gulf War26
Korea3
World War II

Murphy Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7441
35 to 5431
55 to 6421
18 to 3418
75+14

Murphy Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1149.26%
Hispanic914.52%
2+ Races640.00%
Asian513.51%

Murphy Veterans by Race

Murphy Veterans by Education

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12.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Murphy Veterans by Education

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49.7%

Labor Force Participation

45.7%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Murphy Employment by Age

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Murphy Employment by Race

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Murphy Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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42.73%

Born in Murphy

95.45%

Native Born

4.55%

Foreign Born

1.80%

Non Citizen

2.75%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Murphy Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,677100.60%
20201,667100.60%
20191,657100.61%
20181,647211.29%
20171,62650.31%
20161,621291.82%
20151,592-2-0.13%
20141,594-4-0.25%
20131,59820.13%
20121,596-10-0.62%
20111,606-15-0.93%
20101,6210.00%

Murphy Population by Year