Murphy, Texas Population 2021

20,204
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Murphy is a city located in Texas. With a 2020 population of 20,204, it is the 140th largest city in Texas and the 1836th largest city in the United States . Murphy is currently declining at a rate of -0.73% annually but its population has increased by 14.10% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,708 in 2010. Murphy reached it's highest population of 20,703 in 2017. Spanning over 6 miles, Murphy has a population density of 3,555 people per square mile.

The average household income in Murphy is $146,605 with a poverty rate of 4.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,119 per month, and the median house value is $351,400. The median age in Murphy is 37.9 years, 35.8 years for males, and 38.9 years for females.

Murphy Demographics

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

  • White: 56.73%
  • Asian: 23.33%
  • Black or African American: 15.73%
  • Two or more races: 3.01%
  • Native American: 0.65%
  • Other race: 0.45%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of Murphy, Texas is 20,204 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,648.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,708.

Murphy, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,69356.73%
Asian4,80923.33%
Black or African American3,24215.73%
Two or More Races6203.01%
American Indian and Alaska Native1330.65%
Some Other Race930.45%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander220.11%
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Murphy Population by Race

Murphy Population Pyramid $2021

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Murphy Median Age

37.9


Total

35.8


Male

38.9


Female

Murphy Adults

There are 13,901 adults, (1,790 of whom are seniors) in Murphy.

Murphy Age Dependency

70.2

Age Dependency Ratio

14.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

55.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Murphy Sex Ratio

Female

10,205

49.51%

Male

10,407

50.49%

Murphy Population by Age

Murphy Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Murphy Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family92.6%7.4%
Married87.5%12.5%
All84.9%15.1%
Male74.2%25.8%
Female53.1%46.9%

84.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Murphy Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,4753.7684.9
Married4,2783.9487.5
Non Family5141.2792.6
Female3735.153.1
Male3103.8774.2

3.99

Average Family Size

3.76

Average Household Size

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Murphy Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2281.80%
9th to 12th Grade3672.90%
High School Graduate1,78314.09%
Some College2,06816.35%
Associates Degree1,0838.56%
Bachelors Degree4,56836.10%
Graduate Degree2,55520.19%
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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
White6,5446,4703,737
Asian3,1572,8952,100
Black2,1092,065909
Hispanic575372159
2+ Races183183162
Native American847256
Other Race6161
Islander221212

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 88.52%.

Murphy Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$62,980$87,801$37,948
Less Than 9th Grade$34,191$35,882$28,672
High School Graduate$30,158$$30,116
Some College$50,602$67,093$24,696
Bachelors Degree$64,626$85,726$52,188
Graduate Degree$102,409$116,432$55,409

$62,980

Average Earnings

$87,801

Average Male

$37,948

Average Female

Murphy Earnings by Educational Attainment

Murphy Language by Age

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Murphy Language

63.96% of Murphy residents speak only English, while 36.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 13.96% of the population.

Murphy Language

Murphy Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,5917557.13%
Asian4,8091352.81%
Hispanic1,304100.77%

4.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.44%

Male Poverty Rate

5.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Murphy

The race most likely to be in poverty in Murphy is White, with 7.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Murphy is Hispanic, with 0.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.19%.

Murphy Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School9.76%
Some College6.63%
Less Than 9th Grade3.19%
Bachelors or Greater1.57%

Murphy Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed18.18%
Male Unemployed11.52%
Female Employed3.48%
Male Employed2.72%

Murphy Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Murphy Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$126,196$146,605
Families$135,742$147,739
Married Families$145,217-
Non Families$84,583$124,201
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Income by Household Type

Murphy Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

63.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.8%

Male Marriage Rate

63.0%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Murphy Marital Status by Race

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Murphy Marital Status

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916

Number of Veterans

743

Male Veterans

173

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War351
Second Gulf War318
Vietnam164
Korea48
World War II13

Murphy Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54387
18 to 34153
65 to 74133
55 to 64131
75+112

Murphy Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6828.77%
Black974.34%
Asian872.47%
Native American3845.24%
Hispanic132.11%
Islander1254.55%

Murphy Veterans by Race

Murphy Veterans by Education

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3.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

11.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Murphy Veterans by Education

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68.3%

Labor Force Participation

65%

Employment Rate

4.9%

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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42.78%

Born in Murphy

74.51%

Native Born

25.49%

Foreign Born

7.18%

Non Citizen

18.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

74.51% of Murphy residents were born in the United States, with 42.78% having been born in Texas. 7.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Murphy Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202120,204-148-0.73%
202020,352-148-0.72%
201920,500-148-0.72%
201820,648-55-0.27%
201720,7031380.67%
201620,565-78-0.38%
201520,6433711.83%
201420,2726873.51%
201319,5854122.15%
201219,1734572.44%
201118,7166933.85%
201018,02314,92419.25%
20003,0990.00%

Murphy Population by Year