Murphy, Texas Population 2020

20,857
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Murphy is a city located in Texas. With a 2020 population of 20,857, it is the 135th largest city in Texas and the 1786th largest city in the United States. Murphy is currently growing at a rate of 0.59% annually and its population has increased by 17.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,708 in 2010. Spanning over 6 miles, Murphy has a population density of 3,670 people per square mile.

The average household income in Murphy is $147,347 with a poverty rate of 4.85%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,117 per month, and the median house value is $337,900. The median age in Murphy is 38.1 years, 38.4 years for males, and 37.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.9 males.

Murphy Demographics

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

  • White: 55.21%
  • Asian: 26.56%
  • Black or African American: 13.32%
  • Two or more races: 3.44%
  • Native American: 0.88%
  • Other race: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%
The current population of Murphy, Texas is 20,857, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,611.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,708.

Murphy, Texas Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,33455.21%
Asian5,45226.56%
Black or African American2,73413.32%
Two or More Races7073.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native1800.88%
Some Other Race970.47%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander240.12%
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Murphy Population Pyramid 2020

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Murphy Median Age

38.1


Total

38.4


Male

37.5


Female

Murphy Adults

There are 14,146 adults, (1,879 of whom are seniors) in Murphy.

Murphy Age Dependency

67.3

Age Dependency Ratio

15.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52

Child Dependency Ratio

Murphy Sex Ratio

Female

10,321

50.28%

Male

10,207

49.72%

Murphy Households and Families

Murphy Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Murphy Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family89.1%10.9%
Married87.3%12.7%
All86.4%13.6%
Female78.2%21.8%
Male76.5%23.5%

86.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,4263.7886.4
Married4,3573.9987.3
Non Family4961.5789.1
Male3073.976.5
Female2664.3978.2

3.98

Average Family Size

3.78

Average Household Size

1.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Murphy Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2582.01%
9th to 12th Grade4513.52%
High School Graduate1,84114.37%
Some College2,06416.11%
Associates Degree1,0558.24%
Bachelors Degree4,81637.60%
Graduate Degree2,32418.14%
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Murphy Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,3156,1943,448
Asian3,8283,4632,458
Black1,7791,757818
Hispanic590401178
Multiple Races200200173
Native American1049272
Other Race6464
Islander241212

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 multiple races people with a rate of 86.50%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$60,800$84,979$40,137
Less Than High School$$$22,240
High School Grad$31,424$22,159$35,972
Some College$35,816$65,238$28,060
Bachelors Degree$64,861$102,596$48,381
Graduate Degree$101,652$111,890$60,125

$60,800

Average Earnings

$84,979

Average Male

$40,137

Average Female

Murphy Language

Murphy Language by Age

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Murphy Language

57.89% of Murphy residents speak only English, while 42.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 14.70% of the population.

Murphy Poverty

Murphy Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,1938037.88%
Asian5,4521913.50%

4.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.87%

Male Poverty Rate

5.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Murphy

The race most likely to be in poverty in Murphy is White, with 7.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Murphy is Asian, with 3.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.33%.

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Name Poverty
High School9.56%
Some College5.55%
Less Than High School2.54%
Bachelors or Greater1.65%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed12.69%
Female Unemployed9.47%
Female Employed3.99%
Male Employed2.68%

Murphy Income

Murphy Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$132,589$147,347
Families$138,578$149,011
Married Families$143,368-
Non Families$75,455$125,769
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Murphy Marital Status

Murphy Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

66.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

65.8%

Male Marriage Rate

66.9%

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 35-44.

Murphy Marital Status by Race

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Murphy Veterans

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841

Number of Veterans

731

Male Veterans

110

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War296
Second Gulf War254
Vietnam181
Korea62
World War II20
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54406
65 to 74142
18 to 34101
55 to 6499
75+93
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Name Veterans % of Total
White5667.35%
Black1196.20%
Asian982.38%
Indian4644.23%
Hawaiian1250.00%
Hispanic111.75%

Murphy Veterans by Education

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3.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Murphy Employment Status

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70.1%

Labor Force Participation

66%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

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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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37.02%

Born in Texas

70.18%

Native Born

29.82%

Foreign Born

8.01%

Non Citizen

21.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

70.18% of Murphy residents were born in the United States, with 37.02% having been born in Texas. 8.01% 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
202020,8571230.59%
201920,7341230.60%
201820,611-33-0.16%
201720,6441230.60%
201620,521-92-0.45%
201520,6133491.72%
201420,2646863.50%
201319,5784072.12%
201219,1714602.46%
201118,7116883.82%
201018,02314,92419.25%
20003,0990.00%