Murphys, California Population 2024

2,022

Murphys is a city located in Calaveras County California. Murphys has a 2024 population of 2,022. Murphys is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 4.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,944 in 2020.

The average household income in Murphys is $73,541 with a poverty rate of 12.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Murphys is 60.7 years, 57.4 years for males, and 64.9 years for females.

Murphys Demographics

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

  • White: 84.92%
  • Two or more races: 8.21%
  • Other race: 6.87%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
10.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
195.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.01% (78)
The current population of Murphys, California is 2,022 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,944.

Murphys, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,71784.92%
Two or more races1668.21%
Other race1396.87%
Black or African American
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Murphys Population by Race

Murphys Population Pyramid 2024

Murphys Median Age

60.7

Total

57.4

Male

64.9

Female

Murphys Adults

There are 1,866 adults, (889 of whom are seniors) in Murphys.

Murphys Age Dependency

107

Age Dependency Ratio

91

Old Age Dependency Ratio

16

Child Dependency Ratio

Murphys Sex Ratio

Female1,01450.15%
Male1,00849.85%

Murphys Population by Age

Murphys Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8992.256931
Married4172.9781.118.9
Non Family3991.3163.436.6
Female533.283466
Male302.9336.763.3
showing: 5 rows

2.78

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

69.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Murphys Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Murphys Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Murphys Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.98%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 30.58%.

Murphys Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$30,602

Average Earnings

$43,359

Average Male

$26,154

Average Female

Murphys Earnings by Educational Attainment

Murphys Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Murphys Language

92.46% of Murphys residents speak only English, while 7.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.78% of the population.

Murphys Language

Murphys Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,6861488.78%
Hispanic1519764.24%
Other1398964.03%
Multiple16684.82%
showing: 4 rows

12.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.15%

Male Poverty Rate

11.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Murphys

The race most likely to be in poverty in Murphys is Hispanic, with 64.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Murphys is Multiple, with 4.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.33%.

Murphys Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade50.77%
Some College11.31%
Bachelors or Greater10.13%
High School8.96%
showing: 4 rows

Murphys Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed8.14%
Male Unemployed
Female Employed4.91%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Murphys Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Murphys Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Murphys Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.0%

Male Marriage Rate

50.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Murphys Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Murphys 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 45-54.

Murphys Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Murphys Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

246

Number of Veterans

246

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Murphys Veterans by War

count

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Murphys Veterans by Age

count

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Murphys Veterans by Race

Murphys Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Murphys Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

40.6%

Labor Force Participation

39.6%

Employment Rate

2.4%

Unemployment Rate

Murphys Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Murphys Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Murphys Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

65.63%

Born in Murphys

92.24%

Native Born

7.76%

Foreign Born

4.8%

Non Citizen

2.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.24% of Murphys residents were born in the United States, with 65.63% having been born in California. 4.8% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Murphys Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,022
20232,022
20222,022944.88%
20211,928-16-0.82%
20201,944-244-11.15%
20192,188884.19%
20182,100301.45%
20172,070-18-0.86%
20162,088-3-0.14%
20152,09120710.99%
20141,884-39-2.03%
20131,923-89-4.42%
20122,012472.39%
20111,965-248-11.21%
20102,213
showing: 15 rows

Murphys Population by Year