Murphysboro, Illinois Population 2022

6,917
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Murphysboro is a city located in Jackson County Illinois. It is also the county seat of Jackson County. With a 2020 population of 6,917, it is the 288th largest city in Illinois and the 5389th largest city in the United States. Murphysboro is currently declining at a rate of -1.26% annually and its population has decreased by -10.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,727 in 2020. Spanning over 5 miles, Murphysboro has a population density of 1,335 people per square mile.

The average household income in Murphysboro is $49,629 with a poverty rate of 18.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $625 per month, and the median house value is $69,900. The median age in Murphysboro is 36.5 years, 36.6 years for males, and 36.5 years for females.

Murphysboro Demographics

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

  • White: 75.90%
  • Black or African American: 16.41%
  • Other race: 4.37%
  • Two or more races: 3.12%
  • Asian: 0.19%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Murphysboro, Illinois is 6,917 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,727.

Murphysboro, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

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Murphysboro Population by Race

Murphysboro Population Pyramid 2022

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Murphysboro Median Age

40.5


Total

41.3


Male

40.2


Female

Murphysboro Adults

There are 5,928 adults, (1,596 of whom are seniors) in Murphysboro.

Murphysboro Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Murphysboro Sex Ratio

Female

4,122

53.35%

Male

3,605

46.65%

Murphysboro Population by Age

Murphysboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Murphysboro Household Types

53.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Murphysboro Households and Families

2.94

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

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Murphysboro Households by Type

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Murphysboro Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Murphysboro Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Murphysboro Educational Attainment by Race

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$26,069

Average Earnings

$26,493

Average Male

$25,912

Average Female

Murphysboro Earnings by Educational Attainment

Murphysboro Language by Age

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Murphysboro Language

90.97% of Murphysboro residents speak only English, while 9.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.43% of the population.

Murphysboro Language

Murphysboro Poverty by Race

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18.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.76%

Male Poverty Rate

19.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Murphysboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Murphysboro is Hispanic, with 46.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Murphysboro is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.63%.

Murphysboro Poverty

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Murphysboro Poverty Rate by Education

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Murphysboro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Murphysboro Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Murphysboro Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.3%

Male Marriage Rate

37.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Murphysboro Married by Age and Sex

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Murphysboro 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 55-64.

Murphysboro Marital Status by Race

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Murphysboro Marital Status

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526

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Murphysboro Veterans by War

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Murphysboro Veterans by Age

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Murphysboro Veterans by Race

Murphysboro Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Murphysboro Veterans by Education

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55.8%

Labor Force Participation

50.7%

Employment Rate

9.1%

Unemployment Rate

Murphysboro Employment by Age

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Murphysboro Employment by Race

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Murphysboro 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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76.17%

Born in Murphysboro

96.67%

Native Born

3.33%

Foreign Born

2.36%

Non Citizen

0.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.67% of Murphysboro residents were born in the United States, with 76.17% having been born in Illinois. 2.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Murphysboro Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Murphysboro Population by Year