Murphysboro, Illinois Population 2024

7,007

Murphysboro is a city located in Jackson County Illinois. Murphysboro has a 2024 population of 7,007. It is also the county seat of Jackson County.Murphysboro is currently declining at a rate of -0.19% annually and its population has decreased by -1.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,082 in 2020.

The average household income in Murphysboro is $53,409 with a poverty rate of 17.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Murphysboro is 40 years, 42.3 years for males, and 39.3 years for females.

Murphysboro Demographics

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

  • White: 71.4%
  • Black or African American: 14.91%
  • Other race: 8.08%
  • Two or more races: 5.27%
  • Asian: 0.34%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
5.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,352.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.06% (-75)
The current population of Murphysboro, Illinois is 7,007 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,082.

Murphysboro, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,07071.4%
Black or African American1,05914.91%
Other race5748.08%
Two or more races3745.27%
Asian240.34%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Murphysboro Population by Race

Murphysboro Population Pyramid 2024

Murphysboro Median Age

40

Total

42.3

Male

39.3

Female

Murphysboro Adults

There are 5,477 adults, (1,606 of whom are seniors) in Murphysboro.

Murphysboro Age Dependency

83.4

Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42

Child Dependency Ratio

Murphysboro Sex Ratio

Female3,94355.53%
Male3,15844.47%

Murphysboro Population by Age

Murphysboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,4661.9947.752.3
Non Family1,6911.0735.164.9
Married9083.0288.511.5
Female6702.7926.373.7
Male1972.3940.159.9
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2.81

Average Family Size

1.99

Average Household Size

47.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Murphysboro 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

Murphysboro Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Murphysboro Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Murphysboro Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,257

Average Earnings

$40,556

Average Male

$31,131

Average Female

Murphysboro Earnings by Educational Attainment

Murphysboro Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Murphysboro Language

87.89% of Murphysboro residents speak only English, while 12.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10% of the population.

Murphysboro Language

Murphysboro Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,92764113.01%
Black1,00024624.6%
Multiple36817848.37%
Hispanic61616626.95%
Other57416528.75%
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17.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.96%

Male Poverty Rate

19.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Murphysboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Murphysboro is Multiple, with 48.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Murphysboro is White, with 13.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.64%.

Murphysboro Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School21.77%
Less Than 9th Grade17.6%
Some College6.48%
Bachelors or Greater5.11%
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Murphysboro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed13.19%
Female Unemployed12.16%
Male Employed5.26%
Male Unemployed
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Murphysboro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Murphysboro Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Murphysboro Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.3%

Male Marriage Rate

31.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Murphysboro Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Murphysboro Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Murphysboro Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Murphysboro Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

398

Number of Veterans

391

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

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Murphysboro Veterans by War

count

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Murphysboro Veterans by Age

count

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Murphysboro Veterans by Race

Murphysboro Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Murphysboro Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.2%

Labor Force Participation

52.2%

Employment Rate

8.8%

Unemployment Rate

Murphysboro Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Murphysboro Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Murphysboro 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

73.57%

Born in Murphysboro

95.61%

Native Born

4.39%

Foreign Born

2.8%

Non Citizen

1.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.61% of Murphysboro residents were born in the United States, with 73.57% having been born in Illinois. 2.8% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,942-13-0.19%
20286,955-13-0.19%
20276,968-13-0.19%
20266,981-13-0.19%
20256,994-13-0.19%
20247,007-13-0.19%
20237,020-13-0.18%
20227,033-13-0.18%
20217,046-36-0.51%
20207,082-331-4.47%
20197,413-70-0.94%
20187,483-92-1.21%
20177,575-117-1.52%
20167,692-54-0.7%
20157,746-54-0.69%
20147,800-59-0.75%
20137,859-56-0.71%
20127,915-48-0.6%
20117,963-18-0.23%
20107,981-5,314-39.97%
200013,2954,11944.89%
19909,176-690-6.99%
19809,866-147-1.47%
197010,0131,34015.45%
19608,673-568-6.15%
19509,2412652.95%
19408,9767949.7%
19308,182-2,521-23.55%
192010,7033,21842.99%
19107,4851,02215.81%
19006,4632,58366.57%
18903,880
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Murphysboro Population by Year