Murphysboro, Illinois Population 2021

7,254
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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 7,254, it is the 276th largest city in Illinois and the 3878th largest city in the United States . Murphysboro is currently declining at a rate of -1.04% annually and its population has decreased by -8.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,970 in 2010. Murphysboro reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 5 miles, Murphysboro has a population density of 1,400 people per square mile.

The average household income in Murphysboro is $49,629 with a poverty rate of 19.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $594 per month, and the median house value is $70,500. 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: 76.96%
  • Black or African American: 13.97%
  • Other race: 5.89%
  • Two or more races: 3.03%
  • Asian: 0.14%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Murphysboro, Illinois is 7,254 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,406.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,970.

Murphysboro, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,97076.96%
Black or African American1,08413.97%
Some Other Race4575.89%
Two or More Races2353.03%
Asian110.14%
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Murphysboro Population by Race

Murphysboro Population Pyramid $2021

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Murphysboro Median Age

36.5


Total

36.6


Male

36.5


Female

Murphysboro Adults

There are 5,716 adults, (1,313 of whom are seniors) in Murphysboro.

Murphysboro Age Dependency

76.2

Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Murphysboro Sex Ratio

Female

4,160

53.63%

Male

3,597

46.37%

Murphysboro Population by Age

Murphysboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Murphysboro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female29.4%70.6%
Non Family44.9%55.1%
All53.9%46.1%
Male61%39%
Married78.7%21.3%

53.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Murphysboro Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,3072.2753.9
Non Family1,4121.1144.9
Married1,0663.0878.7
Female6193.2129.4
Male2103.2761

3.01

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

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Murphysboro Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2454.74%
9th to 12th Grade4448.59%
High School Graduate1,82235.23%
Some College1,27224.60%
Associates Degree3957.64%
Bachelors Degree57011.02%
Graduate Degree4238.18%
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Murphysboro Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Murphysboro Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,2183,641921
Black69859736
Hispanic22021519
Other Race149149
2+ Races52466
Asian111111

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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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,441$31,174$25,917
Less Than 9th Grade$23,646$$14,643
High School Graduate$22,459$21,968$24,219
Some College$26,927$39,018$25,614
Bachelors Degree$36,683$41,518$35,865
Graduate Degree$53,802$$54,063

$26,441

Average Earnings

$31,174

Average Male

$25,917

Average Female

Murphysboro Earnings by Educational Attainment

Murphysboro Language by Age

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Murphysboro Language

93.01% of Murphysboro residents speak only English, while 6.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.10% of the population.

Murphysboro Language

Murphysboro Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,77675313.04%
Black1,01633532.97%
Hispanic52526650.67%
Other45726457.77%
Multiple23512452.77%

19.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.84%

Male Poverty Rate

21.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Murphysboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Murphysboro is Other, with 57.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Murphysboro is White, with 13.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.28%.

Murphysboro Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School25.00%
Some College7.25%
Less Than 9th Grade5.79%
Bachelors or Greater1.42%

Murphysboro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed12.68%
Female Unemployed12.27%
Male Employed6.48%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Murphysboro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Murphysboro Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,184$49,629
Families$43,324$57,380
Married Families$57,045-
Non Families$27,807$34,050
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Income by Household Type

Murphysboro Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.8%

Male Marriage Rate

36.4%

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 55-64, 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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539

Number of Veterans

478

Male Veterans

61

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam207
Second Gulf War107
First Gulf War90
Korea64
World War II14

Murphysboro Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74182
75+139
35 to 5491
55 to 6488
18 to 3439

Murphysboro Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White47310.13%
Black566.71%
2+ Races1019.23%

Murphysboro Veterans by Race

Murphysboro Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Murphysboro Veterans by Education

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56.9%

Labor Force Participation

50.8%

Employment Rate

10.7%

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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75.39%

Born in Murphysboro

96.40%

Native Born

3.60%

Foreign Born

2.93%

Non Citizen

0.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.40% of Murphysboro residents were born in the United States, with 75.39% having been born in Illinois. 2.93% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20217,254-76-1.04%
20207,330-76-1.03%
20197,406-76-1.02%
20187,482-88-1.16%
20177,570-120-1.56%
20167,690-55-0.71%
20157,745-53-0.68%
20147,798-60-0.76%
20137,858-55-0.70%
20127,913-50-0.63%
20117,963-17-0.21%
20107,980-5,315-4.98%
200013,2954,1193.78%
19909,176-690-0.72%
19809,866-147-0.15%
197010,0131,3401.45%
19608,673-568-0.63%
19509,2412650.29%
19408,9767940.93%
19308,182-2,521-2.65%
192010,7033,2183.64%
19107,4851,0221.48%
19006,4632,5835.24%
18903,8800.00%

Murphysboro Population by Year