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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Murphysborowas:
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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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Murphysboro
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.