Murray, Kentucky Population 2021

19,413
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Murray is a city located in Calloway County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Calloway County. With a 2020 population of 19,413, it is the 20th largest city in Kentucky and the 1908th largest city in the United States . Murray is currently growing at a rate of 0.22% annually and its population has increased by 9.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,741 in 2010. Murray reached it's highest population of 19,413 in 2021. Spanning over 12 miles, Murray has a population density of 1,672 people per square mile.

The average household income in Murray is $45,912 with a poverty rate of 31.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $704 per month, and the median house value is $157,500. The median age in Murray is 26.5 years, 26 years for males, and 26.8 years for females.

Murray Demographics

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

  • White: 87.23%
  • Black or African American: 6.11%
  • Two or more races: 3.98%
  • Asian: 2.15%
  • Other race: 0.42%
  • Native American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Murray, Kentucky is 19,413 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 19,284.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,741.

Murray, Kentucky Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202139,075370.09%
202039,038370.09%
201939,001370.09%
201838,9641320.34%
201738,832990.25%
201638,733770.20%
201538,6562040.53%
201438,452270.07%
201338,4253790.99%
201238,0463791.00%
201137,6673190.85%
201037,3480.00%

Murray Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,72387.23%
Black or African American1,1726.11%
Two or More Races7633.98%
Asian4132.15%
Some Other Race800.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native200.10%
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Murray Population by Race

Murray Population Pyramid $2021

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Murray Median Age

26.5


Total

26


Male

26.8


Female

Murray Adults

There are 16,386 adults, (2,421 of whom are seniors) in Murray.

Murray Age Dependency

37.3

Age Dependency Ratio

17.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

19.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Murray Sex Ratio

Female

9,867

51.47%

Male

9,304

48.53%

Murray Population by Age

Murray Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Murray Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married63.4%36.6%
All38.5%61.5%
Non Family26%74%
Female25.9%74.1%
Male21.4%78.6%

38.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Murray Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,2652.1538.5
Non Family3,7431.3726
Married2,4752.8863.4
Female6603.0625.9
Male3873.421.4

2.9

Average Family Size

2.15

Average Household Size

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Murray Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5014.98%
9th to 12th Grade5265.23%
High School Graduate2,77927.65%
Some College2,32023.08%
Associates Degree5375.34%
Bachelors Degree1,72917.20%
Graduate Degree1,65916.51%
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Murray Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Murray Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,6037,7722,803
Black641590153
Asian347286248
Hispanic26819238
2+ Races197168134
Other Race262612
Native American202012

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 71.47%.

Murray Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,387$31,739$26,159
Less Than 9th Grade$28,152$29,342$18,333
High School Graduate$21,183$25,217$20,025
Some College$27,434$30,303$23,750
Bachelors Degree$30,345$23,594$31,286
Graduate Degree$56,932$57,266$54,514

$30,387

Average Earnings

$31,739

Average Male

$26,159

Average Female

Murray Earnings by Educational Attainment

Murray Language by Age

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Murray Language

92.33% of Murray residents speak only English, while 7.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.42% of the population.

Murray Language

Murray Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,1913,65027.67%
Black97961662.92%
Multiple68643863.85%
Hispanic42415135.61%
Asian38211129.06%
Native20840.00%
Other61711.48%

31.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.63%

Male Poverty Rate

33.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Murray

The race most likely to be in poverty in Murray is Multiple, with 63.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Murray is Other, with 11.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 45.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.98%.

Murray Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade50.38%
High School27.48%
Some College20.72%
Bachelors or Greater16.12%

Murray Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed60.95%
Female Unemployed57.65%
Female Employed24.96%
Male Employed19.71%

Murray Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Murray Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,576$45,912
Families$53,246$67,203
Married Families$73,149-
Non Families$19,572$25,131
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Income by Household Type

Murray Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.5%

Male Marriage Rate

29.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Murray Married by Age and Sex

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Murray Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Murray Marital Status by Race

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Murray Marital Status

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734

Number of Veterans

649

Male Veterans

85

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam214
Second Gulf War212
First Gulf War87
Korea63
World War II19

Murray Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+222
65 to 74181
35 to 54140
18 to 34118
55 to 6473

Murray Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6614.59%
Black383.74%
2+ Races285.65%
Hispanic225.35%
Asian71.85%

Murray Veterans by Race

Murray Veterans by Education

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6.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Murray Veterans by Education

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58.3%

Labor Force Participation

55.9%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Murray Employment by Age

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Murray Employment by Race

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Murray 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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51.44%

Born in Murray

93.40%

Native Born

6.60%

Foreign Born

4.30%

Non Citizen

2.30%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.40% of Murray residents were born in the United States, with 51.44% having been born in Kentucky. 4.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Murray Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202119,413430.22%
202019,370430.22%
201919,327430.22%
201819,2841140.59%
201719,1701250.66%
201619,045310.16%
201519,0143711.99%
201418,643-3-0.02%
201318,6463411.86%
201218,3052581.43%
201118,0472011.13%
201017,8462,8961.79%
200014,9505110.35%
199014,4391910.13%
198014,2487110.51%
197013,5374,2343.82%
19609,3033,2684.42%
19506,0352,2624.81%
19403,7738822.70%
19302,8912,3916.02%
19005000.00%

Murray Population by Year