Murray is a city located in Calloway County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Calloway County. With a 2020 population of 17,221, it is the 28th largest city in Kentucky and the 2620th largest city in the United States. Murray is currently declining at a rate of -0.25% annually and its population has decreased by -10.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,254 in 2020. Spanning over 12 miles, Murray has a population density of 1,483 people per square mile.
The average household income in Murray is $45,912 with a poverty rate of 26.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $674 per month, and the median house value is $158,200. The median age in Murray is 26.5 years, 26 years for males, and 26.8 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Murraywas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
Rate of Home Ownership
Average Family Size
Average Household Size
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 61.68%.
93.74% of Murray residents speak only English, while 6.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.51% of the population.
Overall Poverty Rate
Male Poverty Rate
Female Poverty Rate
The race most likely to be in poverty in Murray is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Murray is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 42.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.86%.
Number of Veterans
Veteran Poverty Rate
Veteran Disability Rate
Labor Force Participation
Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Murray
94.54% of Murray residents were born in the United States, with 52.54% having been born in Kentucky. 3.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.