Murray, Kentucky Population 2020

19,604
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Murray is a city located in Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 19,604, it is the 19th largest city in Kentucky and the 1887th largest city in the United States. Murray is currently growing at a rate of 0.66% annually and its population has increased by 10.50% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,741 in 2010. Spanning over 12 miles, Murray has a population density of 1,688 people per square mile.

The average household income in Murray is $44,508 with a poverty rate of 34.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $675 per month, and the median house value is $153,000. The median age in Murray is 26.4 years, 25.3 years for males, and 27.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.1 males.

Murray Demographics

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

  • White: 86.99%
  • Black or African American: 5.47%
  • Two or more races: 4.16%
  • Asian: 2.79%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Other race: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Murray, Kentucky is 19,604, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 19,348.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,741.

Murray, Kentucky Population 2020

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

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202039,6752700.68%
201939,4052700.69%
201839,1352700.69%
201738,8651060.27%
201638,7591010.26%
201538,6581930.50%
201438,465300.08%
201338,4353810.99%
201238,0543861.01%
201137,6683210.85%
201037,3470.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,56086.99%
Black or African American1,0415.47%
Two or More Races7924.16%
Asian5312.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native600.32%
Some Other Race530.28%
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Murray Population Pyramid 2020

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Murray Median Age

26.4


Total

25.3


Male

27.5


Female

Murray Adults

There are 16,311 adults, (2,533 of whom are seniors) in Murray.

Murray Age Dependency

38.2

Age Dependency Ratio

18.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

19.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Murray Sex Ratio

Female

9,658

50.73%

Male

9,379

49.27%

Murray Households and Families

Murray Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Murray Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65%35%
All39.5%60.5%
Female36.3%63.7%
Male27.4%72.6%
Non Family24.5%75.5%

39.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,0942.1939.5
Non Family3,6791.3824.5
Married2,3912.8865
Female6843.2636.3
Male3404.0127.4

2.98

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Murray Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5745.76%
9th to 12th Grade5955.97%
High School Graduate2,67726.85%
Some College2,28022.87%
Associates Degree4404.41%
Bachelors Degree1,83918.45%
Graduate Degree1,56415.69%
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Murray Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,5767,6732,789
Black581525145
Asian452399342
Hispanic2058730
Multiple Races13010283
Native American602114
Other Race1919

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 75.66%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,580$32,013$25,466
Less Than High School$25,139$21,250$
High School Grad$20,586$24,625$13,781
Some College$31,064$31,753$25,313
Bachelors Degree$26,615$24,597$27,304
Graduate Degree$61,700$63,654$58,571

$30,580

Average Earnings

$32,013

Average Male

$25,466

Average Female

Murray Language

Murray Language by Age

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Murray Language

91.72% of Murray residents speak only English, while 8.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 2.74% of the population.

Murray Poverty

Murray Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,1754,13431.38%
Black80840950.62%
Multiple66735753.52%
Hispanic43624455.96%
Asian48515131.13%
Native604676.67%
Other321856.25%

34.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.88%

Male Poverty Rate

36.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Murray

The race most likely to be in poverty in Murray is Native, with 76.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Murray is Asian, with 31.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 50.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.77%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School58.75%
Some College27.17%
High School24.72%
Bachelors or Greater18.28%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed49.27%
Female Unemployed36.27%
Female Employed30.57%
Male Employed20.15%

Murray Income

Murray Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$29,384$44,508
Families$51,804$64,941
Married Families$65,379-
Non Families$17,111$24,761
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Murray Marital Status

Murray Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.7%

Male Marriage Rate

30.4%

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 35-44.

Murray Marital Status by Race

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Murray Veterans

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681

Number of Veterans

595

Male Veterans

86

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War219
Vietnam178
Korea95
First Gulf War49
World War II31
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Age Group Veterans
75+229
18 to 34156
65 to 74151
35 to 5482
55 to 6463
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Name Veterans % of Total
White6604.61%
Black121.23%
Asian91.81%

Murray Veterans by Education

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11.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Murray Employment Status

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57%

Labor Force Participation

54.1%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

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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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50.27%

Born in Kentucky

91.34%

Native Born

8.66%

Foreign Born

6.08%

Non Citizen

2.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.34% of Murray residents were born in the United States, with 50.27% having been born in Kentucky. 6.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202019,6041280.66%
201919,4761280.66%
201819,3481750.91%
201719,1731280.67%
201619,045400.21%
201519,0053651.96%
201418,640-5-0.03%
201318,6453401.86%
201218,3052591.44%
201118,0462011.13%
201017,8452,8951.79%
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%