Murray, Kentucky Population 2022

17,221
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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 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.

Murray Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Murraywas:

  • White: 86.72%
  • Black or African American: 6.45%
  • Two or more races: 3.79%
  • Asian: 2.28%
  • Other race: 0.74%
  • Native American: 0.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Murray, Kentucky is 17,221 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 19,254.

Murray, Kentucky Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Murray Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Murray Population by Race

Murray Population Pyramid 2022

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Murray Median Age

27


Total

27.7


Male

26.6


Female

Murray Adults

There are 16,565 adults, (2,465 of whom are seniors) in Murray.

Murray Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

17.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

19.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Murray Sex Ratio

Female

9,670

50.22%

Male

9,584

49.78%

Murray Population by Age

Murray Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Murray Household Types

41.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Murray Households and Families

3.01

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

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Murray Households by Type

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Murray Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Murray Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

Murray Educational Attainment by Race

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$31,837

Average Earnings

$34,817

Average Male

$30,011

Average Female

Murray Earnings by Educational Attainment

Murray Language by Age

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Murray Language

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.

Murray Language

Murray Poverty by Race

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26.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.35%

Male Poverty Rate

27.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Murray

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%.

Murray Poverty

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Murray Poverty Rate by Education

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Murray Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Murray Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Murray Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.3%

Male Marriage Rate

31.2%

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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679

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Murray Veterans by War

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Murray Veterans by Age

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Murray Veterans by Race

Murray Veterans by Education

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5.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Murray Veterans by Education

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58.1%

Labor Force Participation

55.3%

Employment Rate

4.7%

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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52.54%

Born in Murray

94.54%

Native Born

5.46%

Foreign Born

3.46%

Non Citizen

2.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Murray Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Murray Population by Year