Murphys is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 2,167 people and just one neighborhood, Murphys is the 620th largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Murphys are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Occupations and Workforce
Murphys is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.28% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Murphys is a town of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Murphys who work in teaching (16.81%), office and administrative support (13.04%) and maintenance occupations (11.16%).
A relatively large number of people in Murphys telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 17.01% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Murphys has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Murphys has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Murphys than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Murphys may be for you.
As is often the case in a small town, Murphys doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.