Murtaugh is a tiny city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 120 people and just one neighborhood, Murtaugh is the 124th largest community in Idaho.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Murtaugh is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 54.76% of the Murtaugh workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Murtaugh is a city of service providers, professionals and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Murtaugh who work in healthcare suport services (19.05%), teaching (11.90%) and management occupations (7.14%).
Of important note, Murtaugh is also a city of artists. Murtaugh has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Murtaugh’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Murtaugh is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Murtaugh really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Murtaugh perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
For a small city, Murtaugh has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Murtaugh exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.