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
Murtaugh is a blue-collar town, with 54.76% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 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
Murtaugh is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Murtaugh’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Despite the fact that it is a small city, Murtaugh has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.