Murphysboro, IL


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Murphysboro is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 7,768 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Murphysboro is the 254th largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some cities, Murphysboro isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Murphysboro are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Murphysboro is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Murphysboro who work in office and administrative support (15.01%), sales jobs (8.65%), and teaching (7.10%).

As is often the case in a small city, Murphysboro doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The population of Murphysboro overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Murphysboro, 21.27% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Murphysboro in 2010 was $19,021, which is low income relative to Illinois, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,084 for a family of four.

Murphysboro is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Murphysboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Murphysboro residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Murphysboro include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Murphysboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Spanish.

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