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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Murphysboro is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (17.20%), healthcare (7.66%), and management occupations (7.42%).
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, 22.01% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Murphysboro in 2010 was $19,708, 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 $78,832 for a family of four. However, Murphysboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Spanish and Other Asian languages.