Murphysboro, IL
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Murphysboro is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 7,406 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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Murphysboro who work in office and administrative support (13.71%), healthcare (9.96%), and sales jobs (8.15%).

Murphysboro is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of Murphysboro are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.08% of adults in Murphysboro having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Murphysboro in 2018 was $22,067, 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 $88,268 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

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


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