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.
Murphysboro is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Murphysboro is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Murphysboro who work in office and administrative support (11.99%), healthcare suport services (8.34%), and sales jobs (8.18%).
As is often the case in a small city, Murphysboro doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Murphysboro is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.20% of adults 25 and older in Murphysboro have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Murphysboro in 2018 was $21,916, 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 $87,664 for a family of four. However, Murphysboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Murphysboro is a very 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 Spanish and Italian.