Murphy is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 20,610 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Murphy is the 143rd largest community in Texas. Murphy has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Murphy, where the median household income is $115,387.00.
Murphy home prices are not only among the most expensive in Texas, but Murphy real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Murphy is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.15% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Murphy is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Murphy who work in management occupations (18.04%), sales jobs (13.80%), and healthcare (10.04%).
Also of interest is that Murphy has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.13% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Murphy is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Murphy a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Murphy has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Murphy’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Murphy, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.59 minutes every day commuting to work.
If knowledge is power, Murphy is a pretty powerful place. 56.06% of the adults in Murphy have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Murphy in 2010 was $37,384, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $149,536 for a family of four. However, Murphy contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Murphy is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Murphy home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Murphy residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Murphy include German, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.
In addition, Murphy has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (24.53%).
The most common language spoken in Murphy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Vietnamese and Spanish.