Murphy, TX
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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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Murphy, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Murphy, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Murphy’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Murphy does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because 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.

A relatively large number of people in Murphy telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.13% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Murphy is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Murphy. 56.06% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Murphy's cultural character, accounting for 24.53% of the city’s population.

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

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