Murphy is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 20,482 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 $118,843.00.
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 92.42% 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 (18.10%), sales jobs (15.36%), and healthcare (11.60%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.78% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Murphy really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Murphy perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Murphy, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.29 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Murphy use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Murphy‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Murphy. 55.18% 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 $38,471, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,884 for a family of four.
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 27.48% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Murphy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Vietnamese.