Murphy is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 20,611 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 $128,519.00.
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 92.25% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Murphy is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Murphy who work in management occupations (18.11%), sales jobs (16.39%), and healthcare (12.71%).
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 8.41% 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.
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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Murphy, the average commute to work is 33.07 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Murphy. 56.74% 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 $39,934, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $159,736 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, English, Irish, Scottish, and Nigerian.
Murphy also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 29.57%.
The most common language spoken in Murphy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Vietnamese.