Murphy is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 20,673 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Murphy is the 143rd largest community in Texas. Much of the housing stock in Murphy was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Murphy economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. 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.
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 33.07 minutes every day commuting to work.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Murphy, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Murphy is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 56.74% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Murphy's cultural character, accounting for 29.57% 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.