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 $121,360.00.
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 93.38% 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 (17.73%), sales jobs (13.10%), and office and administrative support (9.84%).
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.
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 32.02 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. 53.96% 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 $37,726, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $150,904 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 English, Irish, Scottish, and Nigerian.
In addition, Murphy has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.50%).
The most common language spoken in Murphy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Vietnamese and Spanish.