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. 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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.78% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 32.29 minutes every day commuting to work.
If knowledge is power, Murphy is a pretty powerful place. 55.18% of the adults in Murphy have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
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 English, 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.