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 $115,387.00.
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 93.15% 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 (18.04%), sales jobs (13.80%), and healthcare (10.04%).
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: 8.13% 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Murphy a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Murphy has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Murphy’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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 32.59 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
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 56.06% 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 $37,384, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $149,536 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 German, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Murphy's cultural character, accounting for 24.53% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Murphy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Vietnamese and Spanish.