Murphy is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 20,230 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 $121,360.
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 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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Murphy, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.02 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly 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 German, English, Irish, Scottish, Nigerian and Italian.
In addition, Murphy has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.50%).
The languages spoken by people in Murphy are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Murphy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Vietnamese, Spanish, Indic languages and Urdu.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||5,087|
|MURPHY HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||94.24%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||5.76%|
|TYPE OF MURPHY HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||99.28%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||0.43%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||0.00%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||0.00%|
|SIZE OF MURPHY HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||27.98%|
|AGE OF MURPHY HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||75.93%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||22.96%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||1.11%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||0.00%|
|MURPHY REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$389,620|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$2,270|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $68,000||1.23%|
|$68,001 - $135,000||1.29%|
|$135,001 - $270,000||17.13%|
|$270,001 - $405,000||40.41%|
|$405,001 - $540,000||23.61%|
|$540,001 - $675,000||11.81%|
|$675,001 - $1,013,000||3.48%|
|$1,013,001 - $1,350,000||0.77%|
|PEOPLE OF MURPHY||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||7.50%|
|5 TO 17||25.92%|
|18 TO 24||8.16%|
|25 TO 34||6.69%|
|35 TO 54||34.89%|
|55 TO 64||10.20%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||6.64%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||95.59%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$121,360|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$37,726|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||3.82%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Retail (13.56%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (12.21%)
Information Technology (4.07%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||13.28%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.04%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.09%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.70%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||5.79%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (11.34%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (66.42%)
Indic languages (4.63%)
African languages (2.25%)
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