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Murphy, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Murphy had a population of 21,344 as of July 1, 2016. Murphy ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Murphy is located at latitude 33.0168 and longitude -96.6085 in Collin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Murphy (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Collin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 581 feet.

The City of Murphy (GNIS ID: 2411197) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Murphy is located within Plano Division of Collin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Murphy population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Murphy, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 21,344
Population in Households 21,344
Population in Familes 20,428
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,756
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 5,865
Average Household Size 3.64
Family Households 5,337
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 5,961 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,572 (93.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 293 ( 4.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 ( 1.6%)
Median Home Value $308,514
Average Home Value $353,438


Median Household Income $120,596
Average Household Income $143,972
Per Capita Income $39,801
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.99% 2.74%
Households 2.31% 2.49%
Families 2.2% 2.44%
Median Household Income   0.77%
Per Capita Income   0.96%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Murphy, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Murphy to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 140 92nd
Population Density1 # 103 94th
Diversity Index2 # 364 79th
Median Household Income # 49 97th
Per Capita Income # 130 93rd

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