Murchison, TX Community Profile: Data

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Murchison: Basic Info

Murchison is the everyday name that most people use for the community and surrounding area. However, the City of Murchison is the formal official name. It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Henderson County at latitude 32.2785 and longitude -95.7497. The elevation is 456 feet.

The City of Murchison has formally defined boundaries. The boundaries are displayed in the map section. The defined boundaries encompass a land area of 1.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Henderson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). Observes DST? Yes. Current Local Time.

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Murchison: Community Profile Overview & Basic Data


The Murchison Community Profile has 7 main navigation sections plus some ancillary topics in the blue navigation bar:

  1. The Data section (this page) contains Basic Parameters for Murchison (Formal Name, Census Class Code, Coordinates and Time Zone) , current Demographic Information and a Peer Comparsion Table that shows how Murchison ranks in comparison to its peer group.
  2. The Maps section has a Boundary Map for the City of Murchison with a 1-click link to Driving Directions, Texas Congressional District Maps and a Map of Henderson County.
  3. The Photos section of the Community Profile has Murchison Local Area Photos. The locations where the photos were taken are plotted on a map. The photos are available in two sizes.
  4. The Directory is a Murchison Directory of Business, Government and Social Services. The Directory can be searched by business name or category. There are also 40 point and click links to the most popular search categories.
  5. The Schools section has School Profiles for local area schools. You can also search for profiles of all Texas Public and Private Schools by School Name, City, County or ZIP Code.
  6. The Jobs section of the Murchison Community Profile has a searchable database of employment opportunities in or near Murchison. The jobs database can be searched by job category or keywords.
  7. The Places section lists popular "Places of Interest" in the local Murchison area. The Places are listed by category. When you select a category, you're presented with a list of locations within a 15 mile search radius. Maps and driving direction are both 1-click links.

Murchison, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 633
Population in Households 632
Population in Familes 541
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 401
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 236
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 175
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 186 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $156,410
Average Home Value $192,339


Median Household Income $47,696
Average Household Income $55,783
Per Capita Income $21,099
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.51% 1.02%
Households 1.56% 1.08%
Families 1.98% 1.01%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
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.


Murchison, TX: Peer Comparison by Rank and Percentile (As of July 1, 2014)

The table below compares Murchison to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile. The place with the highest value is ranked # 1. Percentile example: a location that ranks higher than 25% of its peers would be in the 25th percentile of the peer group.

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Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1167 33rd
Population Density1 # 1276 27th
Diversity Index2 # 1088 38th
Median Household Income # 705 60th
Per Capita Income # 900 49th
Information Updates

The Demographic Data and Peer Comparison Ranking Data for cities, towns, counties, ZIP Codes and Census Designated Places (CDPs) profiled in this Texas Gazetteer is updated annually. The most recent update was on July 1, 2014.

The USPS report on the number of business and residential addresses being served in each ZIP Code and the ZIP Code Maps are updated 4 times per year. The last update was on August 1, 2014.

The School Attendance Zone Maps are updated four times per year. The last update was on January 6, 2014.

The information on the Texas Physical, Cultural and Historic Features is updated six times per year. The last update was on August 2, 2014.