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Murchison, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Murchison is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Henderson County at latitude 32.2752 and longitude -95.7561. Henderson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 456 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Murchison, but most people and references simply refer to it as Murchison, Texas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Murchison indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Murchison (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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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 Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Murchison to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 1167 33rd
Population Density1 # 1276 27th
Diversity Index2 # 1088 38th
Median Household Income # 705 60th
Per Capita Income # 900 49th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.