Murchison, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Murchison, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Murchison had a population of 648 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Murchison is located at latitude 32.2752 and longitude -95.7561 in Henderson County. 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. Henderson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 456 feet.

The City of Murchison (GNIS ID: 2411196) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Murchison population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

City of Murchison, TX Boundary Map

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Murchison, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 648
Population in Households 647
Population in Familes 553
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 411
Diversity Index2 41
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 242
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 179
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 281 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 190 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $157,738
Average Home Value $201,047
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,641
Average Household Income $59,139
Per Capita Income $22,502
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.67% 1.38%
Households 1.74% 1.37%
Families 2.04% 1.41%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 1160 34th
Population Density1 # 1269 28th
Diversity Index2 # 1080 39th
Median Household Income # 691 61st
Per Capita Income # 820 53rd

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