The Town of Murphy had a population of 1,657 as of July 1, 2015.
The primary coordinate point for Murphy is located at latitude 35.0943 and longitude -84.0249 in Cherokee County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Murphy (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.24 sq. miles. Cherokee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,594 feet.
The Town of Murphy (GNIS ID: 2406220) 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 Murphy population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Murphy: Christie Ford, Huntersville, Tlanusi'yi.
|Population in Households||1,616|
|Population in Familes||1,258|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||41|
|Average Household Size||2.24|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||892 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||464 (52.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||256 (28.7%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||172 (19.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$127,439|
|Average Home Value||$153,078|
|Median Household Income||$31,519|
|Average Household Income||$45,922|
|Per Capita Income||$20,092|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||3.57%|
|Per Capita Income||2.62%|
The table below compares Murphy to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina 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.
|Total Population||# 352||53rd|
|Population Density1||# 362||51st|
|Diversity Index2||# 487||35th|
|Median Household Income||# 588||21st|
|Per Capita Income||# 405||45th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.