Murfreesboro, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Murfreesboro, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Murfreesboro had a population of 2,909 as of July 1, 2015. Murfreesboro ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Murfreesboro is located at latitude 36.442 and longitude -77.0962 in Hertford County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Murfreesboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Hertford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 82 feet.

The Town of Murfreesboro (GNIS ID: 2406219) 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 Murfreesboro 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 Murfreesboro: Murfrees Ferry, Murfrees Landing.

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Murfreesboro, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,909
Population in Households 2,319
Population in Familes 1,821
Population in Group Qrtrs 590
Population Density1 1,299
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 1,031
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 647
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,129 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 551 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 480 (42.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $123,269
Average Home Value $140,290


Median Household Income $35,815
Average Household Income $43,029
Per Capita Income $15,969
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.49% 0.21%
Households 0.85% 0.35%
Families 1.29% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.28%
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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Murfreesboro, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Murfreesboro 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 254 66th
Population Density1 # 125 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 211 72nd
Median Household Income # 488 34th
Per Capita Income # 644 13th

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