Murraysville, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Murraysville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Murraysville Census Designated Place had a population of 15,085 as of July 1, 2016. Murraysville 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 Murraysville is located at latitude 34.2916 and longitude -77.8423 in New Hanover County. The formal boundaries for the Murraysville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. New Hanover County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The Murraysville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403320) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Murraysville Census Designated Place is located within Township of Harnett, a minor civil division (MCD) of New Hanover County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Murraysville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Murraysville, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 15,085
Population in Households 15,085
Population in Familes 11,737
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,751
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 6,100
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 3,920
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,258 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,366 (69.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,734 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 158 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $201,052
Average Home Value $218,610


Median Household Income $59,311
Average Household Income $68,067
Per Capita Income $27,516
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.52% 1.59%
Households 1.42% 1.52%
Families 1.34% 1.39%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
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.

Murraysville, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Murraysville to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 63 92nd
Population Density1 # 51 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 418 44th
Median Household Income # 83 89th
Per Capita Income # 174 77th

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