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The Town of Murphy had a population of 1,735 as of July 1, 2021.
The primary coordinate point for Murphy is located at latitude 35.0876 and longitude -84.0346 in Cherokee County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Murphy 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 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Murphy: Christie Ford, Huntersville, Tlanusi'yi.
|Total Population||1,735 (100%)|
|Population in Households||1,694 (97.6%)|
|Population in Families||1,312 (75.6%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||41 ( 2.4%)|
|Median Household Income||$40,725|
|Average Household Income||$57,584|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||19%|
|Per Capita Income||$25,287|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||970 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||476 (49.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||280 (28.9%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||213 (22.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$179,661|
|Average Home Value||$203,624|
|Housing Affordability Index3||145|
|Average Household Size||2.24|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.0%|
|Per Capita Income||2.19%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.83%|
The table below compares Murphy to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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||# 349||53rd|
|Population Density||# 377||49th|
|Median Household Income||# 528||29th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 193||26th|
|Per Capita Income||# 366||51st|
|Diversity Index||# 509||32nd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.