Murfreesboro, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Murfreesboro, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Murfreesboro had a population of 2,842 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

The Town of Murfreesboro is located within Township of Murfreesboro, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hertford County.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Murfreesboro: Murfrees Ferry, Murfrees Landing.

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Murfreesboro, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,842
Daytime Population: Workers 1,424
Daytime Population: Residents 1,791
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,215
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 2,172
Population in Familes 1,701
Population in Group Qrtrs 670
Population Density2 1,269
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $32,413
Average Household Income $45,379
Per Capita Income $19,608


Total Housing Units 1,101 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 497 (45.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 457 (41.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 147 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $116,750
Average Home Value $126,710


Total Households 954
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 595
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.03% -0.6%
Households -0.45% -0.72%
Families -0.23% -0.82%
Median Household Income   0.74%
Per Capita Income   1.5%

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, 2017 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 # 257 65th
Population Density # 136 82nd
Diversity Index # 230 69th
Median Household Income # 601 19th
Per Capita Income # 536 28th

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