Murraysville, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Murraysville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Murraysville Census Designated Place had a population of 15,605 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 15,605
Daytime Population: Workers 1,210
Daytime Population: Residents 6,825
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,035
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.51
Population in Households 15,605
Population in Familes 12,100
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,812
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $59,285
Average Household Income $68,907
Per Capita Income $27,847


Total Housing Units 6,520 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,475 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,836 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 209 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $203,167
Average Home Value $220,916


Total Households 6,311
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 4,041
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 1.79% 1.69%
Households 1.69% 1.65%
Families 1.58% 1.51%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.19%

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, 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 # 61 92nd
Population Density # 46 94th
Diversity Index # 419 43rd
Median Household Income # 92 88th
Per Capita Income # 195 74th

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