Murphy is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 21,013 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Murphy is the 140th largest community in Texas. Much of the housing stock in Murphy was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Murphy economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Murphy, where the median household income is $140,828.00.
Murphy home prices are not only among the most expensive in Texas, but Murphy real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Murphy is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.46% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Murphy is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Murphy who work in management occupations (12.76%), sales jobs (12.08%), and business and financial occupations (11.15%).
Also of interest is that Murphy has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.68% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Murphy is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Murphy’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Murphy, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.04 minutes every day commuting to work.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Murphy. 54.63% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Murphy in 2018 was $42,641, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,564 for a family of four. However, Murphy contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Murphy is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Murphy home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Murphy residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Murphy include English, Irish, German, Italian, and African.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Murphy's cultural character, accounting for 24.92% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Murphy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and African languages.