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People

Total Population 590
Male Share of the Population 46.4%
Female Share of the Population 53.6%
Senior Citizens 17.3%
Employed Population 16+ 289
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 57.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 6.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,500
% Above Poverty Level 83.1%
% Below Poverty Level 16.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 38.4%
Median Gross Rent $575
Median House Value $59,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.2%
US/American 0%
English 13.7%
Irish 18.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Murray Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 42 miles SW of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 104 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Clarke
Standard Zip Codes 50174
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.041
Longitude -93.949

Murray Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station OSCEOLA
Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
Station WINTERSET 2 NNW
Distance 22.9 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.3 inches
Station LEON 6 ESE
Distance 27 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Murray, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Hopeville (50174)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Afton 970 $50,625
Lorimor 378 $40,417

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Murray Public Libraries

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Murray Public Library
"416 MAPLE STREET, BOX 21"
Murray, Iowa
(641) 447-2711

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Murray High Schools

MURRAY SCHOOL MURRAY JR/SR HIGH
216 SHERMAN
641-447-2517
Serves 163 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.7

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