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People

Total Population 2,095
Male Share of the Population 45.2%
Female Share of the Population 54.8%
Senior Citizens 25.3%
Employed Population 16+ 635
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 35.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $33,529
% Above Poverty Level 68.6%
% Below Poverty Level 31.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 40.9%
Median Gross Rent $525
Median House Value $139,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 8.6%
Irish 17.4%

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

Murphy Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 60 miles S of Knoxville, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 94 miles N of Atlanta, Georgia
County Cherokee
Standard Zip Codes 28906
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.087
Longitude -84.034

Murphy 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 MURPHY 2 NE
Distance 2.8 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 41 to 70 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 71 F
Annual Precip 57 inches
Station ANDREWS
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 49 F
Apr Temp 40 to 69 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 71 F
Annual Precip 66.1 inches
Station COWEETA EXP STATION
Distance 34.1 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 49 F
Apr Temp 41 to 68 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 69 F
Annual Precip 71.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Unaka (28906)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Andrews 2,050 $38,188
Hayesville 404 $32,000
Robbinsville 575 $31,250

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

Murphy Public Libraries

Library
Nantahala Regional Library
11 BLUMENTHAL STREET
Murphy, North Carolina
(828) 837-2025
Library Web Site

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Murphy Hospitals

MURPHY MEDICAL CENTER INC
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
4130 US HIGHWAY 64 EAST
(828) 837-8161
Emergency Service: Yes

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Murphy High Schools

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MURPHY HIGH
234 HIGH SCHOOL CIRCLE
828-837-2426
Serves 618 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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267 BLUE EAGLE CIRCLE
828-644-5916
Serves 187 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

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828-837-6775
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Serves 37 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.3

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