Murchison, Texas

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Murchison, Texas

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Comparative Profile of Murchison, Texas

Comparing Murchison to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Racial Diversity 6 1
Well-Paid Single Women 5 6
Senior Citizens 4 6
Well-Paid Single Men 3 5
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Age of the Population 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 6
Portion of People Married 9 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 7
Median Family Income 4 4
People Above Poverty 2 4
People in Middle Class or Better 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Short Commute Times 3 4
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 7
People Living Alone 5 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4
Affordability of Rents 3 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2

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Murchison Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles W of Tyler, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 70 miles SE of Dallas, Texas
County Henderson
Standard Zip Codes 75778
Phone Area Codes 903
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.278
Longitude -95.749

Murchison Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ATHENS
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 54 to 76 F
Jul Temp 73 to 93 F
Oct Temp 55 to 78 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Distance 33.1 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 50 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 77 F
Annual Precip 43.6 inches
Station KAUFMAN 3 SE
Distance 36.2 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 54 F
Apr Temp 52 to 74 F
Jul Temp 72 to 95 F
Oct Temp 54 to 78 F
Annual Precip 38.9 inches
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Murchison Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 592 100%
Male 277 46.8%
Female 315 53.2%
Under 18 177 29.9%
18+ 415 70.1%
65+ 82 13.9%
Median Age 35
Average Family Size 3.14
White 562 94.9%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.5%
Other 21 3.5%
Mixed Race 4 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 36 6.1%

Estimated Murchison Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 636
Growth 44
Growth % 7.4%

Murchison Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 34%
German 14.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.4%
English 11.2%
European 8.1%
British 6.8%
Dutch 3.7%
Irish 3.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Norwegian 1.2%
Polish 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Leagueville (75778)
Opelika (75778)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Murchison 592 $36,071
Athens 11,297 $35,359
Brownsboro 796 $29,844
Chandler 2,099 $50,000
Edom 322 $50,714
Eustace 798 $42,411
Moore Station 184 $26,875
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