Murphy, Texas

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Murphy, Texas

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High Points

Murphy strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Texas):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Murphy People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Murphy Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Murphy Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Murphy College Educated Adults
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Murphy Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 12% Murphy Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Murphy Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Murphy, Texas

Comparing Murphy 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
Racial Diversity 10 7
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Age of the Population 3 5
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Public Transportation Use 7 7
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1

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Murphy Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles E of Plano, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 18 miles NE of Dallas, Texas
County Collin
Standard Zip Codes 75074, 75094
Phone Area Codes 972
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.015
Longitude -96.612

Murphy Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.6 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 40 inches
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 55 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 77 to 96 F
Oct Temp 58 to 79 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Station KAUFMAN 3 SE
Distance 37 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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Murphy Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,099 100%
Male 1,553 50.1%
Female 1,546 49.9%
Under 18 920 29.7%
18+ 2,179 70.3%
65+ 155 5%
Median Age 33.9
Average Family Size 3.22
White 2,357 76.1%
African-American 295 9.5%
Asian 281 9.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 34 1.1%
Other 62 2%
Mixed Race 70 2.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 153 4.9%

Estimated Murphy Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 11,026
Growth 7,927
Growth % 255.8%

Murphy 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.5%
German 15%
US/American 11.6%
Irish 7.9%
English 7.8%
Italian 3.5%
Polish 2.6%
European 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Scottish 1.5%
Jordanian 1%
Palestinian 0.8%
Norwegian 0.8%
Russian 0.7%
Nigerian 0.7%
British 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Ethiopian 0.6%
Hungarian 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Swiss 0.5%
Greek 0.4%
Albanian 0.4%
African 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Danish 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Murphy 3,099 $87,214
Allen 43,554 $82,747
Parker 1,379 $108,560
Plano 222,030 $91,162
Sachse 9,751 $71,918
St. Paul 630 $73,906
Wylie 15,132 $62,903

Starbucks in Murphy

(As of 2005)
200 East FM 544
FM 544 & Murphy Rd
102 FM 544
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