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Overview

Introduction to Murray, Kentucky

Murray, Kentucky, in Calloway county, is 53 miles W of Clarksville, Tennessee (center to center)and 90 miles W of Nashville, Tennessee.

Murray History

The city of Murray is the county seat of Calloway County. The Calloway County is located in the Jackson Purchase region. The city was named after John L. Murray, a congressman. In the early 19th century, the city of Murray began as a post office and trading center. The city at that time was known as Williston. It was named in the honor of James Willis. The name of the city was further changed to Pooltown and Pleasant Springs. It was incorporated in the year 1884. The state legislature divided the area into two separate counties in the year 1842.

Murray and nearby Attractions

  • Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site
  • Fort Massac State Park
  • Kenlake State Resort Park
  • River Heritage Museum
  • Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

Things To Do In Murray

Tourists can take a look around the Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site, which tells the city’s history. To enjoy the river cruise, camping, and boating tourists can visit the Kenlake State Resort Park. One can also be the part of the local festivals including the Murray - Calloway County Fair that takes place in the month of June every year.

Murray Transportation

Air Transportation is available from Barkley Regional Airport.

Murray Higher Education

You can opt for Mid - Continent College, University of Tennessee at Martin, and Bethel College.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,726
Male Share of the Population46.5%
Female Share of the Population53.5%
Senior Citizens13.5%
Employed Population 16+7,928
Age of the Population25

Families

% of people married30.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.2%
Median Earnings25+$28,845
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$12,708
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,578

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,673
% Above Poverty Level61.8%
% Below Poverty Level38.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work15.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone43.6%
Median Gross Rent$569
Median House Value$143,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.5%
German16.3%
Irish15%
English7.5%
Arab3.5%
Italian2.8%
French Except Basque2.4%
Scottish2.3%
African1.6%
Polish1%
Welsh1%
Dutch0.9%
Swedish0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Nigerian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Australian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Belizean0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Russian0.1%
US/American0.1%
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Murray Almanac

CategoryValue
County Calloway County
Standard Zip Codes42071
Phone Area Codes270
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude36.61
Approximate Longitude-88.31

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)

StationMURRAY
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp27 to 44 F
Apr Temp48 to 70 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 71 F
Annual Precip55.2 inches
StationMAYFIELD RADIO WNGO
Distance21.3 miles
Jan Temp26 to 44 F
Apr Temp46 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip51.7 inches
StationDOVER 1 W
Distance26.4 miles
Jan Temp24 to 44 F
Apr Temp45 to 70 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip53.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Benton4,483$66,964
Hardin600$30,125
Hazel454$45,625
Mayfield10,078$38,235
Wingo778$41,382

Murray Public Libraries

Calloway County Public Library
710 MAIN STREET
Murray, Kentucky
(270) 753-2288

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Murray Hospitals

Murray Calloway County Hospital
(Government - Local)
803 Poplar Street
(270) 762-1100

Murray Public Schools

Calloway County Alternative Program
2003 College Farm Rd
ZIP: 42071
(270) 762-7318
High
Total Enrollment 16
Calloway County Day Treatment
2003 College Farm Rd
ZIP: 42071
(270) 762-7318
High
Total Enrollment 21
Calloway County High School
2108 College Farm Rd
ZIP: 42071
(270) 762-7375
High
Total Enrollment 923
Calloway County Middle School
2112 College Farm Rd
ZIP: 42071
(270) 762-7355
Middle
Total Enrollment 722
Calloway County Preschool Center
2106-a College Farm Rd
ZIP: 42071
(270) 762-7410
Primary
Total Enrollment 185
East Calloway Elementary School
1169 Pottertown Rd
ZIP: 42071
(270) 762-7325
Primary
Total Enrollment 324
Murray Elementary School
111 Broach Ave
ZIP: 42071
(270) 753-5022
Primary
Total Enrollment 554
Murray High School
501 Doran Rd
ZIP: 42071
(270) 753-5202
High
Total Enrollment 462
Murray Middle School
801 Main St
ZIP: 42071
(270) 753-5125
Middle
Total Enrollment 562
Murray Preschool Head Start
208 South 13th St, Alexander Hall
ZIP: 42071
(270) 762-6863
Primary
Total Enrollment 110
Murray/calloway County Area Tech Center
1800 Sycamore Street
ZIP: 42071
(270) 753-1870
North Calloway Elementary School
2928 Brinn Rd
ZIP: 42071
(270) 762-7335
Primary
Total Enrollment 568
Southwest Calloway Elementary School
3426 Wiswell Rd
ZIP: 42071
(270) 762-7345
Primary
Total Enrollment 490

Murray Private Schools

Eastwood Christian Academy
2191 State Route 94 E
ZIP: 42071
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 48
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