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Demographics

People

Total Population1,898
Male Share of the Population45.5%
Female Share of the Population54.5%
Senior Citizens23.1%
Employed Population 16+668
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married33.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.1%
Median Earnings25+$20,248
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,071

Wealth

Median Family Income$36,964
% Above Poverty Level68.3%
% Below Poverty Level31.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work15.3%
% Using Public Transportation2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone46.1%
Median Gross Rent$531
Median House Value$159,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.5%
Irish19.2%
English8.2%
German7%
Italian5%
Polish4.5%
Dutch2.4%
Scottish2.1%
Swiss1.6%
French Except Basque0.9%
Norwegian0.7%
Slovene0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Czech0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
US/American0.2%
Canadian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Murphy Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cherokee County
Standard Zip Codes28906
Phone Area Codes828
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.09
Approximate Longitude-84.02

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)

StationMURPHY 2 NE
Distance2.8 miles
Jan Temp26 to 48 F
Apr Temp41 to 70 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 71 F
Annual Precip57 inches
StationANDREWS
Distance13.8 miles
Jan Temp25 to 49 F
Apr Temp40 to 69 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 71 F
Annual Precip66.1 inches
StationCOWEETA EXP STATION
Distance34.1 miles
Jan Temp25 to 49 F
Apr Temp41 to 68 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 69 F
Annual Precip71.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Andrews2,082$38,176
Hayesville427$31,042
Robbinsville636$30,313

Murphy Public Libraries

Nantahala Regional Library
11 BLUMENTHAL ST
Murphy, North Carolina
(828) 837-2025

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Murphy Hospitals

Murphy Medical Center
(Non-profit)
3990 East Us Hwy 64
(828) 837-8161

Murphy Public Schools

Hiwassee Dam Elementary/middle
337 Blue Eagle Circle
ZIP: 28906
(828) 644-5115
Primary
Total Enrollment 180
Hiwassee Dam High
267 Blue Eagle Circle
ZIP: 28906
(828) 644-5916
High
Total Enrollment 203
Martins Creek Elementary/mid
1459 Tobe Stalcup Road
ZIP: 28906
(828) 837-2831
Primary
Total Enrollment 247
Mountain Youth School
4533 Martins Creek Road
ZIP: 28906
(828) 837-6775
Other
Total Enrollment 38
Murphy Elementary
315 Valley River Avenue
ZIP: 28906
(828) 837-2424
Primary
Total Enrollment 445
Murphy High
234 High School Circle
ZIP: 28906
(828) 837-2426
High
Total Enrollment 449
Murphy Middle
65 Middle School Drive
ZIP: 28906
(828) 837-0160
Middle
Total Enrollment 347
Peachtree Elementary
30 Upper Peachtree Road
ZIP: 28906
(828) 837-2479
Primary
Total Enrollment 155
Ranger Elementary/middle
101 Hardy Truett Road
ZIP: 28906
(828) 644-5111
Primary
Total Enrollment 289
The Learning Center
945 Conaheeta Street
ZIP: 28906
(828) 835-7240
Primary
Total Enrollment 169
Tri-county Early College High
21 Campus Circle
ZIP: 28906
(828) 835-4298
High
Total Enrollment 132

Murphy Private Schools

Murphy Adventist Christian School
1584 Old Ranger Rd
ZIP: 28906
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 13
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