A small city located in Texas, Murphy has approximately 21,000 residents. Families with children are typical, as kids aged 5-14 make up an above-average percentage of the population, while young professionals are less well-represented. Overall, the city's population, at an average age of just over 34, skews younger than most cities in Texas. Renters tend to be in the minority in Murphy, and 85% of residents own their homes. The average rent for Murphy is $935 per month more than the state average.
With an average commute time of about 36 minutes, longer than most cities in the state, Murphy residents find that traveling to work takes some patience. Many residents (42%) drive to work, while public transportation is not used much. A small percentage of residents commute to work on foot.
Murphy has a large concentration of residents older than 25 who have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree (34%) compared to the national average (21%). If you're looking for a number of career options, Murphy has them in spades. The four most common industries are retail, healthcare, scientific, and manufacturing. Together, these industries account for 27% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in management, making it the top field in the city. With an average annual income of around $133K, Murphy workers take home about $61,000 more than their peers elsewhere in Texas. Murphy's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.
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