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Murphysboro, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Murphysboro had a population of 7,592 as of July 1, 2016. Murphysboro ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Murphysboro is located at latitude 37.7684 and longitude -89.3324 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Murphysboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 420 feet.

The City of Murphysboro (GNIS ID: 2395141) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Murphysboro is located within Township of Murphysboro, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Murphysboro population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Murphysboro: Murphysborough.

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Murphysboro, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,592
Population in Households 7,281
Population in Familes 5,306
Population in Group Qrtrs 311
Population Density1 1,465
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 3,268
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 1,831
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,013 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,838 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,430 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 745 (18.6%)
Median Home Value $69,156
Average Home Value $86,119


Median Household Income $34,514
Average Household Income $44,582
Per Capita Income $20,661
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.77% -0.47%
Households -0.91% -0.55%
Families -0.99% -0.72%
Median Household Income   -2.07%
Per Capita Income   0.24%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Murphysboro, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Murphysboro to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 271 80th
Population Density1 # 496 64th
Diversity Index2 # 253 82nd
Median Household Income # 1299 5th
Per Capita Income # 1173 14th

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