Murphysboro, IL 62966 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 62966: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Murphysboro, IL 62966

Not Acceptable, USPS
Etherton, IL 62966
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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Jackson County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.765, Longitude -89.342
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 510
  • PO Box Addresses: 349
  • Residential Addresses: 6,576
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 275
    • Single Family Addresses: 6,301

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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Murphysboro, IL 62966 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 14,720
Population in Households 14,322
Population in Familes 11,013
Population in Group Qrtrs 398
Population Density2 129
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $39,508
Average Household Income $56,250
Per Capita Income $24,829


Total Housing Units 7,322 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,035 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,227 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,060 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $93,673
Average Home Value $123,841


Total Households 6,262
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 3,792
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.5% -0.29%
Households -0.53% -0.33%
Families -0.71% -0.47%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

Murphysboro, IL 62966 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 62966 to the other 1,378 ZIP Codes in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 293 79th
Population Density # 563 59th
Diversity Index # 380 72nd
Median Household Income # 1271 8th
Per Capita Income # 1035 25th

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