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Murphy, Idaho - Basic Facts

The Murphy Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Owyhee County at latitude 43.2121 and longitude -116.5485. Owyhee County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,802 feet.

The formal official name is the Murphy Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Murphy, Idaho.

The U5 Census Class Code for Murphy indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Murphy Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Murphy, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 94
Population in Households 92
Population in Familes 78
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 25
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 35
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 24
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 45 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 26 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (22.2%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $161,607


Median Household Income $45,225
Average Household Income $59,559
Per Capita Income $23,520
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.74% -0.21%
Households -0.66% 0.0%
Families 2.07% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   4.27%
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.


Murphy, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Murphy to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 206 10th
Population Density1 # 221 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 68 70th
Median Household Income # 92 60th
Per Capita Income # 66 71st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Idaho Census Data Comparison Tool.