Murphy, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Murphy Census Designated Place had a population of 98 as of July 1, 2017. Murphy ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Idaho. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Murphy is located at latitude 43.2121 and longitude -116.5485 in Owyhee County. 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. Owyhee County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,802 feet.

The Murphy Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2585580) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Idaho is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Murphy Census Designated Place is located within Murphy Division of Owyhee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Murphy population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Murphy, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 98
Daytime Population: Workers 259
Daytime Population: Residents 50
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 309
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 3.15
Population in Households 96
Population in Familes 80
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 25
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $29,820
Average Household Income $55,153
Per Capita Income $21,748


Total Housing Units 46 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 26 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (21.7%)
Median Home Value $150,000
Average Home Value $233,036


Total Households 36
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 25
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 0.14% 0.2%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 1.78% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.5%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

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, 2017 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 Density # 221 3rd
Diversity Index # 68 70th
Median Household Income # 221 3rd
Per Capita Income # 102 56th

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