Murphy, Idaho

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Population in July 2007: 1,548.
Males: 854  (55.2%)
Females: 694  (44.8%)
Median resident age:  39.1 years
Idaho median age:  33.2 years

Zip code: 83650

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,066 (it was $28,802 in 2000)
Murphy:

$33,066
ID:

$45,489
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,157 (it was $13,836 in 2000)

Murphy CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $174,622 (it was $121,100 in 2000)
Murphy:

$174,622
ID:

$154,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $344,427; Detached houses: $407,098; Mobile homes: $152,055; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $20,925
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Murphy races chart
  • White alone - 1,253 (82.9%)
  • Hispanic - 182 (12.0%)
  • Two or more races - 46 (3.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 16 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 7 (0.5%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Murphy: 203.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2823 feet

Land area: 1998.1 square miles.

Population density: 0.8 people per square mile   (very low).

Murphy, Idaho map

For population 25 years and over in Murphy:

  • High school or higher: 72.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Murphy CCD:

  • Never married: 18.3%
  • Now married: 72.1%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 5.4%



According to our research of Idaho and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Murphy, Idaho as of February 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Murphy to the number of sex offenders is 1,548 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Murphy CCD:  0.4% ($494)
Idaho:  1.0% ($1,007)
Murphy satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Nampa, ID (32.5 miles , pop. 51,867).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (333.9 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (630.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Melba, ID (4.4 miles ), Jordan Valley, OR (4.6 miles ), Orchard, ID (5.2 miles ), Kuna, ID (5.4 miles ), Huston, ID (5.5 miles ), Marsing, ID (5.5 miles ), Grand View, ID (5.6 miles ), Nampa, ID (5.7 miles ).

Latitude: 43.11 N, Longitude: 116.68 W

Murphy household income distribution Murphy home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.5%
Idaho:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (42%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Food (3%)
  • Wood products (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (23%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (17%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

Work and jobs in Murphy: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Murphy, Idaho

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Earthquake activity:

Murphy-area historical earthquake activity is above Idaho state average. It is 377% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 185.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 158.8 miles away from Murphy center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 316.8 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 279.2 miles away from the city center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 326.7 miles away from Murphy center
On 8/24/1954 at 05:51:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 263.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Owyhee County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Airports located in Murphy:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Murphy:

  • Northwest Nazarene University (about 32 miles; Nampa, ID; Full-time enrollment: 2,290)
  • College of Western Idaho (about 36 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 6,300)
  • Boise State University (about 42 miles; Boise, ID; FT enrollment: 16,774)
  • Treasure Valley Community College (about 65 miles; Ontario, OR; FT enrollment: 2,055)
  • College of Southern Idaho (about 118 miles; Twin Falls, ID; FT enrollment: 5,051)
  • Eastern Oregon University (about 169 miles; La Grande, OR; FT enrollment: 3,127)
  • Idaho State University (about 216 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)

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Creek: South Fork Rabbit Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Idaho Hotel (23936 Jordan Street).

Owyhee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Murphy that have no violations reported:

  • MURPHY WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Idaho:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.3%
Whole state:  69.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.6%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

13.8%
Whole state:

11.8%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.9%
Whole state:

4.6%
28 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
25 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Murphy compared to Idaho state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Wood (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Solar energy (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Murphy CCD (based on Owyhee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.10%
Here: 30.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of the NazareneFriends (Quakers)Assemblies of God
Adherents41.8%24.7%8.2%6.9%2.8%
Congregations15.4%23.1%7.7%7.7%7.7%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist AssociationChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)Other
Adherents2.5%2.5%2.1%1.9%6.5%
Congregations3.8%7.7%3.8%3.8%19.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Owyhee County:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Owyhee County:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.0%
Idaho:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Owyhee County:

27.2%
Idaho:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.6%
State:

11.7%

8.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,334 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.95%
Idaho average:

7.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Canyon County, ID  3.79% ($24,383 average AGI)
from Ada County, ID  1.25% ($29,409)
from Elmore County, ID  0.43% ($27,467)


9.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,898 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.98%
Idaho average:

7.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Canyon County, ID  4.88% ($28,960 average AGI)
to Ada County, ID  1.10% ($19,923)
to Elmore County, ID  0.54% ($30,263)

Strongest AM radio stations in Murphy:

  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBSU (730 AM; 15 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KIDO (580 AM; 5 kW; NAMPA, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFXD (630 AM; 5 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KGEM (1140 AM; 10 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KBGN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: NELSON M. AND KAREN E. WILSON)
  • KTIK (1350 AM; 5 kW; NAMPA, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKIC (950 AM; 4 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: WESTERN PACIFIC, INC)
  • KSPD (790 AM; 1 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: KSPD, INC.)
  • KSRV (1380 AM; 5 kW; ONTARIO, OR; Owner: HBG-RADIO ONTARIO LLC)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Murphy:

  • KARO (98.7 FM; NYSSA, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KJHY (101.9 FM; EMMETT, ID; Owner: CAPITAL WEST INC)
  • KIZN (92.3 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKGL (96.9 FM; NAMPA, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQFC (97.9 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZMG (93.1 FM; NEW PLYMOUTH, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBSX (91.5 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KBSU-FM (90.3 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KCIX (105.9 FM; GARDEN CITY, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRVB (94.9 FM; NAMPA, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KXLT-FM (107.9 FM; EAGLE, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJOT (105.1 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KTHI (107.1 FM; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KBXL (94.1 FM; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: KSPD, INC.)
  • KTSY (89.5 FM; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: GEM STATE ADVENTIST ACADEMY)
  • KSAS-FM (103.3 FM; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLTB (104.3 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWEI-FM (99.5 FM; FRUITLAND, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KTPZ (99.1 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, ID; Owner: AGM-IDAHO BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K239AC (95.7 FM; GARDEN CITY, ID; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • Jim Desmond, Owyhee County Emergency Operations Center (Lat: 43.215722 Lon: -116.551167), Type: 19.8, Overall height: 19.8 m
    Registrant: 2084952421, , OWYHEE COUNTY COURT HOUSE

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Murphy, ID)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • STATION, Atop Wilson Peak (Lat: 43.302639 Lon: -116.494278), Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WNTT300
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.818 MHz, 928.818 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/16/2008, Expiration Date: 10/29/2018
    Registrant: Intermountain Gas Company, 555 South Cole Rd., Boise, ID 83709, Phone: (208) 377-6098
  • SCSU (Sinker Creek), 16458 Murphy Flat Road (Lat: 43.205806 Lon: -116.394750), Type: Mast, Structure height: 6.1 m, Overall height: 6.5 m, Call Sign: WQLS807
    Assigned Frequencies: 933.575 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/16/2010, Expiration Date: 04/16/2020, Certifier: Mark B Bussert
    Registrant: Idaho Power Company, 1221 W. Idaho, Boise, ID 83702, Phone: (208) 388-5680, Fax: (208) 433-3590, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD7KKA, Licensee ID: L00285383
    Grant Date: 09/19/2000, Expiration Date: 09/19/2010, Cancellation Date: 09/20/2012, Certifier: Robert G Dickman
    Registrant: Robert G Dickman, Murphy, ID 83650-0034


FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Murphy)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Murphy on our top lists:

  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers"
  • #99 (83650) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Basque first ancestries"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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