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Population in 2012: 1,601 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.1%
 

Males: 711  (44.4%)
Females: 890  (55.6%)

Median resident age:  41.5 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28906.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,376 (it was $24,952 in 2000)
Murphy:

$27,376
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,610

Murphy town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $137,299 (it was $73,900 in 2000)
Murphy:

$137,299
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $156,480; Detached houses: $177,921; Mobile homes: $60,219

Median gross rent in 2012: $469.

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  • White alone - 2,070 (85.5%)
  • Two or more races - 94 (3.9%)
  • Black alone - 91 (3.8%)
  • Hispanic - 86 (3.6%)
  • Asian alone - 37 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 30 (1.2%)
  • Other race alone - 8 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 4 (0.2%)

Races in Murphy detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Murphy: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (14.2%), United States (12.9%), German (8.0%), English (7.0%), French (3.9%), Scotch-Irish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1583 feet

Land area: 2.28 square miles.

Population density: 702 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Murphy:

  • High school or higher: 88.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Murphy town:

  • Never married: 30.8%
  • Now married: 42.8%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

119 residents are foreign born

This town:  4.9%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 50 registered sex offenders living in Murphy, North Carolina as of October 31, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Murphy to the number of sex offenders is 32 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,048 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,116 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Knoxville, TN (61.3 miles , pop. 173,890).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (94.4 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (506.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Marble, NC (2.9 miles ), Ivylog, GA (3.3 miles) , Hayesville, NC (3.5 miles ), Andrews, NC (3.7 miles ), Young Harris, GA (3.9 miles ), Blairsville, GA (3.9 miles ), Mineral Bluff, GA (4.1 miles) , Turtletown, TN (4.2 miles) .

Latitude: 35.09 N, Longitude: 84.03 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,599 (+107.4%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 414 (54.1%)

Area code: 828

Murphy household income distribution Murphy home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Murphy by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000110100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.063.063.30.063.60.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 122031300100
per 100,000 62.7123.4126.40.0189.862.7190.70.00.065.50.00.0
Robberies 811101100131
per 100,000 501.661.763.263.00.062.763.60.00.065.5182.061.4
Assaults 13851181012101915198
per 100,000 815.0493.5316.1693.1506.0626.6762.9639.01219.5983.01152.9491.1
Burglaries 22241628201322241392120
per 100,000 1379.31480.61011.41764.31265.0814.51398.61533.5834.4589.81274.31227.7
Thefts 979279121105837294130839798
per 100,000 6081.55675.54993.77624.46641.45200.54577.26006.48344.05439.15885.96016.0
Auto thefts 6794441022316
per 100,000 376.2431.8568.9252.0253.0250.6635.7127.8128.4196.660.7368.3
Arson 100001010112
per 100,000 62.70.00.00.00.062.70.063.90.065.560.7122.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 547.6433.8372.8546.6562.8357.8584.7362.5482.5405.5458.9352.8

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Murphy detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 9 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.30
North Carolina average:

2.37

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.4%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +4 (+0.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (17%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Educational services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other financial specialists (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (11%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Murphy-area historical tornado activity is above North Carolina state average. It is 49% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.1 miles away from the Murphy town center killed 4 people and injured 26 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 2/21/1993, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.1 miles away from the town center injured 17 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Murphy-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 49.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 99.7 miles away from Murphy center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 21.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/12/2005 at 06:27:30, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 40.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/30/1997 at 12:29:23, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.6 miles away from Murphy center
On 6/17/1998 at 08:00:23, a magnitude 3.6 (3.3 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 61.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Murphy topographic map

Birthplace of: Carl Pickens - Football player, Phil Voyles - Major League Baseball outfielder.


Hospitals/medical centers in Murphy:

  • SMOKEY MOUNTAIN DIALYSIS DENOVO FACILITY (Dialysis Facility, 1611 ANDREWS RD)
  • MURPHY MEDICAL CENTER INC (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 3990 EAST US HIGHWAY 64 ALT)
  • MURPHY MEDICAL CENTER (Nursing Home, 4130 US HWY 64 EAST)

Political contributions by individuals in Murphy, NC

Heliports located in Murphy:


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College/University in Murphy:

  • Tri-County Community College (Full-time enrollment: 466; Location: 21 Campus Circle; Public; Website: www.tricountycc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Murphy:

  • North Georgia College & State University (about 39 miles; Dahlonega, GA; Full-time enrollment: 4,201)
  • Lee University (about 48 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 3,586)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 49 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,031)
  • Western Carolina University (about 51 miles; Cullowhee, NC; FT enrollment: 6,852)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 58 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,273)
  • Dalton State College (about 60 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,413)
  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 60 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 5,478)

Public high schools in Murphy:

Private high school in Murphy:

  • MURPHY ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 27; Location: 1584 OLD RANGER RD; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Murphy:

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Library in Murphy:

  • NANTAHALA REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,073,278; Location: 11 BLUMENTHAL STREET; 136,140 books; 48,824 e-books; 7,230 audio materials; 11,063 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 227 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • I was in Murphy this month on business. I was very impressed with your town. I especially enjoyed the beautiful buildings in downtown. The people were friendly and helpful. It appears to be a growing town with a small town flavor. Please, try to keep it that way. Very refreshing. added by Hazel

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Notable location: Tusquitee Ranger District Office (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Shopping Center: Valley Village Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Sunset Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Brittian Branch (A), Valley River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Cherokee County - Historical Museum- Museum (59 Hiwassee Street).

Hotels: Best Western Murphy (1522 Andrews Road), Days Inn Murphy NC (754 Highway 64 West), Econo Lodge (78 Terrace Ave), Holiday Inn Exp Suites Murphy (130 Holiday Drive).

Courts: Cherokee County - Clerk Of Superior Court (1716 Cooper Street), Thirteenth District Court (103 Peachtree).

 
Cherokee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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AQI  Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 2.28. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.28
U.S.:

3.08

Drinking water stations with addresses in Murphy and their reported violations in the past:

FARMERS MARKET (Address: SUITE 110 , Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-20-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-02-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
PEACE VALLEY CAMPGROUND (Population served: 140, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-04-2004), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-04-2004), St Public Notif received (DEC-15-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-19-2004), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-19-2004), St Public Notif received (MAY-10-2004), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2003), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-13-2003), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2002), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-01-2002), St Public Notif received (NOV-18-2002), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between DEC-13-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-28-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-29-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between JAN-18-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between SEP-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
JACK RABBIT RECREATIONAL AREA (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • One regular monitoring violation
HAMBY DISCOUNT TIRE & GROCERY (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-21-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-10-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-02-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-18-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 17 routine major monitoring violations
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
  • 4 other older monitoring violations
HANGING DOG CAMPGROUND LOOP A (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
LAKESIDE MARKET (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-20-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-21-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-10-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-02-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-16-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
MORRIS MOTEL (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-15-2005), St Tech Assistance Visit (DEC-15-2005), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-15-2005), St Boil Water Order (DEC-15-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-13-2006), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-13-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-31-2002), St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2002), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2003)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUN-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-01-2002), St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-2002), St Public Notif received (JUL-05-2002), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-08-2001), St Public Notif requested (OCT-08-2001), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-02-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-30-2003), St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2003), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2003)
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between SEP-09-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
HANGING DOG CAMPGROUND LOOP C (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • HANGING DOG CAMPGROUND LOOP B (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.4%
(25.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.7% for Black residents, 15.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.3% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 22.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  55.3%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.8%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Murphy, NC

People in group quarters in Murphy in 2010:

  • 108 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 21 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
17 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Murphy compared to North Carolina state average:

Murphy, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Murphy (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Murphy Branch, Murphy West Highway 64 Branch, Murphy King Street Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Murphy Branch at 22 Hiawassee Street, branch established on 1989/09/26; Peachtree Branch at 4591 Us Highway 64 East, branch established on 1992/02/24. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Macon Bank, Inc.: Murphy Branch at 12 Peachtree St, branch established on 1922/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/10: Bank assets: $874.5 mil, Deposits: $751.0 mil, headquarters in Franklin, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Macon Bancorp
  • Peoples Bank of East Tennessee: Murphy Branch at 592 West Us Highway 64, branch established on 2009/06/30. Info updated 2010/12/20: Bank assets: $227.6 mil, Deposits: $205.1 mil, headquarters in Madisonville, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Bancshares Of Tn, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Murphy Main Branch at 50 Peachtree Street, branch established on 1935/02/20. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • United Community Bank: -murphy Branch at 116 Peachtree Street, branch established on 1983/07/12. Info updated 2009/06/23: Bank assets: $6,977.4 mil, Deposits: $6,170.1 mil, headquarters in Blairsville, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 106 total offices, Holding Company: United Community Banks, Inc.
  • Nantahala Bank & Trust Company: Murphy Branch at 86 Hiawassee Street, branch established on 2007/07/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $176.6 mil, Deposits: $154.0 mil, headquarters in Franklin, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Murphy, North Carolina:

  • Days Inn, 754 Hwy 64 W, Murphy, NC 28906 , Phone: (828) 837-8030, Fax: (828) 837-9669
  • Econo Lodge, 100 Ter St, Murphy, NC 28906 , Phone: (828) 837-8880
  • Best Western Murphy, 1522 Andrews Rd, Murphy, NC 28906 , Phone: (828) 837-3060, Fax: (828) 837-9326
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites, 130 Holiday Dr, Murphy, NC 28906 , Phone: (828) 837-1111, Fax: (828) 837-0737
  • Hampton Inn Murphy, 1550 Andrews Rd, Murphy, NC 28906 , Phone: (828) 837-1628, Fax: (828) 837-1639
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Murphy, North Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Murphy travel time to work - commute


Murphy mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (72%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

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Religion statistics for Murphy town (based on Cherokee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.85%
Here53.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents72.5%11.4%5.1%2.1%1.9%
Congregations59.7%13.0%2.6%2.6%5.2%
NameAssemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church in AmericaOther
Adherents1.7%0.9%0.9%0.8%2.6%
Congregations2.6%1.3%1.3%2.6%9.1%
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: 5
Cherokee County:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Cherokee County:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Cherokee County:

6.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Here:

8.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.3%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

24.7%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.9%
State:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$7,689$30,7560$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$7,640
Police Protection - Officers 8$18,270$27,4050$0
Police - Other 4$5,572$16,7161$438
Solid Waste Management 4$8,389$25,1670$0
Sewerage 2$5,408$32,4480$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4$11,675$35,0251$186
Water Supply 9$27,912$37,2160$0
Electric Power 14$99,661$85,4240$0
Local Libraries 4$6,156$18,4681$226
Totals for Government 52$190,732$44,01511$8,490

Murphy government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $3,838,000 ($2397.25)
    Regular Highways: $57,000 ($35.60)
  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $1,113,000 ($695.19)
    Sewerage: $624,000 ($389.76)
    Police Protection: $526,000 ($328.54)
    Water Utilities: $267,000 ($166.77)
    Housing & Community Development: $263,000 ($164.27)
    Central Staff Services: $251,000 ($156.78)
    Libraries: $111,000 ($69.33)
    Fire Protection: $101,000 ($63.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $87,000 ($54.34)
    Regular Highways: $75,000 ($46.85)
    General - Other: $34,000 ($21.24)
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($6.87)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($3.75)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $9,000 ($5.62)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $14,000 ($8.74)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing & Community Development: $149,000 ($93.07)
    Libraries: $35,000 ($21.86)
    Police Protection: $24,000 ($14.99)
    Fire Protection: $18,000 ($11.24)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($5.00)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($2.50)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,016,000 ($634.60)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $27,000 ($16.86)

Murphy government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $679,000 ($424.11)
    Housing & Community Development: $213,000 ($133.04)
    All Other: $62,000 ($38.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($5.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $263,000 ($164.27)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $213,000 ($133.04)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $205,000 ($128.04)
    General Revenue, NEC: $104,000 ($64.96)
    Interest Earnings: $44,000 ($27.48)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $1,628,000 ($1016.86)
    Water Utilities: $291,000 ($181.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,240,000 ($2023.74)
    General Support: $186,000 ($116.18)
    Highways: $66,000 ($41.22)
  • Tax - Property: $666,000 ($415.99)
    NEC: $10,000 ($6.25)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,000 ($0.62)

Murphy government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $606,000 ($378.51)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $100,000 ($62.46)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $450,000 ($281.07)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $543,000 ($339.16)
    Other, NEC: $538,000 ($336.04)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $63,000 ($39.35)
    Other, NEC: $12,000 ($7.50)

Murphy government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,034,000 ($1270.46)

8.44% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,522 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.44%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Clay County, NC  0.63% ($35,259 average AGI)
from Palm Beach County, FL  0.33% ($34,964)
from Broward County, FL  0.26% ($49,227)


5.76% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,482 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.76%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Clay County, NC  0.65% ($27,722 average AGI)
to Union County, GA  0.22% ($32,833)
to Macon County, NC  0.21% ($35,647)

Strongest AM radio stations in Murphy:

  • WKRK (1320 AM; 5 kW; MURPHY, NC; Owner: RADFORD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCVP (600 AM; 1 kW; MURPHY, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WDGR (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: SMALL TOWN RADIO OF GEORGIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Murphy:

  • WCNG (102.7 FM; MURPHY, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W234AG (94.7 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNCC-FM (96.7 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOKI-FM (100.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: OAK RIDGE FM, INC.)
  • W269AY (101.7 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLLJ (103.1 FM; ETOWAH, TN; Owner: FRIENDSHIP BROADCASTING LLC.)
  • WHLC (104.5 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORP.)
  • W277AL (103.3 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WTFH (89.9 FM; HELEN, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WHEL (105.1 FM; HELEN, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WPPL (103.9 FM; BLUE RIDGE, GA; Owner: FANNIN COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Murphy:

  • W31AN (Channel 31; MURPHY, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W05AP (Channel 5; BRASSTOWN, ETC., NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WDTT-LP (Channel 38; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W42AT (Channel 42; HAYESVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)

Murphy fatal accident list:

Aug 4, 1990 11:50 PM, 19, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 6, 1989 10:08 AM, Hiwassee, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
May 29, 1987 03:53 PM, 19, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 21, 1979 11:50 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 43 meters (141ft)
Total average daily traffic: 37,500
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,785
Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic: 75,000


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 129
  • Hazardous Condition: 78
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Murphy


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Murphy, NC

Most common first names in Murphy, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13375.9 years
William12975.0 years
James12972.2 years
Robert10373.4 years
Mary7578.6 years
Charles6268.0 years
Frank5176.7 years
George5074.5 years
Fred4475.6 years
Joseph3976.6 years
Most common last names in Murphy, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Dockery8873.6 years
Stiles6875.6 years
Johnson6674.4 years
Hughes5572.8 years
Smith4671.9 years
Taylor4678.2 years
Moore4176.0 years
Kephart4079.5 years
Davis3878.7 years
Palmer3781.1 years
Businesses in Murphy, NC
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Nike1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
FedEx3Sears1
GameStop1Subway1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul3
KFC1U.S. Cellular1
Kincaid1UPS5
La-Z-Boy2Waffle House1
Long John Silver's1Walmart1
Lowe's1Wendy's1
McDonald's1
Browse common businesses in Murphy, NC

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