Murphy, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 1,618 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.2%
 
Males: 693  (42.9%)
Females: 925  (57.1%)
Median resident age:  40.5 years
North Carolina median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 28906.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $22,636 (it was $24,952 in 2000)
Murphy:

$22,636
NC:

$45,906

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $13,589 (it was $16,926 in 2000)

Murphy town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $130,793 (it was $73,900 in 2000)
Murphy:

$130,793
NC:

$154,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $145,225; Detached houses: $165,659; Mobile homes: $40,175

Median gross rent in 2013: $463.

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  • Races in Murphy, NC (2013)

    Murphy races chart
    • 1,93575.9%White alone
    • 2349.2%Black alone
    • 1455.7%Two or more races
    • 1204.7%Hispanic
    • 722.8%Asian alone
    • 200.8%American Indian alone
    • 150.6%Other race alone
    • 60.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Murphy: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (14.3%), Irish (14.2%), German (7.8%), English (7.1%), Scotch-Irish (3.6%), French (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1583 feet

Land area: 2.28 square miles.

Population density: 710 people per square mile   (low).

Murphy,NC real estate house value index trend

Murphy, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Murphy:

  • High school or higher: 80.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Murphy town:

  • Never married: 30.3%
  • Now married: 40.5%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 18.8%

162 residents are foreign born (3.3% Latin America).

This town:

6.4%
North Carolina:

7.6%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 59 registered sex offenders living in Murphy, North Carolina as of July 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Murphy to the number of sex offenders is 27 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $975 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $992 (0.9%)

Murphy satellite photo by USGS

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: +2,958 (+117.7%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 313 (44.2%)

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 2013
Murders 0001101000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.063.063.30.063.60.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1220313001001
per 100,000 62.7123.4126.40.0189.862.7190.70.00.065.50.00.062.8
Robberies 8111011001313
per 100,000 501.661.763.263.00.062.763.60.00.065.5182.061.4188.4
Assaults 138511810121019151989
per 100,000 815.0493.5316.1693.1506.0626.6762.9639.01,219.5983.01,152.9491.1565.3
Burglaries 2224162820132224139212035
per 100,000 1,379.31,480.61,011.41,764.31,265.0814.51,398.61,533.5834.4589.81,274.31,227.72,198.5
Thefts 97927912110583729413083979882
per 100,000 6,081.55,675.54,993.77,624.46,641.45,200.54,577.26,006.48,344.05,439.15,885.96,016.05,150.8
Auto thefts 67944410223166
per 100,000 376.2431.8568.9252.0253.0250.6635.7127.8128.4196.660.7368.3376.9
Arson 1000010101120
per 100,000 62.70.00.00.00.062.70.063.90.065.560.7122.80.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 550.5436.1374.7549.5565.8359.7587.7364.4485.0407.7461.3354.7457.7

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City-data.com crime index 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 2013, including police officers: 9 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.40
North Carolina average:

2.39
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.2%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +4 (+0.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (21%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Murphy, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Murphy-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 0% 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 slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 80% 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 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 121.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 215.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 315.7 miles away from Murphy center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 218.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), 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, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 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 and medical centers in Murphy:

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

Heliports located in Murphy:

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College/University in Murphy:

  • Tri-County Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,135; Location: 21 Campus Circle; Public; Website: www.tricountycc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Murphy:

  • University of North Georgia (about 39 miles; Dahlonega, GA; Full-time enrollment: 12,445)
  • Piedmont College (about 46 miles; Demorest, GA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Lee University (about 48 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 4,422)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 49 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • Western Carolina University (about 53 miles; Cullowhee, NC; FT enrollment: 8,684)
  • Brenau University (about 56 miles; Gainesville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 58 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)

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:

See full list of schools located in Murphy

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 78.8. This is about average.

City:

78.8
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 1.61. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.61
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 44.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

44.5
U.S.:

32.0

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

THE MOUNTAIN FOLK CENTER (Address: COUNTY MANAGER'S OFFICE , Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-20-2006), St Public Notif requested (NOV-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
GODS LITTLE ACRE (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2006), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-25-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-21-2007), State No Longer Subject to Rule (MAY-21-2007)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-28-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-21-2007), State No Longer Subject to Rule (MAY-21-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-05-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-05-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2006)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2005), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-18-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-21-2007), State No Longer Subject to Rule (MAY-21-2007)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 22 regular monitoring violations
LAKE CHEROKEE RECREATION AREA (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-21-2007), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-21-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUL-14-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
HERBS BAR-B-QUE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-07-2006), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-07-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2007)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 8 regular monitoring violations
FIELDS OF THE WOOD (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
KING FORD (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-2013), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-18-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-25-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 30.0%
(27.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.6% for Black residents, 37.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.9% 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

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, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Murphy compared to North Carolina state average:

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

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.4
North Carolina average:

12.4

Murphy travel time to work - commute Murphy mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (74%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,14660
Mainline Protestant2,08510
Catholic1,0542
Other3292
Orthodox201
None14,857-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$6,644$26,5760$0
Other Government Administration 2$7,109$42,6540$0
Police Protection - Officers 8$18,597$27,8960$0
Solid Waste Management 2$4,464$26,7840$0
Sewerage 2$7,259$43,5540$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4$13,708$41,1241$208
Water Supply 10$26,322$31,5860$0
Electric Power 16$146,994$110,2460$0
Local Libraries 4$7,007$21,0211$257
Other and Unallocable 8$22,929$34,3944$1,865
Totals for Government 59$261,033$53,0916$2,330

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $3,838,000 ($2372.06)
    Regular Highways: $57,000 ($35.23)
  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $1,113,000 ($687.89)
    Sewerage: $624,000 ($385.66)
    Police Protection: $526,000 ($325.09)
    Water Utilities: $267,000 ($165.02)
    Housing & Community Development: $263,000 ($162.55)
    Central Staff Services: $251,000 ($155.13)
    Libraries: $111,000 ($68.60)
    Fire Protection: $101,000 ($62.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $87,000 ($53.77)
    Regular Highways: $75,000 ($46.35)
    General - Other: $34,000 ($21.01)
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($6.80)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($3.71)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $9,000 ($5.56)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $14,000 ($8.65)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing & Community Development: $149,000 ($92.09)
    Libraries: $35,000 ($21.63)
    Police Protection: $24,000 ($14.83)
    Fire Protection: $18,000 ($11.12)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($4.94)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($2.47)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,016,000 ($627.94)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $27,000 ($16.69)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $679,000 ($419.65)
    Housing & Community Development: $213,000 ($131.64)
    All Other: $62,000 ($38.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($4.94)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $263,000 ($162.55)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $213,000 ($131.64)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $205,000 ($126.70)
    General Revenue, NEC: $104,000 ($64.28)
    Interest Earnings: $44,000 ($27.19)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $1,628,000 ($1006.18)
    Water Utilities: $291,000 ($179.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,240,000 ($2002.47)
    General Support: $186,000 ($114.96)
    Highways: $66,000 ($40.79)
  • Tax - Property: $666,000 ($411.62)
    NEC: $10,000 ($6.18)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,000 ($0.62)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $606,000 ($374.54)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $100,000 ($61.80)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $450,000 ($278.12)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $543,000 ($335.60)
    Other, NEC: $538,000 ($332.51)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $63,000 ($38.94)
    Other, NEC: $12,000 ($7.42)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,034,000 ($1257.11)

5.63% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,779 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.63%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

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 Clay County, NC  0.42% ($23,595 average AGI)
from Union County, GA  0.25% ($15,500)
from Palm Beach County, FL  0.17% ($39,400)


5.32% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,673 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

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 Clay County, NC  0.66% ($24,224 average AGI)
to Graham County, NC  0.25% ($22,636)
to Union County, GA  0.20% ($26,944)

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, North Carolina
  • Fatal accident count8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents14
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:4
  • Fatalities8
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents25
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • North Carolina average
  • Fatal accident count119
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents182
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons36
  • Fatalities128
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents322
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents20
See more detailed statistics of Murphy fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 86m282ftTotal length
  • 63,200Total average daily traffic
  • 6,557Total average daily truck traffic
  • 126,400Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

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
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
Arby's1McDonald's1
Best Western1Nike1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
FedEx3Sears1
GameStop1Subway1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hilton1U-Haul3
Holiday Inn1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS5
Kincaid1Waffle House1
La-Z-Boy2Walmart1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's1
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