Murphys, California

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Population in 2010: 2,213.
Population change since 2000: +7.4%
Males: 1,034  (46.7%)
Females: 1,179  (53.3%)
Median resident age:

63.0 years
California median age:

37.0 years

Zip codes: 95247.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,584 (it was $42,344 in 2000)
Murphys:

$51,584
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $44,033 (it was $24,567 in 2000)

Murphys CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $340,312 (it was $174,400 in 2000)
Murphys:

$340,312
CA:

$568,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $326,255; detached houses: $472,535; townhouses or other attached units: $267,491; mobile homes: $112,255

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,724.

March 2019 cost of living index in Murphys: 100.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.0%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Murphys, CA (2019)
    • 1,93588.0%White alone
    • 1034.7%Hispanic
    • 1024.6%Two or more races
    • 170.8%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Murphys, California as of October 21, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Murphys is 1,060 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: German (16.7%), Irish (10.7%), Italian (5.6%), English (5.5%), Scottish (4.9%), Portuguese (4.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2171 feet

Land area: 10.3 square miles.

Population density: 215 people per square mile   (very low).

Murphys, California map

120 residents are foreign born (2.5% Europe, 1.0% Latin America, 0.9% Oceania, 0.6% North America).

This place:

5.5%
California:

26.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,620 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,028 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: South El Dorado, CA (39.1 miles , pop. 78,296).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Stockton, CA (47.6 miles , pop. 243,771).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (303.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Forest Meadows, CA (1.9 miles ),
Vallecito, CA (2.0 miles ),
Avery, CA (2.5 miles ),
Angels City, CA (2.6 miles ),
Angels, CA (2.7 miles ),
Columbia, CA (2.8 miles ),
Yankee Hill, CA (2.8 miles ),
Mountain Ranch, CA (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 38.14 N, Longitude: 120.45 W

Distribution of median household income in Murphys, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Murphys, CA in 2019
Murphys satellite photo by USGS

Murphys tourist attractions:

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.9%
California:

7.9%
Most common industries in Murphys, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (16.1%)
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Public administration (8.0%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.6%)
  • Utilities (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (27.0%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Utilities (8.5%)
  • Truck transportation (6.5%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.6%)
  • Educational services (11.2%)
  • Public administration (10.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.5%)
Most common occupations in Murphys, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Construction laborers (3.5%)
  • Registered nurses (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (4.8%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (12.9%)
  • Registered nurses (6.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.0%)

Average climate in Murphys, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Murphys, California average temperatures Murphys, California average precipitation Murphys, California humidity Murphys, California wind speed Murphys, California snowfall Murphys, California sunshine Murphys, California clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 87.0. This is about average.

City:

87.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.257. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.257
U.S.:

0.267
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 14.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 14.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.6
U.S.:

8.5

Earthquake activity:

Murphys-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 8065% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 139.1 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 231.7 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 101.4 miles away from Murphys center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 131.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 227.2 miles away from Murphys center
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 225.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Calaveras County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Winter Storms: 7, Mudslides: 5, Fires: 4, Landslides: 3, Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Murphys topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Murphys:

  • SATELLITE DIALYSIS SONORA (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; SONORA, CA)
  • SONORA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER D/P SNF (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SONORA, CA)
  • SONORA REGIONAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; SONORA, CA)
  • VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION (Hospital, about 12 miles away; SONORA, CA)
  • SONORA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; SONORA, CA)
  • AVALON CARE CENTER-SONORA (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SONORA, CA)
  • TUOLUMNE GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 13 miles away; SONORA, CA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Murphys:

  • Modesto Junior College (about 46 miles; Modesto, CA; Full-time enrollment: 10,635)
  • California State University-Stanislaus (about 48 miles; Turlock, CA; FT enrollment: 7,054)
  • University of the Pacific (about 48 miles; Stockton, CA; FT enrollment: 4,999)
  • San Joaquin Delta College (about 49 miles; Stockton, CA; FT enrollment: 12,167)
  • Folsom Lake College (about 52 miles; Folsom, CA; FT enrollment: 5,308)
  • University of California-Merced (about 54 miles; Merced, CA; FT enrollment: 5,981)
  • Merced College (about 56 miles; Merced, CA; FT enrollment: 6,973)

Public elementary/middle school in Murphys:

  • ALBERT A. MICHELSON ELEMENTARY (Location: 196 PENNSYLVANIA GULCH RD., Grades: KG-5)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Murphys: California District Forest Fire Station (A), Murphys Ranch (B), Milliare Winery (C), Indian Rock Vineyards (D), Utica Powerhouse (E), Traver Building (F), Old Timers Museum (G), Native Daughters Hall (H), Murphys Branch Calaveras County Library (I), Mitchler Hotel (J), Bret Harte Center (K), Black Sheep Vinters (L), Bret Harte Sanatorium (M), Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Murphys (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Murphys include: Church of Christ (A), Faith Lutheran Church (B), First Congregational Church (C), Saint Patricks Catholic Church (D), Sierra Covenant Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Peppermint Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Murphys include: Brownsville State Historic Landmark (1), Murphys Park (2), Murphys State Historic Landmark (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Calaveras 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 Murphys and their reported violations in the past:

DREAM MOUNTAIN CHRISTIAN CAMP (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
SPICER MEADOW CAMPGROUND (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-02-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-02-2012)
Average household size:
This place:

2.1 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

59.2%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.6%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Banks with branches in Murphys (2011 data):

  • El Dorado Savings Bank, F.S.B.: Murphys Branch at 245 Tom Bell Rd, branch established on 1956/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,706.7 mil, Deposits: $1,536.5 mil, headquarters in Placerville, CA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 35 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Murphys:

Marital status in Murphys, CA
  • Never married: 19.4%
  • Now married: 43.7%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 16.3%
  • Divorced: 19.2%

For population 25 years and over in Murphys:

  • High school or higher: 92.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
California average:

14.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Murphys
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Murphys:

(Murphys, California Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Murphys, CA (based on Calaveras County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic25,0525
Evangelical Protestant3,71740
Other1,6426
Mainline Protestant9728
Orthodox452
None14,150-
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: 11
Here:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Here:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
This county:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
Calaveras County:

9.41 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.5%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

22.7%
State:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Calaveras County:

18.8%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Murphys:

55.8%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Murphys:

54.0%
California:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Murphys:

28.4
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.9%
California:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Murphys:

9.4%
California:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Murphys:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.8%
California:

31.5%

General health condition:
Murphys:

58.3%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.0%
California:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Murphys, CA Residents

8.04% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($65,329 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.04%
California average:

5.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from San Joaquin County, CA  1.47% ($58,972 average AGI)
from Contra Costa County, CA  0.60% ($98,350)
from Stanislaus County, CA  0.55% ($78,880)


6.90% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($53,426 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.90%
California average:

5.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to San Joaquin County, CA  0.94% ($52,310 average AGI)
to Amador County, CA  0.62% ($49,088)
to Tuolumne County, CA  0.60% ($42,465)

Businesses in Murphys, CA

  • FedEx: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Murphys:

  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KVML (1450 AM; 1 kW; SONORA, CA; Owner: CLARKE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Murphys:

  • KCVR-FM (98.9 FM; COLUMBIA, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KKBN (93.5 FM; TWAIN HARTE, CA; Owner: CLARKE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KZSQ-FM (92.7 FM; SONORA, CA; Owner: CLARKE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KXSR (91.7 FM; GROVELAND, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO)
  • KHOP (95.1 FM; OAKDALE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOSL (94.3 FM; JACKSON, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KBYN (95.9 FM; ARNOLD, CA; Owner: KBYN, INC.)
  • KRVR (105.5 FM; COPPEROPOLIS, CA; Owner: THRESHOLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KCFA (106.1 FM; ARNOLD, CA; Owner: KCFA, INC.)
  • KWYL (102.9 FM; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEFR (89.9 FM; LE GRAND, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUBB (96.3 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORP. OF MONTEREY INC)
  • KCIV (99.9 FM; MOUNT BULLION, CA; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMPO (88.7 FM; MODESTO, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • K214CT (90.7 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KAMB (101.5 FM; MERCED, CA; Owner: CENTRAL VALLEY BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • KSVL (92.3 FM; SMITH, NV; Owner: DONEGAL ENTERPRISES)
  • KJOY (99.3 FM; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDJK (103.9 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K238AC (95.5 FM; SALIDA, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Murphys:

  • KMMK-LP (Channel 14; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: CABALLERO TELEVISION TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • KOVR (Channel 13; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: SCI - SACRAMENTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KXTV (Channel 10; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KXTV, INC.)
  • KUVS (Channel 19; MODESTO, CA; Owner: KUVS LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • KSPX (Channel 29; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: PAXSON SACRAMENTO LICENSE, INC.)
  • KQCA (Channel 58; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: KCRA HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KTXL (Channel 40; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: CHANNEL 40, INC.)
  • KMAX-TV (Channel 31; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: UPN STATIONS GROUP INC.)
  • KVIE (Channel 6; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KVIE, INC.)
Murphys fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Murphys fatal accident list:

Aug 25, 2019 04:24 PM, Sr-4, Lat: 38.140942, Lon: -120.453828, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 25, 2019 06:20 PM, Sr-4, Lat: 38.164078, Lon: -120.434994, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Sep 26, 2011 05:45 PM, Sr-4, Lat: 38.149231, Lon: -120.445411, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 9, 2007 03:48 PM, Sr-4, Lat: 38.144667, Lon: -120.450244, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Oct 27, 2005 01:27 PM, Sr-4, Lat: 38.143720, Lon: -120.450850, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 8.6mTotal length
  • $645,000Total costs
  • 4,242Total average daily traffic
  • 69Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,227Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • Stanislaus Power House (Lat: 38.139722 Lon: -120.370278), Type: 12.0, Overall height: 10 m, Registrant: Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Mxer@pce.Com, , San F-rancisco, Phone: (415) 973-0265

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Fire Hall Main St (Lat: 38.137417 Lon: -120.468806), Call Sign: KNHE468,
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.4800 MHz, Grant Date: 06/16/1998, Expiration Date: 08/11/2003, Cancellation Date: 10/12/2003, Registrant: Murphys Fire Dist, Murphys, CA 95247, Phone: (209) 728-3864
  • MURPHYSCDF, 33 Apple Blossom Drive (Lat: 38.144306 Lon: -120.451194), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: KSX31,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.330 MHz, 159.300 MHz, 159.352 MHz, 159.262 MHz, 159.450 MHz, Grant Date: 11/29/2011, Expiration Date: 02/07/2022, Certifier: Glen S Nash, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia-Pacific Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 894-5096, Fax: (916) 894-5392, Email:
  • MURPHYSCHPSC, Chp Scales Hwy 4 (Lat: 38.140472 Lon: -120.454639), Type: Bant, Structure height: 6.1 m, Overall height: 10 m, Call Sign: WNFD720,
    Assigned Frequencies: 42.3200 MHz, 42.5000 MHz, 44.8400 MHz, 44.9200 MHz, Grant Date: 05/30/2012, Expiration Date: 08/18/2022, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia-Pacific Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 894-5096, Fax: (916) 894-5392, Email:
  • Lat: 38.120833 Lon: -120.467278, Call Sign: WQPJ498,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.762 MHz, 466.762 MHz, 464.762 MHz, 469.262 MHz, 462.362 MHz, 467.362 MHz, 462.437 MHz, 467.437 MHz, 462.462 MHz, 467.462 MHz, Grant Date: 06/05/2012, Expiration Date: 06/05/2022, Certifier: Bud Baker, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Cadamotori Reservoir (Lat: 38.147667 Lon: -120.428972), Type: Bant, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: WQUW249,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.187 MHz, Grant Date: 10/29/2014, Expiration Date: 10/29/2024, Certifier: Frank F Fields, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • COLLIERVILL, Collierville Pwr Hse Apprx 10 Mi Ene Hwy 4 At Clark Flat (Lat: 38.144361 Lon: -120.381306), Type: Mast, Structure height: 13.7 m, Call Sign: WNEV252,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6865.00 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/15/2018, Expiration Date: 05/27/2028, Registrant: Northern California Power Agency, 477 Bret Harte Dr, Murphys, CA 95247, Phone: (209) 728-1387, Email:
  • MURPHYS, 477 Bret Harte Dr (Lat: 38.142472 Lon: -120.458417), Type: Pole, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 12.8 m, Call Sign: WQYH316,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/27/2016, Expiration Date: 09/27/2026, Certifier: Timothy D Sanguinetti, Registrant: Northern California Power Agency, 477 Bret Harte Drive, Murphys, CA 95247, Phone: (209) 728-1387, Email:
  • Stanislaus PH, Stanislaus Powerhouse, End Of Forest Rte 3n03, 4.5 Mi E Of (Lat: 38.138889 Lon: -120.370444), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 10.4 m, Overall height: 13.4 m, Call Sign: KMV73,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6605.62 MHz, Grant Date: 12/16/2020, Expiration Date: 05/31/2030, Certifier: Mike Enslow, Registrant: Pacific Gas And Electric Company, 705 P Street, 223b, Fresno, CA 93721-2708, Phone: (559) 263-5631, Fax: (559) 263-5789, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

68 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Murphys)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Murphys)

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 14. The highest number of fires - 30 took place in 2017, and the least - 2 in 2009. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Murphys, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (62.6%), and Structure Fires (28.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Murphys, CA
    • 12262.6%Outside Fires
    • 5528.2%Structure Fires
    • 168.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 21.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Murphys, CA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Murphys, CA
  • 57.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 19.2%Electricity
  • 11.5%Utility gas
  • 6.1%Wood
  • 5.9%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Murphys, CA
  • 46.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 27.3%Electricity
  • 14.1%Wood
  • 6.3%Utility gas
  • 5.4%Other fuel


Murphys compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
There are 16 pilots and 6 other airmen in this city.
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  • Jonathan Mark Dunsdon (1)
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  • Skip Thomas Orvis (1)

Total of 19 patent applications in 2008-2021.