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Population in 2012: 7,894 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -40.6%
Males: 3,702  (46.9%)
Females: 4,192  (53.1%)

Median resident age:  37.8 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 62966.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,032 (it was $25,551 in 2000)
Murphysboro:

$29,032
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,761

Murphysboro city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $62,410 (it was $46,700 in 2000)
Murphysboro:

$62,410
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $84,080; Detached houses: $92,022; Townhouses or other attached units: $114,049; In 2-unit structures: $156,071; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $68,658; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $52,341; Mobile homes: $26,787

Median gross rent in 2012: $616.

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  • White alone - 6,795 (83.2%)
  • Black alone - 953 (11.7%)
  • Two or more races - 256 (3.1%)
  • Hispanic - 109 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 25 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 16 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 12 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Murphysboro: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (26.7%), Irish (11.6%), United States (11.2%), Italian (8.6%), English (7.6%), Dutch (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/22/1875

Elevation: 421 feet

Land area: 4.83 square miles.

Population density: 1,634 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Murphysboro:

  • High school or higher: 85.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
  • Unemployed: 11.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Murphysboro city:

  • Never married: 36.3%
  • Now married: 36.2%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 15.5%

56 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.7%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 27 registered sex offenders living in Murphysboro, Illinois as of November 27, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Murphysboro to the number of sex offenders is 292 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,409 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,062 (1.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (77.2 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (295.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Harrison, IL (1.4 miles ), De Soto, IL (2.6 miles ), Carbondale, IL (2.6 miles ), Gorham, IL (3.0 miles ), Vergennes, IL (3.1 miles ), Elkville, IL (3.4 miles ), Hurst, IL (3.4 miles ), Makanda, IL (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $43,500
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $40,800
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $57,100
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $92,300
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $153,000
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $71,700
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $116,000
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $97,200
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $80,300
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $49,800
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $64,000

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.77 N, Longitude: 89.34 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +667 (+8.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,227 (36.5%)

Area code: 618

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Crime rates in Murphysboro by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0011000020100
per 100,000 0.00.011.211.30.00.00.00.024.10.012.60.00.0
Rapes 118111171112291012111
per 100,000 82.789.4122.9124.882.3131.3144.8351.9120.6146.612.612.512.5
Robberies 1152222121311115421296
per 100,000 7.5167.6245.8249.6141.0155.1132.7133.560.348.9263.7362.875.1
Assaults 5863474742555341826561141
per 100,000 436.3703.9525.1533.2493.6656.3639.5497.5989.0794.275.3137.6512.9
Burglaries 5885949411293828680596710674
per 100,000 436.3949.71050.31066.51316.31109.8989.41043.6964.9720.9841.31326.0925.7
Thefts 254429303303274379392378379318317353382
per 100,000 1910.54793.33385.53437.73220.14522.74729.74586.84571.23885.63980.44415.84778.6
Auto thefts 6109981351493010
per 100,000 45.1111.7100.6102.194.0155.160.3169.9108.636.70.012.50.0
Arson 2233321232016
per 100,000 15.022.333.534.035.323.912.124.336.224.40.012.575.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 241.8481.1469.0476.2395.3503.0496.6627.7562.8453.8315.5378.5355.1

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 21 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Illinois average:

2.76

Murphysboro, Illinois accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.2%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Murphysboro-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 178% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/18/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 22.2 miles away from the Murphysboro city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/18/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.1 miles away from the city center killed 11 people and injured 200 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Murphysboro-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 36% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 92.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 42.9 miles away from Murphysboro center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.8 miles away from Murphysboro center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 61.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: John A. Logan - Union Army general, Don Ohl - Basketball player, Mike Bost - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers in Murphysboro:

  • OUR PLACE (Hospital, 301 NORTH 13TH STREET)
  • ST JOSEPH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 2 SOUTH HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • REHAB AND CARE CTR - JACKSON CO (Nursing Home, 1441 NORTH 14TH STREET)

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Airports and heliports located in Murphysboro:


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Amtrak stations near Murphysboro:

  • 8 miles: CARBONDALE (401 S. ILLINOIS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: DU QUOIN (20 N. CHESTNUT ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government website: murphysboro.globaleyes.net

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Murphysboro:

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (about 8 miles; Carbondale, IL; Full-time enrollment: 16,261)
  • John A Logan College (about 14 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 2,443)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 33 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 7,475)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 56 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 2,425)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 62 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 5,638)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 62 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 2,353)
  • Mineral Area College (about 65 miles; Park Hills, MO; FT enrollment: 2,165)

Public high schools in Murphysboro:

Public elementary/middle schools in Murphysboro:

Private elementary/middle schools in Murphysboro:

  • ST ANDREW CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 143; Location: 723 MULBERRY ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MURPHYSBORO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 111; Location: 805 N 16TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 74; Location: 1915 PINE ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF S ILLINOIS (Students: 30; Location: 507 N 9TH ST; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Murphysboro, School District: MURPHYSBORO COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT 186

Library in Murphysboro:

  • SALLIE LOGAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $240,924; Location: 1808 WALNUT STREET; 53,811 books; 787 e-books; 2,974 audio materials; 2,063 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 43 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Murphysboro: Jackson County Courthouse (A), Jackson County Ambulance Service (B), Murphysboro Fire Department Station 2 (C), Murphysboro - Pomona - Somerset Fire Protection District (D), Murphysboro Fire Department Station 1 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Murphysboro include: First Presbyterian Church (A), Liberty Street Baptist Church (B), Saint Andrews Catholic Church (C), Saint Peters United Church of Christ (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Andrews Cemetery (1), Murphysboro City Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Browns Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Park in Murphysboro: Riverside Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Jackson County Historical Society (Historical Places & Services; 1616 Edith Street), Apple City Amusement (Amusement & Theme Parks; 101 Amusement Park Road), Buddy Buddy Enterprises (Amusement & Theme Parks; 13616 Highway 149).

Hotels: Apple Tree Inn (100 North 2nd Street), Appledome Motel (200 North 2nd Street).

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 22.6. This is significantly better than average.
City:

22.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.4
U.S.:

22.1

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

USFS JOHNSON CREEK RECREATION AREA (Population served: 700, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2000 and SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-24-2000), St Intentional no-action (SEP-05-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2000 and JUN-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-15-2000), St Intentional no-action (MAY-18-2000)

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

  • WAL MART SUPERCENTER 0196 (Address: Po Box 307, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.3%
(17.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 79.6% for Black residents, 21.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 84.4% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.3%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.4%
Whole state:  6.3%

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 Murphysboro, IL

People in group quarters in Murphysboro in 2010:

  • 128 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 99 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 85 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 85 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 23 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Murphysboro in 2000:

  • 4,676 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 178 people in nursing homes
  • 149 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 90 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 29 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in unknown juvenile institutions

Murphysboro compared to Illinois state average:

Murphysboro, Illinois environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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Banks with branches in Murphysboro (2011 data):

  • The First Bank and Trust Company of Murphysboro: 14th Street Branch at 110 South 14th Street, branch established on 2000/10/04; The First Bank And Trust Company Of at 1403 Walnut Street, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $65.1 mil, Deposits: $55.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: First Of Murphysboro Corp.
  • First Southern Bank: Murphysboro Branch at 109 East Walnut Street, branch established on 2008/03/06. Info updated 2006/12/15: Bank assets: $243.1 mil, Deposits: $218.6 mil, headquarters in Carbondale, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: First Southern Bancshares, Inc
  • The Bank of Carbondale: Murphysboro Branch at 900 Walnut Street, branch established on 1996/08/26. Info updated 2011/04/29: Bank assets: $199.0 mil, Deposits: $171.4 mil, headquarters in Carbondale, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Carbondale Investment Corporation, The
  • Old National Bank: Murphysboro Facility at 1709 Walnut Street, branch established on 1995/12/18. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $8,467.9 mil, Deposits: $6,653.1 mil, headquarters in Evansville, IN, positive income, 195 total offices, Holding Company: Old National Bancorp
  • Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust Company: Murphysboro Branch at 105 Williams Street, branch established on 2005/11/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $99.8 mil, Deposits: $85.6 mil, headquarters in Pinckneyville, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Murphy-Wall Bancorp, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Murphysboro Walmart Branch at 6495 Coutry Club Road, branch established on 2008/02/04. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • Regions Bank: 1301 Walnut Street Branch at 1301 Walnut Street, branch established on 1892/11/12. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Murphysboro travel time to work - commute


Murphysboro mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Electricity (42%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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Religion statistics for Murphysboro city (based on Jackson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 40.32%
Here40.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USALutheran Church
Adherents27.1%11.6%9.7%9.5%9.1%
Congregations19.3%4.5%12.5%10.2%5.7%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of ChristMuslim EstimateAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents5.4%5.2%4.4%2.3%15.8%
Congregations5.7%5.7%2.3%4.5%29.5%
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: 14
Jackson County:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Jackson County:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Jackson County:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 54
Here:

9.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

28.3%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.8%
State:

14.5%

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 1$3,232$38,7841$680
Other Government Administration 0$0 18$7,839
Police Protection - Officers 13$52,199$48,1845$1,906
Police - Other 7$20,851$35,7456$829
Firefighters 11$44,081$48,0882$126
Streets and Highways 8$27,978$41,9670$0
Sewerage 5$16,636$39,9260$0
Water Supply 6$29,650$59,3000$0
Local Libraries 4$7,926$23,7783$830
Totals for Government 55$202,553$44,19335$12,210

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $492,000 ($62.33)
    Regular Highways: $151,000 ($19.13)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,073,000 ($135.93)
    General - Other: $876,000 ($110.97)
    Water Utilities: $820,000 ($103.88)
    Fire Protection: $597,000 ($75.63)
    Regular Highways: $593,000 ($75.12)
    Libraries: $391,000 ($49.53)
    Sewerage: $331,000 ($41.93)
    Financial Administration: $257,000 ($32.56)
    Central Staff Services: $191,000 ($24.20)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $56,000 ($7.09)
    Parks & Recreation: $56,000 ($7.09)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $3,735,000 ($473.14)
    Benefit Payments: $214,000 ($27.11)
    Withdrawals: $42,000 ($5.32)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,485,000 ($314.80)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $88,000 ($11.15)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $706,000 ($89.44)
    All Other: $48,000 ($6.08)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $228,000 ($28.88)
    From Local Government: $125,000 ($15.83)
    Local Employee Contribution: $53,000 ($6.71)
    From Other Government: $2,000 ($0.25)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $34,000 ($4.31)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $326,000 ($41.30)
    Interest Earnings: $84,000 ($10.64)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,049,000 ($132.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,697,000 ($214.97)
    Highways: $349,000 ($44.21)
    All Other: $302,000 ($38.26)
    Public Welfare: $7,000 ($0.89)
  • Tax - Property: $570,000 ($72.21)
    Total General Sales: $435,000 ($55.11)
    Public Utilities: $113,000 ($14.31)
    NEC: $28,000 ($3.55)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,465,000 ($185.58)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,465,000 ($185.58)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $23,000 ($2.91)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,153,000 ($399.42)

10.95% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($21,966 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.95%
Illinois average:

5.66%

1.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($448 average AGI)
Jackson County:

1.05%
Illinois average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Williamson County, IL  1.23% ($25,626 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.79% ($16,550)
from Perry County, IL  0.38% ($23,611)


11.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,132 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.75%
Illinois average:

5.99%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($222 average AGI)
Jackson County:

0.11%
Illinois average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Williamson County, IL  1.46% ($30,691 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.99% ($16,594)
to Perry County, IL  0.43% ($23,821)

Strongest AM radio stations in Murphysboro:

  • WCIL (1020 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WINI (1420 AM; 1 kW; MURPHYSBORO, IL; Owner: RADIO STATION WINI)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, IL)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • KAPE (1550 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Murphysboro:

  • WTAO-FM (105.1 FM; MURPHYSBORO, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCIL-FM (101.5 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUEZ (95.1 FM; CARTERVILLE, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WXAN (103.9 FM; AVA, IL; Owner: HAROLD L. LAWDER)
  • WSIU (91.9 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WAWJ (90.1 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KEZS-FM (102.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGMO (100.7 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WKIB (96.5 FM; ANNA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS)
  • WDBX (91.1 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: HETERODYNE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRCU (90.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WDDD-FM (107.3 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOOZ-FM (99.9 FM; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: ZIMMER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVZA (92.7 FM; HERRIN, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQUL (97.7 FM; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDQN-FM (95.9 FM; DUQUOIN, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KBDZ (93.1 FM; PERRYVILLE, MO; Owner: D/B/A DONZE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WXLT (103.5 FM; CHRISTOPHER, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Murphysboro:

  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • W10AH (Channel 10; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • WSIL-TV (Channel 3; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WSIU-TV (Channel 8; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • KCGI-CA (Channel 45; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WTCT (Channel 27; MARION, IL; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • W15BU (Channel 17; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Murphysboro fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 59 meters (194ft)
Total costs: $3,340,000
Total average daily traffic: 54,050
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,750

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 2
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 3
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Murphysboro, IL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Murphysboro)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

48 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Murphysboro, IL)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • MURPHYSBORO, 153 Stave Mill Rd (Lat: 37.776111 Lon: -89.361556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WPNG353
    Assigned Frequencies: 6801.25 MHz, 6776.25 MHz, 6815.00 MHz, 6815.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/04/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: John T Scott Iii
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • GOAD REPEATER, 285 Cajun Lane (Lat: 37.758389 Lon: -89.429972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: WPXC434
    Assigned Frequencies: 941.256 MHz, 932.256 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/26/2013, Expiration Date: 03/04/2023, Certifier: Brad G Zielie
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1400 Douglas St Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-1777, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:
  • Murphysboro Sub., Murphysboro Substation, 6.0 Miles Se Of (Lat: 37.701944 Lon: -89.267806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WQNP738
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.731 MHz, 952.731 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/12/2011, Expiration Date: 04/12/2021, Certifier: Larry Burns
    Registrant: Utility Telecom Consulting Group, Inc., 1554 St. Paul Street, Denver, CO 80206, Phone: (303) 840-1041, Email:
  • MURPHYSBORO EAST, 117 Fiddlers Ridge Road (Lat: 37.753500 Lon: -89.320250), Type: Mast, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 78.9 m, Call Sign: WQPB386
    Assigned Frequencies: 18015.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/27/2012, Expiration Date: 03/27/2022, Certifier: John E Monday
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • HWY 13 AIRPORT ROAD, 108 Par Lane (Lat: 37.750472 Lon: -89.287194), Type: Mast, Structure height: 58.2 m, Overall height: 60.1 m, Call Sign: WQPB523
    Assigned Frequencies: 19575.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/28/2012, Expiration Date: 03/28/2022, Certifier: John E Monday
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • STATION, 518 Walnut St (Lat: 37.764750 Lon: -89.330639), Overall height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: KFG39
    Assigned Frequencies: 2184.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/15/2000, Expiration Date: 09/29/2010, Cancellation Date: 12/15/2000
    Registrant: Phone: (314) 554-2302
  • New Hwy 13 At Country Club Rd (Lat: 37.736139 Lon: -89.167833), Overall height: 7.6 m, Call Sign: WGV768, Licensee ID: L00132165
    Assigned Frequencies: 947.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/04/1980, Expiration Date: 12/01/2004, Cancellation Date: 08/06/1999
    Registrant: Cumulus Licensing Corp, 330 E Kilbourne Ave Ste 250, Milwaukee, WI 53202

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

73 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Murphysboro)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

30 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Murphysboro)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 83
  • Hazardous Condition: 33
  • Service Call: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Murphysboro


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Murphysboro, IL

Most common first names in Murphysboro, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William16875.5 years
Mary15480.4 years
John14276.6 years
Charles10674.9 years
Robert10372.6 years
James9875.2 years
Helen7280.0 years
Joseph6477.1 years
George6278.6 years
Anna5583.3 years
Most common last names in Murphysboro, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6171.8 years
Williams5378.7 years
Johnson4776.0 years
Davis4176.1 years
Miller3979.0 years
Jones3579.0 years
Reiman3478.1 years
Ellis3170.2 years
Brown3172.2 years
Roberts2876.7 years
Businesses in Murphysboro, IL
NameCountNameCount
Curves1McDonald's2
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS1
Kroger1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets6
Browse common businesses in Murphysboro, IL


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