Murphysboro, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 7,568 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -43.1%
Males: 3,687  (48.7%)
Females: 3,881  (51.3%)
Median resident age:

37.0 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 62966.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,125 (it was $25,551 in 2000)
Murphysboro:

$37,125
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,847 (it was $13,527 in 2000)

Murphysboro city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $72,708 (it was $46,700 in 2000)
Murphysboro:

$72,708
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $151,746; detached houses: $161,321; townhouses or other attached units: $157,962; in 2-unit structures: $98,735; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $207,872; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $463,452; mobile homes: $47,245

Median gross rent in 2017: $627.

March 2019 cost of living index in Murphysboro: 75.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.6%
(17.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.8% for Black residents, 1.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Murphysboro, IL (2010)
    • 6,24778.4%White alone
    • 1,20615.1%Black alone
    • 2363.0%Hispanic
    • 2112.6%Two or more races
    • 420.5%Asian alone
    • 230.3%American Indian alone
    • 40.05%Other race alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 42 registered sex offenders living in Murphysboro, Illinois as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Murphysboro is 190 to 1.


Crime rates in Murphysboro by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(24.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
11
(131.3)
12
(144.8)
29
(351.9)
10
(120.6)
12
(146.6)
1
(12.6)
1
(12.5)
1
(12.5)
3
(38.6)
13
(168.3)
3
(39.3)
9
(119.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
13
(155.1)
11
(132.7)
11
(133.5)
5
(60.3)
4
(48.9)
21
(263.7)
29
(362.8)
6
(75.1)
7
(90.1)
8
(103.5)
5
(65.5)
4
(53.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
55
(656.3)
53
(639.5)
41
(497.5)
82
(989.0)
65
(794.2)
6
(75.3)
11
(137.6)
41
(512.9)
23
(296.0)
37
(478.9)
39
(510.7)
40
(532.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
93
(1,110)
82
(989.4)
86
(1,044)
80
(964.9)
59
(720.9)
67
(841.3)
106
(1,326)
74
(925.7)
58
(746.5)
73
(944.9)
76
(995.2)
82
(1,092)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
379
(4,523)
392
(4,730)
378
(4,587)
379
(4,571)
318
(3,886)
317
(3,980)
353
(4,416)
382
(4,779)
269
(3,462)
357
(4,621)
172
(2,252)
144
(1,917)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
13
(155.1)
5
(60.3)
14
(169.9)
9
(108.6)
3
(36.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(38.8)
4
(52.4)
5
(66.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(23.9)
1
(12.1)
2
(24.3)
3
(36.2)
2
(24.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.5)
6
(75.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(25.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)553.8546.8691.2619.7499.6347.4416.8391.0307.9541.4317.1376.8

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City-data.com crime index in Murphysboro, IL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 23 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.13
Illinois average:

2.09
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Ancestries: German (18.4%), American (17.5%), English (5.4%), Irish (5.4%), Italian (2.8%), European (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/22/1875

Elevation: 421 feet

Land area: 4.83 square miles.

Population density: 1,566 people per square mile   (low).

Murphysboro, Illinois map

113 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,879 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,309 (2.2%)

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 )

Latitude: 37.77 N, Longitude: 89.34 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -70 (-0.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,113 (34.7%)

Area code: 618

Distribution of median household income in Murphysboro, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Murphysboro, IL in 2017
Murphysboro satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $64,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $159,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Murphysboro, IL residents
Average permit cost in Murphysboro, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Murphysboro, IL
Historical housing units in Murphysboro, IL
Most common industries in Murphysboro, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (20.4%)
  • Health care (10.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Public administration (7.6%)
  • Construction (4.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.5%)
  • Social assistance (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (16.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.6%)
  • Public administration (9.4%)
  • Construction (8.0%)
  • Health care (5.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (24.1%)
  • Health care (15.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Social assistance (5.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Murphysboro, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.3%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.9%)

Average climate in Murphysboro, Illinois

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Murphysboro, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 61.4. This is better than average.

City:

61.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 34.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.0
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Murphysboro-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 87% 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 slightly above Illinois state average. It is 73% 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 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 107.4 miles away from the city 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 Murphysboro 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
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 (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Murphysboro topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Murphysboro:

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

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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Murphysboro:

  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 8 miles; Carbondale, IL; Full-time enrollment: 14,539)
  • John A Logan College (about 14 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 33 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 9,678)
  • Rend Lake College (about 35 miles; Ina, IL; FT enrollment: 2,778)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 56 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 61 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 9,085)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 62 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 4,107)

Public high schools in Murphysboro:

Public elementary/middle schools in Murphysboro:

Private elementary/middle schools in Murphysboro:

  • ST ANDREW CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 135, Location: 723 MULBERRY ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • MURPHYSBORO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 105, Location: 805 N 16TH ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 50, Location: 1915 PINE ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Murphysboro

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

Birthplace of: John A. Logan - Union Army general, Don Ohl - Basketball player, Mike Bost - Politician.

Jackson 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 Murphysboro that have no violations reported:

  • ICEHOUSE AMERICA MURPHYSBORO (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
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

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

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)
  • 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

For population 15 years and over in Murphysboro:

Marital status in Murphysboro, IL
  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 44.1%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

For population 25 years and over in Murphysboro:

  • High school or higher: 83.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 17.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.7
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Murphysboro
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Murphysboro, IL (based on Jackson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant14,13064
Mainline Protestant5,25030
Other4,41211
Catholic4,2205
Black Protestant1,2477
None30,959-
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: 14
Jackson County:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Jackson County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

9.27 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

7.3%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.3%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Jackson County:

9.8%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Murphysboro:

50.2%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

49.6%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Murphysboro:

21.7%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Murphysboro:

11.8%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

31.6%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Murphysboro:

59.0%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.6%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Murphysboro, IL Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 13$63,121$58,2667$3,743
Firefighters 11$53,304$58,1503$247
Streets and Highways 8$33,832$50,7480$0
Police - Other 7$25,214$43,2249$1,628
Water Supply 6$35,854$71,7080$0
Sewerage 5$20,117$48,2810$0
Local Libraries 4$9,584$28,7524$1,630
Financial Administration 1$3,908$46,8961$1,335
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 26$15,395
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 55$244,934$53,44050$23,978

Murphysboro government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,274,000 ($168.34)
    General - Other: $1,264,000 ($167.02)
    Water Utilities: $1,224,000 ($161.73)
    Local Fire Protection: $625,000 ($82.58)
    Sewerage: $565,000 ($74.66)
    Central Staff Services: $462,000 ($61.05)
    Financial Administration: $462,000 ($61.05)
    Regular Highways: $448,000 ($59.20)
    Libraries: $273,000 ($36.07)
    General Public Buildings: $174,000 ($22.99)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $2,082,000 ($275.11)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $1,296,000 ($171.25)
    Benefit Payments: $911,000 ($120.38)
    Other Investments - Other: $730,000 ($96.46)
    Withdrawals: $83,000 ($10.97)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,053,000 ($403.41)

Murphysboro government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $650,000 ($85.89)
    Other: $475,000 ($62.76)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $690,000 ($91.17)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $121,000 ($15.99)
    Local Employee Contribution: $59,000 ($7.80)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $90,000 ($11.89)
    Fines and Forfeits: $84,000 ($11.10)
    Interest Earnings: $22,000 ($2.91)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,541,000 ($203.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,058,000 ($271.93)
    Highways: $253,000 ($33.43)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,872,000 ($247.36)
    Property: $427,000 ($56.42)
    Other Selective Sales: $406,000 ($53.65)
    Other License: $56,000 ($7.40)

Murphysboro government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $1,542,000 ($203.75)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,262,000 ($298.89)

7.72% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($30,329 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.72%
Illinois average:

4.69%

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 Williamson County, IL  1.10% ($32,095 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.64% ($19,779)
from Perry County, IL  0.34% ($22,391)


10.53% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,510 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.53%
Illinois average:

5.50%

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 Williamson County, IL  1.38% ($35,919 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.92% ($20,522)
to Perry County, IL  0.31% ($25,600)
Businesses in Murphysboro, IL
NameCountNameCount
Circle K2MasterBrand Cabinets6
Curves1McDonald's2
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS1
Kroger1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1

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
See more detailed statistics of Murphysboro fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 24Number of bridges
  • 299ft / 90.5mTotal length
  • $299,000Total costs
  • 117,200Total average daily traffic
  • 6,662Total average daily truck traffic
  • 98,519Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Murphysboro, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 51950-1959
  • 31970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Murphysboro, IL

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 72. The highest number of fire incidents - 99 took place in 2017, and the least - 23 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Murphysboro, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (43.5%), and Structure Fires (42.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Murphysboro, IL
    • 53543.5%Outside Fires
    • 52542.7%Structure Fires
    • 16213.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 70.6%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Murphysboro, IL
  • 59.7%Utility gas
  • 36.9%Electricity
  • 2.8%Wood
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Murphysboro, IL
  • 56.6%Electricity
  • 39.1%Utility gas
  • 1.9%Wood
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Other fuel


Murphysboro compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Murphysboro on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population decrease from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2014 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) (population 1,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other nonhousehold living situations (population 1,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
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