Murray City, Ohio

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Population in 2017: 441 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.4%
 
Males: 202  (46.0%)
Females: 239  (54.0%)
Median resident age:

49.5 years
Ohio median age:

39.3 years

Zip codes: 43144.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,891 (it was $27,969 in 2000)
Murray City:

$36,891
OH:

$54,021

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,206 (it was $12,730 in 2000)

Murray City village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $52,802 (it was $36,800 in 2000)
Murray City:

$52,802
OH:

$144,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $60,820; detached houses: $66,280; mobile homes: $36,065

Median gross rent in 2017: $537.

March 2019 cost of living index in Murray City: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.0%
  • Races in Murray City, OH (2010)
    • 43997.8%White alone
    • 61.3%Hispanic
    • 30.7%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Black alone

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



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Murray City, Ohio as of October 21, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Murray City is 175 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (24.6%), Irish (16.2%), English (14.1%), American (9.9%), Polish (7.7%), Czech (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 712 feet

Land area: 0.30 square miles.

Population density: 1,473 people per square mile   (low).

Murray City, Ohio map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $964 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $473 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbus, OH (55.0 miles , pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (331.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Buchtel, OH (1.9 miles ),
Carbon Hill, OH (2.1 miles ),
Glouster, OH (2.1 miles ),
Trimble, OH (2.2 miles ),
Nelsonville, OH (2.2 miles ),
Jacksonville, OH (2.3 miles ),
Hemlock, OH (2.4 miles),
New Straitsville, OH (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 39.51 N, Longitude: 82.17 W

Area code: 740

Distribution of median household income in Murray City, OH in 2017
Distribution of house value in Murray City, OH in 2017

Murray City satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.1%
Ohio:

4.1%
Most common industries in Murray City, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (14.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (12.0%)
  • Health care (10.8%)
  • Construction (8.4%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5.4%)
  • Leather & allied products (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (21.1%)
  • Construction (14.7%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (9.5%)
  • Health care (8.4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.3%)
  • Leather & allied products (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (29.2%)
  • Health care (13.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (12.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Leather & allied products (6.9%)
  • Social assistance (5.6%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Murray City, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.4%)
  • Construction laborers (4.8%)
  • Cashiers (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (20.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Construction laborers (8.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (12.5%)
  • Cashiers (9.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6.9%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.6%)
  • Food processing workers (5.6%)

Average climate in Murray City, Ohio

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Murray City, Ohio average temperatures Murray City, Ohio average precipitation Murray City, Ohio humidity Murray City, Ohio wind speed Murray City, Ohio snowfall Murray City, Ohio sunshine Murray City, Ohio clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 53.4. This is better than average.

City:

53.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2009 was 0.442. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.442
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2011 was 3.36. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.36
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2011 was 4.30. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.30
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Murray City-area historical tornado activity is below Ohio state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 47.8 miles away from the Murray City village center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 29.6 miles away from the village center injured 8 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Murray City-area historical earthquake activity is near Ohio state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 131.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 165.6 miles away from Murray City center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 154.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 132.1 miles away from Murray City center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 136.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 316.1 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 Hocking County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Murray City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Murray City:

  • BCS/HARTMAN ROAD HOME (Hospital, about 10 miles away; THE PLAINS, OH)
  • HICKORY CREEK OF ATHENS (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; THE PLAINS, OH)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-LOGAN (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LOGAN, OH)
  • ECHOING MEADOWS RESIDENTIAL CENTER (Hospital, about 13 miles away; ATHENS, OH)
  • BCS/HOCKING VALLEY HOME (Hospital, about 13 miles away; LOGAN, OH)
  • O'BLENESS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; ATHENS, OH)
  • ATHENS CAMPUS (Hospital, about 13 miles away; ATHENS, OH)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Murray City:

  • Hocking College (about 6 miles; Nelsonville, OH; Full-time enrollment: 4,146)
  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 14 miles; Athens, OH; FT enrollment: 26,181)
  • Zane State College (about 32 miles; Zanesville, OH; FT enrollment: 2,200)
  • Ohio Christian University (about 41 miles; Circleville, OH; FT enrollment: 2,345)
  • Muskingum University (about 41 miles; New Concord, OH; FT enrollment: 2,073)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 41 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,619)
  • Ohio State University-Newark Campus (about 42 miles; Newark, OH; FT enrollment: 2,028)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Murray City Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Birthplace of: Clifford Carlson - Basketball player-coach, Josh Devore - Major League baseball player.

Hocking County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This village:

2.6 people
Ohio:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

66.9%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

13.7%
Whole state:

6.8%


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

For population 15 years and over in Murray City:

Marital status in Murray City, OH
  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 52.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.8%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

For population 25 years and over in Murray City:

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.3
Ohio average:

10.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Murray City, OH (based on Hocking County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,19032
Evangelical Protestant3,17127
Catholic1,0001
Other1182
None21,901-
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: 8
Hocking County:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Here:

2.42 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Hocking County:

5.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hocking County:

10.5%
State:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Hocking County:

30.3%
State:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.6%
Ohio:

11.9%
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
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$100
Water Supply 0$0 3$700
Firefighters 0$0 1$21
Financial Administration 0$0 1$450
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$342
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$350
Totals for Government 0$0 14$1,963

Murray City government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $156,000 ($353.74)
    Police Protection: $41,000 ($92.97)
    Local Fire Protection: $33,000 ($74.83)
    Financial Administration: $21,000 ($47.62)
    Central Staff Services: $21,000 ($47.62)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($11.34)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $62,000 ($140.59)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($20.41)

Murray City government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $3,000 ($6.80)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($2.27)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $155,000 ($351.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $30,000 ($68.03)
    Highways: $25,000 ($56.69)
    General Local Government Support: $16,000 ($36.28)
  • Tax - Property: $28,000 ($63.49)
    Other License: $25,000 ($56.69)

Murray City government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $486,000 ($1102.04)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $454,000 ($1029.48)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $57,000 ($129.25)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,000 ($56.69)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,000 ($72.56)

5.92% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,546 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.92%
Ohio average:

5.51%

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 Fairfield County, OH  1.64% ($36,753 average AGI)
to Franklin County, OH  0.76% ($33,937)
to Athens County, OH  0.67% ($29,116)

Strongest AM radio stations in Murray City:

  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WAIS (770 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BUCHTEL, OH; Owner: NELSONVILLE TV CABLE, INC.)
  • WRFD (880 AM; daytime; 23 kW; COLUMBUS-WORTHINGTON, OH; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WATH (970 AM; 1 kW; ATHENS, OH)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLGN (1510 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LOGAN, OH; Owner: ROGER L. HINERMAN d/b/a LOGAN BROADCASTING)
  • WOUB (1340 AM; 1 kW; ATHENS, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WBRJ (910 AM; 5 kW; MARIETTA, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WADC (1050 AM; 5 kW; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WMPO (1390 AM; 5 kW; MIDDLEPORT-POMEROY, OH; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC. OF OHIO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Murray City:

  • WSEO (107.7 FM; NELSONVILLE, OH; Owner: NELSONVILLE TV CABLE, INC.)
  • WOUB-FM (91.3 FM; ATHENS, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • W211BT (90.1 FM; ATHENS, OH; Owner: THE CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WJAW-FM (100.9 FM; MCCONNELSVILLE, OH; Owner: QUIET RADIO INC. D/B/A WJAW RADIO)
  • WWJM (106.3 FM; NEW LEXINGTON, OH; Owner: PERRY COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WXTQ (105.5 FM; ATHENS, OH; Owner: WATH, INC.)
  • WCVZ (92.7 FM; SOUTH ZANESVILLE, OH; Owner: CHRISTIAN VOICE OF CENTRAL OHIO, INC)
  • WLGN-FM (98.3 FM; LOGAN, OH; Owner: ROGER L. HINERMAN d/b/a LOGAN BROADCASTING)
  • WHOK-FM (95.5 FM; LANCASTER, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WYBZ (107.3 FM; CROOKSVILLE, OH; Owner: Y BRIDGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJKW (95.9 FM; ATHENS, OH; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WFCB (93.3 FM; CHILLICOTHE, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHIZ-FM (102.5 FM; ZANESVILLE, OH; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN OHIO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WJZA (103.5 FM; LANCASTER, OH; Owner: SKYWAY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLRY (88.5 FM; RUSHVILLE, OH; Owner: ARCANGEL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Murray City:

  • WOUB-TV (Channel 20; ATHENS, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • WHIZ-TV (Channel 18; ZANESVILLE, OH; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN OHIO TELEVISION SYSTEM)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 56ft / 16.7mTotal length
  • $80,000Total costs
  • 6,913Total average daily traffic
  • 343Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,595Total future (year 2039) average daily traffic
New bridges in Murray City, OH - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Murray City, OH

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: W8WBR, Grant Date: 04/13/1999, Expiration Date: 04/13/2009, Cancellation Date: 04/14/2011, Registrant: Eugene F Six, Box 115 Orchard Alley, Murray City, OH 43144

Most common first names in Murray City, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1478.9 years
Charles1169.6 years
Mary980.5 years
William873.8 years
George774.3 years
David665.5 years
Ruth579.8 years
Clifford578.4 years
Dorothy578.0 years
Grace484.2 years
Most common last names in Murray City, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Spencer1272.4 years
Campbell876.6 years
Lanning875.2 years
Mitchell875.8 years
Wright773.6 years
James682.8 years
Mcdonald671.3 years
Wilson680.7 years
Canter575.4 years
Decker571.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Murray City, OH
  • 79.6%Utility gas
  • 13.0%Electricity
  • 7.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Murray City, OH
  • 70.2%Utility gas
  • 14.9%Electricity
  • 6.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.3%Coal or coke
  • 4.3%Wood


Murray City compared to Ohio state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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