Murray, Idaho

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Population in July 2007: 573.
Males: 295  (51.5%)
Females: 278  (48.5%)
Median resident age:

47.6 years
Idaho median age:

33.2 years

Zip code: 83873

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,769 (it was $29,000 in 2000)
Murray:

$43,769
ID:

$60,999

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,788 (it was $16,184 in 2000)

Murray CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $151,876 (it was $65,000 in 2000)
Murray:

$151,876
ID:

$255,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $186,354; detached houses: $199,590; townhouses or other attached units: $157,802; in 2-unit structures: $150,331; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $197,885; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $440,534; mobile homes: $62,289; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $99,887
March 2019 cost of living index in Murray: 89.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Murray, ID (2000)
    • 58995.8%White alone
    • 142.3%Hispanic
    • 71.1%Two or more races
    • 30.5%American Indian alone
    • 20.3%Asian alone

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

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Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2755 feet

Land area: 701.1 square miles.

Population density: 0.8 people per square mile   (very low).

Murray, Idaho map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Murray CCD:

0.9% ($579)
Idaho:

1.0% ($1,007)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane Valley, WA (53.7 miles , pop. 89,755).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (283.2 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (951.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Kellogg, ID (3.6 miles ),
Smelterville, ID (3.7 miles ),
Wardner, ID (3.8 miles ),
Pinehurst, ID (3.9 miles ),
Osburn, ID (4.0 miles ),
Wallace, ID (4.4 miles ),
Mullan, ID (4.7 miles ),
Noxon, MT (4.8 miles )

Latitude: 47.73 N, Longitude: 116.09 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 208

Distribution of median household income in Murray, ID in 2019
Murray satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

8.7%
Idaho:

4.8%
Most common industries in Murray, ID (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (15.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.2%)
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (7.1%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (5.7%)
  • Wood products (5.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (26.8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (12.2%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (9.8%)
  • Wood products (9.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.3%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (20.2%)
  • Educational services (13.5%)
  • Public administration (12.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.7%)
  • Truck transportation (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Murray, ID (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.5%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (6.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.7%)
  • Extraction workers (5.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (9.8%)
  • Extraction workers (9.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (5.7%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.7%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (5.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (13.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12.4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (9.0%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (7.9%)
  • Top executives (6.7%)
  • Registered nurses (6.7%)
  • Food processing workers (6.7%)

Average climate in Murray, Idaho

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 88.5. This is about average.

City:

88.5
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 16.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 12.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.8
U.S.:

8.5

Earthquake activity:

Murray-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Idaho state average. It is 884% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 339.8 miles away from Murray center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 275.4 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 301.5 miles away from Murray center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 3/31/2020 at 23:52:30, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 MW, Depth: 7.5 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 230.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW) earthquake occurred 307.0 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 MD, Depth: 32.2 mi) earthquake occurred 313.1 miles away from Murray center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Shoshone County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 4, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Murray:

  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHAB - MOUNTAIN VALLEY (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; KELLOGG, ID)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Murray:

  • North Idaho College (about 34 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; Full-time enrollment: 4,684)
  • Spokane Community College (about 60 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Gonzaga University (about 62 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Whitworth University (about 62 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 65 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 72 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)
  • University of Idaho (about 83 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Murray: Raven (A), Jordan Camp (B), Babins Junction (C), Beaver Work Center (D), Beaver Station (E), Shoshone Forest Camp (F), Littlefield (G), Sissons Campground (H), Senator Creek Campground (I), Erickson Ranch (J), Steamboat Camp (K), Sullivan (L), Summit Camp (M), Hawkseye Camp (N), Kit Price Campground (O), Bumblebee Campground (P), Steamboat Rock (Q), Shoshone Camp Work Center (R), Avery Creek Picnic Area (S), Spyglass Peak Lookout (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lakes: Long Pool (A), Revett Lake (B), Big Pool (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Alder Creek (A), Cedar Creek (B), Cathedral Creek (C), Cataract Creek (D), Casper Creek (E), Cascade Creek (F), Cardinal Creek (G), Carbon Creek (H), Canyon Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Murray: Magee Historic Site (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Shoshone County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.1 people
Idaho:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

68.9%
Whole state:

69.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.1%
Whole state:

6.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

30.2%
Whole state:

11.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

9.7%
Whole state:

4.6%

For population 15 years and over in Murray:

Marital status in Murray, ID
  • Never married: 17.6%
  • Now married: 63.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

For population 25 years and over in Murray:

  • High school or higher: 81.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 21.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Idaho average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Murray, ID (based on Shoshone County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,46315
Catholic7043
Other6875
Mainline Protestant3755
None9,536-
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: 7
This county:

5.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Shoshone County:

7.81 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
This county:

10.93 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Shoshone County:

8.5%
Idaho:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Shoshone County:

29.3%
State:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Shoshone County:

10.5%
Idaho:

11.7%

6.25% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,793 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
Idaho average:

8.09%

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 Kootenai County, ID  1.77% ($36,948 average AGI)


5.90% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($35,733 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
Idaho average:

7.05%

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 Kootenai County, ID  2.75% ($36,311 average AGI)
to Spokane County, WA  0.53% ($42,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Murray:

  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWAL (620 AM; 1 kW; WALLACE, ID; Owner: METALS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KQNT (590 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KMAX (840 AM; 10 kW; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KJRB (790 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTRW (970 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KTRW, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Murray:

  • KTWD (97.5 FM; WALLACE, ID; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KHTQ (94.5 FM; HAYDEN, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KCDA (103.1 FM; POST FALLS, ID; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXLY-FM (99.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KPLG (91.5 FM; PLAINS, MT; Owner: YOUR NETWORK OF PRAISE, INC.)
  • KDRK-FM (93.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIXZ-FM (96.1 FM; OPPORTUNITY, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMBI-FM (107.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KPBX-FM (91.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KICR (102.3 FM; COEUR D'ALENE, ID; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPND (95.3 FM; SANDPOINT, ID; Owner: BLUE SKY BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KIBX (92.1 FM; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KMJY-FM (104.5 FM; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: ALC COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KZZU-FM (92.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: QUEENB)
  • KISC (98.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEYF-FM (101.1 FM; CHENEY, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZBD (105.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Murray:

  • K59BW (Channel 59; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Various Locations (Lat: 47.781028 Lon: -116.130444), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPNM224,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.281 MHz, 956.281 MHz, Grant Date: 03/22/2018, Expiration Date: 04/06/2028, Certifier: Bruce A Mckinley, Registrant: Fcc-Faa Licensing, LLC, 8932 Suite D Milford Haven Court, Lorton, VA 22079, Phone: (703) 615-6615, Fax: (703) 372-5176, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Murray, ID
  • 41.1%Wood
  • 34.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 15.6%Electricity
  • 5.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.1%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Murray, ID
  • 37.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 37.5%Wood
  • 12.5%Electricity
  • 12.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Murray compared to Idaho state average:

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