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 2012: $37,634 (it was $29,000 in 2000)
Murray:

$37,634
ID:

$45,489
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,178 (it was $16,184 in 2000)

Murray CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $126,774 (it was $65,000 in 2000)
Murray:

$126,774
ID:

$154,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $228,371; Detached houses: $372,726; Townhouses or other attached units: $118,390; Mobile homes: $121,420; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $61,347
Murray races chart
  • White alone - 589 (95.8%)
  • Hispanic - 14 (2.3%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.3%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Murray: 145.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Murray CCD:

  • Never married: 17.6%
  • Now married: 63.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Murray CCD:  0.9% ($579)
Idaho:  1.0% ($1,007)
Murray satellite photo by USGS

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

Murray household income distribution Murray home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.7%
Idaho:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (27%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Wood products (10%)
  • Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (7%)
  • Gasoline stations (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (10%)
  • Extraction workers (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (6%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (6%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (9%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (8%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Food processing workers (7%)

Work and jobs in Murray: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Murray, Idaho

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Murray-area historical earthquake activity is below Idaho state average. It is 97% 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 the city 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 Murray 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 the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 307.0 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 293.1 miles away from Murray center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 504.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Shoshone County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 3, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 93.6. This is worse than average.

City:

93.6
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.9
U.S.:

9.1
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%

Murray compared to Idaho state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Murray CCD (based on Shoshone County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.81%
Here: 33.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaConservative Congregational Christian ConferencePentecostal Church of God
Adherents37.3%14.3%13.9%8.5%6.7%
Congregations11.5%11.5%7.7%3.8%3.8%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents3.8%3.5%2.2%2.2%7.6%
Congregations3.8%11.5%3.8%3.8%38.5%
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: 7
Shoshone County:

5.47 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

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

7.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
Idaho:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Shoshone County:

29.3%
Idaho:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.5%
State:

11.7%

6.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,604 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
Idaho average:

7.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kootenai County, ID  1.88% ($29,036 average AGI)
from Spokane County, WA  0.29% ($22,000)


6.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,467 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
Idaho average:

7.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kootenai County, ID  2.28% ($30,723 average AGI)
to Spokane County, WA  0.66% ($29,517)

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: 01/31/2008, Expiration Date: 04/06/2018, Certifier: Bruce A Mckinley
    Registrant: Northwestern Energy, 40 East Broadway Street, Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (406) 497-1000, Fax: (406) 497-3525, Email:

Murray on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Legal occupations:"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Private households"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest sunshine amount differences during a year"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Legal occupations:"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Management, professional, and related occupations:"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors"
  • #72 (83873) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Cypriot first ancestries"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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