Murray, Kentucky

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Population in 2013: 18,106 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +21.1%
 
Males: 8,133  (44.9%)
Females: 9,973  (55.1%)
Median resident age:  25.1 years
Kentucky median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 42071.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,039 (it was $25,647 in 2000)
Murray:

$31,039
KY:

$43,399

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,331 (it was $15,389 in 2000)

Murray city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $121,502 (it was $81,800 in 2000)
Murray:

$121,502
KY:

$120,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $529.

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  • Races in Murray, KY (2013)

    Murray races chart
    • 15,13784.1%White alone
    • 1,1696.5%Black alone
    • 6493.6%Hispanic
    • 6313.5%Asian alone
    • 2821.6%Two or more races
    • 850.5%American Indian alone
    • 190.1%Other race alone
    • 150.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Murray: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (20.0%), Irish (15.9%), German (15.5%), English (11.0%), Scottish (2.1%), French (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/17/1844

Elevation: 515 feet

Land area: 9.70 square miles.

Population density: 1,867 people per square mile   (low).

Murray,KY real estate house value index trend

Murray, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Murray:

  • High school or higher: 86.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Murray city:

  • Never married: 49.9%
  • Now married: 31.4%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

1,267 residents are foreign born (2.4% Asia, 1.9% Latin America, 1.4% Europe).

This city:

7.0%
Kentucky:

3.4%



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Murray, Kentucky as of August 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Murray to the number of sex offenders is 1,058 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,254 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,062 (0.9%)

Murray satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Clarksville, TN (53.3 miles , pop. 103,455).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Metropolitan Government, TN (91.8 miles , pop. 569,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (363.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hazel, KY (2.7 miles ), Kirksey, KY (2.8 miles ), Dexter, KY (3.0 miles ), Shiloh, KY (3.0 miles ), Hardin, KY (3.3 miles ), New Concord, KY (3.3 miles ), Puryear, TN (3.4 miles ), Sedalia, KY (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 20 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 1998: 22 buildings, average cost: $124,300
  • 1999: 18 buildings, average cost: $97,200
  • 2000: 22 buildings, average cost: $86,400
  • 2001: 24 buildings, average cost: $101,400
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $160,300
  • 2003: 18 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2004: 16 buildings, average cost: $183,000
  • 2005: 36 buildings, average cost: $170,300
  • 2006: 42 buildings, average cost: $211,500
  • 2007: 66 buildings, average cost: $34,800
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $163,700
  • 2009: 18 buildings, average cost: $188,000
  • 2010: 31 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2011: 22 buildings, average cost: $174,700
  • 2012: 30 buildings, average cost: $173,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 36.61 N, Longitude: 88.32 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,604 (+36.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,807 (74.3%)

Area code: 270

Murray household income distribution Murray home values distribution

Crime rates in Murray by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 00000001020
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.06.00.011.10.0
Rapes 314777983312
per 100,000 19.96.626.345.444.342.553.948.016.816.766.5
Robberies 37748476967
per 100,000 19.946.246.125.950.624.341.936.050.433.438.8
Assaults 9101714132010981919
per 100,000 59.866.1111.990.882.2121.359.854.044.8105.9105.3
Burglaries 106145100114124143174164145161109
per 100,000 704.9957.8658.3739.5784.3867.61,041.4983.4811.7897.5603.9
Thefts 317399455447532422434493422441449
per 100,000 2,108.02,635.62,995.22,899.83,364.72,560.42,597.42,956.22,362.32,458.52,487.8
Auto thefts 3030203519162813272112
per 100,000 199.5198.2131.7227.1120.297.1167.678.0151.1117.166.5
Arson 52230N/A00135
per 100,000 33.213.213.219.50.0N/A0.00.05.616.727.7
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 291.5) 179.8216.2228.9243.2260.7231.6252.6259.9196.8232.6228.3

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Murray detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 44 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.05
Kentucky average:

1.94
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.7%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +214 (+1.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Educational services (30%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Murray, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Murray-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 70% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.7 miles away from the Murray city center killed 2 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/4/1964, a category F4 tornado 9.7 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Murray-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Kentucky 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 129.6 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 77.7 miles away from Murray 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 83.8 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 99.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 131.0 miles away from Murray 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 154.8 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 Calloway County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Murray topographic map

Birthplace of: Chuck Taylor (wrestler) - Professional wrestler, T. R. M. Howard - Civil rights activist, John Noble Wilford - Journalist, Leigh-Allyn Baker - Actress, Molly Sims - Female model, Billy Lane Lauffer - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Timothy D. Adams - Politician, William Earl Brown - Actor.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Murray: Billy Lane Lauffer.

Hospitals and medical centers in Murray:

  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 803 POPLAR STREET)
  • FMC - DIALYSIS OF MURRAY (609 SOUTH 12TH STREET)
  • HOME HEALTH PLUS, INC (1900 NORTH 12TH STREET, SUITE G)
  • INTREPID USA HEALTHCARE SERVICES (1616 HIGHWAY 121 NORTH SUITE C)
  • SPRING CREEK HEALTH CARE (1401 SOUTH 16TH STREET)
  • WEST VIEW NURSING HOME (1401 SOUTH 16TH STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Murray:

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Colleges/Universities in Murray:

  • Murray State University (Full-time enrollment: 8,930; Location: 218 Wells Hall; Public; Website: www.murraystate.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Ezell's Cosmetology School (FT enrollment: 67; Location: 504 Maple St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ezellscosmetology.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Murray:

  • Bethel University (about 35 miles; McKenzie, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,878)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 36 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 7,013)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 37 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 4,107)
  • Hopkinsville Community College (about 50 miles; Hopkinsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,269)
  • Austin Peay State University (about 54 miles; Clarksville, TN; FT enrollment: 8,621)
  • Madisonville Community College (about 69 miles; Madisonville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,082)
  • Union University (about 72 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 4,051)

Public high schools in Murray:

Public elementary/middle schools in Murray:

See full list of schools located in Murray

Library in Murray:

  • CALLOWAY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $714,790; Location: 710 MAIN STREET; 53,571 books; 544 audio materials; 965 video materials; 48 state licensed databases; 144 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Churches in Murray (only include 2 on your site): Seventh Day Adventist (1408 Sycamore); First Presbytarian (1606 Poplar); Trinity Christian (601 N. 18th); Bethel Fellowship (9950 94 E); Faith Tabernacle (525 Peeler); New Life (300 Maple); Murray Family Church (92 Chestnut); Higher Praise (5623 641 N); Christian Community (1201 S. 16th); Murray Church of the Nazarene (Doran Road); Goshen United Methodist (4726 121 N); Good Shepher United Methodist (84 Cherry Corner); First United Methodist (503 Maple); Murray State Wesley Foundation (1315 Payne); St. John's Episcopal (1625 Farmer); West Murray Church of Christ (Doran and Holiday); University Church of Christ (801 N 12th); Union Grove Church of Christ (2081 Poor Farm); Glendale Church of Christ (1101 Glendale); First Christian (111 N. 5th); St. Leo's Catholic Church (401 N. 12th); Westside Baptist (207 Robertson Road South); Sinking Springs Baptist (4185 Wiswell Rd W); First Baptist (203 S.4th); The Journey Church (615 s. 12th); St. John Missionary Baptist (122 Spruce); Memorial Baptist (906 Main); Locust Grove Baptist (1871 locust Grove road); Grace Baptist ((617 S. 9th); Greater Hope Missionary Baptist (711 S. 4th); Eastwood Baptist (94 E); elm Grove Baptist (6483 94 E); Hope Harbor (94 E); Apostolic Home Fellowship (1718 Melrose); added by Annie
  • The student population of Murray State is now over 10,000 added by Joe

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Notable locations in Murray: Murray Fire Department Station 1 (A), Murray Fire Department Station 2 (B), Calloway County Fire and Rescue (C), Murray - Calloway County Hospital Ambulance Service (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Murray include: Martin Chapel (A), Emmanuel Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Tourist attractions: Kentucky Lake Productions (Tourism Consultants; 505 Main Street), Murray Tourism (805 North 12th Street).

Hotels: Country Hearth Inn and Suites (1202 South 12th Street), Murray Plaza Court (Hazel Highway), Days Inn (517 South 12th Street), Holiday Inn Exp Stes Murray (1504 North 12th Street), Best Western University Inn (1503 North 12th Street).

Courts: Calloway County - District Court Clerk (312 North 4th Street), Calloway County - Circuit Court Clerk (312 North 4th Street), Kentucky State - Administrative Office Of The Courts- Court Of Appeals J (312 South 8th Street).

Calloway County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2004 was 77.4. This is about average.

City:

77.4
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2004 was 27.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.8
U.S.:

32.0

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

MURRAY WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 23,760, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-17-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUL-10-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-10-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-11-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-11-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-12-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-18-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-11-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-11-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-12-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-18-2013)
  • One regular monitoring violation
MURRAY WATER DISTRICT #3 (Population served: 906, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-02-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUN-06-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-06-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
MURRAY WATER DISTRICT #2 (Population served: 771, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
KENTUCKY BEACH RESORT (Population served: 85, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
MSU HANCOCK BIO STATION (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In FEB-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-25-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-25-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-18-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-17-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JAN-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-17-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-17-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-18-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-17-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In DEC-2009, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-09-2010), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-09-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-18-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-17-2011)

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

  • PARADISE RESORT (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 28.0%
(24.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.3% for Black residents, 60.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 51.6% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 49.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  43.2%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.0%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Murray in 2010:

  • 2,499 people in college/university student housing
  • 252 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 138 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 19 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Murray in 2000:

  • 2,404 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 407 people in nursing homes
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Murray, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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Murray compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
Arena or stadium:
  • Regional Special Events Center. Murray State University.

Banks with most branches in Murray (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Murray Main Branch, Murray North Branch, Murray South Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Regions Bank: South Manor Branch, University Branch, Murray Branch. 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
  • Heritage Bank: Murray Branch at 1601 North 12th Street, branch established on 2007/11/08; Main Street Branch at 210 North 12th Street, branch established on 1879/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,022.4 mil, Deposits: $800.2 mil, headquarters in Hopkinsville, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices
  • The Murray Bank: 700 B North 12th Street Branch at 700 B North 12th Street, branch established on 2002/10/15; at 405 South 12th Street, branch established on 1999/06/15. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $235.7 mil, Deposits: $204.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Calloway County Branch at 1111 Main Street, branch established on 1992/09/14. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Bank of Cadiz and Trust Company: Murray Branch at 630 N 12th St, branch established on 2008/06/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $104.6 mil, Deposits: $84.6 mil, headquarters in Cadiz, KY, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Cadiz Bancorp, Inc.
  • Community Financial Services Bank: Cfsb Of Calloway County at 1721 North 12th Street, branch established on 2008/05/12. Info updated 2011/12/12: Bank assets: $559.2 mil, Deposits: $472.5 mil, headquarters in Benton, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Community Financial Services, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Woodforest National Bank: Murray Branch at 809 N. 12th Street, branch established on 2008/04/19. 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
  • FNB Bank, Inc.: Murray Branch at 1304 Chestnut, Suite E, branch established on 2008/08/01. Info updated 2010/10/01: Bank assets: $371.8 mil, Deposits: $311.4 mil, headquarters in Mayfield, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Jackson Financial Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Murray, Kentucky:

  • Best Western Racer Inn, Hwy 641 S, Murray, KY 42071 , Phone: (270) 753-5986
  • Shoney's Inn, Hwy 641 N, Murray, KY 42071 , Phone: (270) 753-5353
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 1210 N 12th St, Murray, KY 42071 , Phone: (270) 759-5910, Fax: (270) 759-5912
  • Days Inn - Murray, Ky, 517 S 12th St, Murray, KY 42071 , Phone: (270) 753-6706, Fax: (270) 767-9816
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 1504 N 12th St, Murray, KY 42071 , Phone: (270) 759-4449, Fax: (270) 759-9111
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 1415 Lowes Dr, Murray, KY 42071 , Phone: (270) 767-2226, Fax: (270) 767-2220
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Murray, Kentucky

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.0
Kentucky average:

12.3

Murray travel time to work - commute Murray mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (53%)
  • Utility gas (47%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Murray city (based on Calloway County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,53562
Mainline Protestant3,88020
Catholic8621
Other4513
Black Protestant2902
None15,173-
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: 4
Calloway County:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Calloway County:

3.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

7.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Calloway County:

27.7%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.4%
State:

15.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 15$47,455$37,9644$2,360
Other Government Administration 16$61,934$46,4512$2,431
Police Protection - Officers 38$125,596$39,6620$0
Police - Other 6$16,603$33,2061$655
Firefighters 33$111,789$40,6510$0
Fire - Other 2$5,867$35,2020$0
Streets and Highways 9$23,156$30,8750$0
Airports 1$3,144$37,7282$350
Hospitals 791$2,480,473$37,630385$1,063,059
Solid Waste Management 14$47,360$40,5940$0
Sewerage 7$19,094$32,7330$0
Parks and Recreation 2$5,422$32,5321$443
Natural Resources 1$3,217$38,6040$0
Water Supply 16$52,428$39,3210$0
Gas Supply 8$24,000$36,0000$0
Other and Unallocable 6$16,742$33,4841$744
Totals for Government 965$3,044,280$37,856396$1,070,042

Murray government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $762,000 ($42.09)
    Electric Utilities: $482,000 ($26.62)
    Hospitals: $342,000 ($18.89)
    Central Staff Services: $176,000 ($9.72)
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $67,411,000 ($3723.13)
    Electric Utilities: $19,341,000 ($1068.21)
    Gas Utilities: $14,502,000 ($800.95)
    Police Protection: $2,107,000 ($116.37)
    Sewerage: $2,103,000 ($116.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,074,000 ($114.55)
    Water Utilities: $1,899,000 ($104.88)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,859,000 ($102.67)
    Central Staff Services: $1,067,000 ($58.93)
    Regular Highways: $502,000 ($27.73)
    Housing and Community Development: $206,000 ($11.38)
    Public Welfare - Other: $35,000 ($1.93)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,075,000 ($59.37)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Electric Utilities: $275,000 ($15.19)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Electric Utilities: $31,000 ($1.71)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $2,690,000 ($148.57)
    Electric Utilities: $1,250,000 ($69.04)
    Water Utilities: $659,000 ($36.40)
    Central Staff Services: $550,000 ($30.38)
    Regular Highways: $274,000 ($15.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $235,000 ($12.98)
    Gas Utilities: $178,000 ($9.83)
    Local Fire Protection: $102,000 ($5.63)
    Police Protection: $79,000 ($4.36)
    Public Welfare - Other: $12,000 ($0.66)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.06)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $38,108,000 ($2104.72)

Murray government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $76,846,000 ($4244.23)
    Sewerage: $2,283,000 ($126.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,214,000 ($122.28)
    All Other: $2,000 ($0.11)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $37,000 ($2.04)
    General Local Government Support: $6,000 ($0.33)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,519,000 ($139.13)
    Interest Earnings: $891,000 ($49.21)
    Sale of Property: $156,000 ($8.62)
    Fines and Forfeits: $9,000 ($0.50)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $21,912,000 ($1210.21)
    Gas Utilities: $14,732,000 ($813.65)
    Water Utilities: $2,469,000 ($136.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,276,000 ($70.47)
    Highways: $230,000 ($12.70)
    Housing and Community Development: $7,000 ($0.39)
  • Tax - Property: $2,639,000 ($145.75)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $1,596,000 ($88.15)
    Motor Vehicle License: $481,000 ($26.57)
    Public Utilities Sales: $242,000 ($13.37)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $189,000 ($10.44)
    Other Selective Sales: $152,000 ($8.40)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $135,000 ($7.46)
    Other License: $64,000 ($3.53)

Murray government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,870,000 ($655.58)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,245,000 ($621.06)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $11,235,000 ($620.51)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $11,205,000 ($618.86)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $625,000 ($34.52)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $30,000 ($1.66)

Murray government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,962,000 ($1930.96)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,007,000 ($718.38)

7.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,464 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.02%
Kentucky average:

6.18%

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 Marshall County, KY  0.73% ($29,557 average AGI)
from Graves County, KY  0.62% ($27,959)
from McCracken County, KY  0.43% ($19,098)


6.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,316 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
Kentucky average:

6.19%

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 Marshall County, KY  0.59% ($29,400 average AGI)
to Graves County, KY  0.51% ($29,049)
to McCracken County, KY  0.51% ($25,754)

Strongest AM radio stations in Murray:

  • WRKY (1130 AM; 3 kW; MURRAY, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WNBS (1340 AM; 1 kW; MURRAY, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WCBL (1290 AM; 5 kW; BENTON, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND)
  • WMUF (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PARIS, TN; Owner: BENTON-WEATHERFORD B/CTING OF TN,INC)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Murray:

  • WKMS-FM (91.3 FM; MURRAY, KY; Owner: MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFGE (103.7 FM; MURRAY, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WVVR (100.3 FM; HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TUCKESSEE, LLC)
  • WVHM (90.5 FM; BENTON, KY; Owner: HEARTLAND MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WAAJ (89.7 FM; BENTON, KY; Owner: HEARTLAND MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WTRT (88.1 FM; BENTON, KY; Owner: HEARTLAND MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WKYQ (93.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCVQ (107.9 FM; FORT CAMPBELL, KY; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TUCKESSEE, LLC)
  • WLLE (94.7 FM; MAYFIELD, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS KY, LLC)
  • WDDJ (96.9 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCBL-FM (99.1 FM; BENTON, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND)
  • WAKQ (105.5 FM; PARIS, TN; Owner: WENK BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WTPR-FM (101.5 FM; MCKINNON, TN; Owner: WENK BROADCAST GROUP)
  • WLZK (94.1 FM; PARIS, TN; Owner: BENTON-WEATHERFORD BRD/CST INC OF TN)
  • WKBG (102.1 FM; CLINTON, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WCCK (95.7 FM; CALVERT CITY, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND DBA FREELAND BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Murray:

  • WQTV-LP (Channel 24; MURRAY, KY; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WKMU (Channel 21; MURRAY, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Murray fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 15m49ftTotal length
  • 51,075Total average daily traffic
  • 1,606Total average daily truck traffic
  • 65,543Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21930-1939
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Murray, KY
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Murray)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 97 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Murray, KY)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 142 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Murray)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Murray)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 38 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 54
  • Hazardous Condition: 100
  • Service Call: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Murray

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Murray, KY
Most common first names in Murray, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James24573.9 years
Mary23779.7 years
William22573.8 years
John16376.3 years
Robert11673.7 years
Charles9771.3 years
Thomas7676.1 years
George6778.0 years
Dorothy6477.5 years
Ruth6280.8 years
Most common last names in Murray, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones14278.4 years
Smith10077.4 years
Williams9177.1 years
Outland8878.6 years
Miller7078.7 years
Parker6777.8 years
Wilson6379.4 years
Paschall6277.4 years
Adams5474.6 years
Roberts5480.4 years
Businesses in Murray, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike2
Baymont Inn1Office Depot1
Best Western1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King1Payless1
CVS1Penske1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Cracker Barrel1Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Days Inn1Rue211
Domino's Pizza1Ryan's Grill1
FedEx3SAS Shoes1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In1
GNC1Sears1
GameStop1Subway1
Goodwill2Super 81
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1Toyota1
Hilton1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul3
JCPenney1UPS4
KFC1Vans2
Kroger1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture2Wendy's1

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  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average humidity (population 5,000+)"
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  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Media and communication equipment workers (population 5,000+)"
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