Murray, New York

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Population in 2010: 4,988. Population change since 2000: -20.3%
Males: 2,456  (49.2%)
Females: 2,532  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  40.1 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 14470.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,944 (it was $38,672 in 2000)
Murray:

$49,944
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,939 (it was $14,620 in 2000)

Murray town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $86,598 (it was $72,300 in 2000)
Murray:

$86,598
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $98,010; Detached houses: $114,972; Townhouses or other attached units: $86,573; In 2-unit structures: $90,091; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $16,056; Mobile homes: $15,570
Murray races chart
  • White alone - 4,690 (94.0%)
  • Hispanic - 168 (3.4%)
  • Two or more races - 66 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 43 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 12 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.04%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.02%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Murray: 165.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (23.9%), Irish (15.8%), Italian (14.8%), English (12.1%), United States (5.4%), Polish (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 419 feet

Land area: 31.0 square miles.

Population density: 161 people per square mile   (very low).

Murray,NY real estate house value index trend

Murray, New York map

For population 25 years and over in Murray:

  • High school or higher: 68.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Murray town:

  • Never married: 39.7%
  • Now married: 44.6%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

238 residents are foreign born (2.4% Latin America, 1.3% Europe).

This town:  3.8%
New York:  22.6%

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

Murray town:  3.2% ($2,310)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)
Murray satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, NY (23.3 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (270.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Holley, NY (1.5 miles ), Clarendon, NY (2.3 miles ), Kendall, NY (2.4 miles ), Clarkson, NY (2.5 miles ), Brockport, NY (2.5 miles ), Albion, NY (2.6 miles ), Gaines, NY (2.6 miles ), Sweden, NY (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $93,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $76,500
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $77,300
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $94,500
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $129,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $129,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $129,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $129,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $94,500
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $239,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.25 N, Longitude: 78.06 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 585

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

6.6%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Machinery (12%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Chemicals (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Customer service representatives (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4%)

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

Average climate in Murray, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Murray-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 170.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 192.4 miles away from Murray center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 232.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 195.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 166.4 miles away from Murray center
On 11/26/1999 at 22:33:01, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 56.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Orleans County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Murray topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Murray:

  • LAKESIDE BEIKIRCH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BROCKPORT, NY)
  • LAKESIDE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 7 miles away; BROCKPORT, NY)
  • LIFETIME ASSISTANCE, INC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; BROCKPORT, NY)
  • ARNOLD GREGORY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 7 miles away; ALBION, NY)
  • HOSPICE OF ORLEANS , INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; ALBION, NY)
  • LIFETIME ASSISTANCE, INC (Hospital, about 14 miles away; CHURCHVILLE, NY)
  • WEDGEWOOD NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; SPENCERPORT, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Murray:

  • SUNY College at Brockport (about 7 miles; Brockport, NY; Full-time enrollment: 7,398)
  • Genesee Community College (about 17 miles; Batavia, NY; FT enrollment: 4,290)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (about 23 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 14,177)
  • University of Rochester (about 24 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 10,201)
  • Monroe Community College (about 25 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 14,295)
  • Saint John Fisher College (about 29 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 3,373)
  • Nazareth College (about 30 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 2,632)

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Notable locations in Murray: Hickory Ridge Golf and Country Club (A), Mele Farms (B), Piedmonte Garlic Farm (C), Kateland Farms (D), Brockport Country Club (E), Vendetti Farms (F), Hurd Orchards (G), Community Free Library (H), Fancher Hulberton Murray Fire Company (I), Holley Fire Department (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Murray include: Transit Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), First Presbyterian Church (C), New Covenant Worship Center (D), Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church (E), Saint Pauls Episcopal Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hulberton Cemetery (1), Transit Cemetery (2), Sprague Cemetery (3), Murray Cemetery (4), Hatch Cemetery (5), Pioneer Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: McCargo Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: West Branch Sandy Creek (A), East Branch Sandy Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Orleans County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2003 was 58.7. This is better than average.

City:

58.7
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 10.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.1
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.3%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.8%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

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

6.9%
Whole state:

14.6%

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

3.3%
Whole state:

7.4%
1,367 people in state prisons in 2000

Murray compared to New York 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 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students 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:

  • Utility gas (40%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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 town (based on Orleans County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.53%
Here: 45.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USAMuslim Estimate
Adherents55.1%14.9%5.5%5.1%4.2%
Congregations14.9%23.4%8.5%8.5%2.1%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodEpiscopal Church The Wesleyan ChurchOther
Adherents3.6%3.4%2.2%1.8%4.1%
Congregations6.4%8.5%6.4%2.1%19.1%
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: 9
Orleans County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Orleans County:

4.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Orleans County:

26.2%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.5%
State:

15.6%

4.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,995 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.68%
New York average:

5.06%

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 Monroe County, NY  1.89% ($35,460 average AGI)
from Niagara County, NY  0.55% ($31,897)
from Genesee County, NY  0.46% ($29,808)


5.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,225 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
New York average:

5.46%

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 Monroe County, NY  1.89% ($33,603 average AGI)
to Niagara County, NY  0.57% ($32,311)
to Genesee County, NY  0.54% ($34,047)

Strongest AM radio stations in Murray:

  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLGZ (990 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WASB (1590 AM; 1 kW; BROCKPORT, NY; Owner: DAVID L. WOLFE)
  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHTK (1280 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, NY)
  • WTOR (770 AM; daytime; 9 kW; YOUNGSTOWN, NY; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXXI (1370 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: WXXI PUBLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL)
  • WHIC (1460 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: HOLY FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WGR (550 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WXRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; LANCASTER, NY; Owner: DOME BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYSL (1040 AM; 3 kW; AVON, NY; Owner: RADIO LIVINGSTON, LTD)
  • WBEN (930 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBTA (1490 AM; 1 kW; BATAVIA, NY; Owner: BRO-BEN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Murray:

  • WMJQ (105.5 FM; BROCKPORT, NY; Owner: CANANDAIGUA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJCA (102.1 FM; ALBION, NY; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WBSU (89.1 FM; BROCKPORT, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WRMM-FM (101.3 FM; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBZA (98.9 FM; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM ROCHESTER LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WDCZ-FM (102.7 FM; WEBSTER, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WDKX (103.9 FM; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: MONROE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., LTD.)
  • WTSS (102.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCMF-FM (96.5 FM; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WXXI-FM (91.5 FM; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: WXXI PUBLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL)
  • WCOU (88.3 FM; WARSAW, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W238AB (95.5 FM; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WZNE (94.1 FM; BRIGHTON, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBEE-FM (92.5 FM; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM ROCHESTER LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WPXY-FM (97.9 FM; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKGS (106.7 FM; IRONDEQUOIT, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRUR-FM (88.5 FM; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER B/CAST CORP.)
  • DW208AM (89.5 FM; BATAVIA, NY; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WGCC-FM (90.7 FM; BATAVIA, NY; Owner: GENESEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W209BF (89.7 FM; ALBION, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Murray:

  • WPXJ-TV (Channel 51; BATAVIA, NY; Owner: PAXSON BUFFALO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WNYO-TV (Channel 49; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: NEW YORK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNED-TV (Channel 17; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NY PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOC.)
  • WBXO-LP (Channel 15; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: METRO TV, INC.)
  • WBGT-LP (Channel 40; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: WBGT, LLC)
  • WUHF (Channel 31; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: WUHF LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WOKR (Channel 13; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CENTRAL NY NEWS, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Murray, New York:
  • Fatal accident count: 17
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 34
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 20
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 42
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
New York average:
  • Fatal accident count: 143
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 200
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 29
  • Fatalities: 153
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 372
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 30
See more detailed statistics of Murray fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 17
Total length: 65 meters (213ft)
Total costs: $86,359,000
Total average daily traffic: 16,160
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,479
Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic: 21,814

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 6
  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Murray, NY

Murray on our top lists:

  • #37 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females"
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