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Murray County, Oklahoma (OK)


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County population in 2012: 13,663 (54% urban, 46% rural); it was 12,623 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,028
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,849
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,711
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,473 (it was 1,292 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

33%

Land area: 418 sq. mi.
Water area: 6.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 32 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Murray County: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.9%), Retail trade (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Murray County, Oklahoma:


Median resident age:  41.0 years
Oklahoma median age:  36.0 years

Males: 6,718  (46.2%)
Females: 6,770  (53.8%)

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Murray County,OK real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Murray County:

2.0 people
Oklahoma:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $37,789 ($30,294 in 1999)
This county:

$37789
Oklahoma:

$41664

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $355 (lower quartile is $274, upper quartile is $464)
This county:

$355
State:

$481


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $84,808 (it was $51,500 in 2000)
Murray County:

$84,808
Oklahoma:

$107,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $52,400 - $126,399

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $99,548
Here:

$99,548
State:

$140,258

Townhouses or other attached units: $172,282
Here:

$172,282
State:

$126,796

Mobile homes: $43,470
Here:

$43,470
State:

$39,757

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $19,939
Here:

$19,939
State:

$32,122
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $963
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $247

Institutionalized population: 313

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Murray County, OK map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $355 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $206 (0.3%)


Murray County household income distribution in 2009 Murray County home values distribution


Murray County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 15.2%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.6% for Black residents, 14.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.2% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 21.6% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 41 years old, American Indian residents: 27 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)

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

14.1%
Whole state:

14.7%

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

5.7%
Whole state:

6.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Murray County is $377 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $451 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $606 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sulphur, Davis, Dougherty, Hickory, East Murray, West Murray.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Murray County: Nazarene Camp (A), Camp Classen (B), Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department (C), Cedar Blue Fire Department (D), Chickasaw National Recreational Area Wild Lands Fire Fighting (E), Joy Community Volunteer Fire Department (F), Rock Prarie Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Murray County include: Central Church (A), Sandy Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Wheeler Flats Cemetery (1), Fletcher Cemetery (2), Salem Presbyterian Cemetery (3), Big Canyon Cemetery (4), Hennepin Cemetery (5), Shirley Family Cemetery (6), Scullin Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Placid (A), YMCA Camp Classen Number 1 Reservoir (B), YMCA Camp Classen Number 2 Reservoir (C), Banks Humble Lake Number 1 (D), Amos Construction Company Reservoir (E), Zelder Humble Lake Number 2 (F), H Drake Reservoir (G), Wildhorse Creek Site 72 Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Deel Creek (A), Honey Creek (B), Buckhorn Creek (C), Hogskin Creek (D), Board Hollow Creek (E), Vines Branch (F), Big Sandy Creek (G), Turkey Sandy Creek (H), Travertine Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Murray County: Chickasaw National Recreational Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Carter County , Garvin County , Johnston County , Pontotoc County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 325
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 74.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 356 (19% naturalized citizens)

Murray County:

2.8%
Whole state:

3.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 69.5%

Murray County marital status for males
Murray County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Murray County with a mortgage: 1,249 (84 second mortgage, 39 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,197

Here:

51.1% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 68.67%
Here68.7%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 8,668
Total congregations: 36

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristCatholic ChurchNational Association of Free Will Baptists
Adherents5,910 (68.2%)791 (9.1%)512 (5.9%)371 (4.3%)230 (2.7%)
Congregations10 (27.8%)2 (5.6%)6 (16.7%)1 (2.8%)2 (5.6%)
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchAssemblies of GodSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents186 (2.1%)162 (1.9%)145 (1.7%)112 (1.3%)249 (2.9%)
Congregations1 (2.8%)2 (5.6%)3 (8.3%)2 (5.6%)7 (19.4%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Murray County - Sulphur, Davis, Dougherty, Hickory, East Murray

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

5.53 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Murray County:

5.53 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.8%
Oklahoma:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.3%
Oklahoma:

29.2%



Agriculture in Murray County:

Average size of farms: 385 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $38,884
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $38.67
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 95.61%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $33,328
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.47%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $34,520
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.71%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.66
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 5.66%
All wheat for grain: 1140 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,699 acres

Tornado activity:

Murray County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Oklahoma state average. It is 5.2 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 9 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 7/15/1955, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Murray County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Oklahoma state average. It is 52% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 36.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.3 miles away from the county center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.8 miles away from the county center
On 11/15/1990 at 11:44:41, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 36.5 miles away from Murray County center
On 12/17/1992 at 07:18:04, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 35.5 miles away from the county center
On 2/8/2002 at 16:07:13, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Murray County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 6, Fires: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Murray County (%):





Murray County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,322 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 807 (15%)
  • Walked: 91 (2%)
  • Other means: 38 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 203 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Murray County, Oklahoma in 2000:

270 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
43 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $38,053.

8.57% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,270 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.57%
Oklahoma average:

8.21%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.00% relocated from other counties in Oklahoma ($19,715 average AGI)
2.57% relocated from other states ($11,555 average AGI)
Murray County:

2.57%
Oklahoma average:

3.36%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Carter County, OK  1.15% ($32,478 average AGI)
from Garvin County, OK  0.72% ($24,552)
from Pontotoc County, OK  0.62% ($19,440)
from Oklahoma County, OK  0.55% ($26,045)
from Cleveland County, OK  0.42% ($25,588)
from Johnston County, OK  0.25% ($25,300)


8.00% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,451 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.00%
Oklahoma average:

7.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.04% relocated to other counties in Oklahoma ($21,784 average AGI)
1.96% relocated to other states ($7,665 average AGI)
Murray County:

1.96%
Oklahoma average:

3.11%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Carter County, OK  1.10% ($24,659 average AGI)
to Garvin County, OK  0.93% ($28,919)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.80% ($20,438)
to Pontotoc County, OK  0.73% ($26,345)
to Cleveland County, OK  0.55% ($41,182)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6

Births per 1000 population in Murray County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Murray County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Murray County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,396 (2,007 aged, 389 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.89
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10503.08
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 197.130
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 11819.9

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1273.290
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1459.630
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7.76

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24.32
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 100.930

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15.53

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,175

Size of family households: 1,733 2-persons, 783 3-persons, 690 4-persons, 323 5-persons, 112 6-persons, 51 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,441 1-person, 185 2-persons, 25 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 2 6-persons.

94.6% of residents of Murray County speak English at home.
3.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (38% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 37% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 37% speak English well).
1.0% of residents speak other language at home (83% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $92,193,000 ($7270 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $12,037,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $39,163,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $19,558,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $119,000
Federal grants: $18,294,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,071,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $13,989,000 ($10,301,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $128,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,966,000
Federal Government insurance: $800,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 825
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 998
Here:

77 per 1000 residents
State:

52 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +112
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +338
Here +26 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Murray County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 13.13 millions of gallons per day (5% from ground, 95% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Murray County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 39
  • 3 rooms: 91
  • 4 rooms: 651
  • 5 rooms: 1,193
  • 6 rooms: 909
  • 7 rooms: 471
  • 8 rooms: 257
  • 9+ rooms: 87
  • 1 room: 24
  • 2 rooms: 77
  • 3 rooms: 156
  • 4 rooms: 291
  • 5 rooms: 392
  • 6 rooms: 234
  • 7 rooms: 35
  • 8 rooms: 76
  • 9+ rooms: 7
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Murray County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 15
  • 1 bedroom: 192
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,053
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,055
  • 4 bedrooms: 347
  • 5+ bedrooms: 49
  • no bedroom: 35
  • 1 bedroom: 218
  • 2 bedrooms: 496
  • 3 bedrooms: 441
  • 4 bedrooms: 102
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Murray County, Oklahoma in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 124
  • 1 vehicle: 1,140
  • 2 vehicles: 1,559
  • 3 vehicles: 660
  • 4 vehicles: 165
  • 5+ vehicles: 63
  • no vehicle: 177
  • 1 vehicle: 565
  • 2 vehicles: 443
  • 3 vehicles: 83
  • 4 vehicles: 18
  • 5+ vehicles: 6

58% of Murray County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Oklahoma.

Murray County:

58.2%
State average:

52.2%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $26,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Murray County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (39.9%)
  • Electricity (37.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.7%)
  • Wood (2.2%)
  • Utility gas (51.2%)
  • Electricity (30.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.6%)
  • Wood (0.9%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 31
Here:

2.2%
Oklahoma:

6.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6
Here:

0.8%
Oklahoma:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 32
Here:

11.7%
Oklahoma:

16.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Murray County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Murray County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Murray County, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James14774.2 years
William13176.7 years
John9874.7 years
Mary9479.9 years
Robert7373.1 years
Charles7176.8 years
George5977.8 years
Thomas4973.5 years
Roy4674.0 years
Ruby4479.0 years
Most common last names in Murray County, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams7276.7 years
Brown5678.7 years
Jones4574.8 years
Smith4577.1 years
Davis4277.1 years
Lewis3374.7 years
Johnson3376.0 years
Hunt2976.3 years
Martin2978.0 years
Stephens2876.0 years
Businesses in Murray County, OK
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1SONIC Drive-In2
FedEx1Subway2
H&R Block1Super 81
La-Z-Boy1True Value2
Lane Furniture1U-Haul2
MasterBrand Cabinets1U.S. Cellular1
McDonald's1UPS1
Pizza Hut2Walmart1
RadioShack1YMCA1

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