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Murphysboro township, IL map Land area: 36.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 15,540 (77% urban, 23% rural)
Males: 7,998  (51.5%)
Females: 7,542  (48.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 10,567 (7,244 owner occupied, 3,323 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

33%


Races in Murphysboro township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 81.1%
  • Black: 13.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 1.2%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.4%
  • Two or more races: 1.5%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 23.6
Median age of females: 26.1

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Average household size: 2.28

Murphysboro township:

2.3 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.91

Estimated median household income in 2009: $37,732 ($32,575 in 1999)
This township:

$37,732
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $414 (lower quartile is $298, upper quartile is $522)
Here:

$414
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $82,262 (it was $55,700 in 2000)
Murphysboro township:

$82,262
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $51,102 - $133,500

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $134,946
Here:

$134,946
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $412,444
Here:

$412,444
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $76,988
Here:

$76,988
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $117,339
Here:

$117,339
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $98,626
Here:

$98,626
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $39,748
Here:

$39,748
State:

$35,670
Population density: 422 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

17.5%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

10.6%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Murphysboro.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Jackson Country Club (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Murphysboro township include: Craborchard Church (A), Mount Pleasant Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bostick Cemetery (1), Worthen Cemetery (2), Murdale Gardens of Memory (3), Pleasant Grove Memorial Cemetery (4), Hall Cemetery (5), Tower Grove Cemetery (6), Mount Carbon Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Carbon Lake (A), Chautauqua Lake (B), Lake Henry (C), Borgsmiller Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Mud Creek (A), Lewis Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 393 (22% naturalized citizens)

Murphysboro township:  2.5%
State:  12.3%

47% of Murphysboro township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 79% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 12050
  • Northeast: 206
  • Midwest: 1440
  • South: 907
  • West: 346

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $60,600

Murphysboro township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.6%

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

People in group quarters in Murphysboro township, Illinois:

  • 4,676 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 149 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 90 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 29 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in unknown juvenile institutions

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,543
  • One, attached: 77
  • Two: 191
  • 3 or 4: 249
  • 5 to 9: 144
  • 10 to 19: 73
  • 20 to 49: 50
  • 50 or more: 210
  • Mobile homes: 665

Median worth of mobile homes: $13,600


Housing units in Murphysboro township with a mortgage: 1,352 (48 second mortgage, 68 home equity loan, 15 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 955

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 67
  • 1995 to 1998: 227
  • 1990 to 1994: 336
  • 1980 to 1989: 519
  • 1970 to 1979: 846
  • 1960 to 1969: 776
  • 1950 to 1959: 573
  • 1940 to 1949: 585
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,273

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Murphysboro township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 10
  • 3 rooms: 82
  • 4 rooms: 580
  • 5 rooms: 815
  • 6 rooms: 687
  • 7 rooms: 376
  • 8 rooms: 296
  • 9 or more rooms: 263

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Murphysboro township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 60
  • 2 rooms: 223
  • 3 rooms: 310
  • 4 rooms: 445
  • 5 rooms: 309
  • 6 rooms: 65
  • 7 rooms: 72
  • 8 rooms: 43
  • 9 or more rooms: 6

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Murphysboro township:

  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 90
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,164
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,369
  • 4 bedrooms: 417
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 59

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Murphysboro township:

  • no bedroom: 97
  • 1 bedroom: 480
  • 2 bedrooms: 702
  • 3 bedrooms: 168
  • 4 bedrooms: 86
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Murphysboro township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 208
  • 1 vehicle: 886
  • 2 vehicles: 1,311
  • 3 vehicles: 562
  • 4 vehicles: 134
  • 5 or more vehicles: 8

Cars and other vehicles available in Murphysboro township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 390
  • 1 vehicle: 884
  • 2 vehicles: 244
  • 3 vehicles: 15
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Educational services (15%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (27%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Cashiers (3%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Murphysboro township:

  • German (25.6%)
  • Irish (10.3%)
  • English (8.0%)
  • United States or American (7.7%)
  • Italian (6.4%)
  • Polish (2.8%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.3%)

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

  • Mexico (14%)
  • India (14%)
  • Germany (13%)
  • Russia (6%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Taiwan (5%)
  • Japan (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,273 (66%)
  • Carpooled: 936 (14%)
  • Railroad: 9 (0%)
  • Taxi: 8 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 18 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 68 (1%)
  • Walked: 943 (14%)
  • Other means: 59 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 193 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Electricity (34%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

People in group quarters in Murphysboro township, Illinois:

  • 4,676 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 149 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 90 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 29 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in unknown juvenile institutions

92.6% of residents of Murphysboro township speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 36% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (61% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 27% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (62% speak English very well, 38% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,513
  • In family households: 8,521 (2,183 male householders, 758 female householders)
    2,310 spouses, 2,811 children (2,535 natural, 67 adopted, 209 stepchildren), 116 grandchildren, 44 brothers or sisters, 41 parents, 48 other relatives, 210 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,992 (647 male householders (510 living alone)), 1,063 female householders (960 living alone)), 282 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,965 (150 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,372 2-persons, 724 3-persons, 612 4-persons, 169 5-persons, 45 6-persons, 19 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 1,470 1-person, 214 2-persons, 26 3-persons,

1,491 married couples with children.
767 single-parent households (115 men, 652 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 75
Here:

7.0%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 23
Here:

4.0%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 114
Here:

2.1%
Illinois:

25.8%

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.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Murphysboro township:

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