Murphy, Oklahoma

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Population in 2010: 219.
Population change since 2000: -5.2%
Males: 85  (39.2%)
Females: 134  (60.8%)
Median resident age:

56.8 years
Oklahoma median age:

37.0 years

Zip codes: 74352.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $28,842 (it was $17,330 in 2000)
Murphy:

$28,842
OK:

$54,449

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $37,387 (it was $10,472 in 2000)

Murphy CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $68,015 (it was $35,800 in 2000)
Murphy:

$68,015
OK:

$147,000
March 2019 cost of living index in Murphy: 75.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 49.4%
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Ancestries: American (54.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 580 feet

Land area: 4.33 square miles.

Population density: 51 people per square mile   (very low).

Murphy, Oklahoma map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Murphy CDP:

0.9% ($306)
Oklahoma:

0.8% ($523)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Broken Arrow, OK (30.7 miles , pop. 74,859).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (38.5 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (246.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Pin Oak Acres, OK (1.7 miles ),
Ballou, OK (1.7 miles),
Cedar Crest, OK (2.1 miles ),
Mazie, OK (2.2 miles),
Sams Corner, OK (2.2 miles),
Iron Post, OK (2.5 miles),
Chouteau, OK (2.5 miles ),
Locust Grove, OK (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 36.13 N, Longitude: 95.25 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 918

Distribution of median household income in Murphy, OK in 2019
Distribution of house value in Murphy, OK in 2019
Murphy satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.4%
Oklahoma:

5.8%

Average climate in Murphy, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 56.2. This is better than average.

City:

56.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2008 was 0.0173. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0173
U.S.:

0.2667
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 3.47. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.47
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 9.82. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.82
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 18.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.8
U.S.:

19.6
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00370. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00370
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Murphy-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 156% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/24/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.5 miles away from the Murphy place center killed 7 people and injured 100 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the place center injured 42 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Murphy-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Oklahoma state average. It is 733% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 95.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 94.6 miles away from Murphy center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 87.5 miles away from Murphy center
On 11/5/2011 at 07:12:45, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.0 miles away from Murphy center
On 11/8/2011 at 02:46:57, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 153.4 miles away from Murphy center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mayes County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 11, Winter Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 9, Fires: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Murphy topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Murphy:

  • PARKHILL EAST NH (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LOCUST GROVE, OK)
  • PARKHILL SOUTH NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LOCUST GROVE, OK)
  • MEADOWBROOK NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CHOUTEAU, OK)
  • SHADY REST CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; PRYOR, OK)
  • PARKHILL NORTH NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SALINA, OK)
  • GRAND VALLEY CARE CTR INC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; PRYOR, OK)
  • INTEGRIS MAYES COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; PRYOR, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Murphy:

  • Northeastern State University (about 22 miles; Tahlequah, OK; Full-time enrollment: 6,895)
  • Rogers State University (about 26 miles; Claremore, OK; FT enrollment: 3,482)
  • Tulsa Community College (about 37 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 12,480)
  • John Brown University (about 39 miles; Siloam Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,097)
  • University of Tulsa (about 39 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 3,702)
  • Oral Roberts University (about 40 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 3,216)
  • Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (about 53 miles; Okmulgee, OK; FT enrollment: 3,243)

Points of interest:

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Church in Murphy: Cedar Crest Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Murphy: Spring Creek Recreation Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Mayes County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Oklahoma:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

68.2%
Whole state:

66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.9%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Murphy:

Marital status in Murphy, OK
  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 65.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.5%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Murphy:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 22.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 46.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.8
Oklahoma average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Murphy, OK (based on Mayes County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,552100
Mainline Protestant2,62312
Catholic9002
Other5713
None20,613-
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: 12
Mayes County:

3.03 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Here:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
This county:

5.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Mayes County:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.6%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Mayes County:

31.9%
Oklahoma:

29.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Murphy:

39.8%
Oklahoma:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Murphy:

41.3%
Oklahoma:

44.2%

Average BMI:
Murphy:

30.0
Oklahoma:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Murphy:

39.8%
State:

21.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Murphy:

24.3%
Oklahoma:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.4
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

39.1%
Oklahoma:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

52.9%
Oklahoma:

54.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

88.7%
Oklahoma:

78.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Murphy, OK Residents

6.74% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,900 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.74%
Oklahoma average:

7.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Tulsa County, OK  1.26% ($44,892 average AGI)
from Rogers County, OK  1.03% ($39,353)
from Delaware County, OK  0.46% ($28,517)


6.64% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,296 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.64%
Oklahoma average:

7.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Tulsa County, OK  1.32% ($39,728 average AGI)
to Rogers County, OK  1.06% ($37,820)
to Wagoner County, OK  0.48% ($40,048)

Strongest AM radio stations in Murphy:

  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXTD (1530 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WAGONER, OK; Owner: GAYTAN-GALVAN LIMITED LIABILITY COMP)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KMUR (1570 AM; 1 kW; PRYOR, OK)
  • KAKC (1300 AM; 5 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFAY (1030 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KUOA (1290 AM; 5 kW; SILOAM SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KUOA, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KYHN (1320 AM; 10 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Murphy:

  • KNYD (90.5 FM; BROKEN ARROW, OK; Owner: CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CORP. INC)
  • KEMX (94.5 FM; LOCUST GROVE, OK; Owner: KXOJ, INC.)
  • KJSR (103.3 FM; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KMYZ-FM (104.5 FM; PRYOR, OK; Owner: SHAMROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWGS (89.5 FM; TULSA, OK; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF TULSA)
  • KQLL-FM (106.1 FM; OWASSO, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KHTT (106.9 FM; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KTFX-FM (102.1 FM; WARNER, OK; Owner: K95.5, INC)
  • KMOD-FM (97.5 FM; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRAV-FM (96.5 FM; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KWEN (95.5 FM; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KBEZ (92.9 FM; TULSA, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KGND (107.5 FM; KETCHUM, OK; Owner: NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA BROADCAST NETWORK)
  • K204CA (88.7 FM; TAHLEQUAH, OK; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KVOO-FM (98.5 FM; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KJMM (105.3 FM; BIXBY, OK; Owner: KJMM, INC.)
  • KTBT (101.5 FM; COLLINSVILLE, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTFR (100.7 FM; CHELSEA, OK; Owner: MICHAEL P. STEPHENS)
  • KCXR (100.3 FM; TAFT, OK; Owner: KXOJ INC.)
  • KRSC-FM (91.3 FM; CLAREMORE, OK; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS OF OKLAHOMA COLLEGES)

TV broadcast stations around Murphy:

  • KJRH (Channel 2; TULSA, OK; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTUL (Channel 8; TULSA, OK; Owner: KTUL, LLC)
  • KOED-TV (Channel 11; TULSA, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KOTV (Channel 6; TULSA, OK; Owner: GRIFFIN LICENSING, L.L.C.)
  • KTFO (Channel 41; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWHB (Channel 47; TULSA, OK; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KOKI-TV (Channel 23; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRSC-TV (Channel 35; CLAREMORE, OK; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS OF OKLAHOMA COLLEGES)
  • KDOR (Channel 17; BARTLESVILLE, OK; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K52GX (Channel 52; TAHLEQUAH, OK; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 105ft / 32.3mTotal length
  • $12,009,000Total costs
  • 50,466Total average daily traffic
  • 5,289Total average daily truck traffic
  • 65,705Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Murphy, OK - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 31920-1929
  • 141930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 21990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Murphy, OK
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Murphy, OK
  • 41.4%Wood
  • 31.0%Utility gas
  • 27.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Murphy, OK
  • 100.0%Electricity


Murphy compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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 college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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