Murray, Kentucky

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Population in 2017: 19,200 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +28.4%
 
Males: 9,230  (48.1%)
Females: 9,970  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

25.6 years
Kentucky median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 42071.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $28,361 (it was $25,647 in 2000)
Murray:

$28,361
KY:

$48,375

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,262 (it was $15,389 in 2000)

Murray city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $163,777 (it was $81,800 in 2000)
Murray:

$163,777
KY:

$141,000

Median gross rent in 2017: $637.

March 2019 cost of living index in Murray: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 35.1%
(32.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.7% for Black residents, 63.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 81.4% for American Indian residents, 57.8% for other race residents, 46.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Murray, KY (2017)
    • 15,79383.0%White alone
    • 1,1846.2%Black alone
    • 7193.8%Asian alone
    • 6793.6%Hispanic
    • 5943.1%Two or more races
    • 650.3%American Indian alone
    • 160.08%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 56 registered sex offenders living in Murray, Kentucky as of August 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Murray is 336 to 1.


Crime rates in Murray by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(11.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(44.3)
7
(42.5)
9
(53.9)
8
(48.0)
3
(16.8)
3
(16.7)
12
(66.5)
7
(38.5)
10
(53.2)
11
(57.3)
8
(41.7)
9
(46.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
8
(50.6)
4
(24.3)
7
(41.9)
6
(36.0)
9
(50.4)
6
(33.4)
7
(38.8)
8
(44.0)
8
(42.5)
10
(52.1)
9
(46.9)
2
(10.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
13
(82.2)
20
(121.3)
10
(59.8)
9
(54.0)
8
(44.8)
19
(105.9)
19
(105.3)
10
(55.0)
12
(63.8)
20
(104.3)
9
(46.9)
12
(61.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
124
(784.3)
143
(867.6)
174
(1,041)
164
(983.4)
145
(811.7)
161
(897.5)
109
(603.9)
105
(577.3)
113
(600.7)
125
(651.7)
110
(572.8)
N/A
Thefts
(per 100,000)
532
(3,365)
422
(2,560)
434
(2,597)
493
(2,956)
422
(2,362)
441
(2,458)
449
(2,488)
424
(2,331)
475
(2,525)
470
(2,450)
452
(2,354)
403
(2,077)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
19
(120.2)
16
(97.1)
28
(167.6)
13
(78.0)
27
(151.1)
21
(117.1)
12
(66.5)
27
(148.4)
23
(122.3)
16
(83.4)
21
(109.3)
21
(108.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.6)
3
(16.7)
5
(27.7)
2
(11.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(10.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)266.1236.4257.8265.3200.9237.4233.0200.5231.5232.7199.7184.0

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City-data.com crime index in Murray, KY

Crime rate in Murray detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 48 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.06
Kentucky average:

1.65
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Ancestries: American (20.8%), German (12.5%), Irish (10.1%), English (8.2%), Arab (3.8%), European (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/17/1844

Elevation: 515 feet

Land area: 9.70 square miles.

Population density: 1,980 people per square mile   (low).

Murray, Kentucky map

1,949 residents are foreign born (2.3% Asia, 1.9% Latin America, 1.4% Europe).

This city:

10.2%
Kentucky:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,767 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,147 (0.7%)

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 )

Latitude: 36.61 N, Longitude: 88.32 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,899 (+31.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,681 (79.6%)

Area code: 270

Distribution of median household income in Murray, KY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Murray, KY in 2017
Murray satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 30 buildings, average cost: $159,000
  • 2014: 40 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 2015: 15 buildings, average cost: $181,600
  • 2016: 27 buildings, average cost: $171,100
  • 2017: 18 buildings, average cost: $203,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Murray, KY residents
Average permit cost in Murray, KY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
Kentucky:

4.5%
Historical population in Murray, KY
Historical housing units in Murray, KY

Population change in the 1990s: +214 (+1.5%).
Most common industries in Murray, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (25.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.1%)
  • Health care (8.0%)
  • Machinery (4.0%)
  • Public administration (3.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.0%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (2.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (22.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
  • Machinery (4.6%)
  • Health care (3.9%)
  • Food (3.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (29.7%)
  • Health care (12.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
  • Social assistance (3.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Murray, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (6.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (9.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.7%)

Average climate in Murray, Kentucky

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Murray, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2004 was 70.2. This is about average.

City:

70.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

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.:

33.3

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 Murray 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 Murray 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 the city 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 (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Murray topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Murray:

  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 803 POPLAR STREET)
  • SPRING CREEK HEALTH CARE (1401 SOUTH 16TH STREET)
  • WEST VIEW NURSING HOME (1401 SOUTH 16TH 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)

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 (Full-time 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:

  • CALLOWAY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 913, Location: 2108 COLLEGE FARM RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • MURRAY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 540, Location: 501 DORAN RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • CALLOWAY COUNTY DAY TREATMENT (Location: 2003 COLLEGE FARM RD, Grades: 7-12)
  • CALLOWAY COUNTY ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM (Location: 2003 COLLEGE FARM RD, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Murray:

  • EASTWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 55, Location: 2191 STATE ROUTE 94 E, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Murray:

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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

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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

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)
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
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)
  • 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

For population 15 years and over in Murray:

Marital status in Murray, KY
  • Never married: 51.3%
  • Now married: 31.6%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

For population 25 years and over in Murray:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.5%
  • Unemployed: 14.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.0
Kentucky average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Murray
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Murray, KY (based on Calloway County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Calloway County:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.05 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

7.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Calloway 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.4%
Kentucky:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.7%
Kentucky:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Murray:

27.4
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Murray:

18.3%
Kentucky:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.2%
Kentucky:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Murray:

6.9
Kentucky:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

28.4%
Kentucky:

34.0%

General health condition:
Murray:

55.9%
Kentucky:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.9%
Kentucky:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Murray, KY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Hospitals 791$2,628,373$39,874385$1,126,447
Firefighters 38$127,222$40,1750$0
Police Protection - Officers 36$115,076$38,3590$0
Other Government Administration 16$65,051$48,78817$14,245
Financial Administration 13$41,471$38,2813$3,465
Water Supply 12$42,393$42,3930$0
Gas Supply 11$37,080$40,4510$0
Streets and Highways 10$26,335$31,6020$0
Solid Waste Management 10$32,260$38,7120$0
Other and Unallocable 10$30,675$36,8101$1,681
Police - Other 8$22,721$34,0821$624
Sewerage 6$18,990$37,9800$0
Natural Resources 2$6,284$37,7040$0
Fire - Other 2$6,353$38,1180$0
Airports 1$3,368$40,4162$540
Totals for Government 966$3,203,652$39,797409$1,147,002

Murray government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Hospitals: $3,872,000 ($201.67)
    Electric Utilities: $2,942,000 ($153.23)
    Air Transportation: $242,000 ($12.60)
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $99,282,000 ($5170.94)
    Electric Utilities: $29,375,000 ($1529.95)
    Gas Utilities: $7,310,000 ($380.73)
    Water Utilities: $5,508,000 ($286.88)
    Police Protection: $3,528,000 ($183.75)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,269,000 ($170.26)
    Central Staff Services: $2,918,000 ($151.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,921,000 ($100.05)
    General - Other: $1,210,000 ($63.02)
    Regular Highways: $860,000 ($44.79)
    Air Transportation: $516,000 ($26.88)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $366,000 ($19.06)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $414,000 ($21.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,288,000 ($119.17)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Electric Utilities: $182,000 ($9.48)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Electric Utilities: $17,000 ($0.89)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $2,998,000 ($156.15)
    Electric Utilities: $265,000 ($13.80)
    Air Transportation: $23,000 ($1.20)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $142,005,000 ($7396.09)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $84,000 ($4.38)

Murray government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $109,754,000 ($5716.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,646,000 ($137.81)
    Other: $416,000 ($21.67)
    Air Transportation: $329,000 ($17.14)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $219,000 ($11.41)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $251,000 ($13.07)
    Other: $30,000 ($1.56)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $578,000 ($30.10)
    General Revenue - Other: $253,000 ($13.18)
    Special Assessments: $235,000 ($12.24)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($0.16)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $31,390,000 ($1634.90)
    Water Utilities: $7,708,000 ($401.46)
    Gas Utilities: $7,233,000 ($376.72)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,234,000 ($116.35)
    Highways: $70,000 ($3.65)
  • Tax - Property: $4,089,000 ($212.97)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $2,002,000 ($104.27)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,112,000 ($57.92)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,029,000 ($53.59)
    Other Selective Sales: $526,000 ($27.40)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $372,000 ($19.38)
    Public Utilities Sales: $185,000 ($9.64)
    Other License: $105,000 ($5.47)

Murray government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,926,000 ($3954.48)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,518,000 ($3360.31)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $27,085,000 ($1410.68)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $25,695,000 ($1338.28)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,730,000 ($923.44)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,323,000 ($329.32)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,390,000 ($72.40)

Murray government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,067,000 ($55.57)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $87,084,000 ($4535.63)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,300,000 ($1578.13)

6.52% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,491 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
Kentucky average:

6.45%

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 Graves County, KY  0.79% ($27,948 average AGI)
from Marshall County, KY  0.72% ($29,875)
from McCracken County, KY  0.40% ($25,146)
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

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)

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Murray fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 76Number of bridges
  • 699ft / 213mTotal length
  • $1,337,000Total costs
  • 172,260Total average daily traffic
  • 14,841Total average daily truck traffic
  • 176,466Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
New bridges in Murray, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 61930-1939
  • 121950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 141970-1979
  • 141980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 112000-2009
  • 32010-2018
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: 120 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Murray, KY)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 16 (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: 218 (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)

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 107. The highest number of reported fires - 236 took place in 2010, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Murray, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (43.3%), and Structure Fires (35.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Murray, KY
    • 69643.3%Outside Fires
    • 57335.6%Structure Fires
    • 26716.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 724.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Murray, KY

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Murray, Kentucky:

  • Quality Inn, 1210 N 12th St, Murray, Kentucky 42071 , Phone: (270) 759-5910, Fax: (270) 759-5912
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 517 S 12th St, Murray, Kentucky 42071 , Phone: (270) 753-6706, Fax: (270) 767-9816
  • Holiday Inn Express, 1504 N 12th St, Murray, Kentucky 42071 , Phone: (270) 759-4449, Fax: (270) 759-9111
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 1415 Lowes Dr, Murray, Kentucky 42071 , Phone: (270) 767-2226, Fax: (270) 767-2220
  • Murray Plaza Lodge, 506 S 12th St, MURRAY, Kentucky 42071 , Phone: (270) 753-2682, Fax: (270) 753-2682
  • Springhill Suites, 1512 N 12th St, Murray, Kentucky 42071 , Phone: (888) 236-2427, Fax: (270) 917-8001
  • Springhill Suites, 1512 N 12th St, Murray, Kentucky 42071 , Phone: (844) 200-1016, Fax: (270) 917-8001
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Murray, Kentucky
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Murray, KY
  • 68.6%Utility gas
  • 31.2%Electricity
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Murray, KY
  • 71.4%Electricity
  • 25.7%Utility gas
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Wood


Murray compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Murray on our top lists:

  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 10,000+"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a ferryboat to work (population 5,000+)"
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