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The City of Murray had a population of 764 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Murray is located at latitude 41.0414 and longitude -93.9489 in Clarke County. The formal boundaries for the City of Murray (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clarke County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,217 feet.

The City of Murray (GNIS ID: 2395142) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Murray is located within Township of Troy, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clarke County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Murray population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Murray, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 764
Population in Households 764
Population in Familes 617
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 962
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 316
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 212
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 345 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 230 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 86 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $80,750
Average Home Value $123,908


Median Household Income $42,418
Average Household Income $53,561
Per Capita Income $21,648
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% 0.08%
Households 0.31% 0.13%
Families 0.94% 0.09%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Murray, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Murray to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 368 64th
Population Density1 # 329 67th
Diversity Index2 # 330 67th
Median Household Income # 864 14th
Per Capita Income # 932 8th

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