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Population (year 2000): 13,295
Males: 6,799 (51.1%), Females: 6,496 (48.9%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 22.6 years
Median household income: $25,551 (year 2000)
Median house value: $50,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Murphysboro:

  • White Non-Hispanic (78.6%)
  • Black (15.8%)
  • Hispanic (2.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Other race (1.1%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)

Ancestries: German (22.0%), Irish (13.4%), English (7.1%), Italian (4.9%), United States (4.3%), French (3.2%).

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Elevation: 421 feet

Land area: 4.8 square miles

Murphysboro,

For population 25 years and over in Murphysboro

  • High school or higher: 76.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 17.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Murphysboro city

  • Never married: 46.7%
  • Now married: 37.7%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

2.8% Foreign born (1.2% Asia, 0.7% Europe, 0.5% Latin America, 0.3% Africa).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Louis, MO St. (86.1 miles pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (303.9 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Soto, IL De (8.2 miles IL Carbondale, (8.5 miles IL Vergennes, (9.4 miles IL (10.8 miles Gorham, IL Elkville, (12.2 miles IL Makanda, (12.7 miles IL Dowell, (13.7 miles Pass, IL (13.7 miles Alto


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 8 buildings, average cost: $45,000
  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $43,500
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $40,800
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $57,100
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $92,300
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $153,000
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $71,700
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $116,000

Latitude: 37.77 N, Longitude: 89.34 W

Area code: 618


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (34.2%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (11.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -551 (-4.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,551 (30.5%)

Crime in Murphysboro (2000):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 11 rapes (82.7 per 100,000)
  • 1 robbery (7.5 per 100,000)
  • 58 assaults (436.3 per 100,000)
  • 58 burglaries (436.3 per 100,000)
  • 254 thefts (1910.5 per 100,000)
  • 6 auto thefts (45.1 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 233.2 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.1)

Average climate in Murphysboro, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Murphysboro,

Murphysboro-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 111% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/18/1957, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 22.4 miles away from the Murphysboro city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/18/1957, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.8 miles away from the city center killed 11 people and injured 200 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Murphysboro:
  • ST JOSEPH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (800 N 2ND ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Murphysboro:
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; CARBONDALE, IL)
  • MARSHALL BROWNING HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; DU QUOIN, IL)
  • HERRIN HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; HERRIN, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Murphysboro:
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (about 7 miles; CARBONDALE/MURPHYSBORO, IL; ID: MDH)
  • WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL (about 24 miles; MARION, IL; ID: MWA)
  • CAPE GIRARDEAU REGIONAL (about 42 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; ID: CGI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Murphysboro:
  • PINCKNEYVILLE-DU QUOIN (about 14 miles; PINCKNEYVILLE, IL; ID: PJY)
  • BENTON MUNI (about 33 miles; BENTON, IL; ID: H96)
  • SPARTA COMMUNITY-HUNTER FIELD (about 35 miles; SPARTA, IL; ID: SAR)

Amtrak stations near Murphysboro:
  • 9 miles: CARBONDALE (401 S. ILLINOIS AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: DU QUOIN (20 N. CHESTNUT ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 8 $22,415 $33,622 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 2 $3,244 $19,464 0 $0
Local Libraries 4 $6,292 $18,876 1 $572
Water Supply 6 $15,649 $31,298 0 $0
Sewerage 5 $13,071 $31,370 0 $0
Firefighters 12 $32,282 $32,282 3 $164
Police - Other 8 $18,418 $27,627 6 $154
Police Protection - Officers 20 $57,077 $34,246 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 1 $2,298 $27,576 0 $0
Other Government Administration 0 $0   13 $8,695
Financial Administration 1 $3,620 $43,440 0 $0
Totals for Government 67 $174,366 $31,229 23 $9,585


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Murphysboro:
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE (about 11 miles; CARBONDALE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 19,742)
  • JOHN A LOGAN COLLEGE (about 18 miles; CARTERVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 4,255)
  • SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 35 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; FT enrollment: 7,227)
  • SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE (about 68 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 7,333)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVILLE (about 79 miles; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 10,038)
  • SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 85 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; FT enrollment: 10,286)
  • SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-FOREST PARK (about 87 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; FT enrollment: 3,441)
Public high schools in Murphysboro:
  • MURPHYSBORO HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 768; Location: 50 BLACKWOOD DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • IYC MURPHYSBORO (Students: 125; Location: 636 ELZA BRANTLEY DR; Grades: 08 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Murphysboro:
  • MURPHYSBORO MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 525; Location: 2125 SPRUCE ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • GENERAL JOHN A LOGAN ELEM SCH (Students: 403; Location: 320 WATSON RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CARRUTHERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 348; Location: 80 CANDY LANE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • MCELVAIN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 161; Location: 593 AVA ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • TRI-COUNTY LOGAN (Students: 40; Location: 415 NORTH 14TH; Grades: 06 - 12)
  • TRI-COUNTY SCHOOL (Students: 29; Location: P O BOX 1360; Grades: PK - 12)
  • COPE ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Students: 4; Location: 1725B SHOMAKER DRIVE; Grades: 06 - 07)
Private primary/middle schools in Murphysboro:
  • ST ANDREW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 188; Location: 723 MULBERRY; Grades: KG - 8)
  • MURPHYSBORO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 109; Location: 805 NORTH 16TH STREET; Grades: PK - 10)
  • IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 101; Location: 1915 PINE STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MONTESSORI SCH OF S ILLINOIS (Students: 22; Location: 507 N. 9TH; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Murphysboro:
  • SALLIE LOGAN P.L. (Operating income: $170,888; Location: 1801 WALNUT STREET; 50,577 books; 1,738 audio materials; 1,009 video materials; 44 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Jackson County Courthouse (A).

Churches in Murphysboro include: Saint Peters United Church of Christ (A), First Presbyterian Church (B), Liberty Street Baptist Church (C), Saint Andrews Catholic Church (D).

Cemeteries: Saint Andrews Cemetery (1), Murphysboro City Cemetery (2).

Lake: Browns Lake (A).

Creek: Jones Quarry Creek (A).

Park in Murphysboro: Riverside Park (1).

Post office: (A).  


Murphysboro compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Murphysboro:
  • WCIL (1020 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WINI (1420 AM; 1 kW; MURPHYSBORO, IL; Owner: RADIO STATION WINI)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, IL)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • KAPE (1550 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Murphysboro:
  • WTAO-FM (105.1 FM; MURPHYSBORO, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCIL-FM (101.5 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUEZ (95.1 FM; CARTERVILLE, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WXAN (103.9 FM; AVA, IL; Owner: HAROLD L. LAWDER)
  • WSIU (91.9 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • KEZS-FM (102.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGMO (100.7 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WKIB (96.5 FM; ANNA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS)
  • WAWJ (90.1 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KRCU (90.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WDBX (91.1 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: HETERODYNE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDQN-FM (95.9 FM; DUQUOIN, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDDD-FM (107.3 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOOZ-FM (99.9 FM; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: ZIMMER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVZA (92.7 FM; HERRIN, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQUL (97.7 FM; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Murphysboro:
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • W10AH (Channel 10; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • WSIU-TV (Channel 8; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WSIL-TV (Channel 3; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • KCGI-CA (Channel 45; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WTCT (Channel 27; MARION, IL; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • W15BU (Channel 17; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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