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Population (year 2000): 14,950. Estimated population in July 2005: 15,538 (+3.9% change)
Males: 6,943 (46.4%), Females: 8,007 (53.6%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 26.5 years
Median household income: $25,647 (year 2000)
Median house value: $84,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Murray:

  • White Non-Hispanic (87.4%)
  • Black (6.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Chinese (0.8%)
  • Korean (0.8%)
  • Other race (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)
  • Other Asian (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (13.1%), English (12.9%), German (11.5%), Irish (10.5%), Scotch-Irish (3.7%), Scottish (2.8%).Kentucky

Elevation: 515 feet

Land area: 9.7 square miles

Murray,

For population 25 years and over in Murray

  • High school or higher: 81.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.2%
  • Unemployed: 14.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 13.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Murray city

  • Never married: 38.9%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

5.3% Foreign born (2.9% Asia, 1.1% Europe, 0.8% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +214 (+1.5%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: TN Clarksville, (65.9 miles pop. 103,455).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: TN Nashville-Davidson, (111.3 miles pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (364.4 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: KY Hazel, (7.3 miles KY (10.7 miles Hardin, TN (11.5 miles Puryear, KY (17.2 miles Benton, Cottage Grove, TN (19.6 miles) , TN Paris, (21.3 miles KY Mayfield, (24.0 miles Rivers, KY (27.9 miles Grand


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 20 buildings, average cost: $110,800
  • 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

Latitude: 36.61 N, Longitude: 88.32 W

Area code: 270


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (35.8%), Manufacturing (13.1%), Retail trade (12.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,535 (+37.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,016 (74.4%)


 

Crime in Murray by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 3 1 4 7
    per 100,000 20.1 6.7 26.8 46.8
Robberies 3 7 7 4
    per 100,000 20.1 46.8 46.8 26.8
Assaults 9 10 17 14
    per 100,000 60.2 66.9 113.7 93.6
Burglaries 106 145 100 114
    per 100,000 709.0 969.9 668.9 762.5
Thefts 317 399 455 447
    per 100,000 2120.4 2668.9 3043.5 2990.0
Auto thefts 30 30 20 35
    per 100,000 200.7 200.7 133.8 234.1
176.6 220.8 226.8 237.2

Average climate in Murray, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Murray,

Murray-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 71% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1968, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.8 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 4 tornado 11.2 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Murray:
  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY CO HOSP (803 POPLAR ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Murray:
  • MARSHALL CO HOSP (about 17 miles; BENTON, KY)
  • HENRY COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (about 22 miles; PARIS, TN)
  • JACKSON PURCHASE MEDICAL CENTER (about 24 miles; MAYFIELD, KY)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Murray:
  • BARKLEY REGIONAL (about 44 miles; PADUCAH, KY; ID: PAH)
  • CAMPBELL AAF (about 58 miles; FORT CAMPBELL/HOPKINSVILLE, KY; ID: HOP)
  • MC KELLAR-SIPES REGIONAL (about 82 miles; JACKSON, TN; ID: MKL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Murray:
  • KYLE-OAKLEY FIELD (about 5 miles; MURRAY, KY; ID: CEY)
  • HENRY COUNTY (about 20 miles; PARIS, TN; ID: PHT)
  • MAYFIELD GRAVES COUNTY (about 22 miles; MAYFIELD, KY; ID: M25)

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Solid Waste Management 23 $56,222 $29,333 0 $0
Other Government Administration 15 $41,386 $33,108 0 $0
Gas Supply 11 $26,471 $28,877 0 $0
Financial Administration 11 $27,403 $29,894 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 2 $5,241 $31,446 0 $0
Hospitals 870 $2,324,503 $32,062 141 $328,062
Streets and Highways 10 $22,492 $26,990 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,269 $27,228 0 $0
Sewerage 16 $29,063 $21,797 0 $0
Water Supply 15 $45,081 $36,064 0 $0
Firefighters 32 $77,598 $29,099 0 $0
Police - Other 7 $13,552 $23,232 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 28 $81,225 $34,810 0 $0
Totals for Government 1041 $2,752,507 $31,729 141 $328,062
Colleges/Universities in Murray:
  • MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 7,676; Location: PO BOX 9; Public; Website: www.murraystate.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • KENTUCKY TECH-MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY AREA TECH CTR (FT enrollment: 21; Location: 1800 SYCAMORE ST; Private, not-for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Murray:
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-MARTIN (about 37 miles; MARTIN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,131)
  • AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 67 miles; CLARKSVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 5,744)
  • UNION UNIVERSITY (about 72 miles; JACKSON, TN; FT enrollment: 2,144)
  • JACKSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 78 miles; JACKSON, TN; FT enrollment: 2,534)
  • JOHN A LOGAN COLLEGE (about 96 miles; CARTERVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 4,255)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE (about 97 miles; CARBONDALE, IL; FT enrollment: 19,742)
  • SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 100 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; FT enrollment: 7,227)
Public high schools in Murray:
  • CALLOWAY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 951; Location: 2108 COLLEGE FARM RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MURRAY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 471; Location: 501 DORAN RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Murray:
  • EASTWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 64; Location: 2191 STATE ROUTE 94 EAST; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Murray:
  • CALLOWAY COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 701; Location: 2112 COLLEGE FARM RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MURRAY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 658; Location: 801 MAIN ST; Grades: 04 - 08)
  • NORTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 589; Location: 2928 BRINN RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MURRAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 579; Location: 111 BROACH AVE; Grades: KG - 03)
  • EAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 322; Location: 1169 POTTERTOWN RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SOUTHWEST CALLOWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 300; Location: 3426 WISWELL RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MURRAY PRESCHOOL HEAD START (Location: 208 SOUTH 13TH ST; Grades: PK - PK)
  • CALLOWAY COUNTY PRESCHOOL CENTER (Location: 2106-A COLLEGE FARM RD; Grades: PK - PK)
Library in Murray:
  • CALLOWAY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $407,652; Location: 710 MAIN STREET; 57,091 books; 445 audio materials; 750 video materials; 114 serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:
  • The student population of Murray State is now over 10,000 added by Joe

Churches in Murray include: Martin Chapel (A), Emmanuel Church (B).

Cemetery: Murray Cemetery (1).


Murray compared to Kentucky state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
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)
  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • WVHM (90.5 FM; BENTON, KY; Owner: HEARTLAND MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WTRT (88.1 FM; BENTON, KY; Owner: HEARTLAND MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WAAJ (89.7 FM; BENTON, KY; Owner: HEARTLAND MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WVVR (100.3 FM; HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TUCKESSEE, LLC)
  • WKYQ (93.3 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.)
  • WDDJ (96.9 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLZK (94.1 FM; PARIS, TN; Owner: BENTON-WEATHERFORD BRD/CST INC OF TN)
  • WLLE (94.7 FM; MAYFIELD, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS KY, LLC)
  • WTPR-FM (101.5 FM; MCKINNON, TN; Owner: WENK BROADCAST GROUP)
  • 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)

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