Latest Data (2017)
Population 1,638
Nationwide Rank 8367

Quick Facts

Murphy, North Carolina is the 8,367th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Murphy, North Carolina is a town.

Murphy, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Murphy had its largest population ever.

Murphy, North Carolina is growing somewhat quickly. It is growing faster than 66% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
8357 Remsen, Iowa 1,641 -6.7%
8358 Homer, Michigan 1,640 -11.3%
8359 Tecumseh, Nebraska 1,640 -4.1%
8360 Walcott, Iowa 1,640 7.4%
8361 Chesilhurst, New Jersey 1,639 7.8%
8362 Kingston, Oklahoma 1,639 15.6%
8363 Port Byron, Illinois 1,639 6.3%
8364 Bernice, Louisiana 1,638 -9.3%
8365 Burnsville, North Carolina 1,638 1.1%
8366 Hudson, Colorado 1,638 3.2%
8367 Murphy, North Carolina 1,638 4.9%
8368 Norris, Tennessee 1,638 13.6%
8369 Ridgely, Maryland 1,638 19.6%
8370 Spring Green, Wisconsin 1,638 13.5%
8371 Weston, Ohio 1,638 -1.2%
8372 Argos, Indiana 1,637 -8.2%
8373 Mars, Pennsylvania 1,637 -6.1%
8374 Montour Falls, New York 1,637 -9.0%
8375 Reinbeck, Iowa 1,637 -6.2%
8376 Ritzville, Washington 1,637 -5.7%
8377 Spencer, Tennessee 1,637 -4.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
5969 Spencer 3,256 -3.0%
6010 Swansboro 3,210 81.7%
6020 Rural Hall 3,196 30.1%
6039 Locust 3,176 24.7%
6097 Polkton 3,125 59.3%
6110 Landis 3,114 2.0%
6117 Warsaw 3,107 1.8%
6123 Wallburg 3,104 8.0%
6167 River Bend 3,065 4.7%
6211 Pembroke 3,016 10.0%
6219 Mineral Springs 3,007 62.3%
6244 Granite Quarry 2,983 32.8%
6266 Murfreesboro 2,963 20.5%
6321 Nags Head 2,904 7.1%
6335 Yadkinville 2,889 1.5%
6344 Southern Shores 2,883 29.9%
6504 Cajah's Mountain 2,735 1.0%
6537 Wentworth 2,713 -2.3%
6565 Marshville 2,690 13.1%
6578 Troutman 2,680 51.7%
6583 Sylva 2,678 9.9%
6606 Grifton 2,663 17.5%
6607 La Grange 2,663 -6.0%
6608 Tobaccoville 2,663 16.5%
6611 Liberty 2,659 0.0%
6644 Wilson's Mills 2,626 92.3%
6659 Fairmont 2,612 0.1%
6680 Bermuda Run 2,593 81.4%
6738 Wrightsville Beach 2,548 -1.6%
6834 Haw River 2,472 29.6%
6846 Carthage 2,463 24.0%
6882 Coats 2,436 30.4%
6918 Mayodan 2,409 -2.3%
6920 Norwood 2,409 -6.8%
6951 Maxton 2,383 -12.2%
6959 Holly Ridge 2,377 186.3%
6998 St. Pauls 2,351 16.8%
7004 Enfield 2,347 -4.2%
7014 Surf City 2,342 58.6%
7052 Laurel Park 2,315 16.6%
7169 Green Level 2,247 3.4%
7186 Jonesville 2,234 -1.2%
7265 Taylorsville 2,179 19.9%
7295 Calabash 2,158 66.5%
7320 Rockwell 2,142 8.6%
7334 Madison 2,134 -5.7%
7337 Franklinton 2,132 21.6%
7338 Spruce Pine 2,130 4.6%
7351 Hertford 2,124 2.4%
7362 Mars Hill 2,118 19.9%
7384 Kure Beach 2,105 35.1%
7438 Four Oaks 2,082 24.3%
7479 Cape Carteret 2,062 66.0%
7496 Belville 2,052 73.0%
7564 Sharpsburg 2,017 -16.7%
7583 Hildebran 2,007 6.3%
7665 Princeville 1,966 92.5%
7672 Badin 1,960 58.1%
7707 Yanceyville 1,944 -9.8%
7746 Pine Level 1,927 26.6%
7785 Mount Pleasant 1,904 31.3%
7794 Scotland Neck 1,899 -19.3%
7800 Navassa 1,895 37.0%
7846 Oakboro 1,875 56.2%
7876 Drexel 1,860 -3.3%
7953 Andrews 1,819 11.4%
8127 Sparta 1,744 -4.1%
8129 Chadbourn 1,742 -17.7%
8160 Hemby Bridge 1,734 22.4%
8240 Richlands 1,698 74.6%
8262 Ramseur 1,691 3.4%
8285 Biscoe 1,678 -0.4%
8325 Bladenboro 1,657 -3.2%
8327 Denton 1,657 1.0%
8352 Connelly Springs 1,642 -10.7%
8365 Burnsville 1,638 1.1%
8367 Murphy 1,638 4.9%
8379 Rose Hill 1,635 22.7%
8419 Tryon 1,615 -8.4%
8423 Bethel 1,612 -8.4%
8501 Belhaven 1,580 -19.7%
8546 Dobson 1,556 6.2%
8563 East Spencer 1,550 -11.6%
8613 Jefferson 1,529 10.5%
8620 Snow Hill 1,526 -1.6%
8621 Weldon 1,526 -14.6%
8638 Kenly 1,519 -9.7%
8649 Stanfield 1,517 35.6%
8711 Atlantic Beach 1,494 -16.6%
8728 Pinebluff 1,487 28.9%
8751 Glen Alpine 1,478 32.9%
8815 Bryson City 1,455 2.9%
8864 Manteo 1,435 19.8%
8871 Pilot Mountain 1,433 11.6%
8897 Biltmore Forest 1,421 -1.4%
8934 Lake Waccamaw 1,408 -0.2%
8976 Claremont 1,398 31.3%
9051 Robersonville 1,374 -20.4%
9087 Walnut Cove 1,363 -6.9%
9105 Swepsonville 1,354 39.0%
9152 Princeton 1,333 20.9%
9155 Pine Knoll Shores 1,332 -12.0%
9165 Cedar Point 1,329 61.4%
9195 Beulaville 1,315 21.5%
9198 Rutherford College 1,314 0.4%
9222 Spring Hope 1,307 2.7%
9223 Youngsville 1,307 92.4%
9279 Elm City 1,292 -8.4%
9289 West Jefferson 1,290 10.1%
9319 Clyde 1,282 -4.3%
9347 Pinetops 1,273 -9.4%
9359 Fremont 1,267 -13.2%
9371 Blowing Rock 1,263 -10.8%
9374 Broadway 1,262 20.3%
9423 Stoneville 1,249 24.2%
9456 Bayboro 1,235 0.0%
9575 Robbins 1,201 0.3%
9585 Maggie Valley 1,199 30.8%
9655 Franklinville 1,175 -10.8%
9668 Roseboro 1,171 -7.5%
9682 Boonville 1,168 5.4%
9706 Mount Gilead 1,161 -17.0%
9748 Lake Lure 1,151 12.5%
9799 Lucama 1,137 29.7%
9821 Banner Elk 1,129 30.8%
10056 Norlina 1,063 -3.3%
10081 Stedman 1,056 52.8%
10107 Gaston 1,048 7.9%
10205 Rhodhiss 1,021 78.8%
10222 Alamance 1,015 200.2%
10233 Rowland 1,014 -11.3%
10272 Foxfire 1,005 116.1%
10340 Columbus 992 -2.2%
10379 Brunswick 981 172.5%
10386 Ellerbe 980 -6.1%
10388 Vanceboro 980 9.0%
10445 Faison 968 29.5%
10465 Cooleemee 965 6.3%
10492 Maysville 959 -4.1%
10533 Magnolia 949 1.7%
10555 Belwood 943 -3.4%
10556 Dortches 943 16.4%
10557 Garysburg 943 -24.1%
10581 Highlands 939 1.9%
10708 Old Fort 915 -4.8%
10757 Marshall 903 7.3%
10783 Fair Bluff 896 -24.0%
10866 Cleveland 875 8.1%
10922 Walnut Creek 865 0.9%
10946 Oriental 861 -2.2%
10974 Star 857 7.2%
10985 Rich Square 855 -21.7%
11036 Warrenton 845 -8.1%
11065 Kenansville 840 -26.8%
11103 Ellenboro 834 17.9%
11109 Dobbins Heights 833 -10.5%
11127 Taylortown 830 -2.8%
11132 Candor 828 -2.0%
11166 Middlesex 823 -2.0%

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 1,638 8,367
2016 1,645 8,353
2015 1,615 8,414
2014 1,613 8,412
2013 1,618 8,394
2012 1,601 8,426
2011 1,611 8,401
2010 1,627 8,366
2009 1,528 8,493
2008 1,548 8,445
2007 1,557 8,407
2006 1,556 8,403
2005 1,537 8,420
2004 1,540 8,403
2003 1,540 8,386
2002 1,544 8,375
2001 1,551 8,363
2000 1,561 8,332
1990 1,561 7,921