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Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Murphysboro is 7,023. Murphysboro, Illinois is the 3,964th largest city in the US.
Murphysboro is located entirely in Jackson County.
The peak population of Murphysboro was in 1990, when its population was 9,220. In 1990, Murphysboro was the 2,632nd largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 3,964th largest city in the US. Murphysboro is currently 23.8% smaller than it was in 1990.
Murphysboro has shrunk 19.2% since the year 2000. Murphysboro, Illinois's growth is extremely below average. 97% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Murphysboro has a population density of 1,547 people per square mile.
|3958||Church Hill, Tennessee||7,049||18.3%|
|3962||Barrington, New Jersey||7,029||-0.6%|
|3966||Mountainside, New Jersey||7,014||6.1%|
The total voting age population of Murphysboro, Illinois, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 5,561. The voting age population is 45.5% male and 54.5% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 16.9% of the residents of Murphysboro are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Murphysboro are 77.0% White, 14.0% Black, 5.9% Other, 3.0% Two or more races and 0.1% Asian. Additionally, 6.9% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Murphysboro, 19.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 36.3%. On a per-household basis, 16.2% of families are below the poverty line in Murphysboro.
Among those aged 16 and older, 56.9% of Murphysboro residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 86.7% of Murphysboro residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 19.2% have a bachelor's degree and 8.2% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Murphysboro residents aged 5 and older, 7.0% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 6.1% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.2% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.7% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Murphysboro is 10.7%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Murphysboro, 16.4% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Murphysboro is $36,184.
In Murphysboro, 53.9% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 46.1% of housing units in Murphysboro.
Of all the housing units in Murphysboro, 27.4% of them were build before 1940.
In Murphysboro, 7.7% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 290 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Murphysboro is $594.
In Murphysboro, 72.5% of households have an active broadband internet connection.