NC

National Population : 333,590,059
North Carolina State Population : 10,753,007

About Murphy, NC

Murphy, NC is located in Cherokee County in the state of North Carolina.

The total City Population for Murphy is about 1,657 with about 250 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 23,408.

The Average Home Value is $163,900.00, which is roughly 3% higher than the Average Home Value of $159,475.00 for the state of North Carolina, and roughly 13% lower than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $41,856.00, which is roughly 16% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $49,737.00 for the state of North Carolina, and roughly 27% lower than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Murphy is about 13.3%.

North Carolina is ranked #52 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 6.19 out of 100.

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Voting

Cherokee County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 71.62% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 76.89%
Democratic: 21.82%
Libertarian: 0.58%
Other: 0.41%
Green: 0.3%


Nearby Locations

Brasstown, NC (10.79 mi.)
Marble, NC (11.03 mi.)
Warne, NC (12.98 mi.)
Hayesville, NC (18.08 mi.)
Andrews, NC (20.04 mi.)
Lk Santeetlah, NC (23.93 mi.)
Tapoco, NC (23.93 mi.)
Robbinsville, NC (23.93 mi.)
Aquone, NC (27.57 mi.)
Topton, NC (27.57 mi.)
Fontana Dam, NC (30.19 mi.)
Almond, NC (35.48 mi.)
Otto, NC (41.24 mi.)
Franklin, NC (43.06 mi.)
Bryson City, NC (43.72 mi.)
Scaly Mountain, NC (44.95 mi.)
Scaly Mtn, NC (44.95 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 28906
Latitude : 35.139744
Longitude : -84.103558
TimeZone : Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : South
Average Elevation : 1730 ft.
Area Code(s) : 828

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.28
Male Population Estimate : 38.35%
Female Population Estimate : 40.58%
Median Age : 49.1
Male Median Age : 48.0
Female Median Age : 50.2

White Population Estimate : 75.82%
Black Population Estimate : 1.46%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 1.73%
Asian Population Estimate : 0.55%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.05%
Indian Population Estimate : 2.26%
Other Population Estimate : 0.50%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Murphy specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Cherokee County: About 6 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2020)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Cherokee County: About 213 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Cherokee County is about 31% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 26% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.