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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Murphy is a suburb of Dallas with a population of 20,361. Murphy is in Collin County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Murphy offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Murphy there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Murphy and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Murphy are highly rated.
About Murphy...
Population
20,361

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$324,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,137
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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Murphy Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    9.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    19.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    52.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    540
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    14.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    18%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Murphy

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$128,519
National
$55,322
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Murphy Reviews

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The city of murphy is very small, but tight-knit. All of the residents are friendly, which makes it easier to build relationships with people and interact with neighbors! Also, Murphy hosts many fun events during the year such as Maize Days, which is a mini fair! Everyone comes out to city hall and central park to eat, play carnival games, and fellowship with other people while listening to some great music! However, the only thing I could change about Murphy is the inclusivity of minority groups. I am an African-American male, but I also identify myself as a gay male in the community. Sometimes the lack of representation by different groups is devastating, such as the overpowering white dominance in town meetings and the town newspaper. This allows all decisions or influences to be biased. I understand that people cannot change immediately, but if I could bring awareness to my hometown by addressing the lack of inclusiveness, I know I can make a difference for future generations.
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The traffic isn't that great, but that's not because of the city, it's the marketplace; it keeps the place quite busy. It's a great marketplace though, with stores for groceries, a diversity of restaurants, a couple of cozy little churches, and definitely a diversity in people. There's lots of South and East Asians in Murphy, no doubt about it!
Murphy, the perfect little town. In some ways, it is still that little town it was 7 years ago, but now there are bustling business, new restaurants, a massive grocery store at convenience to every necessity. At the center of the city, there is a middle school, and within a 3 minute walking distance, the junior high school. This small town has every service within the town's border. The people are so nice, the neighborhoods are clean, and the infrastructure remains modern and updated.