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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  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 20,528. Murphy is in Collin County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Murphy offers residents a rural 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
20,528

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$337,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,117
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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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
    23.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    9.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    9.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    42.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    438.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    19.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    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
$132,589
National
$55,322
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Murphy Reviews

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I currently reside in Murphy, Texas and the living/lifestyle is overall fairly good! Great environment for raising a family with things to do. Very peaceful
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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.
Murphy is not a big city like Plano, but it is in a good suburban spot where big stores and restaurants are within a 5 minute reach. The public schools of Plano Independent School District are top notch, as Plano has one of the best school districts in the entire state. There is an abundance of recreation provided through an array of parks and recreational centers. Everybody is friendly and there is minimal crime, if any at all. There has been many homes popping up around Murphy over the years as developmental is still occurring. It is also in close vicinity to big cities such as Plano and Garland. Overall, Murphy is a good peaceful place to live with many opportunities for fun.