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    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C+
Murphy is a suburb of St. Louis with a population of 8,343. Murphy is in Jefferson County. Living in Murphy offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Murphy there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Murphy and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Murphy are above average.
About Murphy...
Population
8,343

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$125,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$924
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Murphy Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Murphy

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,855
National
$55,322
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Murphy Reviews

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Tell you the truth it really isn't too bad living in St. Louis/Fenton. I say this because St. Louis has some of the best landmarks around like the arch, the sculpture park and the beautiful museums. Other places just don't seem like there's a lot to do. In the future I wish to see less crime in St. Louis and more love and compassion.
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Tiny little blip of a town. In this area, it's not even considered a town. It's considered Fenton. So, with it being an extension of Fenton, it is a nice and quiet area with lots of shopping.
It's an ordinary suburban town.