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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A-
Murray is a town in Kentucky with a population of 18,900. Murray is in Calloway County. Living in Murray offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many young professionals live in Murray and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Murray are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$151,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$628
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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Murray Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    46.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    41.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    46.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    572.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,353.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    109.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    34%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Murray

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$27,282
National
$55,322
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Murray Reviews

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Murray is a great place to live. The people are generally nice and it feels safe. The cost of living is low. The weather is wonderful! There are plenty of work opportunities. There could be more in terms of entertainment and shopping options. That being said, there are several options just could be a few more.
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It is a quite pleasant little college town. There are a few small shopping centers that are located in some small, quaint locations in Murray. The university is right in the center of town and has a community built within it along with the university. This provides a very at home kind of feel and is a great place if you are looking to take some time to adapt to the college lifestyle. There are several quality restaurants that are available to eat at and a nice quiet movie theater that is great to enjoy a night out at. The one thing that seems on the lackluster end is the nightlife. Very few bars and places to go out to after a certain period of time. However that is the case for a majority of cities in the state of Kentucky.
Murray is a very quiet simple town. Even with having a decent sized campus of 10000+, it doesn't seem like a college town at all. It has a small-town feel with cute shops and plenty of places to eat. I feel very safe where I live, and the parks I spend my time in are also nice and clean. I do not give it 5 stars, reason being that besides campus-run events, there is hardly anything to do socially. Other than that, I have enjoyed living here and attending school here.