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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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
    B+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$143,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$569
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    62%
  • Own
    38%

Murray 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
    104
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    53
    41
  • Robbery
    52
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    652
    500
  • Theft
    2,450
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    83
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$24,482
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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Murray is a fantastic area to raise a family or retire. Murray State University brings exciting venues to our small community and Land Between the Lakes is in our backdoor. The Town has been awarded Playful City because of our great parks and exiting events like the ice cream festival. There are also too many good restaurants to choose from. I can’t imagine living anywhere else!
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We move around quite a bit because of my husband’s job & lived in Murray for about 8 months. The town is very nice, clean, & quiet. The town should have more things to do especially since there’s a lot of college students. Also, a lot of the people are very conservative & not open minded. My family & I had to get used to the stares & some rude people because we are Hispanic. Also the fact that we paid to get our trash picked up every week and didn’t because “our lid wasn’t closed all the way” is ridiculous. Unfortunately I wouldn’t recommend Murray if you’re a minority or if you’re looking for a town with a lot of things to do.
I love Murray, KY due to the large rural areas. There's a lot of farm land and you you like being outside enjoying nature, this is the place for you. The community has a friendly atmosphere and we have a growing college right here in town. Another plus versus some other areas I've stayed in, the cost of living isn't outrageous and is actually reasonable!