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Murphys, California - Basic Facts

The Murphys Census Designated Place had a population of 2,386 as of July 1, 2016. Murphys ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Murphys is located at latitude 38.1413 and longitude -120.4341 in Calaveras County. The formal boundaries for the Murphys Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Calaveras County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,172 feet.

The Murphys Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408892) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Murphys Census Designated Place is located within Angels City CCD of Calaveras County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Murphys population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Murphys: Murphy, Murphy's, Murphy's Camp, Murphy's Diggins, Queen of the Sierra.

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Murphys, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,386
Population in Households 2,354
Population in Familes 1,778
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density1 231
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 1,153
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 675
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,385 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 768 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 385 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 232 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $216,887
Average Home Value $243,164


Median Household Income $38,638
Average Household Income $60,956
Per Capita Income $29,023
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.21% 0.35%
Households 1.46% 0.48%
Families 1.29% 0.47%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Murphys, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Murphys to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 848 44th
Population Density1 # 1103 27th
Diversity Index2 # 1207 21st
Median Household Income # 1228 19th
Per Capita Income # 696 54th

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