Murphysboro demographics profile

StatisticMurphysboroIllinoisNational
Population8,00712,851,684318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,54522291
Median age37.737.437.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)52%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1836%44%43%
Speak English97%77%79%
Speak Spanish2%13%13%
Murphysboro, IL has a population of 8,007 and is the 4,674th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,545 per sq mi which is 595% higher than the Illinois average and 1605% higher than the national average. The median age in Murphysboro is 38 which is approximately 1% higher than the Illinois average of 37. In Murphysboro, 52% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 97% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 75% of Murphysboro residents were born in Illinois, 23% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 1% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Murphysboro is 595% higher than Illinois.
  • The median age in Murphysboro is 1% higher than Illinois.
  • In Murphysboro 84.40% of the population is White.
  • In Murphysboro 11.98% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Murphysboro 0.22% of the population is Asian.

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Murphysboro population breakdown by race

RaceMurphysboroIllinoisNational
White84.40%72.14%73.35%
Black or African American11.98%14.30%12.63%
Asian0.22%5.10%5.22%
American Indian0.31%0.23%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race1.65%2.34%3.06%
Other race1.44%5.86%4.75%
In Murphysboro, 2.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Murphysboro, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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