Murtaugh, Idaho

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Murtaugh, Idaho
City
Location of Murtaugh, Idaho
Location of Murtaugh, Idaho
Coordinates: 42°29′32″N 114°9′44″W / 42.49222°N 114.16222°W / 42.49222; -114.16222Coordinates: 42°29′32″N 114°9′44″W / 42.49222°N 114.16222°W / 42.49222; -114.16222
Country United States
State Idaho
County Twin Falls
Area[1]
 • Total 0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2)
 • Land 0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 4,085 ft (1,245 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 115
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 116
 • Density 958.3/sq mi (370.0/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 83344
Area code(s) 208
FIPS code 16-55900
GNIS feature ID 0374087

Murtaugh is a city in Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. The population was 115 at the 2010 census, down from 139 in 2000. It is part of the Twin Falls, Idaho Micropolitan Statistical Area. Murtaugh is named after Mark Murtaugh, who oversaw a local irrigation project.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Murtaugh is located at 42°29′32″N 114°9′44″W / 42.49222°N 114.16222°W / 42.49222; -114.16222 (42.492159, -114.162227),[4] at an elevation of 4,085 feet (1,245 m) above sea level,

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2), all of it land.[1]

The community is located at a bend in U.S. Route 30. Murtaugh Lake is south of the city on the opposite side of US-30.[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 102
1920 300 194.1%
1930 400 33.3%
1940 272 −32.0%
1950 239 −12.1%
1960 214 −10.5%
1970 124 −42.1%
1980 114 −8.1%
1990 134 17.5%
2000 139 3.7%
2010 115 −17.3%
source:[5]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 115 people, 43 households, and 30 families residing in the city. The population density was 958.3 inhabitants per square mile (370.0 /km2). There were 49 housing units at an average density of 408.3 per square mile (157.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 84.3% White, 14.8% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.0% of the population.

There were 43 households of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.2% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.20.

The median age in the city was 40.8 years. 24.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.6% were from 25 to 44; 30.4% were from 45 to 64; and 14.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.9% male and 46.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 139 people, 49 households, and 36 families residing in the city. The population density was 939.5 people per square mile (357.8/km²). There were 51 housing units at an average density of 344.7 per square mile (131.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.37% White, 0.72% Native American, 5.76% from other races, and 2.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.47% of the population.

There were 49 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.3% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.39.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.4% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 117.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,929, and the median income for a family was $25,313. Males had a median income of $21,875 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,934. There were 12.8% of families and 15.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including 25.6% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ Moffatt, Riley. Population History of Western U.S. Cities & Towns, 1850-1990. Lanham: Scarecrow, 1996, 96.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.