Murphys Estates, South Carolina

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Murphys Estates, South Carolina
Murphys Estates is located in South Carolina
Murphys Estates
Murphys Estates
Location within the state of South Carolina
Coordinates: 33°35′41″N 81°56′28″W / 33.59472°N 81.94111°W / 33.59472; -81.94111Coordinates: 33°35′41″N 81°56′28″W / 33.59472°N 81.94111°W / 33.59472; -81.94111
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
 • Total2.1 sq mi (5.4 km2)
 • Land2.1 sq mi (5.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
571 ft (174 m)
 • Total1,441
 • Density692/sq mi (267.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code45-48900[1]
GNIS feature ID1852679[2]

Murphys Estates is a neighborhood in Edgefield County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 1,441 at the 2010 census.[3] It is part of the Augusta, Georgia metropolitan area.


Murphys Estates is located along the southern border of Edgefield County at 33°35′41″N 81°56′28″W / 33.59472°N 81.94111°W / 33.59472; -81.94111 (33.594591, -81.940999).[4] U.S. Route 25 passes through the community, leading south 8 miles (13 km) into North Augusta and north 17 miles (27 km) to Edgefield, the county seat. Interstate 20 at Exit 5 is 2 miles (3 km) to the south on US 25.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), all land.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,518 people, 534 households, and 410 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 757.2 people per square mile (293.1/km²). There were 595 housing units at an average density of 296.8/sq mi (114.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.30% White, 7.64% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.13% Asian, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.13% of the population.

There were 534 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% 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 3.31.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $25,972, and the median income for a family was $26,528. Males had a median income of $38,750 versus $15,450 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $11,358. About 24.7% of families and 30.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.7% of those under age 18 and 35.9% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Murphys Estates CDP, South Carolina". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.