Murray, Iowa

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Murray, Iowa
City
Motto: Murray Matters
Location of Murray, Iowa
Location of Murray, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°2′36″N 93°57′0″W / 41.04333°N 93.95000°W / 41.04333; -93.95000Coordinates: 41°2′36″N 93°57′0″W / 41.04333°N 93.95000°W / 41.04333; -93.95000
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Clarke
Government
 • Type Mayor - Council
 • Mayor Scott Busick
 • City Administrator Jennifer Adesso
Area[1]
 • Total 0.79 sq mi (2.05 km2)
 • Land 0.79 sq mi (2.05 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,217 ft (371 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 756
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 751
 • Density 957.0/sq mi (369.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50174
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-55065
GNIS feature ID 0459410
Website www.murrayia.org

Murray is a city in Clarke County, Iowa, United States. The population was 756 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Murray had its start in the year 1868 by the building of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad through that territory.[4]

Geography[edit]

Murray is located at 41°2′36″N 93°57′0″W / 41.04333°N 93.95000°W / 41.04333; -93.95000 (41.043324, -93.950061).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.79 square miles (2.05 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 491 —    
1890 666 +35.6%
1900 949 +42.5%
1910 796 −16.1%
1920 847 +6.4%
1930 828 −2.2%
1940 857 +3.5%
1950 767 −10.5%
1960 613 −20.1%
1970 620 +1.1%
1980 703 +13.4%
1990 731 +4.0%
2000 766 +4.8%
2010 756 −1.3%
2014 734 −2.9%
2015 735 +0.1%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 756 people, 310 households, and 200 families residing in the city. The population density was 957.0 inhabitants per square mile (369.5/km2). There were 337 housing units at an average density of 426.6 per square mile (164.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.1% White, 0.5% African American, and 1.3% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.

There were 310 households of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.5% were non-families. 29.0% 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 2.44 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 36.8 years. 26.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.2% were from 45 to 64; and 14.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 766 people, 308 households, and 218 families residing in the city. The population density was 977.4 people per square mile (379.2/km²). There were 338 housing units at an average density of 431.3 per square mile (167.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.43% White, 0.65% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.31% of the population.

There were 305 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,879, and the median income for a family was $37,083. Males had a median income of $27,583 versus $20,577 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,879. About 5.0% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over.

Notable People[edit]

  • Meridel Le Sueur, American writer associated with the proletarian movement of the 1930s and 1940s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ "History of Murray". "Clarke County History," Lewis Pub., Chicago, 1886. (book in the Public Domain). IAGenWeb Project. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.