Murphysboro, IL Population

Population: 13,295
Males: 6,799 (51.1%), Females: 6,496 (48.9%)

Jackson County

Zip code: 62966

Median resident age: 22.6 years
Median household income: $25,551
Median house value: $50,100

Races in Murphysboro:

  • White Non-Hispanic (78.6%)
  • Black (15.8%)
  • Hispanic (2.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Other race (1.1%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)

Ancestries: German (22.0%), Irish (13.4%), English (7.1%), Italian (4.9%), United States (4.3%), French (3.2%).

Elevation: 421 feet

Land area: 4.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Murphysboro

  • High school or higher: 76.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 18.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 17.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Murphysboro city

  • Never married: 46.7%
  • Now married: 37.7%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

2.8% Foreign born (1.2% Asia, 0.7% Europe, 0.5% Latin America, 0.3% Africa).

Hospital/medical center in Murphysboro:

  • ST JOSEPH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (800 N 2ND ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Murphysboro:

  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; CARBONDALE, IL)
  • MARSHALL BROWNING HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; DU QUOIN, IL)
  • HERRIN HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; HERRIN, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Murphysboro:

  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (about 7 miles; CARBONDALE/MURPHYSBORO, IL; Abbreviation: MDH)
  • WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL (about 24 miles; MARION, IL; Abbreviation: MWA)
  • CAPE GIRARDEAU REGIONAL (about 42 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Abbreviation: CGI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Murphysboro:

  • PINCKNEYVILLE-DU QUOIN (about 14 miles; PINCKNEYVILLE, IL; Abbreviation: PJY)
  • BENTON MUNI (about 33 miles; BENTON, IL; Abbreviation: H96)
  • SPARTA COMMUNITY-HUNTER FIELD (about 35 miles; SPARTA, IL; Abbreviation: SAR)
Amtrak stations near Murphysboro:

  • 9 miles: CARBONDALE (401 S. ILLINOIS AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: DU QUOIN (20 N. CHESTNUT ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Murphysboro:

  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE (about 11 miles; CARBONDALE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 19,742)
  • JOHN A LOGAN COLLEGE (about 18 miles; CARTERVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,255)
  • SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 35 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Full-time enrollment: 7,227)
  • SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE (about 68 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,333)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVILLE (about 79 miles; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,038)
  • SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 85 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 10,286)
  • SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-FOREST PARK (about 87 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,441)
Public high schools in Murphysboro:

  • MURPHYSBORO HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 768; Location: 50 BLACKWOOD DRIVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • IYC MURPHYSBORO (Students: 125; Location: 636 ELZA BRANTLEY DR; Grades: 08 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Murphysboro:

  • MURPHYSBORO MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 525; Location: 2125 SPRUCE ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • GENERAL JOHN A LOGAN ELEM SCH (Students: 403; Location: 320 WATSON RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • CARRUTHERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 348; Location: 80 CANDY LANE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • MCELVAIN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 161; Location: 593 AVA ROAD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • TRI-COUNTY LOGAN (Students: 40; Location: 415 NORTH 14TH; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • TRI-COUNTY SCHOOL (Students: 29; Location: P O BOX 1360; Grades: PK – 12)
  • COPE ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Students: 4; Location: 1725B SHOMAKER DRIVE; Grades: 06 – 07)
Private primary/middle schools in Murphysboro:

  • ST ANDREW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 188; Location: 723 MULBERRY; Grades: KG – 8)
  • MURPHYSBORO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 109; Location: 805 NORTH 16TH STREET; Grades: PK – 10)
  • IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 101; Location: 1915 PINE STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • MONTESSORI SCH OF S ILLINOIS (Students: 22; Location: 507 N. 9TH; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Murphysboro:

  • SALLIE LOGAN P.L. (Operating income: $170,888; Location: 1801 WALNUT STREET; 50,577 books; 1,738 audio materials; 1,009 video materials; 44 serial subscriptions)

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