Murray, KY Population

Population: 14,950. Estimated population in July 2020: 15,538 (+3.9% change)
Males: 6,943 (46.4%), Females: 8,007 (53.6%)

Calloway County

Zip code: 42071

Median resident age: 26.5 years
Median household income: $25,647
Median house value: $84,200

Races in Murray:

  • White Non-Hispanic (87.4%)
  • Black (6.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Chinese (0.8%)
  • Korean (0.8%)
  • Other race (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)
  • Other Asian (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (13.1%), English (12.9%), German (11.5%), Irish (10.5%), Scotch-Irish (3.7%), Scottish (2.8%).

Elevation: 515 feet

Land area: 9.7 square miles

Map of Murray, KY

Population

For population 25 years and over in Murray

  • High school or higher: 81.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 34.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.2%
  • Unemployed: 14.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 13.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Murray city

  • Never married: 38.9%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

5.3% Foreign born (2.9% Asia, 1.1% Europe, 0.8% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +214 (+1.5%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Murray:

  • MURRAY-CALLOWAY CO HOSP (803 POPLAR ST)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Murray:

  • MARSHALL CO HOSP (about 17 miles; BENTON, KY)
  • HENRY COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (about 22 miles; PARIS, TN)
  • JACKSON PURCHASE MEDICAL CENTER (about 24 miles; MAYFIELD, KY)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Murray:

  • BARKLEY REGIONAL (about 44 miles; PADUCAH, KY; Abbreviation: PAH)
  • CAMPBELL AAF (about 58 miles; FORT CAMPBELL/HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Abbreviation: HOP)
  • MC KELLAR-SIPES REGIONAL (about 82 miles; JACKSON, TN; Abbreviation: MKL)

Other public-use airports nearest to Murray:

  • KYLE-OAKLEY FIELD (about 5 miles; MURRAY, KY; Abbreviation: CEY)
  • HENRY COUNTY (about 20 miles; PARIS, TN; Abbreviation: PHT)
  • MAYFIELD GRAVES COUNTY (about 22 miles; MAYFIELD, KY; Abbreviation: M25)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Murray:

  • MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 7,676; Location: PO BOX 9; Public; Website: www.murraystate.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • KENTUCKY TECH-MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY AREA TECH CTR (Full-time enrollment: 21; Location: 1800 SYCAMORE ST; Private, not-for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Murray:

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-MARTIN (about 37 miles; MARTIN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,131)
  • AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 67 miles; CLARKSVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,744)
  • UNION UNIVERSITY (about 72 miles; JACKSON, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,144)
  • JACKSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 78 miles; JACKSON, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,534)
  • JOHN A LOGAN COLLEGE (about 96 miles; CARTERVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,255)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE (about 97 miles; CARBONDALE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 19,742)
  • SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 100 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Full-time enrollment: 7,227)

Schools

Public high schools in Murray:

  • CALLOWAY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 951; Location: 2108 COLLEGE FARM RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MURRAY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 471; Location: 501 DORAN RD; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high school in Murray:

  • EASTWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 64; Location: 2191 STATE ROUTE 94 EAST; Grades: KG – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Murray:

  • CALLOWAY COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 701; Location: 2112 COLLEGE FARM RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MURRAY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 658; Location: 801 MAIN ST; Grades: 04 – 08)
  • NORTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 589; Location: 2928 BRINN RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • MURRAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 579; Location: 111 BROACH AVE; Grades: KG – 03)
  • EAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 322; Location: 1169 POTTERTOWN RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • SOUTHWEST CALLOWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 300; Location: 3426 WISWELL RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • MURRAY PRESCHOOL HEAD START (Location: 208 SOUTH 13TH ST; Grades: PK – PK)
  • CALLOWAY COUNTY PRESCHOOL CENTER (Location: 2106-A COLLEGE FARM RD; Grades: PK – PK)

Libraries

Library in Murray:

  • CALLOWAY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $407,652; Location: 710 MAIN STREET; 57,091 books; 445 audio materials; 750 video materials; 114 serial subscriptions)

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