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Murphys is in Calaveras County.
The community was named after John M. Murphy, miner and San Jose mayor
The latitude of Murphys is 38.137N. The longitude is -120.458W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,175 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,061.
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16% of Murphys residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Murphys ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Murphys was $24,567, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Murphys residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Murphys, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $474. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,142.
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Calaveras County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Murphys political report.
The average commute time for Murphys workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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