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Murdo is a city in Jones County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Murdo McKenzie, cattleman

The latitude of Murdo is 43.888N. The longitude is -100.712W.

It is in the Central Standard/Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,313 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 562.


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Median household income
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$30,104
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Murdo demographic reports
Historic sites and museums: 1880 Town

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36% of Murdo residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Murdo ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Murdo was $16,008, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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18% of Murdo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Murdo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $292.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $594.


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Jones County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Murdo political report.

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The average commute time for Murdo workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Murdo include Best Western Grahams, Super 8.

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