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Murphy is a town in Cherokee County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Archibald Murphey, political leader
The latitude of Murphy is 35.087N. The longitude is -84.034W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,604 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,562.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Murphy demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cherokee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28906 ZIP code.
8% of Murphy residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Murphy ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Murphy was $16,926, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Murphy residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Murphy, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $252. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $662.
Libraries in Murphy include Murphy Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Murphy include Cherokee Scout
Cherokee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Murphy political report.
The average commute time for Murphy workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Murphy, NCPros: The air is clean, the people are sweet and the traffic, crime and taxes are low...
Cons: I hate to see the developers clearing all the trees off of the land, but there are plenty left...
This is a good place to Get your head back on straight and find the peace and quiet that I need to make it from day to day...
General info: Murphy is a samll town but constantly growing.See all 3 reviews for Murphy
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