Murray County GA Information


Murray County GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Murray County to the other 159 counties and county equivalents in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 50 69th
Population Density1 # 48 70th
Diversity Index2 # 121 25th
Median Household Income # 61 62nd
Per Capita Income # 108 33rd

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Murray County GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 39,959
Population in Households 39,704
Population in Familes 34,326
Population in Group Qrtrs 255
Population Density1 116
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 14,185
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 10,701
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,261 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,706 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,479 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,076 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $85,867
Average Home Value $105,824


Median Household Income $37,986
Average Household Income $47,075
Per Capita Income $16,767
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.2% 0.12%
Households 0.17% 0.04%
Families 0.05% -0.04%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   2.82%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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