Murray County GA Information


Murray County Subdivisions

Murray County GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 41,360 (100%)
Population in Households 41,087 (99.3%)
Population in Families 35,367 (85.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 273 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 120
Diversity Index2 46


Median Household Income $49,777
Average Household Income $61,267
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $21,839
Wealth Index5 51


Total HU (Housing Units) 16,782 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,240 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,470 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,072 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $148,972
Average Home Value $176,824
Housing Affordability Index3 194


Total Households 14,710
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 10,985
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.38% 0.25%
Households 0.39% 0.26%
Families 0.25% 0.16%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.65%
Owner Occupied HU   0.39%


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, 2021 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 # 52 68th
Population Density # 53 67th
Median Household Income # 62 62nd
Housing Affordability Index # 103 65th
Per Capita Income # 109 32nd
Diversity Index # 122 23rd

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