Murphysboro Information

Murphysboro Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Murphysboro, IL

General Murphysboro Information

State: Illinois

County: Jackson County

Close cities: Vergennes, IL, Carbondale, IL, Hurst, IL, Pomona, IL, Gorham, IL, Walshville, IL, Alto Pass, IL, Oraville, IL, Elkville, IL, Makanda, IL, Carterville, IL, De Soto, IL

Murphysboro Population (census data)
Total 13,123
Male 6,711 (51.1%)
Female 6,412 (48.9%)

Population Density: 2,716 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 76.5 (US Avg is 100)

Murphysboro Elevation: 421 feet above sea level

Incorporated in 1875

Land Area: 4.83 square miles

Median Household Income: $29,201

Zip Codes: 62966.

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Murphysboro Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (78.6%)
  • Black (15.8%)
  • Hispanic (2.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Other race (1.1%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
Ancestry Information:
  • German (22.0%)
  • Irish (13.4%)
  • English (7.1%)
  • Italian (4.9%)
  • United States (4.3%)
  • French (3.2%)
Foriegn Born: 371 people (2.8%)
  • Asia (44.4%)
  • Europe (25.9%)
  • Latin America (18.5%)
  • Africa (11.1%)

Local Murphysboro Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox
NFL Football: St. Louis Rams, Chicago Bears
NBA Basketball: Memphis Grizzlies
NHL Hockey: St. Louis Blues
NCAA Sports: Southeast Missouri State University, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale,

Murphysboro School Information

High Schools
Murphysboro High School (50 Blackwood Drive, Murphysboro, IL, 62966 - Murphysboro Community Unit School District 186 District)
Middle Schools
Murphysboro Middle School (2125 Spruce Street, Murphysboro, IL, 62966 - Murphysboro Community Unit School District 186 District)
Elementary Schools
Carruthers Elementary School (80 Candy Lane, Murphysboro, IL, 62966 - Murphysboro Community Unit School District 186 District)
General John A Logan Elementary School (320 Watson Road, Murphysboro, IL, 62966 - Murphysboro Community Unit School District 186 District)
Other/Private Schools
Cope Alternative School (1725B Shomaker Drive, Murphysboro, IL, 62966 - Jackson/Perry ROE District)
Iyc Murphysboro (636 Elza Brantley Drive, Murphysboro, IL, 62966 - Corrections School District 428 Department Of District)
Tri-County-McElvain (593 Ava Road, Murphysboro, IL, 62966 - Tri-County Special Education Joint Agreement District)

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