Murphy Cherokee County, North Carolina

Murphy: Town in Cherokee County, North Carolina

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Location of Murphy on North Carolina map.

About

Murphy is a town located in the county of Cherokee in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its population at the 2010 census was 1,627 and a population density of 239 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 1,666 inhabitants.

The town was created 186 years ago in 1834.

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Geography

Murphy is located at 35°5'15"N 84°2'5"W (35.0875800, -84.0346300).

Murphy map

Weather

Murphy forecast: Sunny, with a high near 66. North wind 0 to 5 mph. more

Murphy Quick Facts

Population : 1,666 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
County : Cherokee County
Postal code : 28906
Phone Area Codes : 828
Area : 6.81 km2
Altitude : 1,604 feet / 489 meters
Capital city : Murphy is capital of Cherokee County
Establishment : January 01, 1835 (186 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 18:35:02 (18th October 2021)
Density : 245 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 2.34% (2010-2020)
Weather : 66℉ Sunny 7-days weather

Demographics

The population of Murphy increased by 2.34% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 1,627 - census
2011 1,606 -1.31% estimation process
2012 1,596 -0.63% estimation process
2013 1,598 0.13% estimation process
2014 1,594 -0.25% estimation process
2015 1,592 -0.13% estimation process
2016 1,621 1.79% estimation process
2017 1,626 0.31% estimation process
2018 1,647 1.28% estimation process
2019 1,657 0.6% estimation process
2020 1,666 0.54% estimation process

Murphy zip code is 28906. County name: Cherokee, County fips: 37039

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People born in Murphy (5)

People born in Murphy, including racing driver Preston Henn, record producer and executive Michael Mauldin, football player Carl Pickens, you can see a list of people who born in Murphy.

  • John J. Snow, Jr. (American politician) he was born in 24/10/1945
  • Phil Voyles (Major League Baseball outfielder) he was born in 12/05/1900

Schools in Murphy

College & universities near Murphy, NC

Code Name City ZIP
199795 Tri-County Community College Murphy (NC) 28906
141361 Young Harris College Young Harris (GA) 30582

Stations (3)

Amtrak & bus stations near Murphy, NC

Code Name Address Type
TCA Toccoa 47 North Alexander St. RAIL
GNS Gainesville 116 Industrial Boulevard RAIL
CSN Clemson Calhoun Memorial Hwy and College Ave. RAIL

Post offices near Murphy

Post Office Name City ZIP
Murphy Post Office Murphy (NC) 28906

Other places with the same name (2)

  • Murphy , Texas city in Collin County, Texas, United States with a population of 20,844 people.

Other cities in Cherokee County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Cherokee County , NC.

City Name Population Title
Boiling Springs 4,617 City in North Carolina, USA
Liberty 2,671 City in Randolph County, North Carolina, United States of America
Andrews 1,855 Town in North Carolina, USA

Distance to Other Cities

Murphy distances to largest North Carolina cities