Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois

Murphysboro: Town in Illinois


Murphysboro is a town located in the county of Jackson in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 7,970 and a population density of 584 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 7,384 inhabitants.

The town was created 179 years ago in 1842.

Quick Facts about Murphysboro

Population : 7,384 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
County : Jackson County
Postal code : 62966
Phone Area Codes : 618
Area : 13.64 km2
Altitude : 420 feet / 128 meters
Capital city : Murphysboro is capital of Jackson County
Establishment : January 01, 1843 (179 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 23:09:49 (17th August 2022)
Density : 541 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -7.94% (2010-2020)
Murphysboro locator map
Location of Murphysboro on Illinois map.
Liberty Theater in Murphysboro image
Liberty Theater in Murphysboro
Liberty Theater in Murphysboro image


Murphysboro is located at 37°45'52"N 89°20'6"W (37.7645000, -89.3350900).

Murphysboro map


According to census records, the population of Murphysboro decreased by 7.94% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 7,970 - census
2011 7,963 -0.09% estimation process
2012 7,915 -0.61% estimation process
2013 7,859 -0.71% estimation process
2014 7,800 -0.76% estimation process
2015 7,746 -0.7% estimation process
2016 7,692 -0.7% estimation process
2017 7,575 -1.54% estimation process
2018 7,483 -1.23% estimation process
2019 7,413 -0.94% estimation process
2020 7,384 -0.39% estimation process

Murphysboro zip code is 62966. County name: Jackson, County fips: 17077

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People born in Murphysboro (8)

People born in Murphysboro, including soldier and political leader John A. Logan, basketball player Don Ohl, football player and coach Bobby Woll, .


Schools in Murphysboro

College & universities near Murphysboro, IL

Code Name City ZIP
149222 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Carbondale (IL) 62901-4512

Stations (7)

Amtrak & bus stations near Murphysboro, IL

Code Name Address Type
CDL Carbondale station 401 South Illinois St. RAIL
DQN Du Quoin 20 North Chestnut St. RAIL
MAI Marion, IL 2100 West Main Street BUS
VNA Vienna, IL 504 West Vine Street BUS
MVI Mt. Vernon, IL 102 Potomac Boulevard BUS

Post offices near Murphysboro

Post Office Name City ZIP
Murphysbor Post Office Murphysboro (IL) 62966

Other cities in Jackson County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Jackson County , IL.

City Name Population Title
Carbondale 25,036 City in Illinois, USA
De Soto 1,503 Village in Illinois, United States
Elkville 864 City in Illinois, United States of America
Sand Ridge 761 Human settlement in United States of America
Pomona 755 Township of Illinois
Harrison 639 Census-designated place in Jackson County, Illinois, USA
Ava 610 City in Illinois
Grand Tower 560 City in Jackson County, Illinois, USA
Makanda 529 City in Illinois, United States of America
Dowell 385 Village in Jackson County, Illinois, USA
Campbell Hill 310 Town
Vergennes 279 City in Jackson County, Illinois, United States of America
Gorham 219 Village in Jackson County, Illinois, United States
West Point 165 City in Illinois, United States of America
Degognia 141 Township in Jackson County, Illinois

Distance to Other Cities

Murphysboro distances to largest Illinois cities