Murray, Kentucky

Murray: City in Calloway County, Kentucky, United States


Murray is a city located in the county of Calloway in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Its population at the 2010 census was 17,741 and a population density of 588 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 19,437 inhabitants.

The city was created 202 years ago in 1821.

Murray locator map
Location of Murray on Kentucky map.

Quick Facts about Murray

Population : 19,437 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
County : Calloway County
Postal code : 42071
Phone Area Codes : 270
Area : 30.17 km2
Named for : John L. Murray
Altitude : 535 feet / 163 meters
Capital city : Murray is capital of Calloway County
Establishment : January 01, 1822 (202 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 00:43:11 (2nd March 2024)
Density : 644 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 8.73% (2010-2020)
Murray  Kentucky from US Highway 641 image
Murray Kentucky from US Highway 641
Murray  Kentucky from US Highway 641 image


Murray is located at 36°36'37"N 88°18'53"W (36.6103300, -88.3147600).

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The population of Murray increased by 8.73% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 17,741 - census
2011 18,047 1.7% estimation process
2012 18,305 1.41% estimation process
2013 18,646 1.83% estimation process
2014 18,643 -0.02% estimation process
2015 19,014 1.95% estimation process
2016 19,045 0.16% estimation process
2017 19,170 0.65% estimation process
2018 19,284 0.59% estimation process
2019 19,327 0.22% estimation process
2020 19,437 0.57% estimation process

Murray zip code is 42071. County name: Calloway, County fips: 21035

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People born in Murray (24)

People born in Murray, including actress Molly Sims, actress Leigh-Allyn Baker, Convicted murderer Rod Ferrell, .


Schools in Murray

College & universities near Murray, KY

Code Name City ZIP
157401 Murray State University Murray (KY) 42071-3318
221281 Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Paris Paris (TN) 38242

Stations (6)

Amtrak & bus stations near Murray, KY

Code Name Address Type
FTN Fulton 21 Newton Rd. RAIL
PAD Paducah, KY 2719 Irvin Cobb Avenue BUS
CRK Clarksville, TN 11 Jefferson Street \r\n BUS
NBN Newbern–Dyersburg 108 Jefferson St RAIL
VNA Vienna, IL 504 West Vine Street BUS

Post offices near Murray

Post Office Name City ZIP
Murray Post Office Murray (KY) 42071

Other places with the same name (6)

  • Murray , Utah The most populous city in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is located in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. Murray is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Murray City Hall and the Murray Arts Center. with a population of 48,355 people.
  • Murray , New York town in New York, United States with a population of 4,613 people.
  • Murray , Iowa city in Iowa, United States with a population of 681 people.
  • Murray , Nebraska village in Case County, Nebraska, United States with a population of 484 people.
  • Murray , Minnesota county in Minnesota, United States of America with a population of 170 people.

Other cities in Calloway County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Calloway County , KY.

City Name Population Title
Hazel 407 Home rule-class city in Calloway County, Kentucky, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Murray distances to largest Kentucky cities