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Murray, Kentucky

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Murray is a city located in Calloway County, Kentucky. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 14,950. It is the county seat of Calloway CountyTemplate:GR and the home of Murray State University.

Geography

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Location of Murray, Kentucky

Murray is located at 36°36'34" North, 88°18'56" West (36.609494, -88.315656)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 25.1 km² (9.7 mi²). 25.1 km² (9.7 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 14,950 people, 6,004 households, and 2,869 families residing in the city. The population density is 595.1/km² (1,541.5/mi²). There are 6,622 housing units at an average density of 263.6/km² (682.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 88.16% White, 6.80% African American, 0.21% Native American, 2.75% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. 1.73% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 6,004 households out of which 19.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.6% are married couples living together, 9.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 52.2% are non-families. 39.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.02 and the average family size is 2.70.

The age distribution, which is strongly influenced by Murray State, is: 13.6% under the age of 18, 33.7% from 18 to 24, 20.7% from 25 to 44, 16.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 26 years. For every 100 females there are 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $25,647, and the median income for a family is $41,331. Males have a median income of $30,266 versus $22,294 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,389. 22.1% of the population and 11.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20.8% of those under the age of 18 and 9.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. However, traditional measures of poverty can be misleading when applied to communities with a large proportion of students, such as Murray.

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