Murray City is a tiny village located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 340 people and just one neighborhood, Murray City is the 727th largest community in Ohio. Much of the housing stock in Murray City was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Murray City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Murray City is a village of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Murray City who work in community and social services (13.02%), office and administrative support (12.43%), and maintenance occupations (8.28%).
In Murray City, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.09 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small village, Murray City does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Murray City ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 4.64% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Murray City in 2018 was $17,325, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $69,300 for a family of four. Murray City also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.60% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Murray City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Murray City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Murray City include Irish, German, English, Swedish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Murray City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and French.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 96.4% of all neighborhoods in America, with 34.6% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Murray City are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 54.4% of the neighborhoods in America. With 25.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 75.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 28.0% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 25.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (23.7%), and 22.8% in executive, management, and professional occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.8% of households. Some people also speak Italian (2.5%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Murray City, OH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (18.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (8.2%), and residents who report English roots (7.3%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (3.0%), along with some French ancestry residents (1.2%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (42.1% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.
Here most residents (82.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (10.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.