Murphys Estates, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Murphys Estates, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Murphys Estates Census Designated Place had a population of 1,469 as of July 1, 2016. Murphys Estates ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Murphys Estates is located at latitude 33.6011 and longitude -81.946 in Edgefield County. The formal boundaries for the Murphys Estates Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Edgefield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 571 feet.

The Murphys Estates Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403319) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Murphys Estates Census Designated Place is located within Southeast Edgefield Division of Edgefield County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Murphys Estates population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Murphys Estates: Murphy Estates, Murphy Village, Murphy's Village.

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Murphys Estates, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,469
Population in Households 1,469
Population in Familes 1,260
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 705
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 517
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 368
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 560 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 422 (75.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 95 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $73,313
Average Home Value $78,310


Median Household Income $41,552
Average Household Income $45,704
Per Capita Income $16,460
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.2%
Households 0.41% 0.23%
Families -0.26% 0.11%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   0.88%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Murphys Estates, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Murphys Estates to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 213 46th
Population Density1 # 187 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 364 8th
Median Household Income # 141 65th
Per Capita Income # 320 19th

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