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 1,583 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 1,583
Daytime Population: Workers 221
Daytime Population: Residents 937
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,158
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 1,583
Population in Familes 1,355
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 760
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $42,127
Average Household Income $47,237
Per Capita Income $16,948


Total Housing Units 596 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 458 (76.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 97 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $77,344
Average Home Value $84,041


Total Households 555
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 395
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.3% 1.04%
Households 1.34% 1.02%
Families 0.76% 0.94%
Median Household Income   3.97%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

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, 2017 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 # 207 48th
Population Density # 172 57th
Diversity Index # 364 8th
Median Household Income # 163 59th
Per Capita Income # 321 19th

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