Murphysboro, Illinois 

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Population

7,384

-5.1% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

5.9%

Median Age

36.7

Comfort Index (Climate)

7.4 / 5.8

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Murphysboro, Illinois

Small city - In southern Illinois, 100 miles southeast of St. Louis and 300 miles south of Chicago. September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Murphysboro, while January and December are the least comfortable months.
State: Illinois
County: Jackson County
Metro Area: Carbondale-Marion Metro Area
City: Murphysboro
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
Cost of Living: -25.0% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 413 ft above sea level
Murphysboro, IL Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
Affordability
Comfortable summers
Low crime
Cons
Weak home prices
Humid
Few recreational options


What Bert Has To Say About Carbondale-Marion Metro Area

The Carbondale-Marion, IL metro area is located in southern Illinois, 100 miles southeast of St. Louis and 300 miles south of Chicago. Carbondale is one of the smaller metros in the United States and is comprised of Jackson and Williamson counties.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Murphysboro is 5.9% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Murphysboro jobs have decreased by 0.0%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Murphysboro's cost of living is 25.0% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Murphysboro's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Murphysboro, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Jackson county remained narrowly Democratic, 49.2% to 47.9%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Murphysboro's population is 7,384 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 5.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Murphysboro is Real Estate: $68,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.5%.

SCHOOLS
Murphysboro public schools spend $13,529 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.3 students per teacher in Murphysboro. More Education



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Housing Market in Murphysboro

It's not a good time to buy in Murphysboro. Home Appreciation is down -0.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Murphysboro is $68,700.
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Reviews for Murphysboro   5 Reviews
Great place to live - 9/11/2021
We moved to Murphysboro, IL from unincorporated Hinsdale, Timberlake area and love it down here. I grew up in Burr Ridge my entire life. Murphysboro has so many outdoors... Read More

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A great Community Spirit - 1/3/2020
I have worked here for two years as a school teacher. However, I do live in another community. I have come to appreciate and admire the strong community spirit and... Read More

eh, i like it enough to live here so why not you - 9/6/2018
I've lived in this town for my whole life and there are some ups and downs for this town, like where some people lives are really hostile and stuff but other places in... Read More


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