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Murray is a city in Clarke County, Iowa, United States. The population was 766 at the 2000 census.



Murray is located at 41°2′36″N 93°57′0″W / 41.04333°N 93.95°W / 41.04333; -93.95 (41.043324, -93.950061)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 766 people, 308 households, and 218 families residing in the city. The population density was 977.4 people per square mile (379.2/km²). There were 338 housing units at an average density of 431.3/sq mi (167.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.43% White, 0.65% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.31% of the population.

There were 305 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,879, and the median income for a family was $37,083. Males had a median income of $27,583 versus $20,577 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,879. About 5.0% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives and residents

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