Murray City, Ohio

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Murray City is a village in Hocking County, Ohio, United States. The population was 452 at the 2000 census.

Murray City was the birthplace of Henry Clifford "Doc" Carlson, a college men's basketball coach from the University of Pittsburgh between 1922 and 1958.



Murray City is located at 39°30′38″N 82°9′57″W / 39.51056°N 82.16583°W / 39.51056; -82.16583 (39.510569, -82.165762)[3], along the Snow Fork, a tributary of Monday Creek.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 452 people, 190 households, and 132 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,509.4 people per square mile (581.7/km²). There were 211 housing units at an average density of 704.6/sq mi (271.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.57% White, 0.44% Native American, and 1.99% from two or more races.

There were 190 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $27,969, and the median income for a family was $32,188. Males had a median income of $30,333 versus $20,313 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,730. About 19.5% of families and 19.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.3% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.

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