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Murray is a city in Calloway County.
Murray is in the Jackson Purchase region.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for John L. Murray, congressman.
The latitude of Murray is 36.610N. The longitude is -88.314W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 535 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,311.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Murray demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Calloway County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 42020 ZIP code.
14% of Murray residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Murray ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Murray was $15,389, compared with $21,587 nationally.
34% of Murray residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Murray, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $340. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $823.
Libraries in Murray include Calloway County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Murray include Murray Ledger & Times
TV stations in Murray include WKMU.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WKMS-FM.
Calloway County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Murray political report.
The average commute time for Murray workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Murray between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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