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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.


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Median household income
Local
$25,647
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Murray demographic reports
Murray is on the Clarks River.
Former and merged names include:
· Pleasant Hill
· Pooltown
· Williston
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 28. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.8 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Nathan B. Stubblefield, pioneer in radio
Local festivals include:
  • Murray-Calloway County Fair - June 16-23, 2007
  • West Kentucky Highland Festival - Sept. 14-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Murray web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park
Historic sites and museums: Wrather West Kentucky Museum
Colleges and universities: Murray State University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Murray was $15,389, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

34% of Murray residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Murray festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Murray, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $340.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $823.


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Libraries

Libraries in Murray include Calloway County Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Murray include Murray Ledger & Times

TV stations in Murray include WKMU.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WKMS-FM.

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Politics

Calloway County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Murray political report.

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Traffic

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.

Travel

Hotels in Murray include Amerihost Inn, Best Western, Country Hearth Inn & Suites, Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites.

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