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Murphysboro is a city in Jackson County, in the Carbondale metro area.
It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Murphysboro. For links to other places called Murphysboro, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Murphysboro is 37.764N. The longitude is -89.335W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 420 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 13,295.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Murphysboro demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jackson 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 62966 ZIP code.
24% of Murphysboro residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Murphysboro ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Murphysboro was $13,527, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Murphysboro residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Murphysboro, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $325. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $602.
Libraries in Murphysboro include Sallie Logan Public Library ... View libraries
Jackson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Murphysboro political report.
The average commute time for Murphysboro workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Murphysboro between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Murphysboro include Americas Best Value.
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