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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.


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Median household income
Local
$25,551
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Murphysboro demographic reports
Murphysboro is on the Big Muddy River
Developed as a coal-mining town
Well-known residents have included:
· Civil War Gen. John A. Logan
Nearby parks & recreation: Kinkaid Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area, Lake Murphysboro State Park, Shawnee Forest
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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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.

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18% of Murphysboro residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Murphysboro, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $325.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $602.


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Libraries in Murphysboro include Sallie Logan Public Library ... View libraries

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Jackson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Murphysboro political report.

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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.

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Hotels in Murphysboro include Americas Best Value.

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