Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN

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2022 Population
134,046
27.7% 1-year decline
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
31.5
3.37% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
12%
13.5% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$66,460
5.73% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$310,400
16.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
62,617
33.6% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN had a population of 134k people with a median age of 31.5 and a median household income of $66,460. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN declined from 185,399 to 134,046, a −27.7% decrease and its median household income declined from $70,498 to $66,460, a −5.73% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (17.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.41%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.86%), and White (Hispanic) (3.55%).

11.9% of the households in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.9% of the residents in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN are Middle Tennessee State University (4,677 degrees awarded in 2022), Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Murfreesboro (317 degrees), and Paul Mitchell the School-Murfreesboro (175 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN was $310,400, and the homeownership rate was 50.8%.

Most people in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN is home to a population of 134k people, from which 95.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.44% of Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN residents were born outside of the country (9.98k people).

In 2022, there were 3.74 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (87.5k people) in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.25k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN are Spanish (7,561 households), Thai, Lao, or Other Tai-Kadai Languages (2,044 households), and Arabic (1,195 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
62,024
Women
50.6%
60,668
Men
49.4%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 122,692 inhabitants, with 49.4% men, and 50.6% women.

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Citizenship

95.9%
2022 Citizenship
96.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.9% of Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    87.5k ± 2.54k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    23.4k ± 1.69k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    7.25k ± 1.32k
7.62%
Hispanic Population
10.2k people

In 2022, there were 3.74 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (87.5k people) in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.25k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.62% of the people in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN are hispanic (10.2k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    1,312 ± 885 people
  2. Laos
    898 ± 733 people
  3. Brazil
    646 ± 622 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN was Mexico, the natal country of 1,312 Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN residents, followed by Laos with 898 and Brazil with 646.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.44%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
9.98k people
6.28%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
11.6k people

As of 2022, 7.44% of Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN residents (9.98k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN was 6.28%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    7,561 households (5.98%)
  2. Thai, Lao, or Other Tai-Kadai Languages
    2,044 households (1.62%)
  3. Arabic
    1,195 households (0.945%)

11.9% of the households in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN was Spanish. 5.98% of the households in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,195 ± 469
  2. Vietnam
    1,688 ± 311
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,093 ± 374

Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN employs 62.6k people. The largest industries in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN are Restaurants & Food Services (4,643 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,669 people), and Construction (3,091 people), and the highest paying industries are Air transportation ($107,855), Management of companies & enterprises ($106,754), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($105,739).

Males in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN have an average income that is 1.22 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,883. The income inequality in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.413, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
44,403
Women
49.2%
45,784
Men
50.8%

The workforce of Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN in 2020 was 90,187 people, with 49.2% woman, and 50.8% men.

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Occupations

62.6k
2022 Value
−33.6%
1 Year decline
± −33.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN declined at a rate of −33.6%, from 94.3k employees to 62.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN, are Cashiers (2,009 people), Registered nurses (1,797 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,702 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

62.6k
2022 Value
−33.6%
1 Year decline
± −33.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN declined at a rate of −33.6%, from 94.3k employees to 62.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN, are Restaurants & Food Services (4,643 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,669 people), and Construction (3,091 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN, though some of these residents may live in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,333
Median earning men ± $3,042
$34,889
Median earning women ± $1,547

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,740), Public Administration ($67,663), and Manufacturing ($63,442).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($47,969), Construction ($46,977), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,528).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
3.15%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.29M people employed in Tennessee. This represents a 3.15% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Tennessee went to Donald J. Trump with 60.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.978%).

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing the state of Tennessee. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Tennessee

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Marsha Blackburn
Senator from Tennessee1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Bill Hagerty
Senator from Tennessee2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing Tennessee.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Tennessee

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN awarded 5,266 degrees. The student population of Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 9,393 male students and 11,411 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN are White (3,577 and 68%), followed by Black or African American (889 and 16.9%), Hispanic or Latino (340 and 6.46%), and Asian (264 and 5.02%).

The largest universities in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN by number of degrees awarded are Middle Tennessee State University (4,677 and 88.8%), Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Murfreesboro (317 and 6.02%), and Paul Mitchell the School-Murfreesboro (175 and 3.32%).

The most popular majors in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN are General Business Administration & Management (388 and 7.37%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (259 and 4.92%), and General Psychology (244 and 4.63%).

The median tuition cost in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN for a public four year colleges is $7,344 for in-state students and $26,376 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 72.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 30.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 20,804 (45.1% men and 54.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 20,804 students enrolled in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN, 45.1% men and 54.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 13,492 records, of which 54.4% were women and 45.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 259 degrees awarded
  2. 218 degrees awarded
  3. 218 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 259 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,677 degrees awarded
  2. 317 degrees awarded
  3. 175 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Middle Tennessee State University with 4,677 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,129 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN, which is 0.679 times less than the 3,137 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,577 degrees mean that there were 4.02 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 889 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($22,851) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,888) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,260) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.369% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.553% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN in 2022 were Some college (26.4k), High School or Equivalent (25.4k), and Bachelors Degree (20.5k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN was $310,400 in 2022, which is 1.1 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $266,800 to $310,400, a 16.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN is 50.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN is $66,460. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN was Williamson County--Brentwood & Franklin cities, Nolensville town (west) PUMA, TN with a value of $127,269, followed by Williamson County--Thompson Station town & Fairview city PUMA, TN and Shelby County (Southeast)--Collierville town & Germantown city PUMA, TN, with respective values of $123,165 and $116,819.

Property

$310,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,258
$25,783
Median Property Taxes
±$1,427

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Rent vs Own

50.8%
Homeownership
2022
67.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 50.8% of the housing units in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.8%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN was Williamson County--Brentwood & Franklin cities, Nolensville town (west) PUMA, TN with a value of $127,269, followed by Williamson County--Thompson Station town & Fairview city PUMA, TN and Shelby County (Southeast)--Collierville town & Germantown city PUMA, TN, with respective values of $123,165 and $116,819.

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Household Income

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$66,460
Median Household Income
± $2,940
50.8k
Number of Households
± 2,317

In 2022, the median household income of the 50.8k households in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN declined from $66,460 from the previous year's value of $70,498.

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Wage Distribution

0.413
2022 Wage GINI in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN
0.422
2021 Wage GINI in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN

In 2022, the income inequality in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN was 0.413 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.97% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (73.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.4%)
  3. Carpooled (11%)

In 2022, 73.8% of workers in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.4%) and those who carpooled to work (11%).

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Commute Time

26.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN have a shorter commute time (26.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.95% of the workforce in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN (15.5k out of 130k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.5% of the population of Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN has health coverage, with 55.3% on employee plans, 10.8% on Medicaid, 7.72% on Medicare, 14.9% on non-group plans, and 1.75% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see 1401 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.358% increase from the previous year (1396 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1794 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 594 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,401 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tennessee

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see an average of 1,401 patients per year. This represents a 0.358% increase from the previous year (1,396 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.5% under 18 years, 31.7% between 18 and 34 years, 33.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.51%
Uninsured
55.3%
Employer Coverage
10.8%
Medicaid
7.72%
Medicare
14.9%
Non-Group
1.75%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Murfreesboro city PUMA, TN grew by 12.6% from 8.44% to 9.51%.

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