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The City of Murdock had a population of 261 as of July 1, 2016. Murdock ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Murdock is located at latitude 45.2231 and longitude -95.3935 in Swift County. The formal boundaries for the City of Murdock (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Swift County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,089 feet.

The City of Murdock (GNIS ID: 2395140) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Murdock population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Murdock: City of Murdock.

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Murdock, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 261
Population in Households 261
Population in Familes 212
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 466
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 110
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 75
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 131 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 93 (71.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (13.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $110,000
Average Home Value $161,198


Median Household Income $50,469
Average Household Income $66,948
Per Capita Income $26,590
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.0% -0.86%
Households -0.98% -0.74%
Families 0.21% -0.81%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Murdock, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Murdock to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 640 29th
Population Density1 # 514 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 171 81st
Median Household Income # 540 40th
Per Capita Income # 529 42nd

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