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The City of Murdock had a population of 270 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Murdock, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 270
Daytime Population: Workers 185
Daytime Population: Residents 107
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 292
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 270
Population in Familes 219
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 483
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $52,318
Average Household Income $67,301
Per Capita Income $27,262


Total Housing Units 132 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 96 (72.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $115,000
Average Home Value $159,115


Total Households 114
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 78
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.4% -0.83%
Households -0.36% -0.71%
Families 0.73% -0.78%
Median Household Income   4.8%
Per Capita Income   3.54%

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, 2017 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 # 636 30th
Population Density # 506 44th
Diversity Index # 160 82nd
Median Household Income # 539 41st
Per Capita Income # 542 40th

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