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Encyclopedia > Murphy, Texas

Murphy is a small City in Collin County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,099 at the 2000 census. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Collin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. ... Official language(s) No Official Language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ...

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Geography

Murphy is located at 33°0′37″N, 96°36′25″W (33.010233, -96.606959).GR1 Image File history File links TXMap-doton-Murphy. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.6 km² (5.2 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 3,099 people, 1,030 households, and 909 families residing in the city. The population density was 227.9/km² (589.7/mi²). There were 1,126 housing units at an average density of 82.8/km² (214.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.06% White, 9.52% African American, 1.10% Native American, 9.07% Asian, 2.00% from other races, and 2.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.94% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 1,030 households out of which 47.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 82.3% were married couples living together, 3.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.7% were non-families. 8.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.01 and the average family size was 3.22. For the record label, see Marriage Records. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 37.8% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 5.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 100.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $83,547, and the median income for a family was $87,214. Males had a median income of $61,354 versus $41,172 for females. The per capita income for the city was $31,149. About 1.1% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.2% of those under age 18 and 1.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Murphy is a small, fast-growing community with a history that goes back to the early 1900s. Murphy is located in southeastern Collin county, on the outer fringe of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Situated midway between Plano and Wylie on FM 544, Murphy is two miles south of the famous South Fork Ranch. Its borders enclosing only 3.8 square miles and shares borders with Plano, Richardson, Wylie, Sachse, and Parker. It is approximately 20 miles from downtown Dallas and about 30 miles from D/FW Airport.


The community supports plans to continue to foster the country-living atmosphere, though with fewer large lots. Minimum lot sizes are 9,000 square feet, and the average lot size trend toward 12,000 square feet.


Several subdivisions have begun building and are occupied. The newest approved development at this time is 470 acres on the northeast side of the city along Maxwell Creek. The country living theme is expressed in this development by a linear park, which is expected to include a hike-and-bike trail. The major new feature to be noted in the Future Land Use Plan is a central business district at the northeast and northwest corners of the intersection of FM 544 and Murphy Road. This is expected to encompass a park-like area with offices and stores fronting on a central plaza. The municipal complex comprises a total of four buildings to serve Fire, Police, City Administration and Public Works.


With the opening of the President George Bush Tollway, access to the west became a reality in 1999. The highway is a major factor in the growth of the economy of Southeast Collin County. Its impact on Murphy has already been felt in the rapid expansion as new homes have been built, with the boom starting in 1999. The population in late 2002 was about 6500 and has continued to grow to around 10,000 in 2006.


Government

The city of Murphy, Texas adopted a Home Rule Charter and the power of the city is vested in a council of elected individuals who regulate and legislate and appoint other officials, such as the City Manager, who heads the executive branch. The council as of 2007 is Bret Baldwin, Roxanne Bogdan, Colleen Halbert, Eric Barna, Murray Sanderford, Scott Bradley and Dwayne Elledge. Bret Baldwin was elected Mayor in 2005 and is serving a 3 year term.


To Catch a Predator

In November 2006, Murphy, Texas received national attention when NBC flagship, To Catch a Predator caught 25 individuals soliciting underage girls. Most notably was assistant district attorney Louis W. Conrad Jr. whom upon being approached by Dateline television crew committed suicide.[1] His estate, managed by his sister Patricia Conradt, is suing Dateline for US$105 million[2] [3] NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... To Catch a Predator To Catch a Predator is a series of hidden camera investigations by the television newsmagazine Dateline NBC devoted to the subject of identifying and detaining potential child sexual abusers who attempt to contact children over the Internet. ... A district attorney is, in some U.S. jurisdictions, the title of the local public official who represents the government in the prosecution of criminals. ... Rather than surrender to US soldiers, the Mayor (Bürgermeister) of Leipzig Germany, committed suicide along with his wife and daughter on April 20, 1945. ...


Education

The city is served by Plano Independent School District and Wylie Independent School District. The logo of the Plano Independent School District Plano Independent School District (PISD or Plano ISD) is a public school district in Plano, Texas (USA). ... Wylie Independent School District is a school district based in Wylie, Texas, United States. ...


The Plano ISD part is served by Boggess Elementary, Martha Hunt Elementary, Miller Elementary, Armstrong Middle School, Murphy Middle School, Williams High School, and Plano East Senior High School. Williams High School is a secondary school serving grades nine and ten. ... Plano East Senior High School (commonly East, Plano East, or PESH) is a secondary school serving high school juniors and seniors located in Plano, Texas. ...


The Wylie ISD part is served by Harry and Retha Tibbals Elementary School, Cheri Cox Elementary School, Raymond B. Cooper Junior High School, McMillan Junior High School, Burnett Junior High School, and Wylie High School. In the 2007-2008 school year, students will no longer attend McMillan or Burnett. Intermediate school students will be served by Draper Intermediate (opening Fall 2007). All Junior High students will attend Cooper Junior High. Ninth-graders will attend Wylie East High School (opening Fall 2007). Wylie Senior High School (commonly Wylie or WHS) is a secondary school serving high school freshman through seniors located in Wylie, Texas. ...


References

The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York Post is the 13th-oldest newspaper published in the United States and the oldest to have been published continually as a daily. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Reuters Group plc (LSE: RTR and NASDAQ: RTRSY); pron. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Murphy Online (City of Murphy official website)
  • Maps and aerial photos for 33°00′37″N 96°36′25″W / 33.010233, -96.606959Coordinates: 33°00′37″N 96°36′25″W / 33.010233, -96.606959
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Audie Murphy was the son of poor Texas sharecroppers, Emmett and Josie Bell Murphy.
Murphy had tried to enlist in the Army in his native Texas as soon as the U.S. declared war due to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December of 1941, but was rejected because he was too young.
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