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Murfreesboro, Arkansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Murfreesboro had a population of 1,652 as of July 1, 2017. Murfreesboro ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Murfreesboro is located at latitude 34.0642 and longitude -93.6904 in Pike County. The formal boundaries for the City of Murfreesboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pike County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 361 feet.

The City of Murfreesboro (GNIS ID: 2404341) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Murfreesboro is located within Township of Thompson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pike County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Murfreesboro population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Murfreesboro: Murfreesborough, Zebulon.

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Murfreesboro, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,652
Daytime Population: Workers 1,082
Daytime Population: Residents 908
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,990
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.20
Population in Households 1,586
Population in Familes 1,300
Population in Group Qrtrs 66
Population Density2 845
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $40,653
Average Household Income $50,998
Per Capita Income $21,059


Total Housing Units 784 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 462 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 200 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 122 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $93,151
Average Home Value $108,225


Total Households 662
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 457
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 0.09% -0.37%
Households 0.17% -0.33%
Families 0.94% -0.44%
Median Household Income   3.56%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Murfreesboro, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Murfreesboro to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas 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 # 165 70th
Population Density # 110 80th
Diversity Index # 324 39th
Median Household Income # 180 67th
Per Capita Income # 250 54th

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