Murphys

Murphys California is located in the central Sierra Nevada foothills between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park, in Calaveras County (see map). Rich in goldrush history, Murphys today is a vibrant, thriving community of approximately 2,000 residents, alive with art galleries and live theater, eclectic shops, fine restaurants, charming hotels and B&B’s, and a multitude of outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities all just a short drive away

Often called the “Queen of the Sierra,” Murphys has retained the charm of yesteryear, even as it has grown and developed into a modern community with all the amenities expected by today’s visitors. Many original goldrush-era buildings are still in use today, including the Murphys Historic Hotel and Lodge, a registered State Historic Landmark which once hosted such luminaries as General Ulysses S. Grant, Mark Twain, Horatio Alger, and Charles Bolton, aka notorious outlaw “Black Bart.” Towering, stately elm trees line Main St., providing a canopy of green that adds to the historic charm and ambience of the streetscape. [Source: VisitMurphys.com]


Statistics


Population Information

Population in 2010: 2,213

Population change since 2000: +7.4%

Males: 1,004 (45.4%)

Females: 1,209 (54.6%)

Median resident age: 54.1 years

California median age: 45.6 years

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Household Income & Property Value Info

Estimated median household income in 2009: $43,526 (it was $42,344 in 2000)

Median gross rent in 2009: $1,133

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Other Information

Elevation: 2180 ft.

Zip code: 95247

Closest Two Year College: Columbia College (about 27 minutes)

Closest Four Year College: CA State University Stanislaus (45 miles)

Closest Airports:

  • Columbia City/County Airport (about 21 minutes)
  • Modesto City/County. Harry Sham Field (about 1 hour)
  • Sacramento International SMF (about 2 hours)
  • San Francisco International SFO (about 3 hours)

[Source: VisitMurphys.com]

Local Hospitals: 

  • Sonora Reginal Medical Center (Sonora, CA)
  • Mark Twain St. Joseph's (San Andreas, CA)

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