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The 2000 Census showed that Murray County had a population of 36,506 people. This represented 0.45% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 49th most populous county (out of 159 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Murray had a population of 40,621 people. This is an increase of 11.27% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201039,628+8.55%-2.44% since 2009
200940,621+11.27%+0.2% since 2008
200840,540+11.05%-0.46% since 2007
200740,729+11.57%+0.16% since 2006
200640,664+11.39%+1.35% since 2005
200540,123+9.91%+0.8% since 2004
200439,803+9.03%+1.4% since 2003
200339,252+7.52%+2.32% since 2002
200238,362+5.08%+1.51% since 2001
200137,792+3.52%+3.52% since 2000
200036,506The Last Census

Murray County had 14,320 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Murray County has a total area<3> of 346.9 square miles [898 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (2.47 square miles [6.39 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Murray County had a population density of 106 people per square mile [40.93 people/km²], making it the state's 46th most densely populated county (out of 159 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Murray County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Murray and the state of Georgia.

Click here for the Murray County QuickFact (QF-13213).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Murray County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
FanninQF-13111   E22,94519,79815.9%
GilmerQF-13123   E29,02123,45623.73%
GordonQF-13129   S53,29244,10420.83%
WhitfieldQF-13313   W93,69883,52512.18%
Bradley (TN)QF-47011   N97,71087,96511.08%
Polk (TN)QF-47139   NE15,64816,050-2.5%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Murray. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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