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Murray, Iowa

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The location of Murray

Welcome to Murray ...

The city of Murray is located in Clarke County.

The location of Murray has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Murray has a population of 710 people<2> (see below for details).

Murray is 1,210 feet [369 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Murray lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Murray is located in the (641) area code.

The ZIP code for Murray: 50174<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Murray had a population of 756 people (or 8.14% of the total population of Clarke County). This makes Murray the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Murray represents 0.02% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 364th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 756 people, the population of Murray decreased 1.31% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 766 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Murray had an population of 710 people. This is a decrease of 6.08% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.31% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Murray.

Communities Also Named Murray ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Murray - they are located in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Indiana (2), Kentucky, Maine, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Murray.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Murray. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Murray. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Murray. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Murray:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Murray ...

Looking for more information about Murray? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Murray? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Murray, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Murray.

Communities near Murray ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Osceola   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the East (E) of Murray

Afton   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) of Murray

Located in Union County

Saint Charles   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Murray

Located in Madison County

Truro   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Murray

Located in Madison County

New Virginia   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Murray

Located in Warren County

Lorimor   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Murray

Located in Union County

Grand River   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of Murray

Located in Decatur County

Van Wert   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Murray

Located in Decatur County

Woodburn   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Murray

Tingley   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Murray

Located in Ringgold County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Murray.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Iowa

About Clarke County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Murray. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Clarke County:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Murray.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Murray - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Murray). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Murray or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Murray) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Murray. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Murray

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murray. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0415, Longitude: -93.9491     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Murray have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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