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

The community of Slayton is the Seat for Murray County.

Murray County was founded in 1857 and was created by taking area from BrownCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Murray had a population of 8,416 people. This is a decrease of 8.17% since the last Census (which gave a population of 9,165 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Murray represented 0.19% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 74th most populous county (out of 87 counties).

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

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20108,725-4.8%+3.67% since 2009
20098,416-8.17%-0.13% since 2008
20088,427-8.05%-0.68% since 2007
20078,485-7.42% 
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20009,165The Last Census

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

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Below are some of the communities located in Murray County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Murray County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Slayton   1,8322,07211.58% decrease  
Fulda   1,1961,2836.78% decrease  
Chandler   23927613.41% decrease  
Lake Wilson   23227014.07% decrease  
Currie   20022511.11% decrease  

Websites for Murray County

Official Website:   www.murray-countymn.com/

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<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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