Murphy is located in west North Carolina. Murphy is part of Cherokee County. Murphy has 2.40 square miles of land area and 0.24 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Murphy population is 2,100, which has grown 33.93% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 21.13% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Murphy median household income is $23,354 in 2010-2014 and has has shrunk by 6.40% since 2000. The income growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 19.16% and is much lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Murphy median house value is $127,500 in 2010-2014 and has shrunk by -63.25% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 41.83% and is higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Murphy is much better than the state average in quality. The Murphy area code is 828.