Murphysboro, IL Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 4,222 housing units in Murphysboro. This represents a 2.6% growth from 4,114 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 4,120 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 102 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Murphysboro is about 59.3%. Murphysboro's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 11.6%. Average household size is 2.2 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Murphysboro were built after 1953.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type2.20%
One Bedroom15.10%
Two Bedrooms46.30%
Three Bedrooms29.90%
Four Bedrooms5.70%
Five Bedrooms or more0.80%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.38
Median year structure was built1947
Median Value of occupied units$50,100
Median Price asked for vacant units$45,000

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size1.93
Median year structure was built1960
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$221

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.40%
Second Mortgage0.30%
Home Equity Loan3.10%
Simple Mortgage49%
Debt Free47.10%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs15.7%