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Murdock Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
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Population: 
 Murdock (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2007
(est)
1990-2000 Change
Actual Percent
Population 358 343 282 303 293 21 7.45
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.60 0.56 0.56 0.56 -- 0.00 0.47
Density (persons per sq. mile) 596.7 612.5 503.6 538.5 -- 34.95 6.94
Housing Units 124 140 132 150 -- 18 13.64
Households -- 128 118 126 126 8 6.78
Persons Per Household -- 2.68 2.39 2.40 2.32 0.01 0.43

Geography:

Murdock is a city in Swift County, Minnesota. U.S. Route 12 serves as a main route in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km˛). The elevation is 1,089 ft (332 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there were 303 people, 126 households, and 77 families residing in the city. The population density was 538.5 people per square mile (208.9/km˛). There were 150 housing units at an average density of 266.6/sq mi (103.4/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 95.05% White, 0.66% African American, 3.96% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.25% of the population.

There were 126 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 14.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $25,781 versus $16,477 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,011. About 8.3% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 6.5% of those sixty five or over.

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History:  

MURDOCK, a city in Dublin, was platted and named by Samuel Sabin Murdock in 1878, was incorporated on January 28, 1881, and was reincorporated on December 31, 1898. Murdock, former manager of St. Paul Harvester Works, owned 3,000 acres in the area; he was born in Vermont in 1830, was Minnesota railway commissioner in 1894, and retired to Phoenix, Ariz., where he died in 1900. The post office was established in 1878, with general store owner, George Botham, postmaster; it had a station of the Great Northern Railway in section 11.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


Government:
Murdock City Hall
Murdock, MN
 
Mayor Doug Kavanagh --
Clerk/Treasurer Michelle Stallings --
Council Member Craig Kavanagh --
Council Member Pat Thorson --
Council Member Kim Diederich --
Council Member Nathan Collins --

Post Office:
US Post Office
412 Main Avenue
Murdock, MN
56271-5000
Phone:
(320) 875-2901
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web:
www.usps.com
US Post Office
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
                       
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday           8:30 am - 9:30 am
 
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:00 pm
Saturday                4:00 pm


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity n/a n/a
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater Murdock Municipal (320) 875-2112
Water Murdock Municipal (320) 875-2112
Telephone Mid-State Telephone (800) 434-2121
Cable TV Charter Communications (320) 235-1530

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Murdock Elementary School Elementary & Secondary Schools 40
Dooley's Petroleum Petroleum Bulk Stations & Terminals 14
Glacial Plains Cooperative Grain & Field Bean Merch. Whole. 11
Riley Bus Service Charter Bus Ind. 9
First State Bank of Murdock Comm. Banking 6


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