Murray County is located in southwestern Minnesota. The County Seat is Slayton and the largest city is Slayton. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.murray-countymn.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 8,470 and the 2010 census population was 8,725. The land area is 704.70 square miles and there are 12.4 persons per square mile.
97.2% of the population is White, 0.4% is Black or African American, 3.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.1% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 90.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $95,300, there are 3,820 households, an average of 2.22 persons per household. The per capita income is $27,450, the median household income is $52,160, and 10.6% of the persons in Murray County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 848. Retail sales (in $1000) were $46,600, and sales per capita were $5,492. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.2%.
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