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Murtaugh, Idaho
Location of Murtaugh in Twin Falls County, Idaho.
Location of Murtaugh in Twin Falls County, Idaho.
Country United States
State Idaho
County Twin Falls
Area
 • Total 0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2)
 • Land 0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
4,085 ft (1,245 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 115
 • Estimate 
(2019)
172
 • Density 1,445.38/sq mi (558.69/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
83344
Area code(s) 208, 986
FIPS code 16-55900
GNIS feature ID 0374087

Murtaugh is a rural town in Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. The population was 115 at the 2010 census, down from 139 in 2000. It is part of the Twin Falls, Idaho Micropolitan Statistical Area. Murtaugh has existed since at least the early 1950s, and is named after Mark Murtaugh, who oversaw a local irrigation project.

Geography

Murtaugh is located at 42°29′32″N 114°9′44″W / 42.49222°N 114.16222°W / 42.49222; -114.16222 (42.492159, -114.162227), at an elevation of 4,085 feet (1,245 m) above sea level,

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2), all of it land.

The community is located at a bend in U.S. Route 30. Murtaugh Lake is south of the city on the opposite side of US-30.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 272
1950 239 −12.1%
1960 214 −10.5%
1970 124 −42.1%
1980 114 −8.1%
1990 134 17.5%
2000 139 3.7%
2010 115 −17.3%
2019 (est.) 172 49.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 115 people, 43 households, and 30 families residing in the town. The population density was 958.3 inhabitants per square mile (370.0/km2). There were 49 housing units at an average density of 408.3 per square mile (157.6/km2). The racial makeup was 84.3% White, 14.8% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.0% of the population.

There were 43 households, of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.2% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.20.

The median age was 40.8 years. 24.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.6% were from 25 to 44; 30.4% were from 45 to 64; and 14.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup was 53.9% male and 46.1% female.

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