Municipality Murska Sobota, which is part of the Pomurska statistical region, measures 64 km2; this ranks it 107th among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2019 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2019 about 18,740 people (about 8,930 men and 9,810 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Murska Sobota 22nd among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 291 people per square kilometre, which was higher than the national average of 103 people per square kilometre.
The number of live births was lower than the number of deaths, which means that natural increase per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -4.6 (in Slovenia -0.6). The number of people who moved from the municipality was lower than the number of people who moved into the municipality, so net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 6.2. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 1.5 (in Slovenia 7.2).
The mean age of people in Murska Sobota was 46.4 years, which was higher than the national average (43.4).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Murska Sobota the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 189 people, aged 65 or more, per 100 people aged 0–14. This ratio shows that the value of the ageing index was higher than the national average of 133. It also shows that the mean age of people in Murska Sobota is growing more rapidly than in Slovenia as a whole. Data by sex show that the ageing index for women was in all municipalities except in two (Jezersko and Loški Potok) higher than the ageing index for men. In Murska Sobota – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.
Murska Sobota had 10 kindergartens. They were attended by 732 children or 85% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 81%. In the school year 2019/20 elementary schools in Murska Sobota were attended by about 1,700 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 570 pupils. There were 32 students and 6 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 37 per 1,000 and 8 per 1,000, respectively.
Among people aged 15–64 (i.e. working age population) about 58% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is less than the national average (66%).
In Murska Sobota, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 4% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; net earnings were about 3% lower.
Among 100 inhabitants in the municipality, 55 had a passenger car. The car was on average 10 years old.
In 2019, 601 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Murska Sobota, which is 242 kg more than on average in Slovenia.