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Murray, Utah - Basic Facts

The City of Murray had a population of 49,804 as of July 1, 2016. Murray ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Utah. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Murray is located at latitude 40.6506 and longitude -111.8865 in Salt Lake County. The formal boundaries for the City of Murray (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Salt Lake County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,301 feet.

The City of Murray (GNIS ID: 2411198) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Utah is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Murray is located within Salt Lake City Division of Salt Lake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Murray population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Murray, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 49,804
Population in Households 49,652
Population in Familes 39,677
Population in Group Qrtrs 152
Population Density1 4,052
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 19,324
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 12,536
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 20,418 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,141 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,184 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,094 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $256,636
Average Home Value $291,726


Median Household Income $57,044
Average Household Income $74,138
Per Capita Income $29,052
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.02% 1.05%
Households 0.94% 1.06%
Families 0.64% 0.93%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Murray, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Murray to the other 325 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Utah by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 15 96th
Population Density1 # 12 97th
Diversity Index2 # 68 79th
Median Household Income # 162 50th
Per Capita Income # 50 85th

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