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Murray, Utah - Basic Facts

The City of Murray is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Salt Lake County at latitude 40.6506 and longitude -111.8865. Salt Lake County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,301 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Murray, but most people and references simply refer to it as Murray, Utah.

The P1 Census Class Code for Murray indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Murray, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 48,569
Population in Households 48,416
Population in Familes 38,653
Population in Group Qrtrs 153
Population Density1 3,951
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 19,037
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 12,362
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 20,022 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,935 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,102 (35.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 985 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $241,482
Average Home Value $275,499


Median Household Income $53,240
Average Household Income $67,945
Per Capita Income $26,836
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.9% 1.04%
Households 1.03% 1.13%
Families 0.61% 1.0%
Median Household Income   3.19%
Per Capita Income   3.57%
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 326 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Utah by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 70 78th
Median Household Income # 184 44th
Per Capita Income # 54 84th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Utah Census Data Comparison Tool.