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Overview

Introduction to Murray, Utah

Murray, Utah, in Salt Lake county, is located 2 miles E of Taylorsville, Utah (center to center) and is 357 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city is located in the Salt Lake City - Ogden metropolitan area. Murray has a population of 34,024.

Murray History

The city of Murray was initially known as South Cottonwood. This was because of the position of the city between Big and Little Cottonwood Creeks. The city was named in honor of Eli Murray, the territorial governor from 1880 to 1896. Murray was fist settled in 1849 but the city was officially incorporated in 1902. In 1869, the construction of the Woodhill Brother’s smelter began the phase of industrial development in the city.

Murray and nearby Attractions

  • Children’s Museum of Utah
  • Fort Douglas
  • Old Deseret Village
  • Fun Dome
  • Walden Park
  • County Ice Center

Things To Do In Murray

There are a number of recreational centers, shopping destinations and other tourist attractions in Murray. The Valley Shopping Center and Oakwood Shopping Center are ideal destinations for the shopaholics. One can enjoy bowling at fashion Bowling Lanes or Brasstuns in the city. Fort Douglas is an interesting place to visit. The fort is of historical significance and will be of interest for tourists.

Murray Transportation

Salt Lake City International Airport is a is the nearest major air transportation facility.

Murray Higher Education

Higher education facilities can be availed through Salt Lake Community College, University of Phoenix - Utah Campus, and the University of Utah.

People

Total Population 48,460
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 14%
Employed Population 16+ 25,458
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 47.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.7%
Median Earnings25+ $35,951
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,314
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,420

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,726
% Above Poverty Level 87.3%
% Below Poverty Level 12.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.3%
% Using Public Transportation 3.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.8%
Median Gross Rent $945
Median House Value $227,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23%
US/American 0.1%
English 21.2%
Irish 5.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Murray Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles E of Taylorsville, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 357 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Salt Lake
Metro Area Salt Lake City - Ogden
Standard Zip Codes 84107, 84117, 84121, 84123
P.O. Box Zip Codes 84157
Phone Area Codes 801
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.666
Longitude -111.887

Murray Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station COTTONWOOD WEIR
Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 41 to 62 F
Jul Temp 66 to 91 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 26.1 inches
Station SALT LAKE TRIAD CENTER
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 61 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 65 F
Annual Precip 17.7 inches
Station SALT LAKE CITY INTL AP
Distance 9.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 91 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 16.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Murray, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Brighton (84121)

Cottonwood (84121)

Cottonwood Heights City (84121)

Holladay Cottonwood (84117, 84121)

Salt Lake Cty (84121, 84123, 84124, 84157, 84117)

Solitude (84121)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Holladay 30,748 $95,560
Midvale 30,844 $53,816
South Salt Lake 24,501 $44,365
Taylorsville 60,383 $65,024
West Jordan 109,549 $74,650
West Valley City 133,660 $54,162

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Murray Public Libraries

Library
Murray Public Library
166 EAST 5300 SOUTH
Murray, Utah
(801) 264-2574
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Murray Hospitals

THE ORTHOPEDIC SPECIALTY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
5848 SOUTH 300 EAST
(801) 314-4100
Emergency Service: No

COTTONWOOD HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
5770 SOUTH 300 EAST
(801) 314-5300
Emergency Service: Yes

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801-264-7460
Serves 1,452 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.6

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179 E 5065 S
801-264-7470
A Non-traditional School
Serves 137 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.6

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