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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population49,038
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens16.1%
Employed Population 16+25,766
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married47.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.5%
Median Earnings25+$36,319
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,871
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,137

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,609
% Above Poverty Level89.1%
% Below Poverty Level10.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.2%
% Using Public Transportation3.9%

Housing

People Living Alone28.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,040
Median House Value$245,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.6%
English20.7%
German10.6%
Irish6%
Scottish4.7%
Danishn4.5%
Swedish4%
Italian3.7%
Norwegian2.7%
Dutch2.3%
Welsh2.1%
French Except Basque1.7%
Greek1.1%
Swiss1%
Polish0.7%
Arab0.7%
Iranian0.7%
African0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Iraqi0.3%
Russian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
US/American0.2%
British0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Sudanese0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
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Murray Almanac

CategoryValue
County Salt Lake County
Standard Zip Codes84107, 84123, 84121
P.O. Box Zip Codes84157
Phone Area Codes385,801
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude40.65
Approximate Longitude-111.88

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)

StationCOTTONWOOD WEIR
Distance6.5 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp41 to 62 F
Jul Temp66 to 91 F
Oct Temp44 to 65 F
Annual Precip26.1 inches
StationSALT LAKE TRIAD CENTER
Distance6.9 miles
Jan Temp25 to 39 F
Apr Temp43 to 61 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 65 F
Annual Precip17.7 inches
StationSALT LAKE CITY INTL AP
Distance9.1 miles
Jan Temp21 to 37 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 91 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip16.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Holladay30,793$101,363
Midvale32,249$58,194
South Salt Lake24,722$47,663
Taylorsville60,377$69,103
West Jordan111,937$76,854
West Valley City135,546$62,142

Murray Public Libraries

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

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Murray Hospitals

Intermountain Medical Center
(Non-profit)
5121 South Cottonwood Street
(801) 507-6600
Tosh - The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital
(Non-profit)
5848 West Fashion Boulevard
(801) 314-4100
The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital
5848 South 300 East
(801) 314-4100

Murray Public Schools

Early Childhood Ctr
73 W 6100 S
ZIP: 84107
(801) 264-7404
Primary
Total Enrollment 50
Hillcrest Jr High
126 E 5300 S
ZIP: 84107
(801) 264-7442
Middle
Total Enrollment 727
Liberty School
140 W 6100 S
ZIP: 84107
(801) 264-7424
Primary
Total Enrollment 422
Longview School
6240 S 560 E
ZIP: 84107
(801) 264-7428
Primary
Total Enrollment 430
Mcmillan School
315 E 5900 S
ZIP: 84107
(801) 264-7430
Primary
Total Enrollment 494
Murray Adult Transition
147 E 5065 S
ZIP: 84107
(801) 957-4693
High
Total Enrollment 12
Murray High
5440 S State
ZIP: 84107
(801) 264-7460
High
Total Enrollment 1415
Parkside School
495 E 5175 S
ZIP: 84107
(801) 264-7434
Primary
Total Enrollment 609
Utah Virtual Academy
310 E 4500 S, Suite 620
ZIP: 84107
(801) 262-4922
Other
Total Enrollment 1962
Wasatch Institute Of Technology
120 W Vine St #200
ZIP: 84107
(801) 810-4222
High
Total Enrollment 79
American International School Of Utah
4998 S. Galleria Drive
ZIP: 84123
(801) 989-7191
Other
Total Enrollment 979
Grant School
662 W 6140 S
ZIP: 84123
(801) 264-7416
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Horizon School
5180 S 700 W
ZIP: 84123
(801) 264-7420
Primary
Total Enrollment 700
Riverview Jr High
751 W Tripp Lane
ZIP: 84123
(801) 264-7446
Middle
Total Enrollment 739
Viewmont School
745 W 5720 S
ZIP: 84123
(801) 264-7438
Primary
Total Enrollment 472

Murray Private Schools

Christ Lutheran School
240 E 5600 S
ZIP: 84107
Elementary
Total Enrollment 79
Mount Vernon Academy
184 E Vine St
ZIP: 84107
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 78
La Europa Academy
1220 E Vine St
ZIP: 84121
Secondary
Total Enrollment 25
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