A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Murray, Utah

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other UT

The location of Murray

Click for Interactive Map
Click here for an interactive map for Murray
and the surrounding area.
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Utah

Welcome to Murray (aka 'Murray City') ...

The city of Murray is located in Salt Lake County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Murray has a population of 49,230 people<1> (see below for details).

Murray was established in 1848 and was incorporated January 3, 1903.

The community of Murray is 4,330 feet [1,320 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Murray is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Murray lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Murray: (801) & (385)<3>

The ZIP codes for Murray: 84107, 84117, 84121, 84123<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Murray had a population of 46,746 people. This makes Murray the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Murray represents 1.69% of the total population of Utah (which has 2,763,885 people), making it the state's 14th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 46,746 people, the population of Murray increased 37.39% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 34,024 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Murray had an population of 49,230 people. This is an increase of 5.31% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 44.69% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Murray.

Communities near Murray ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Murray and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2016
Bountiful   [Map]   44,078   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Draper   [Map]   47,328   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Herriman   [Map]   35,385   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lehi   [Map]   61,130   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Riverton   [Map]   42,838   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Salt Lake City   [Map]   193,744   N   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Murray.

Communities Also Named Murray ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Murray - they are located in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Texas, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Murray.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Murray. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Murray. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Murray. Our list includes 12 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Murray:

Websites for Murray ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Murray ...

Looking for more information about Murray? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Murray, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Murray.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Murray. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Utah

About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Murray:

The official website for Salt Lake County:

The official website for State of Utah:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Murray.

- Return to Citation

<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Murray - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

- Return to Citation

<3>Area code (385) is an overlay for area code (801). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Murray.

- Return to Citation

<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Murray). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Murray or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

- Return to Citation

<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Murray. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Murray) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Murray. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Murray

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murray. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6670, Longitude: -111.8884     [Map].

- Return to Citation

<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Murray.