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Murray, Utah

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

The city of Murray is located in Salt Lake County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Murray has a population of 49,308 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 elevation 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 (which had a count of 34,024 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Murray had an population of 49,308 people. This is an increase of 5.48% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 44.92% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Websites for Murray ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Murray. If available, we provide a satellite 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:

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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Murray, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Murray.

Communities near Murray ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Salt Lake City   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the North (N) of Murray

West Valley City   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of Murray

West Jordan   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Murray

Sandy   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of Murray

South Jordan   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of Murray

Lehi   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Murray

Located in Utah County

Draper   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of Murray

Herriman   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Murray

Riverton   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of Murray

Bountiful   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) of Murray

Located in Davis County

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Murray.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Murray - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (385) is an overlay for area code (801).
<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).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6670, Longitude: -111.8884     [Map].






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