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

The city of Murray is located in Salt Lake County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Murray has a population of 48,917 people<2> (see below for details).

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

The city of Murray has also been called Murray City.

The community of Murray is 4,330 feet [1,320 m] above sea level.<3> 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

Area codes for Murray: (801) and (385)<4>

The ZIP codes for Murray: 84107, 84117, 84121, 84123<5>

Websites for Murray ...

Official Website: www.ci.murray.ut.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Murray had an population of 48,917 people. This is an increase of 4.64% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 43.77% since the 2000 Census).

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).

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

Adding Murray to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Murray in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Murray elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a .

We also found Murray mentioned in the book Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Murray on our Genealogy Page.

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.

Communities near Murray ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Murray.

  • Salt Lake City [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Lake City
    • Salt Lake City [Salt Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Murray
    • Estimated population in 2019: 200,567 people
    • Former name for Salt Lake City:
    • Great Salt Lake City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Lake City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salt Lake City<7>
  • West Valley City [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Valley City
    • West Valley City [Salt Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Murray
    • Estimated population in 2019: 135,248 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Valley City have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Valley City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Valley City<7>
  • Sandy [Salt Lake County]
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    • Sandy [Salt Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Murray
    • Estimated population in 2019: 96,380 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sandy<7>
  • South Jordan [Salt Lake County]
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    • South Jordan [Salt Lake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Murray
    • Estimated population in 2019: 76,598 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Jordan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Jordan<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lehi [Utah County]
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      • Lehi [Utah County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Murray
      • Estimated population in 2019: 69,724 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lehi have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lehi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lehi<7>
    • Herriman [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herriman
      • Herriman [Salt Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Murray
      • Estimated population in 2019: 51,348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herriman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herriman<7>
    • Draper [Salt Lake County]
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      • Draper [Salt Lake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Murray
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48,587 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Draper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Draper<7>
    • Riverton [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
      • Riverton [Salt Lake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Murray
      • Estimated population in 2019: 44,440 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverton<7>
    • Bountiful [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bountiful
      • Bountiful [Davis County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Murray
      • Estimated population in 2019: 43,981 people
      • Former names for Bountiful:
      • Calls Settlement
      • North Canyon Settlement
      • North Canyon Ward
      • North Mill Creek Canyon Ward
      • Sessions Settlement
      • Stoker
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bountiful
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bountiful<7>
    • Magna [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magna
      • Magna [Salt Lake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Murray
      • Former name for Magna:
      • Pleasant Green
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magna<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Murray. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Murray.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Murray.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Murray. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Utah

About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Murray: www.ci.murray.ut.us/

The official website for Salt Lake County: www.slco.org/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including Salt Lake, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Murray.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Murray - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (385) is an overlay for area code (801).
<5>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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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: 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    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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