Murray, UT - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Suburb
  • Population
    47,909
  • Population Density
    3,863 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    12 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    104 3.8
Murray is a suburb in Utah with 47,909 residents. It has high home values, average rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have average education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 104 reviews
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    • 4
    Crime & Safety at Murray: The police are visible and reliable. The street where I live doesn't have as much lighting as the others but it doesn't increase my worry. It's quiet and it's a well taken care of neighborhood. There hasn't been any news of burglaries or vandalism in years.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Murray: I live close to a high school and everyone seems to be very friendly and family oriented. I like living here because there are lots of community activities and involvement.
    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Murray: Overall there isn't a whole lot of serious crime that goes on. However, the neighborhood is located in close proximity to a state parkway which occasionally provides a medium for dangerous crime. Police are very visible in this area.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Murray: It's a nice place to live. I don't see it changing dramatically anytime soon. I would probably live here again.
    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Murray: I have not experienced any crime or safety problems since moving here.

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 Midvale 29,957
4.33 Millcreek 63,311
4.00 Taylorsville 59,920
4.00 Holladay 26,896
4.00 Cottonwood Heights 33,932
4.00 West Jordan 108,062

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 84121 41,494
3.66 84123 38,756
4.00 84107 32,707
3.66 84117 24,867

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
3.33 Murray School District 12

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Itineris Early College High School Public, Charter 10-12 High
4.00 Academy for Math, Engineering & Science (AMES) Public, Charter, Magnet 9-12 High
3.66 North Star Academy Public, Charter K-9 Elementary, Middle
3.66 Channing Hall Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.66 Summit Academy Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.33 Early Light Academy Public, Charter K-9 Elementary, Middle
3.33 Navigator Pointe Academy Public, Charter K-9 Elementary, Middle
3.66 Salt Lake Arts Academy Public, Charter, Magnet 5-8 Middle
3.33 Hawthorn Academy Public, Charter K-9 Elementary, Middle
3.66 Canyon Rim Academy Public, Charter K-6 Elementary
3.33 Grant School Public, Magnet K-6 Elementary
3.33 Longview School Public K-6 Elementary
3.33 Murray High School Public 10-12 High
3.33 Hillcrest Junior High School Public 7-9 Middle
3.33 McMillan School Public K-6 Elementary
3.33 Liberty School Public K-6 Elementary
3.33 Riverview Junior High School Public 7-9 Middle
Hartvigsen School Public K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts Public, Charter, Magnet 9-12 High
3.33 Viewmont School Public K-6 Elementary
3.33 Salt Lake City Open Classroom Public, Charter PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.33 City Academy Public, Charter 7-12 Middle, High
3.33 American Preparatory Academy - Draper Campus I Public, Charter K-9 Elementary, Middle
3.33 Horizon School Public, Magnet K-6 Elementary
3.00 Cottonwood High School Public 10-12 High

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Rowland Hall Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 The Waterford School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Judge Memorial Catholic High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
Mount Vernon Academy Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Intermountain Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Realms of Inquiry Private 7-12 Middle, High
3.33 American Heritage School of South Jordan Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Concordia Preparatory School Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.00 Juan Diego Catholic High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
2.33 West Ridge Academy - Boys Ranch Private, Alternative 6-12 Middle, High
Primary Children's Medical Center School Private, Special Education 3-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Stillwater Academy Private, Alternative 9-12 High
3.33 La Europa Academy for Girls Private, Alternative, All-Girls 9-12 High
Pine Ridge Academy Private, Alternative 7-12 Middle, High
3.33 Vista Private School Private, Alternative 8-12 Middle, High
Gateway Academy Private, Special Education, All-Boys 8-12 Middle, High
Gateway Academy Private, Alternative, All-Boys 9-12 High
St. John the Baptist Elementary School Private, Religious PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
J.E. Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. John the Baptist Middle School Private, Religious 6-8 Middle
Carden Memorial School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
The McGillis School Private, Religious K-8 Elementary, Middle
St. Vincent School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
University of Utah
Westminster College - Utah
Western Governors University
Salt Lake Community College
Stevens-Henager College - Murray
Latter-day Saints Business College
University of Phoenix - Utah
AmeriTech College - Draper
Independence University
Davis Applied Technology College
The Art Institute of Salt Lake City
ITT Technical Institute - Murray
Fortis College - Salt Lake City
Neumont University
Everest College - Salt Lake City
Mountainland Applied Technology College
Utah College of Massage Therapy - Salt Lake City
Paul Mitchell the School - Salt Lake City
Eagle Gate College - Murray
Cameo College of Essential Beauty
Medspa Academies
Eagle Gate College - Salt Lake City
Sherman Kendall Academy of Beauty Arts & Sciences - Sugarhouse
Utah College of Massage Therapy - Utah Valley
Broadview University - West Jordan

Around Murray

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Murray, UT United States Utah Salt Lake City Metro Area
White 82.08% 63.25% 79.77% 74.23%
Hispanic 10.82% 16.62% 13.28% 16.95%
African American 1.95% 12.23% 1.00% 1.45%
Asian 1.46% 4.83% 2.09% 3.28%
Multiracial 1.39% 2.05% 1.81% 1.75%
Pacific Islander 0.97% 0.16% 0.90% 1.48%
Native American 0.67% 0.66% 0.98% 0.69%
Other 0.65% 0.19% 0.16% 0.17%

Age

Murray, UT United States Utah Salt Lake City Metro Area
9 years and under 14% 13% 18% 17%
10 to 17 years 9% 11% 13% 12%
18 to 24 years 10% 10% 11% 10%
25 to 34 years 17% 13% 15% 17%
35 to 44 years 13% 13% 13% 13%
45 to 54 years 12% 14% 11% 12%
55 to 64 years 11% 12% 9% 10%
65 and over 14% 13% 10% 9%

Education Levels

Murray, UT United States Utah Salt Lake City Metro Area
Less than a high school diploma 8% 14% 9% 11%
High school diploma or equivalent 23% 28% 23% 24%
Some college or associate degree 40% 29% 37% 35%
Bachelor's degree 21% 18% 20% 20%
Master's degree or higher 9% 11% 10% 10%

Gender

Murray, UT United States Utah Salt Lake City Metro Area
Female 50.7% 50.8% 49.7% 49.7%
Male 49.3% 49.2% 50.3% 50.3%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Murray, UT United States Utah Salt Lake City Metro Area
Own 63.9% 64.9% 69.7% 67.7%
Rent 36.1% 35.1% 30.3% 32.3%

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High Avg. Low
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22°
42°
26°
52°
34°
60°
40°
70°
48°
81°
58°
89°
66°
88°
65°
77°
55°
63°
44°
48°
32°
38°
23°
Precipitation
2.1"
2.2"
3.0"
3.2"
3.2"
1.5"
0.9"
1.0"
2.0"
2.6"
2.6"
2.2"
Snowfall
19.5"
17.9"
12.2"
6.4"
0.8"
0"
0"
0"
0"
3"
12.7"
22.6"

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    Avg. High Avg. Low

  • 37°
    22°
  • 42°
    26°
  • 52°
    34°
  • 60°
    40°
  • 70°
    48°
  • 81°
    58°
  • 89°
    66°
  • 88°
    65°
  • 77°
    55°
  • 63°
    44°
  • 48°
    32°
  • 38°
    23°

    Precipitation

  • 2.1"
  • 2.2"
  • 3.0"
  • 3.2"
  • 3.2"
  • 1.5"
  • 0.9"
  • 1.0"
  • 2.0"
  • 2.6"
  • 2.6"
  • 2.2"

    Snowfall

  • 19.5"
  • 17.9"
  • 12.2"
  • 6.4"
  • 0.8"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 3"
  • 12.7"
  • 22.6"

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  • Feb
  • Mar
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  • May
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  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
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    Avg. Temps

  • 37°
    22°
  • 42°
    26°
  • 52°
    34°
  • 60°
    40°
  • 70°
    48°
  • 81°
    58°
  • 89°
    66°
  • 88°
    65°
  • 77°
    55°
  • 63°
    44°
  • 48°
    32°
  • 38°
    23°

    Precipitation

  • 2.1"
  • 2.2"
  • 3.0"
  • 3.2"
  • 3.2"
  • 1.5"
  • 0.9"
  • 1.0"
  • 2.0"
  • 2.6"
  • 2.6"
  • 2.2"

    Snowfall

  • 19.5"
  • 17.9"
  • 12.2"
  • 6.4"
  • 0.8"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 3"
  • 12.7"
  • 22.6"

Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 10 responses

  • 80% Yes
  • 10% Not sure
  • 10% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 18 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 18 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 17 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 18 responses

  • 28% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 56% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 17% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 0% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 7 responses

  • 43% Very accepting.
  • 43% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 14% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 0% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 23 responses

  • 30% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 65% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 4% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 0% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 10 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments