Murray, UT

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Living in Murray

Murray is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 50,637 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Murray is the 17th largest community in Utah.

Housing costs in Murray are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Utah.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Murray is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Murray is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Murray who work in office and administrative support (14.77%), management occupations (12.67%), and sales jobs (11.66%).

Also of interest is that Murray has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.20% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Murray is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, taxis helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Murray area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Murray are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.02% of adults in Murray have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Murray in 2018 was $35,046, which is wealthy relative to Utah, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $140,184 for a family of four. However, Murray contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Murray is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Murray home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Murray residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Murray also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.93% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Murray include English, German, Irish, European, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Murray is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.