Murray (Utah)

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Coordinates 40°39′9″N 111°53′36″W
Country United States
State Utah
County Salt Lake
Settled 1848
Incorporated January 3, 1903
Named for Eli Houston Murray
Elevation 4,301 ft (1,311 m)
Time zone UTC−7 (MST)
ZIP codes 84107, 84117, 84121, 84123
Area code(s) 385, 801
FIPS code 49-53230
GNIS feature ID 1443742
Demonym Murrayite
Government (Type) Mayor-Council
Government (Mayor) Brett Hales
Government (Total) 12.32 sq mi (31.92 km2)
Government (Land) 12.32 sq mi (31.91 km2)
Government (Water) 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Area (Total) 12.32 sq mi (31.92 km2)
Area (Land) 12.32 sq mi (31.91 km2)
Area (Water) 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Population (2020) (Total) 50,637
Population (2020) (Density) 4,110.15/sq mi (1,532.75/km2)

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Murray (/ˈmʌri/) is a city situated on the Wasatch Front in the core of Salt Lake Valley in the U.S. state of Utah. Named for territorial governor Eli Murray, it is the state's fourteenth largest city. According to the 2020 census, Murray had a population of 50,637. Murray shares borders with Taylorsville, Holladay, South Salt Lake and West Jordan, Utah. Once teeming with heavy industry, Murray's industrial sector now has little trace and has been replaced by major mercantile sectors. Known for its central location in Salt Lake County, Murray has been called the Hub of Salt Lake County. Unlike most of its neighboring communities, Murray operates its own police, fire, power, water, library, and parks and recreation departments and has its own school district. While maintaining many of its own services, Murray has one of the lowest city tax rates in the state.

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