Murray, Utah Population 2021

48,491
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Murray is a city located in Utah. With a 2020 population of 48,491, it is the 17th largest city in Utah and the 817th largest city in the United States . Murray is currently declining at a rate of -0.44% annually but its population has increased by 3.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 46,746 in 2010. Murray reached it's highest population of 49,320 in 2017. Spanning over 12 miles, Murray has a population density of 3,935 people per square mile.

The average household income in Murray is $84,652 with a poverty rate of 7.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,109 per month, and the median house value is $287,100. The median age in Murray is 36.6 years, 36.5 years for males, and 36.6 years for females.

Murray Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Murray was:

  • White: 88.20%
  • Two or more races: 4.34%
  • Other race: 2.29%
  • Asian: 2.19%
  • Black or African American: 1.91%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.76%
  • Native American: 0.31%
The current population of Murray, Utah is 48,491 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 49,130.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 46,746.

Murray, Utah Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White43,31288.20%
Two or More Races2,1304.34%
Some Other Race1,1252.29%
Asian1,0752.19%
Black or African American9381.91%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3720.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native1530.31%
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Murray Population by Race

Murray Population Pyramid $2021

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Murray Median Age

36.6


Total

36.5


Male

36.6


Female

Murray Adults

There are 38,491 adults, (8,058 of whom are seniors) in Murray.

Murray Age Dependency

61.4

Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Murray Sex Ratio

Female

26,223

53.40%

Male

22,882

46.60%

Murray Population by Age

Murray Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Murray Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80%20%
All67.2%32.8%
Non Family58.5%41.5%
Female51.3%48.7%
Male47.3%52.7%

67.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Murray Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,0842.5667.2
Married8,9153.2880
Non Family7,2071.2958.5
Female1,8893.4951.3
Male1,0733.4247.3

3.21

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

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Murray Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4151.23%
9th to 12th Grade1,6764.96%
High School Graduate7,98823.63%
Some College9,12326.99%
Associates Degree3,2569.63%
Bachelors Degree7,28121.54%
Graduate Degree4,06212.02%
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Murray Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Murray Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White28,27326,8269,820
Hispanic3,0922,594527
2+ Races810687243
Other Race780661178
Asian780766506
Black523445111
Islander33633673
Native American747418

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64.87%.

Murray Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,461$45,430$32,714
Less Than 9th Grade$21,980$$22,401
High School Graduate$31,399$36,351$26,616
Some College$34,531$38,046$30,559
Bachelors Degree$50,920$67,017$40,705
Graduate Degree$62,176$69,058$53,465

$39,461

Average Earnings

$45,430

Average Male

$32,714

Average Female

Murray Earnings by Educational Attainment

Murray Language by Age

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Murray Language

87.14% of Murray residents speak only English, while 12.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.27% of the population.

Murray Language

Murray Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White39,2692,6646.78%
Hispanic5,4934959.01%
Black93824526.12%
Other1,09515113.79%
Islander37214137.90%
Multiple2,062894.32%
Asian1,075353.26%
Native15385.23%

7.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.50%

Male Poverty Rate

8.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Murray

The race most likely to be in poverty in Murray is Islander, with 37.90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Murray is Asian, with 3.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.80%.

Murray Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.48%
High School10.22%
Bachelors or Greater4.31%
Some College4.02%

Murray Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed18.75%
Male Unemployed13.81%
Female Employed5.56%
Male Employed3.45%

Murray Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Murray Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,470$84,652
Families$81,919$99,666
Married Families$91,990-
Non Families$43,013$54,102
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Income by Household Type

Murray Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

45.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Murray Married by Age and Sex

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Murray Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Murray Marital Status by Race

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Murray Marital Status

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2,251

Number of Veterans

2,158

Male Veterans

93

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam886
Second Gulf War396
First Gulf War367
Korea207
World War II155

Murray Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+646
65 to 74638
35 to 54454
55 to 64285
18 to 34228

Murray Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,9825.75%
2+ Races878.23%
Hispanic862.19%
Black7812.15%
Asian536.03%
Native American2920.28%
Other Race222.41%

Murray Veterans by Race

Murray Veterans by Education

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6.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Murray Veterans by Education

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70.8%

Labor Force Participation

68.4%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Murray Employment by Age

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Murray Employment by Race

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Murray Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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64.33%

Born in Murray

91.70%

Native Born

8.30%

Foreign Born

4.83%

Non Citizen

3.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.70% of Murray residents were born in the United States, with 64.33% having been born in Utah. 4.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Murray Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202148,491-213-0.44%
202048,704-213-0.44%
201948,917-213-0.43%
201849,130-190-0.39%
201749,3201830.37%
201649,1371380.28%
201548,9992890.59%
201448,7101820.38%
201348,5283440.71%
201248,1841,0462.22%
201147,1384170.89%
201046,72112,6973.22%
200034,0242,7420.84%
199031,2825,5321.97%
198025,7504,5441.96%
197021,2064,4002.35%
196016,8067,8006.44%
19509,0063,2664.61%
19405,7405681.05%
19305,1725881.21%
19204,5845271.23%
19104,0570.00%

Murray Population by Year