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A+ Murray Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D Murray Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% higher than Utah
Murray
1055% more expensive than the US average
Utah
1011% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Murray cost of living
F Murray Crime Total crime is 143% higher than Utah
Total crime
7,349167% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 14167% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
3%Year over year crime is up
Murray crime
C Murray Employment Household income is 11% lower than Utah
Median household income
$55,483equal to the US average
Income per capita
$29,2672% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%29% lower than the US average
Murray employment
C+ Murray Housing Home value is 5% higher than Utah
Median home value
$236,20028% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9935% higher than the US average
Home ownership
64%1% higher than the US average
Murray real estate or Murray rentals
D- Murray Schools HS graduation rate is 1% higher than Utah
High school grad. rates
90%8% higher than the US average
School test scores
41%16% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:126% higher than the US average
Murray K-12 schools or Murray colleges

Living in Murray, UT

Murray, Utah is a mid-sized city with a population of 48,834 people. With a population density of 3,963 people per square mile, Murray is well above the nation's average density level. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (89% White). Given that fact, Murray could be considered less diverse than other cities. Murray has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 72% of the population is classified as married and 65% have kids.

Whether you’re moving to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Murray could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Utah if you know where to search. The best areas in Murray and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, cost of living, education, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Utah and national averages.

The livability score in Murray is 66/100 and the city is ranked in the 44th percentile of all cities across America. For each of the livability categories, we see that Murray ranks very well for amenities (A+). There are some categories that Murray ranks poorly for, including: crime (F), cost of living (D) and education (D-). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Murray, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Murray real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Murray. The median home price for Murray homes is $236,200, which is 5.2% higher than the Utah average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Murray, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.3, which is 19.4% higher than the Utah average. Real estate appreciation rates in Murray are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Murray homes comes in at 12.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 8.8%.

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Compare Murray, UT Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Murray, UT

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Wasatch Hollow, Salt Lake City786.53,188
Yalecrest, Salt Lake City787.13,768
East Bench, Salt Lake City767.68,443
Liberty Wells, Salt Lake City725.88,248
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Central City, Salt Lake City727.610,087
Bonneville Hills, Salt Lake City717.13,489
Downtown, Salt Lake City697.93,273
East Central, Salt Lake City687.220,893

Best Cities Near Murray, UT

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
South Ogden, UT7936.216,893
Layton, UT7829.772,413
Holladay, UT783.330,793
Centerville, UT771916,727
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Provo, UT7730.8115,718
Interlaken, UT772391
Kaysville, UT7726.329,799
Independence, UT7612.3152
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Community8/10
Nightlife4/10
Dining4/10
Shopping7/10
When I moved to Murray, UT, I was a student in college. I have been in the city for about 10 years. One of my favorite things to do is go to one of the many ski lodges. There are slopes for beginners and slopes for those who think they can get by with acting like a professional. My favorite activity is sitting in the lodges and drinking hot chocolate while watching the people who come through.

This is an area that is very family friendly. There are older homes, mine being one of them. I can sit on my front porch and watch as people walk by on the sidewalk. There are several restaurants in the city, many that serve food from the comfort of home. The Tea Rose Diner is a different location as it serves the best Thai food I have ever consumed. There are also quite a few steakhouses. Most of these are located near the ski lodges.

Shopping is one of my passions. Fortunately, there is no lack of malls and shopping centers in Murray. If you're looking for the handmade items to purchase, you'll be looking for a while as most of the places to shop are the name brand stores. However, I have found some bargains at some of the malls that are more like outlets as they have wholesale items. There aren't a lot of attractions aside from the ski slopes. There are a few movie theaters, and you have a bowling alley along with an arcade. This is more of a place to move to if you want to relax and don't want the hustle and bustle of the inner city.
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Source: The Murray, UT data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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