Murray, UT
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Murray is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 49,308 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Murray is the 14th largest community 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 (16.14%), sales jobs (12.60%), and management occupations (11.10%).

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.

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, the bus 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 overall education level of Murray citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.48% of adults in Murray have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Murray in 2010 was $30,897, which is wealthy relative to Utah, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $123,588 for a family of four. However, Murray contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Murray is a somewhat 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 11.58% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Murray include English, German, European, Irish, and Scottish.

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