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West Valley City

City of West Valley City

  •   State: 
    Salt Lake County
    West Valley City
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    40°41′21″N 111°59′38″W
      Area total: 
    35.88 sq mi (92.92 km²)
      Area land: 
    35.83 sq mi (92.79 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.05 sq mi (0.14 km²)
    4,304 ft (1,312 m)
    1847; Settled 1847; Incorporated 1980
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Mountain Standard Time (MST) UTC-7:00; Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) UTC-6:00
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    West Valley City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    3,913.76 residents per square mile of area (1,511.11/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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West Valley City is a city in Salt Lake County and a suburb of Salt Lake City in the U.S. state of Utah. The city incorporated in 1980 from a large, quickly growing unincorporated area, combining the four communities of Granger, Hunter, Chesterfield, and Redwood. The earliest known residents of the western Salt Lake Valley were Native American bands of the Ute and Shoshoni tribes. The first European people to live in the area were the Latter-day Saints. During the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, West Valley City was the official venue for men's and women's ice hockey.Serial killer Ted Bundy was arrested in Granger on August 16, 1975, on a routine traffic stop. West Valley has a nonpartisan, strong city manager form of government, which means that the city manager is analogous to a corporation's CEO, while the mayor fills a role similar to chairman of the board. The mayor is a voting member of the City Council. The City Hall and government center are under construction. As of 2016 of the development is incomplete, with the TRAX line having opened in 2011 and the hotel in 2012, but the city hall and government centre are underConstruction. The Maverik Center and USANA Amphitheatre are home to the Utah Jazz and Utah Jazz respectively. The Utah State Legislature is represented by three members in the House of Representatives and one in the Senate. The state's mayor and six councilors are elected to Mayoral elections as well as three at-large seats.


West Valley City is the primary city name, but also S Salt Lake, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Cty, South Salt Lake, Taylorsville, W Valley City, West Valley are acceptable city names or spellings, Granger, Granger Hunter, Slc, So Salt Lake, Ssl on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is City of West Valley City. The earliest known residents of the western Salt Lake Valley were Native American bands of the Ute and Shoshoni tribes. The first European people to live in the area were the Latter-day Saints. The city began to experience rapid growth in the 1970s, when the area that is now West Valley City consisted of the four separate communities of Hunter, Granger, Chesterfield, and Redwood. These four unincorporated areas merged in 1980 to form the present-day city. During the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, West Valley city was the official venue for men's and women's ice hockey. Serial killer Ted Bundy was arrested in Granger on August 16, 1975, on a routine traffic stop. On May 19, 2011, the city unveiled an official plan to create a downtown area for the city over the course of 10 years, building on plans and development that already existed. It will be known as Fairbourne Station (named after Joseph Fairbourne, an early settler who operated a weigh station in the late 19th century) and will consist of approximately 40 acres (16 ha) The center will include a civic center (consisting of city hall, a courthouse, police headquarters, and a library), an eight-story Embassy Suites hotel, a plaza, and residential development. As of 2016 of the development is incomplete, with the TRAX line having opened in 2011 and the hotel in 2012, but the City Hall and government center are under construction. The center is expected to cost $500 million to build.


West Valley is located on the northwest side of the Salt Lake Valley between Salt Lake City on the north and South Salt Lake on the east. The Oquirrh Mountains loom over the city to the west, while the Jordan River marks the eastern boundary. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.5 square miles (91.8 km²), of which 35.4 square miles of it is land and 0.1 sq miles (0.2 km²) is water. The city is home to the West Valley High School, which was founded in 1903. The school is one of the oldest in the state and is located in West Valley. The West Valley School District was established in 1903 and has been in existence ever since. It was the first high school to be founded in the U.S. in the 19th century. It is now the second oldest high school in the State of Utah, after West Valley itself. It has been the location of the Utah High School for more than 50 years. The town has a population of 2,000, with the majority of its residents living in the town of West Valley, which is located near the Jordan Valley. It also has a small airport on the Utah-Nevada border, which serves as the city's main airport. The Jordan River is the eastern border of the city, and marks the western boundary of Magna Township on the west and Taylorsville and Kearns Township to the south.


West Valley City has a nonpartisan, strong city manager form of government. The mayor and six councilors are elected to four-year terms. Two council seats are at-large, and the remaining four seats represent districts of approximately 28,000 residents. The West Valley City Police Department provides law enforcement services to the city. As of 2021 the police chief is Colleen Jacobs, a 21 year veteran of the department, who oversees 218 sworn officers and 47 support staff. In 2013, the city police's narcotics unit was disbanded after an officer-involved critical incident revealed drugs and money had not been booked into evidence. Officers in the unit were also found to be keeping change and small items from seized vehicles, and placing tracking devices on potential suspects' vehicles without warrants. In 2019, an officer shot and killed a handcuffed man who was attempting to pull an officer's gun out of its holster: this killing was found legally justified by the district attorney. In 2016, Officer Cody Brotherson was killed in the line of duty, the department's only such fatality. In the Utah State Legislature, West Valley city is in Senate Districts 1, 3, 5, and 12 represented by Democrat Luz Robles, Democrat Gene Davis, Democrat Karen Mayne, and Republican Daniel Thatcher. In House Districts 30, 31, and 33, represented by Republican Fred Cox, Republican Sophia DiCaro, andRepublican Craig Hall. In 2012, the most recent election was held in November, 2013, with the mayor winning a fourth term.


As of the census of 2010, there were 129,480 people, 38,535 households, and 34,900 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 46.5% non-Hispanic White, 2.3% Black, 1.1% Native American, 6.0% Asian, 3.9% Pacific Islander, and 4.2% from two or more races. As of 2018, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that there were 136,401 people in West Valley City. The median income for a household in theCity was $45,773, and the median incomes for a family was $48,593. About 6.7% of families and 8.7%. of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.0%. of those under age 18 and 3.5%. ofThose age 65 or over. The average household size was 3.36 and the average family size was3.71. The city is located on the Utah Turnpike, which runs through the town of West Valley. It is the only major city in the state that does not have a major airport. The nearest airport is Salt Lake City, which is about 80 miles (130 km) away. The closest airport to the city is the San Francisco International Airport, which has a population of 1.2 million. The airport is located near the city's downtown area, which was once the site of the town's airport. It was the only airport in the United States that has a major international airport.


Companies based in West Valley City include, C.R. England, FranklinCovey, and USANA Health Sciences. According to the City's 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, these are the top employers in the city: USANA, Backcountry, Franklin Covey and C&R England. The city's unemployment rate is currently at 3.7%. The city has a population of 1.2 million, according to the city's 2013 census. The unemployment rate for the city is currently 3.8%. The City's economy has been growing at a rate of 3.5 percent per year since the start of the decade. The economy is expected to grow at a 4.7 percent rate in the next three years, the city says. It's expected that the city will see a 1.8 percent increase in employment in the coming years. The top employers are USANA and Backcountry; the top 10 employers are C&Rs, Franklinovey and Franklin Coveys. The City has a unemployment rate of 2.7 per cent, the highest in the state. It is projected that the rate will rise to 3.9 per cent in the near future. The number of jobs created in the City will increase to 1.7 million by the end of the year. The rate of growth is projected to be 3.6 per cent by the year's end. The population has grown by 1.4 per cent since the beginning of this year. It has reached 1.6 million.


The city lies in the Granite School District. It has 21 elementary schools, four junior high schools, and two high schools. Granger Senior High opened in 1958, and Hunter, which opened in 1990. The city is also the location of East Hollywood High School, a charter school specializing in film education and American Preparatory Academy. It is home to the U.S. Air Force Academy, which is a military academy for airmen and women. It also hosts the California Institute of the Arts, which specializes in film and television production. It was founded in 1961, and is one of the oldest colleges in the United States. It opened its doors to students in the fall of 1966. It closed in the summer of 1988. It reopened in the spring of 1989. It currently has a total of 21 schools, as well as a number of charter schools and private schools, including a private high school and a daycare center. The school district has a population of more than 1,000,000 people, making it the second largest city in California after Los Angeles. It lies on the San Francisco Bay Area, which has more than 2,500,000 residents, and the San Fernando Valley, with about 1,200,000. It sits on the edge of the San Diego River, which runs through the city. It's also the site of the California Academy of Sciences, which was established in the early 1900s. In the early 20th century, the city was known for its art and film production.


West Valley City is on the same address grid system as Salt Lake City, and therefore also follows the same street numbering system. I-215 runs through eastern portions of the city parallel to I-15, which lies farther east. The city also is served by several bus routes operated by the Utah Transit Authority, and an intermodal transportation hub located in the city center near Valley Fair Mall and the Maverik Center. The West Valley Intermodal Hub is serviced by TRAX light rail and MAX bus rapid transit (BRT) lines. The 3500 South MAX BRT line began service in 2008 and the TRAX Green Line to the intermoda hub was completed in 2011. The Mountain View Corridor will also run through the western portion of theCity. The SR-201 freeway lies along the northern border with Salt. Lake City and continues west into Magna as an expressway. Bangerter Highway, which runs south from Salt Lake. City International Airport, traverses the approximate center of the City as well on its way to. serving the rapidly growing western and southern ends of the valley. The City is home to the West Valley High School, which was founded in the 1970s. The school is located in West Valley City and is now the site of the Utah Valley College of Applied Arts and Sciences. The University of Utah has a chapter of West Valley Valley College, which opened in the early 1990s. It is the only college in the state to have its own chapter of the Mormon faith.

Sports and entertainment

West Valley City is home to the Maverik Center and the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL. It is also home to Stonebridge Golf Course, The Ridge Golf Course and Rocky Mountain Raceways. The Drive-in theater is located in the city's Valley Fair Mall. The Utah Cultural Celebration Center and USANA Amphitheatre are also located in West Valley City. WVC is also the site of the Utah Open, a junior high and high school sports competition. The city's population is around 4,000. It has a population of 2,000, according to the 2010 census. The City's population was 3,000 in the year 2000. The population has grown to 5,000 since the city was founded in 1903. The town's population has increased to 6,000 as a result of the growth of the Wasatch Mountains and the nearby Wasatch Range. It also has a history of being home to a number of sports teams, including the Brigham Young University Cougars, the Utah Jazz, and the Salt Lake City Stars of the National Football League. It was also the home of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Championships in the 1950s and 1960s. The U.N. World Games were held in the town in the 1970s and 1980s. In the 1980s and 1990s, the city hosted the Winter Olympics in the Winter Games at the Utah National Snow and Ice Center. The Winter Games were also held at the University of Utah in 1998 and 1998.


West Valley City consists of the Redwood, Chesterfield, Westshire, East Granger and West Hunter neighborhoods. The Westshire neighborhood is located directly south of Valley Fair Mall and consists of 160 homes built by modernist architect Ron Molen in the 1960s and 1970s. West Hunter, Woodhaven, Oquirrh and Lakepark are the western and central portions of West Valley City respectively. The city's master plan calls for a Hunter Town Center development near the intersection of 5600 West and 3500 South, but no structures have yet been developed specifically for this. The Highbury planned development is currently being established in the northwestern portion of this area. USANA Amphitheater is also home to USANA, though it technically shares the 84118 zip code with Kearns and Taylorsville, rather than West valley City. The median household income of West valley city is $55,087, which is typical for the state of Utah and Northern Salt Lake County. The neighborhood's racial makeup was 53.82% White, 32.11% Hispanic or Latino, 5.04% Asian, 4.54% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander and 1.57% African-American. The average household income in the city and region is $64,356, slightly higher than the median for the rest of the state and region. The area's population in 2013 was 54,832, with a median income of $42,512. The majority of western West Valley's residential architecture is based on 1990s and 2000s planned developments.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in West Valley City, Morgan County, Utah = 10.3. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 68. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in West Valley City = 4.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 140,230 individuals with a median age of 29.6 age the population grows by 14.02% in West Valley City, Morgan County, Utah population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 3,913.76 residents per square mile of area (1,511.11/km²). There are average 3.33 people per household in the 37,149 households with an average household income of $53,000 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is of the available work force and has dropped -4.79% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 22.12%. The number of physicians in West Valley City per 100,000 population = 249.8.


The annual rainfall in West Valley City = 13.1 inches and the annual snowfall = 33.2 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 74. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 224. 93 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 20.2 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 64, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in West Valley City, Morgan County, Utah which are owned by the occupant = 70.56%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 28 years with median home cost = $172,060 and home appreciation of -6.73%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $7.71 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $3,454 per student. There are 22.7 students for each teacher in the school, 1628 students for each Librarian and 805 students for each Counselor. 8.25% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 8.73% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 2.93% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • West Valley City's population in Salt Lake County, Utah of 1,000 residents in 1900 has increased 140,23-fold to 140,230 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 49.16% female residents and 50.84% male residents live in West Valley City, Morgan County, Utah.

    As of 2020 in West Valley City, Morgan County, Utah are married and the remaining 40.72% are single population.

  • 24.8 minutes is the average time that residents in West Valley City require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    76.15% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 16.70% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 2.04% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.37% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in West Valley City, Morgan County, Utah, 70.56% are owner-occupied homes, another 25.21% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.23% are vacant.

  • The 65.65% of the population in West Valley City, Morgan County, Utah who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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