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Overview

Introduction to Grantsville, Utah

Grantsville, Utah, in Tooele county, is 24 miles W of West Valley City, Utah and 339 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Grantsville History

Grantsville was originally founded as Twenty Wells in 1848. It was renamed Willow Creek in October 1850. The name of the city was changed to Grantsville after George D. Grant, a military leader who controlled the hostile Native Americans in the area. The city was incorporated on January 12, 1867.

Grantsville and nearby Attractions

  • Donner - Reed Pioneer Museum
  • Barrick Mining Museum
  • Stansbury Park Golf Course
  • Tooele City Railroad Museum
  • Antelope Island State Park
  • Fort Douglas

Things To Do In Grantsville

One can visit the Grantsville Fort Historic Marker while staying in the city. The Donner-Reed Pioneer Museum, the Tooele City Railroad Museum, the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum and the Barrick Mining Museum are in the area as well. The Beehive House and Fort Douglas are also worth visiting. One can enjoy horseback riding, camping, hiking, swimming and biking at the Antelope Island State Park.

Grantsville Transportation

Salt Lake City International is the nearest major airport.

Grantsville Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at the University of Phoenix-Utah Campus, the University of Utah and Salt Lake Community College.

People

Total Population 9,609
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 7.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,784
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 58.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,970
% Above Poverty Level 91.3%
% Below Poverty Level 8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 4%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.3%
Median Gross Rent $793
Median House Value $188,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.7%
US/American 0%
English 30%
Irish 4.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Grantsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles W of West Valley City, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 339 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Tooele
Standard Zip Codes 84029
Phone Area Codes 435
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.611
Longitude -112.463

Grantsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station TOOELE
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 91 F
Oct Temp 40 to 66 F
Annual Precip 19.7 inches
Station JOHNSON PASS
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 39 F
Apr Temp 34 to 60 F
Jul Temp 58 to 91 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 17.2 inches
Station DRAPER POINT OF THE MTN
Distance 30.9 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 65 F
Jul Temp 61 to 95 F
Oct Temp 40 to 69 F
Annual Precip 15.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Grantsville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Burmester (84029)

Lakeside (84029)

Skull Valley (84029)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Herriman 26,721 $80,850
Rush Valley 564 $77,500
Stockton 721 $67,132
Tooele 32,454 $66,161
West Valley City 133,660 $54,162

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Grantsville Public Libraries

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Tooele County Bookmobile Library
429 EAST MAIN STREET
Grantsville, Utah
(435) 884-3703

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GRANTSVILLE HIGH
155 E CHERRY ST
435-884-4500
Serves 864 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.4

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