Heber, Utah

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Heber, Utah

Introduction to Heber, Utah

In Heber, about 64% of adults are married. Heber, compared to the great majority of similar-sized cities, is characterized by married couples rather than single adults. The size of households in the city is larger than most. Kids are seemingly everywhere in Heber.

Heber History

The city of Heber is located in Wasatch County. It is also its county seat. The community was settled in by James Davis, Robert Broadhead and James Gurr in the year 1859. The first house in the area was built by John W. Witt. It was under Bishop Silas Smith’s direction, who was in Provo. Joseph S. Murdock became the bishop in 1860, in Heber City and vicinity, over the Latter-day Saints.

Heber and nearby Attractions

  • Wasatch Mountain State Park
  • UVSC Woodbury Art Museum
  • Jordanelle State Park
  • Park City Museum
  • Deer Creek State Park
  • Utah Lake State Park

Things To Do In Heber

While at Heber, one may plan a trip to parks such as Deer Creek State Park, Jordanelle State Park, and Wasatch Mountain State Park that offer multiple opportunities for recreation. The Historic Herber Valley Railroad is a notable location in the community. Travelors may also visit churches like The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Saint Lawrence Catholic Church, and Mountain Valley Baptist Chapel. The Wasatch County Library offers a host of reading materials to the avid readers. The city hosts the Wasatch County Fair in the months of July and August.

Heber Transportation

Salt Lake City International Airport is the closest major international airport offering air transportation facilities.

Heber Higher Education

One can pursue higher education through Brigham Young University, University of Utah and Salt Lake Community College.

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High Points

Heber strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Utah):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
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Top 2% trophy Heber Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Heber Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Heber, Utah

Comparing Heber to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Utah (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 8
Male Share of the Population 10 7
Racial Diversity 3 6
Well-Paid Single Men 3 7
Senior Citizens 2 5
Well-Paid Single Women 2 8
Female Share of the Population 1 4
Age of the Population 1 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 5
Portion of People Married 9 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 6
College Educated Adults 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
Median Family Income 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 7
Short Commute Times 6 5
Public Transportation Use 2 4
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 7
Housing Recently Built 9 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 4
Affordability of Rents 3 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 7
People Living Alone 2 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 10 10

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Heber Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,291 100%
Male 3,681 50.5%
Female 3,610 49.5%
Under 18 2,563 35.2%
18+ 4,728 64.8%
65+ 627 8.6%
Median Age 28
Average Family Size 3.55
White 6,877 94.3%
African-American 4 0.1%
Asian 21 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 32 0.4%
Other 242 3.3%
Mixed Race 110 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 516 7.1%

Estimated Heber Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 9,147
Growth 1,856
Growth % 25.5%

Heber Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 30.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.6%
German 10.8%
US/American 7.4%
Danish 6%
Swedish 5.3%
Scottish 4.8%
Irish 4.6%
Swiss 3.2%
British 2%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Scandinavian 1.5%
European 1.5%
Italian 1.4%
Norwegian 1.3%
Dutch 1.1%
Welsh 1%
Polish 0.4%
Northern European 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Center Creek (84032)
Daniels (84032)
Hailstone (84032)
Heber City (84032)
Keetley (84032)

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

Heber Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(435) 654-2500
Emergency Service: Yes

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