Holladay, Utah

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Holladay, Utah

Introduction to Holladay, Utah

Holladay, Utah, in Salt Lake county, is located 6 miles E of Taylorsville, Utah (center to center) and is 358 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Salt Lake City - Ogden metropolitan area. Holladay contains a population of approximately 14,561 residents.

Holladay History

Holladay is located in Salt Lake County. A group of pioneers, who were known as Mississippi Company, entered the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. They were led by John Holladay. Some of them established a little village away from Great Salt Lake City. The village was named Holladay’s Burgh or Holladay’s settlement after John Holladay, after he became the church’s branch president. In 1999, the city of Holladay was officially incorporated.

Holladay and nearby Attractions

  • Daughters of Utah Pioneer Memorial Museum
  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts
  • Old Deseret Village
  • Wasatch Mountain State Park
  • Museum of Church History and Art
  • Antelope Island State Park

Things To Do In Holladay

The Village Professional Building Condominium is a notable location in the area. The popular shopping destinations in the community include Cottonwood Village Shopping Center and Cottonwood Mall Shopping Center. One may plan a day trip to Hogle Zoo and parks like Deer Creek State Park, Wasatch Mountain State Park, and Antelope Island State Park. One may visit churches like Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and Jehovahs Witnesses Holladay Congregation.

Holladay Transportation

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

Holladay Higher Education

Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and Salt Lake Community College are the nearby local institutions offering courses in higher education.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Holladay Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Holladay Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Holladay College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Holladay Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Holladay People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Holladay Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Holladay, Utah

Comparing Holladay 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
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Male Share of the Population 6 1
Senior Citizens 6 10
Age of the Population 6 10
Female Share of the Population 5 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 1
Racial Diversity 4 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 2
Portion of People Married 9 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 10
People Above Poverty 9 9
Median Family Income 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 8
Public Transportation Use 7 8
Short Commute Times 6 5
Walking and Biking to Work 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 5
Housing Recently Built 6 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 1
Affordability of Rents 3 2
People Living Alone 3 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 6

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Holladay Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles E of Taylorsville, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 358 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Salt Lake
Metro Area Salt Lake City - Ogden
Standard Zip Codes 84117, 84121, 84124
Phone Area Codes 801
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.668
Longitude -111.823

Holladay Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.2 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 41 to 62 F
Jul Temp 66 to 91 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 26.1 inches
Distance 7.9 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 61 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 65 F
Annual Precip 17.7 inches
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 91 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 16.5 inches
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Holladay Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 14,561 100%
Male 7,058 48.5%
Female 7,503 51.5%
Under 18 3,893 26.7%
18+ 10,668 73.3%
65+ 2,219 15.2%
Median Age 37.2
Average Family Size 3.33
White 13,901 95.5%
African-American 67 0.5%
Asian 240 1.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 27 0.2%
Other 81 0.6%
Mixed Race 216 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 272 1.9%

Estimated Holladay Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 19,319
Growth 4,758
Growth % 32.7%

Holladay 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 33.3%
German 9.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.6%
Danish 5.6%
Swedish 5.5%
US/American 4.5%
Irish 4.3%
Scottish 3.7%
British 2.9%
European 2.9%
Norwegian 2.7%
Italian 2.4%
Dutch 2.3%
Welsh 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Swiss 1.3%
Scandinavian 1%
Greek 0.9%
Russian 0.9%
Northern European 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Polish 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Iranian 0.3%
Bulgarian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Arab/Arabic 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
African 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Brighton (84121)
Cottonwood (84121)
Cottonwood Heights City (84121)
Holladay Cottonwood (84117, 84121)
Salt Lake Cty (84117, 84121, 84124)
Solitude (84121)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Holladay 14,561 $77,736
Midvale 27,029 $43,322
Murray 34,024 $51,482
Sandy 88,418 $70,801
South Salt Lake 22,038 $35,353
Taylorsville 57,439 $51,553
West Jordan 68,336 $57,818

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