Introduction to Midvale, Utah

Midvale, Utah, in Salt Lake county, is located 2 miles E of West Jordan, Utah (center to center) and is 353 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The people of the city are in the Salt Lake City - Ogden metropolitan area. Midvale has a population of 27,029.

Midvale History

Midvale was initially known as East Jordan Ward. It held historical significance as far as the southern Slavic settlement in Utah was concerned. The American Smelting and Refining Company attracted many Slavs to Midvale. With changes in industrial life a number of social and fraternal organizations sprung up in Midvale. The name of the community later changed to Midvale as it was a centrally located and was a thriving community.

Midvale and nearby Attractions

  • Beehive House
  • Fort Douglas
  • Deer Creek State Park
  • Jordanelle State Park
  • Utah’s Hoggle Zoo
  • Tracy Aviary

Things To Do In Midvale

There are a number of tourist attractions and places of interest in and around Midvale. Visitors to the city can take a look around the Classic Skating and Waterslide Amusement Park. A visit to the Midvale City Museum is a nice way to spend a long afternoon as well. Junction Bowling Lanes is a place where you can enjoy yourself with your family. Shopping and entertainment options are available at the Jungle Jim’s Playland - Union Point Shopping Center in Midvale.

Midvale Transportation

One can avail flights from Salt Lake City International Airport.


Total Population 30,844
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 9.5%
Employed Population 16+ 16,143
Age of the Population 31


% of people married 46.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.9%
Median Earnings25+ $32,188
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,476
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,300


Median Family Income $53,816
% Above Poverty Level 83.4%
% Below Poverty Level 16.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 4.7%


People Living Alone 29.7%
Median Gross Rent $974
Median House Value $194,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 19%
Irish 6.4%

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

Midvale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles E of West Jordan, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 353 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Salt Lake
Metro Area Salt Lake City - Ogden
Standard Zip Codes 84047
Phone Area Codes 801
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.611
Longitude -111.899

Midvale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 6.1 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 8.8 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
Distance 12.4 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cushing (84047)

Union (84047)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Holladay 30,748 $95,560
Murray 48,460 $67,726
Sandy 91,533 $86,796
South Jordan 59,662 $100,379
Taylorsville 60,383 $65,024
West Jordan 109,549 $74,650

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

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Student/teacher ratio: 25.1

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Serves 40 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

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