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Overview

Introduction to Park City, Utah

Park City, Utah, in Summit county, is located 18 miles E of Sandy, Utah (center to center) and is 349 miles W of Denver, Colorado. As of the year 2000 census, 7,371 people resided in Park City.

Park City History

Park City was settled in 1870 as a mining community. It nearly became a ghost town when the mines of the area penetrated the water table and were flooded. Skiing became largely popular in Park City in the 1950s. It was virtually destroyed in 1898 by fire. The town also experienced an explosion in 1902 in the Day West Mine, which killed 34 miners. It was partly located in Summit County, which was founded in 1854; and partly in Wasatch County, which was organized in 1862.

Park City and nearby Attractions

  • Holiday Village Shopping Mall
  • Park City Ski Area
  • Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park
  • Park City Museum
  • Wasatch Mountain State Park
  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Things To Do In Park City

Park City is home to many parks and playgrounds such as the South End City Park and Rotary Park. One can enjoy skiing at the Park City Ski Area. The Park City Museum provides absorbing insights into the history of this area. The North American Museum of Ancient Life, Wheeler Historic Farm, Old Deseret Village, and Utah Museum of Fine Arts are also worth visiting. The Deer Creek State Park, Wasatch Mountain State Park, and Jordanelle State Park are less than half an hour's drive away. One can shop at the Holiday Village Shopping Mall. Local festivals include Autumn Classics Music Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Kimball Arts Festival, and Utah Winterfest.

Park City Transportation

One can avail of flights from Salt Lake City International Airport.

Park City Higher Education

The University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College, and Brigham Young University offer courses for higher studies.

People

Total Population 7,845
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 10.7%
Employed Population 16+ 4,223
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 50.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 60.7%
Median Earnings25+ $38,922
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,025
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,262

Wealth

Median Family Income $106,140
% Above Poverty Level 80.7%
% Below Poverty Level 19.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 16.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation 7.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,185
Median House Value $758,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.4%
US/American 0.7%
English 14.5%
Irish 8.1%

Park City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles E of Sandy, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 349 miles W of Denver, Colorado
County Summit
Standard Zip Codes 84060, 84098
P.O. Box Zip Codes 84068
Phone Area Codes 435
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.646
Longitude -111.497

Park City 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 SILVER LAKE BRIGHTON
Distance 5.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 30 F
Apr Temp 21 to 44 F
Jul Temp 45 to 72 F
Oct Temp 27 to 50 F
Annual Precip 43.4 inches
Station ALTA
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 25 to 42 F
Jul Temp 49 to 71 F
Oct Temp 31 to 49 F
Annual Precip 52.2 inches
Station HEBER
Distance 11 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 37 F
Apr Temp 29 to 62 F
Jul Temp 49 to 89 F
Oct Temp 31 to 67 F
Annual Precip 16.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Deer Valley (84060)

Kimball Junction (84098)

Snyderville (84098)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alta 342 $160,625
Charleston 635 $74,196
Francis 1,212 $80,417
Kamas 2,019 $58,438
Midway 4,096 $86,557
Oakley 1,495 $74,886

Park City Public Libraries

Library
Summit County Library
6505 NORTH LANDMARK DRIVE #100
Park City, Utah
(435) 615-3902
Library Web Site
Park City Library
1255 PARK AVENUE
Park City, Utah
(435) 615-5600
Library Web Site

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Park City High Schools

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PARK CITY HIGH
1750 KEARNS BLVD
435-645-5650
Serves 1,239 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.7

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2400 KEARNS BLVD
435-645-5626
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Serves 48 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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