Park City, Utah

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Park City, Utah

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Park City Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Park City College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Park City Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Park City Median Family Income
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Park City Racial Diversity
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Park City Public Transportation Use
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Park City Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Park City Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Park City, Utah

Comparing Park City 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 8 10
Racial Diversity 8 10
Age of the Population 2 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 1
Portion of People Married 6 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
People Above Poverty 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 9
Public Transportation Use 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 1
People Living Alone 3 9
Affordability of Rents 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 6 4
Low Property Crime 1 1

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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Park City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,371 100%
Male 4,001 54.3%
Female 3,370 45.7%
Under 18 1,720 23.3%
18+ 5,651 76.7%
65+ 337 4.6%
Median Age 32.7
Average Family Size 3.11
White 5,934 80.5%
African-American 31 0.4%
Asian 137 1.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 22 0.3%
Other 1,158 15.7%
Mixed Race 88 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,448 19.6%

Estimated Park City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 8,066
Growth 695
Growth % 9.4%

Park City 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.6%
English 16.3%
German 11.8%
Irish 8.2%
US/American 6%
Norwegian 3.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
Italian 2.6%
European 2.6%
Scottish 2.3%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Swedish 1.7%
Polish 1.6%
Dutch 1.5%
Danish 1.5%
Welsh 1%
Russian 0.9%
Czech 0.8%
British 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.7%
Austrian 0.6%
Swiss 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Greek 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
Slavic 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Croatian 0.3%
Brazilian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Basque 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Park City 7,371 $77,137
Alta 370 $94,654
Charleston 378 $44,063
Francis 698 $59,464
Kamas 1,274 $46,750
Midway 2,121 $55,809
Oakley 948 $62,059

Park City Public Libraries

Summit County Library
Park City, Utah
(435) 615-3902
Library Web Site
Park City Library
Park City, Utah
(435) 615-5600
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Starbucks in Park City

(As of 2005)
1760 Park Avenue
Kimball Junction
6400 N Highway 224
Park Ave & Iron Horse
1700 Park Ave

Wal-mart in Park City

(As of 2006)
6545 North Landmark Drive
(435) 647-9909
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Park City High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

Serves 1,239 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.7

A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Serves 48 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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