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Overview

Introduction to Taylorsville, Utah

Taylorsville, Utah is located 355 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. It is in Salt Lake County. The city is part of the Salt Lake City - Ogden metro area.

Taylorsville History

Taylorsville is originally made up of the historic communities of Bennion, Taylorsville, and Kearns. They became the city of Taylorsville in 1996. The Ute Indians were the original settlers of the area. The first Mormon pioneer settlers arrived in November 1848. In fact, the city was named in honor of John Taylor, the president of the Latter Day Saints Church. The Bingham - Garfield Railroad and Rio Grande Western Railroad first arrived in the area in 1910. The first water system of Taylorsville was built in 1915.

Taylorsville and nearby Attractions

  • Carriage Square Shopping Center
  • Meadow Brook Golf Course
  • Utah's Hogle Zoo
  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts
  • Old Deseret Village
  • East Canyon State Park
  • Fort Douglas
  • Raging Waters

Things To Do In Taylorsville

Taylorsville offers easy access to Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Old Deseret Village, Wheeler Historic Farm, and Salt Lake Art Center. History buffs should also visit the Fort Douglas and Beehive House. The Meadow Brook Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golf enthusiasts. One can shop at the Meadowbrook Plaza Shopping Center, Plaza 5400 Shopping Center, and Carriage Square Shopping Center. The Raging Waters, Utah's Hogle Zoo, and East Canyon State Park are some of the popular tourist destinations.

Taylorsville Transportation

Salt Lake City International Airport is nearby.

Taylorsville Higher Education

University of Phoenix - Utah Campus, University of Utah, and Salt Lake Community College are in the neighborhood.

People

Total Population 60,383
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 9.9%
Employed Population 16+ 30,521
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 51.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.5%
Median Earnings25+ $31,875
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,616

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,024
% Above Poverty Level 88.7%
% Below Poverty Level 11.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.9%
Median Gross Rent $924
Median House Value $187,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 34.3%
US/American 0.4%
English 20.6%
Irish 5.8%

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

Taylorsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 355 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Salt Lake
Metro Area Salt Lake City - Ogden
Standard Zip Codes 84118, 84119, 84123
Phone Area Codes 801
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.667
Longitude -111.938

Taylorsville 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 SALT LAKE TRIAD CENTER
Distance 7.1 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
Station SALT LAKE CITY INTL AP
Distance 8.1 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
Station SALTAIR SALT PLANT
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 14.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bennion (84118)

Granger (84119)

Granger Hunter (84119)

Salt Lake Cty (84123, 84118, 84119)

West Valley (84119)

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
Midvale 30,844 $53,816
Murray 48,460 $67,726
South Salt Lake 24,501 $44,365
West Jordan 109,549 $74,650
West Valley City 133,660 $54,162

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

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Taylorsville High Schools

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TAYLORSVILLE HIGH
5225 S REDWOOD ROAD
801-685-5455
Serves 1,993 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.1

SUCCESS SCHOOL
4122 S 1785 W SUITE 2B
801-964-4258
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Serves 68 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.4

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