Introduction to Tooele, Utah

Tooele, Utah, in Tooele county, is located 19 miles SW of West Valley City, Utah (center to center) and is 338 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. Approximately 22,502 people reside in Tooele.

Tooele History

Tooele was originally inhabited by the Native Americans. According to one tradition was named after an Indian chief. However, others believe that Tooele derived its name from an Indian term meaning rushes and reeds. Permanent settlement began in 1849. Tooele was officially incorporated on 19 June 1853. The Settlement Canyon Dam was completed in 1966 and helped in the agricultural development of the area. The city became the county seat of Tooele County in 1861.

Tooele and nearby Attractions

  • Daughters of Utah Pioneers Pioneer Museum
  • Tooele Valley Railroad Museum
  • Barrick Mining Museum
  • Utah Lake State Park
  • Fort Douglas
  • Antelope Island State Park

Things To Do In Tooele

Tooele includes around 11 parks and sports fields such as the Highland Park, Plat C Park, and Liberty Park. The Oquirrh Hills Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golf enthusiasts. History buffs should visit the local museums like the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Pioneer Museum, Barrick Mining Museum, and Tooele Valley Railroad Museum. It is also worth taking a look around the Pratt Aquatic Center. Local celebrations include Tooele Arts Festival, Tooele County Fair & Livestock Show, and Deseret Peak Stampede and Days.

Tooele Transportation

Salt Lake City International Airport is less than half an hour's drive away.

Tooele Higher Education

One can pursue higher education through University of Phoenix - Utah Campus, University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College, and Brigham Young University.


Total Population 32,454
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 8.6%
Employed Population 16+ 13,862
Age of the Population 31


% of people married 56.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20%
Median Earnings25+ $38,726
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,479
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,323


Median Family Income $66,161
% Above Poverty Level 92.4%
% Below Poverty Level 7.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 2.7%


People Living Alone 21.2%
Median Gross Rent $902
Median House Value $160,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.6%
US/American 0%
English 25.4%
Irish 7.7%

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

Tooele Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles SW of West Valley City, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 338 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Tooele
Standard Zip Codes 84074
Phone Area Codes 435
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.53
Longitude -112.297

Tooele Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station TOOELE
Distance 0.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 91 F
Oct Temp 40 to 66 F
Annual Precip 19.7 inches
Distance 18.9 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
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 39 F
Apr Temp 34 to 60 F
Jul Temp 58 to 91 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 17.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lake Point (84074)

Lincoln (84074)

Pine Canyon (84074)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bluffdale 9,008 $92,438
Cedar Fort 423 $80,313
Grantsville 9,609 $67,970
Herriman 26,721 $80,850
Rush Valley 564 $77,500
Stockton 721 $67,132

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

Tooele Public Libraries

Tooele City Public Library
Tooele, Utah
(435) 882-2182
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Tooele Hospitals

(435) 843-3600
Emergency Service: Yes

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Tooele High Schools

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301 W VINE
Serves 1,600 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.5

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A Non-traditional School
Serves 18 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

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