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Overview

Introduction to Grantsville, Utah

Grantsville, Utah, in Tooele county, is 24 miles W of West Valley City, Utah and 339 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Grantsville History

Grantsville was originally founded as Twenty Wells in 1848. It was renamed Willow Creek in October 1850. The name of the city was changed to Grantsville after George D. Grant, a military leader who controlled the hostile Native Americans in the area. The city was incorporated on January 12, 1867.

Grantsville and nearby Attractions

  • Donner - Reed Pioneer Museum
  • Barrick Mining Museum
  • Stansbury Park Golf Course
  • Tooele City Railroad Museum
  • Antelope Island State Park
  • Fort Douglas

Things To Do In Grantsville

One can visit the Grantsville Fort Historic Marker while staying in the city. The Donner-Reed Pioneer Museum, the Tooele City Railroad Museum, the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum and the Barrick Mining Museum are in the area as well. The Beehive House and Fort Douglas are also worth visiting. One can enjoy horseback riding, camping, hiking, swimming and biking at the Antelope Island State Park.

Grantsville Transportation

Salt Lake City International is the nearest major airport.

Grantsville Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at the University of Phoenix-Utah Campus, the University of Utah and Salt Lake Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,862
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens8.4%
Employed Population 16+4,000
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married58.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.4%
Median Earnings25+$40,450
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,639
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,524

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,484
% Above Poverty Level93%
% Below Poverty Level7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation3.4%

Housing

People Living Alone16.6%
Median Gross Rent$812
Median House Value$199,700

Ancestry

English34.4%
German15.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.8%
Swedish10.4%
French Except Basque5%
Scottish4.7%
Irish3.9%
Danishn3.3%
Norwegian1.8%
Italian1.8%
Canadian1.2%
Dutch1.2%
Welsh1%
Czech0.3%
Polish0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Russian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Grantsville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Tooele County
Standard Zip Codes84029
Phone Area Codes435
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude40.67
Approximate Longitude-112.76

Grantsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationTOOELE
Distance10.1 miles
Jan Temp20 to 40 F
Apr Temp37 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 91 F
Oct Temp40 to 66 F
Annual Precip19.7 inches
StationJOHNSON PASS
Distance20.8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 39 F
Apr Temp34 to 60 F
Jul Temp58 to 91 F
Oct Temp38 to 64 F
Annual Precip17.2 inches
StationDRAPER POINT OF THE MTN
Distance30.9 miles
Jan Temp22 to 41 F
Apr Temp38 to 65 F
Jul Temp61 to 95 F
Oct Temp40 to 69 F
Annual Precip15.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Herriman29,176$88,364
Rush Valley442$76,250
Stockton725$69,779
Tooele32,783$65,787
West Valley City134,609$57,447

Grantsville Public Libraries

Grantsville City Library
42 NORTH BOWERY ST.
Grantsville, Utah
(435) 884-1670

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Grantsville Public Schools

Grantsville High
155 E Cherry St
ZIP: 84029
(435) 884-4500
High
Total Enrollment 772
Grantsville Jr High
318 S Hale
ZIP: 84029
(435) 884-4510
Middle
Total Enrollment 410
Grantsville School
50 S Park St
ZIP: 84029
(435) 884-9991
Primary
Total Enrollment 809
Willow School
439 S Willow St
ZIP: 84029
(435) 884-4527
Primary
Total Enrollment 697
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