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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population32,783
Male Share of the Population50.2%
Female Share of the Population49.8%
Senior Citizens9%
Employed Population 16+13,995
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married56.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.7%
Median Earnings25+$38,058
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,264
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,796

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,787
% Above Poverty Level91.9%
% Below Poverty Level8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone21.4%
Median Gross Rent$892
Median House Value$159,700

Ancestry

English25.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.5%
German10.8%
Irish7.5%
Scottish6.7%
Danishn4.7%
Italian3.5%
Welsh3.5%
Dutch2.8%
Swedish2.2%
French Except Basque2.2%
Norwegian1.5%
Polish1.3%
Swiss0.8%
Basque0.6%
African0.5%
Portuguese0.3%
Russian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Greek0.2%
South African0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Tooele Almanac

CategoryValue
County Tooele County
Standard Zip Codes84074
Phone Area Codes435
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude40.57
Approximate Longitude-112.33

Tooele 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
Distance0.2 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
StationSALTAIR SALT PLANT
Distance18.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 36 F
Apr Temp40 to 59 F
Jul Temp65 to 89 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip14.2 inches
StationJOHNSON PASS
Distance21.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bluffdale9,809$96,833
Cedar Fort356$81,667
Grantsville9,862$69,484
Herriman29,176$88,364
Rush Valley442$76,250
Stockton725$69,779

Tooele Public Libraries

Tooele City Public Library
128 WEST VINE STREET
Tooele, Utah
(435) 882-2182

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Tooele Hospitals

Mountain West Medical Center
(Proprietary)
2055 North Main Street
(435) 843-3600

Tooele Public Schools

Blue Peak High
211 S Tooele Blvd
ZIP: 84074
(435) 833-8700
High
Total Enrollment 105
Clarke N Johnsen Jr High
2152 N 400 W
ZIP: 84074
(435) 833-1939
Middle
Total Enrollment 880
Copper Canyon School
1600 N Broadway
ZIP: 84074
(435) 843-3820
Primary
Total Enrollment 580
Early Learning Center
555 E Vine
ZIP: 84074
(435) 833-1966
Primary
Total Enrollment 133
East School
135 S 7th Street
ZIP: 84074
(435) 833-1951
Primary
Total Enrollment 453
Excelsior Academy
124 E Erda Way
ZIP: 84074
(435) 882-3062
Other
Total Enrollment 680
Harris School
251 N 1st St
ZIP: 84074
(435) 833-1961
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
Middle Canyon School
751 E 1000 N
ZIP: 84074
(435) 833-1906
Primary
Total Enrollment 474
Northlake School
268 N Coleman
ZIP: 84074
(435) 833-1940
Primary
Total Enrollment 519
Overlake School
2052 N 170 W
ZIP: 84074
(435) 843-3805
Primary
Total Enrollment 536
Scholar Academy
928 N 100 E
ZIP: 84074
(435) 830-4476
Primary
Total Enrollment 463
Settlement Canyon School
935 West Timpie Road
ZIP: 84074
(435) 882-4597
Primary
Total Enrollment 587
Tooele Community Learning Center
211 S Tooele Blvd
ZIP: 84074
(435) 833-8700
High
Tooele High
301 W Vine
ZIP: 84074
(435) 833-1978
High
Total Enrollment 1641
Tooele Jr High
411 W Vine St
ZIP: 84074
(435) 833-1921
Middle
Total Enrollment 843
Tooele Online K-8
92 S Lodestone Way
ZIP: 84074
(435) 833-1900
Primary
West School
451 W 300 S
ZIP: 84074
(435) 833-1931
Primary
Total Enrollment 374

Tooele Private Schools

St Marguerite's Catholic School
510 E Vine St
ZIP: 84074
Elementary
Total Enrollment 132
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