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Overview

Introduction to West Valley City, Utah

West Valley City, a suburb of Salt Lake City, is located in Utah's Salt Lake County. Situated about 8 miles southwest of Salt Lake City and 41 miles northwest of Provo, West Valley City affords easy access to nearby cities via Interstate Highways I-15 and I-80; as well as Utah State Highways 173 and 201. With a population in six figures, West Valley City is one of the largest cities in the state of Utah.

Part of an area which had been largely agricultural for over one hundred years, West Valley City was formed from a conglomeration of the four separate communities of Hunter, Granger, Chesterfield, and Redwood. In 1980, these four unincorporated communities merged to incorporate as West Valley City, only to face a strong challenge a week later in the form of a campaign to do away with the new city. The campaign had enough petitioners to successfully persuade the state’s court system to order a disincorporation election a mere three months after the original incorporation vote. By a mere 72 votes, voters rejected the effort to disincorporate and West Valley City survived. More than 20 years later, the voters' decision has been vindicated, as the city has since thrived and been the beneficiary of sustained growth and ongoing progress.

Things to do in and near West Valley City

West Valley City is home to the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, a new world-class facility which hosts a large variety of music and cultural shows. Another city attraction is the E Center, a structure which was built in 1997 and served as the venue for the 2002 Winter Games. Also located in West Valley City are the Rocky Mountain Raceway, the USANA Amphitheatre, and the Hale Centre Theatre. Nearby Salt Lake City has its own wealth of attractions which include the following:

  • Off Broadway Theatre: Salt Lake City's downtown hot spot for comedy.
  • Ballet West: Considered one of America's leading ballet companies.
  • Wheeler Historic Farm: A Family Farm Museum which features an historic farmhouse.
  • Capitol Theatre: Built in 1913 and home to the Utah Opera Company, Ballet West, and Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company.
  • Clark Planetarium
  • Trolley Square
  • Heber Valley Historic Railroad
  • Lagoon Amusement Park
  • Utah's Hogle Zoo
  • Utah Opera Company
  • The Utah Symphony
  • Sandy City Amphitheater
  • Salt Lake Art Center
  • The Children's Museum of Utah
  • Fort Douglas Military Museum
  • Pioneer Memorial Museum
  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts
  • Utah Museum of Natural History
  • Usana Amphitheatre

Sports fans in West Valley City have a professional sports team to root for. Hockey's Utah Grizzlies compete in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) and play their home games in the city's E Center. Major league pro teams in the Salt Lake City area include basketball's Utah Jazz (NBA), Arena Football's Utah Blaze (AFL), and soccer's Real Salt Lake (MLS). Baseball fans can follow the exploits of the Salt Lake Bees, a minor league team which serves as the Triple-A affiliate of Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Demographics

People

Total Population134,609
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens7.7%
Employed Population 16+62,603
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married50%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.2%
Median Earnings25+$30,555
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,697
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,511

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,447
% Above Poverty Level83.7%
% Below Poverty Level16.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone14.2%
Median Gross Rent$972
Median House Value$171,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)51.4%
English13.5%
German6.9%
Irish3.6%
Danishn2.7%
Scottish2.5%
Italian2.3%
Swedish2.2%
Dutch1.6%
Norwegian1.2%
African1.2%
French Except Basque1.1%
Welsh1.1%
Swiss0.6%
Polish0.5%
Greek0.4%
Arab0.3%
Somali0.2%
Russian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Sudanese0.2%
Czech0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
US Virgin Isl0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Basque0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
South African0.1%
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West Valley City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Salt Lake County
Standard Zip Codes84081, 84118, 84120, 84128, 84119
Phone Area Codes801, 385
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude40.59
Approximate Longitude-112.03

West Valley City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSALT LAKE CITY INTL AP
Distance6.6 miles
Jan Temp21 to 37 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 91 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip16.5 inches
StationSALTAIR SALT PLANT
Distance8 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
StationBOUNTIFUL-VAL VERDA
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp22 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 88 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip22.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Midvale31,659$55,595
Murray48,834$71,286
Salt Lake City191,446$65,865
South Salt Lake24,575$45,908
Taylorsville60,448$64,630
West Jordan110,928$75,738

West Valley City Hospitals

Pioneer Valley Hospital
(Proprietary)
3460 South Pioneer Parkway
(801) 964-3100

West Valley City Public Schools

Harry S. Truman School
4639 S 3200 W
ZIP: 84119
(385) 646-5044
Primary
Total Enrollment 642
Redwood School
2650 S Redwood Rd
ZIP: 84119
(385) 646-4984
Primary
Total Enrollment 812
American Preparatory Academy--the School For New Americans
1255 W Crystal Ave.
ZIP: 84119
(801) 839-3613
Other
Total Enrollment 572
Robert Frost School
3444 W 4400 S
ZIP: 84119
(385) 646-4840
Primary
Total Enrollment 502
Hillsdale School
3275 W 3100 S
ZIP: 84119
(385) 646-4864
Primary
Total Enrollment 889
Valley Jr High
4195 S 3200 W
ZIP: 84119
(385) 646-5234
Middle
Total Enrollment 655
Endeavor Hall
2614 S Decker Lake Lane
ZIP: 84119
(801) 972-1153
Primary
Total Enrollment 615
Stansbury School
3050 S 2700 W
ZIP: 84119
(385) 646-5032
Primary
Total Enrollment 986
Vanguard Academy
2650 South Decker Lake Lane
ZIP: 84119
(801) 327-8735
Pioneer School
3860 S 3380 W
ZIP: 84119
(385) 646-4966
Primary
Total Enrollment 656
Granger High
3690 S 3600 W
ZIP: 84119
(385) 646-5320
High
Total Enrollment 2929
Kairos Academy
1325 West 2200 South Suite A
ZIP: 84119
(385) 355-1640
High
Total Enrollment 38
East Hollywood High
2185 S 3600 W
ZIP: 84119
(801) 886-8181
High
Total Enrollment 330
Mana Academy Charter School
2355 S Technology Drive
ZIP: 84119
(801) 972-6262
Other
Total Enrollment 344
Granger School
3702 S 1950 W
ZIP: 84119
(385) 646-4852
Primary
Total Enrollment 1096
West Lake Jr High
3400 S 3450 W
ZIP: 84119
(385) 646-5254
Middle
Total Enrollment 863
Rolling Meadows School
2950 Whitehall Dr
ZIP: 84119
(385) 646-4990
Primary
Total Enrollment 566
Valley Crest School
5240 W 3100 S
ZIP: 84120
(385) 646-5061
Primary
Total Enrollment 636
Hunter Jr High
6131 W 3785 S
ZIP: 84120
(385) 646-5184
Middle
Total Enrollment 991
Monticello Academy
2782 S Corporate Park Drive
ZIP: 84120
(801) 417-8040
Other
Total Enrollment 754
American Preparatory Academy - Accelerated School
3636 W 3100 S
ZIP: 84120
(385) 351-3090
Other
Total Enrollment 1321
Monroe School
4450 W 3100 S
ZIP: 84120
(385) 646-4918
Primary
Total Enrollment 757
Philo T. Farnsworth School
3751 S 4225 W
ZIP: 84120
(385) 646-4822
Primary
Total Enrollment 572
Hunter High
4200 S 5600 W
ZIP: 84120
(385) 646-5360
High
Total Enrollment 2060
Jackling School
3760 S 4610 W
ZIP: 84120
(385) 646-4882
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
Esperanza School
4956 W 3500 S
ZIP: 84120
(801) 305-1450
Primary
Total Enrollment 387
John F. Kennedy Jr High
4495 S 4800 W
ZIP: 84120
(385) 646-5214
Middle
Total Enrollment 950
Hunter School
4351 S 5400 W
ZIP: 84120
(385) 646-4876
Primary
Total Enrollment 600
Academy Park School
4580 Westpoint Dr
ZIP: 84120
(385) 646-4750
Primary
Total Enrollment 588
Carl Sandburg School
3900 S 5325 W
ZIP: 84120
(385) 646-5008
Primary
Total Enrollment 413
Hillside School
4283 S 6000 W
ZIP: 84128
(385) 646-4870
Primary
Total Enrollment 667
Douglas T. Orchard School
6744 W 3800 S
ZIP: 84128
(385) 646-4954
Primary
Total Enrollment 629
Whittier School
3585 S 6000 W
ZIP: 84128
(385) 646-5096
Primary
Total Enrollment 682
West Valley School
6049 W Brud Dr
ZIP: 84128
(385) 646-5079
Primary
Total Enrollment 598

West Valley City Private Schools

Small World Child Care
4130 S 3600 W
ZIP: 84119
Elementary
Total Enrollment 92
Iqra Academy Of Utah
1293 W 2200 S Ste B
ZIP: 84119
Elementary
Total Enrollment 33
Dancing Moose Montessori School
4428 Links Dr
ZIP: 84120
Elementary
Total Enrollment 92
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