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West Valley City, Utah

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Welcome to West Valley City ...

The city of West Valley City is located in Salt Lake County.

A typical abbreviation for West Valley City: W. Valley City

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, West Valley City has a population of 136,170 people<1> (see below for details).

West Valley City was established in 1849 and was incorporated in 1980.

The community of West Valley City is 4,340 feet [1,323 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of West Valley City is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: West Valley City lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for West Valley City: (801) & (385)<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Valley City had a population of 129,480 people (or 12.58% of the total population of Salt Lake County). This makes West Valley City the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of West Valley City represents 4.68% of the population of Utah (which has 2,763,885 people), making it the state's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 129,480 people, the population of West Valley City increased 18.9% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 108,896 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, West Valley City had an population of 136,170 people. This is an increase of 5.17% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 25.05% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for West Valley City.

Communities near West Valley City ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from West Valley City and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   2017
Bountiful   [Map]   44,107   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Draper   [Map]   47,710   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Herriman   [Map]   39,224   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Millcreek   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Murray   [Map]   49,295   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Riverton   [Map]   43,344   S   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for West Valley City.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around West Valley City. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of West Valley City. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Valley City.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for West Valley City:

Websites for West Valley City ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Valley City ...

Looking for more information about West Valley City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for West Valley City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for West Valley City.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) West Valley City. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Valley City.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Valley City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (385) is an overlay for area code (801).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in West Valley City. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Valley City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Valley City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Valley City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Valley City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6886, Longitude: -112.0110     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Valley City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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