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Welcome to West Valley City ...

The city of West Valley City is located in Salt Lake County<1>.

The location of West Valley City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, West Valley City has a population of 135,248 people<3> (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.<4> 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

Telephone area codes for West Valley City: (801) & (385)<5>

Websites for West Valley City ...

Official Website:   www.wvc-ut.gov/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.chamberwest.org

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Valley City had an population of 135,248 people. This is an increase of 4.45% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 24.2% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Valley City had a population of 129,480 people (which is 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 (with a count of 108,896 people).

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

Communities near West Valley City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near West Valley City.

  • Salt Lake City [Salt Lake County]
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    • Salt Lake City [Salt Lake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of West Valley City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 200,567 people
    • Former name for Salt Lake City:
    • Great Salt Lake City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Lake City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salt Lake City<7>
  • West Jordan [Salt Lake County]
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    • West Jordan [Salt Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of West Valley City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 116,480 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jordan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jordan<7>
  • Sandy [Salt Lake County]
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    • Sandy [Salt Lake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of West Valley City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 96,380 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sandy<7>
  • South Jordan [Salt Lake County]
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    • South Jordan [Salt Lake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of West Valley City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 76,598 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Jordan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Jordan<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Millcreek [Salt Lake County]
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      • Millcreek [Salt Lake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of West Valley City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millcreek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millcreek
    • Herriman [Salt Lake County]
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      • Herriman [Salt Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of West Valley City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 51,348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herriman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herriman<7>
    • Murray [Salt Lake County]
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      • Murray [Salt Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of West Valley City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48,917 people
      • Murray has also been known as:
      • Murray City
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murray<7>
    • Draper [Salt Lake County]
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      • Draper [Salt Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of West Valley City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48,587 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Draper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Draper<7>
    • Riverton [Salt Lake County]
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      • Riverton [Salt Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of West Valley City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 44,440 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverton<7>
    • Bountiful [Davis County]
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      • Bountiful [Davis County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of West Valley City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 43,981 people
      • Former names for Bountiful:
      • Calls Settlement
      • North Canyon Settlement
      • North Canyon Ward
      • North Mill Creek Canyon Ward
      • Sessions Settlement
      • Stoker
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bountiful
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bountiful<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around West Valley City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West Valley City.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around West Valley City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Valley City. See our Newspapers Page for West Valley City.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for West Valley City: www.wvc-ut.gov/

The official website for Salt Lake County: www.slco.org/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including Salt Lake, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Valley City.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Valley City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (385) is an overlay for area code (801).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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, 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6886, Longitude: -112.0110       In this case, the coordinates for West Valley City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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