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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.

The location of West Valley City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, West Valley City has a population of 136,401 people<2> (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.<3> 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)<4>

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 total 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 2018 Census Estimates, West Valley City had an population of 136,401 people. This is an increase of 5.35% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 25.26% since the 2000 Census).

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

Websites for West Valley City ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around West Valley City. If available, we provide a satellite 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:

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.

Communities near West Valley City ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Salt Lake City   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of West Valley City

Sandy   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of West Valley City

South Jordan   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of West Valley City

Millcreek   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of West Valley City

Murray   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of West Valley City

Draper   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of West Valley City

Herriman   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of West Valley City

Riverton   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of West Valley City

Bountiful   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of West Valley City

Located in Davis County

Tooele   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of West Valley City

Located in Tooele County

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Utah

About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for West Valley City:

The official website for Salt Lake County:

The official website for State of Utah:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Valley City.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Valley City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (385) is an overlay for area code (801).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Valley City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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