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West Valley City, Utah - Basic Facts

The City of West Valley City is the 2nd largest city in Utah with a population of 139,915 as of July 1, 2017. West Valley City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Utah. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Valley City is located at latitude 40.6885 and longitude -112.0118 in Salt Lake County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Valley City (see map below) encompass a land area of 35.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Salt Lake County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,304 feet.

The City of West Valley City (GNIS ID: 2412231) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Utah is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of West Valley City is located within Salt Lake City Division of Salt Lake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Valley City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Valley City: Granger-Hunter, West Valley.

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West Valley City, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 139,915
Daytime Population: Workers 62,543
Daytime Population: Residents 71,508
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 134,051
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 139,628
Population in Familes 121,342
Population in Group Qrtrs 287
Population Density2 3,935
Diversity Index3 79


Median Household Income $56,197
Average Household Income $67,254
Per Capita Income $19,082


Total Housing Units 41,362 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27,063 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,461 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,839 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $189,934
Average Home Value $198,369


Total Households 39,523
Average Household Size 3.53
Family Households 31,130
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.07% 1.02%
Households 0.86% 0.96%
Families 0.71% 0.87%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

West Valley City, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Valley City to the other 325 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Utah by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 100th
Population Density # 17 95th
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 174 47th
Per Capita Income # 284 13th

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