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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 142,233 as of July 1, 2020. 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 40.6916 and longitude -112.0011 in Salt Lake County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Valley City 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.

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, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 142,233 (100%)
Population in Households 141,958 (99.8%)
Population in Families 122,992 (86.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 275 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 4,011
Diversity Index2 80
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $62,646
Average Household Income $76,937
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $21,929
Wealth Index5 66
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 42,024 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27,562 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,952 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,511 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $247,455
Average Home Value $270,199
Housing Affordability Index3 144
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 40,513
Average Household Size 3.5
Family Households 31,703
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.92% 1.17%
Households 0.85% 1.1%
Families 0.68% 1.04%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.1%
Owner Occupied HU   1.18%

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

The table below compares West Valley City to the other 327 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Utah by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 16 95th
Median Household Income # 166 50th
Housing Affordability Index # 134 41st
Per Capita Income # 263 20th
Diversity Index # 1 100th

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