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Rush Valley, Utah - Basic Facts

The Town of Rush Valley had a population of 518 as of July 1, 2020. Rush Valley ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Utah. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rush Valley is located at latitude 40.363 and longitude -112.4505 in Tooele County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rush Valley encompass a land area of 18.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tooele County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,043 feet.

The Town of Rush Valley (GNIS ID: 2412585) 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 Town of Rush Valley is located within Rush Valley Division of Tooele County.


Rush Valley, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 518 (100%)
Population in Households 518 (100.0%)
Population in Families 447 (86.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 29
Diversity Index2 21


Median Household Income $64,960
Average Household Income $77,282
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $27,780
Wealth Index5 74


Total HU (Housing Units) 219 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 176 (80.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 ( 8.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $264,286
Average Home Value $267,416
Housing Affordability Index3 153


Total Households 194
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 144
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.45% 1.82%
Households 1.53% 1.79%
Families 1.55% 1.61%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
Owner Occupied HU   1.86%


Rush Valley, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rush Valley 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 # 222 32nd
Population Density # 299 9th
Median Household Income # 158 52nd
Housing Affordability Index # 161 49th
Per Capita Income # 115 65th
Diversity Index # 222 33rd

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