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The City of Tooele had a population of 37,816 as of July 1, 2021. Tooele 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 Tooele is located at latitude 40.5308 and longitude -112.2983 in Tooele County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tooele encompass a land area of 24.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Tooele County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,043 feet.

The City of Tooele 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 Tooele is located within Tooele-Grantsville Division of Tooele County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Tooele: Tooelle.

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Tooele, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 37,816 (100%)
Population in Households 37,605 (99.4%)
Population in Families 33,109 (87.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 211 ( 0.6%)
Population Density 1,570
Diversity Index2 42


Median Household Income $67,846
Average Household Income $79,486
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $25,096
Wealth Index5 69


Total HU (Housing Units) 12,675 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,795 (77.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,099 (16.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 781 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $258,076
Average Home Value $292,526
Housing Affordability Index3 156


Total Households 11,894
Average Household Size 3.16
Family Households 9,088
Average Family Size 4
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.61% 1.93%
Households 1.59% 1.89%
Families 1.43% 1.81%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
Owner Occupied HU   2.32%

Tooele, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tooele to the other 327 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Utah by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 25 93rd
Population Density # 67 80th
Median Household Income # 157 52nd
Housing Affordability Index # 256 78th
Per Capita Income # 205 38th
Diversity Index # 75 78th

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