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Eagle Mountain, Utah
—  City  —
Eagle Mountain monument
Eagle Mountain, Utah is located in Utah
Eagle Mountain, Utah
Location within the state of Utah
Coordinates: 40°18′22″N 112°0′35″W / 40.30611°N 112.00972°W / 40.30611; -112.00972Coordinates: 40°18′22″N 112°0′35″W / 40.30611°N 112.00972°W / 40.30611; -112.00972
Country United States
State Utah
County Utah
Incorporated December 3, 1996
Government
 - Type strong mayor
Area
 - Total 41.7 sq mi (108.0 km2)
 - Land 41.7 sq mi (108.0 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 4,882 ft (1,488 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 2,157
 Density 51.7/sq mi (20.0/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 - Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84005
Area code(s) 801
FIPS code 49-20810[1]
GNIS feature ID 1759211[2]
Website www.eaglemountaincity.com

Eagle Mountain is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States. It is part of the ProvoOrem, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is located to the west of the Lake Mountains, which are west of Utah Lake. It was incorporated December 3, 1996 and has been rapidly growing ever since. The population was 2,157 at the 2000 census. Although Eagle Mountain was a town in 2000,[1] it has since been classified as a fifth-class city by state law.[3] In its short history, the city has quickly become known for its rapid growth.[4][5] As of 2008, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that the city had grown to 22,309.[6]

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Geography

Undeveloped land near the City Center.

Eagle Mountain is located at 40°18′22″N 112°0′35″W / 40.30611°N 112.00972°W / 40.30611; -112.00972 (40.305982, -112.009726),[7] at the western and northern bases of the Lake Mountains in the flat Cedar Valley northeast of the city of Cedar Fort. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of (41.7 square miles (108.0 km2)).

SR-73 and Eagle Mountain Boulevard provide access to the city from Utah Valley and Salt Lake Valley, although the city center sits at least 15 miles (24 km) from the two valleys' main transportation corridor along Interstate 15. The Utah Department of Transportation is in the process of planning a western freeway for the Salt Lake Valley (the Mountain View Corridor), which would connect to SR-73 only a few miles from the city.[8]

The area is home to a number of natural landmarks, including a site along the original Pony Express trail[9] and 1,800-year-old rock art petroglyphs carved by ancient Freemont Indians.[10]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,157 people, 532 households, and 502 families residing in the town. The population density was 20.0/km² (51.7/sq mi). There were 598 housing units at an average density of 14.3/sq mi (5.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.57% White, 0.32% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.88% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.11% of the population.

There were 532 households of which 74.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 89.1% were married couples living together, 3.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 5.6% were non-families. 3.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 0.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.05 and the average family size was 4.18.

In the town the population was spread out with 47.4% under the age of 18, 11.9% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 6.3% from 45 to 64, and 1.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females there were 100.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $52,102, and the median income for a family was $52,434. Males had a median income of $40,777 versus $25,313 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,340. About 2.0% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Law and government

Eagle Mountain city government operates under a mayor system, where the mayor acts as an elected executive with the city council functioning with legislative powers. The mayor may select a chief administrative officer to oversee the different departments. The current mayor is Heather Jackson.

Education

Eagle Mountain is located in the Alpine School District and currently has three elementary schools (Eagle Valley, Hidden Hollow, and Pony Express). Many of the students attend school in nearby Lehi or Saratoga Springs. The city also possesses two charter schools (The Ranches Academy with K - 8th grade and Rockwell Charter High School).

Transportation

The only major road running into Eagle Mountain is Utah State Route 73, which runs through the northern part of the city and along its western edge into Cedar Fort. The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) recently began service on an express bus route (#806) into Eagle Mountain, the first in the city. It connects to Downtown Salt Lake City.

Parks

On May 30, 2009 Eagle Mountain opened the Mountain Ranch Bike Park. This park is the first of its kind on the Wasatch Front. It features a jump line, two slope style tracks, a single track network, and a skills area with a pump track and wood features.

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