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Midvale, Utah
—  City  —
Location of Midvale, Utah
Coordinates: 40°36′50″N 111°53′18″W / 40.61389°N 111.88833°W / 40.61389; -111.88833
Country United States
State Utah
County Salt Lake
Area
 - Total 5.8 sq mi (15.1 km2)
 - Land 5.8 sq mi (15.1 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 4,383 ft (1,336 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 27,029
 - Density 4,627.4/sq mi (1,786.6/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 - Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84047
Area code(s) 385, 801
FIPS code 49-49710[1]
GNIS feature ID 1430307[2]

Midvale is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Salt Lake City, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 27,029 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Midvale is located at 40°36′50″N 111°53′18″W / 40.61389°N 111.88833°W / 40.61389; -111.88833 (40.613990, -111.888214)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.8 square miles (15.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 27,029 people, 10,089 households, and 6,638 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,627.4 people per square mile (1,787.0/km²). There were 10,730 housing units at an average density of 1,837.0/sq mi (709.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.44% White, 1.18% African American, 1.29% Native American, 1.85% Asian, 0.58% Pacific Islander, 9.96% from other races, and 2.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.77% of the population.

There were 10,089 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 16.7% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 16.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 102.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,130, and the median income for a family was $43,322. Males had a median income of $31,325 versus $25,382 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,609. About 9.4% of families and 13.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.3% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.

History of Midvale

Just like the wandering Ute bands before them Utah's Pioneer settlers began with a dependence on the land and the landscape. early pioneers were quick to recognize the richness inherent in the Sat Lake Valley. They saw the abundant creeks and the grassy valley and envisioned farmlands and fields. They discovered the minerals and ores that envisioned thriving communities of commerce and industry. They came to stay, and their mark was soon upon the landscape.

Such was the begging of Midvale City, eastern agricultural neighborhoods and western mining settlement., each relying on the other for sustenance, protection, social interaction and commerce. The Union Fort area of Midvale City began as a center of agriculture.

The Old Town area of Midvale City began as a center of mining and industry. Pioneer families arriving in 1851 to start the settlement, which blossomed in the 1870's as a result of mining in Bingham Canyon and the coming of the railroad. The area was then known Bingham Junction, and was an important midpoint along the rail between mining in Little Cottonwood Canyon to the east and Bingham Canyon to the west. With the discovery of silver in Little Cottonwood Canyon and in Bingham Canyon, new people rushed to be a part growing business and industry located in the middle valley in Midvale City. Along with industry came the hotels, boarding houses, saloons, schools, amusement the people who made Midvale City's Old Town a center the community.

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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