Midvale, Utah

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Midvale, Utah
City
State Street in Midvale as it passes underneath the TRAX Blue Line.
State Street in Midvale as it passes underneath the TRAX Blue Line.
Location in Salt Lake County and the state of Utah.
Location in Salt Lake County and the state of Utah.
Coordinates: 40°36′50″N 111°53′18″W / 40.61389°N 111.88833°W / 40.61389; -111.88833Coordinates: 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 (2012)
 • Total 30,229
 • Density 5,200/sq mi (2,000/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]
Website http://www.midvalecity.org/

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 30,764 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

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.

Climate[edit]

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Midvale has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 1,760
1920 2,209 25.5%
1930 2,451 11.0%
1940 2,875 17.3%
1950 3,996 39.0%
1960 5,802 45.2%
1970 7,840 35.1%
1980 10,146 29.4%
1990 11,886 17.1%
2000 27,029 127.4%
2010 27,964 3.5%
Est. 2016 33,035 [4] 18.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

According to estimates from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute of the University of Utah[6], as of 2015, there were 30,844 people in Midvale, the racial makeup of the county was 67.10% non-Hispanic White, 2.36% Black, 0.45% Native American, 3.61% Asian, 0.44% Pacific Islander, and 2.27% from two or more races. 23.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Law and government[edit]

Midvale City has a nonpartisan mayor-council form of government, the Mayor and five Council members are elected to four-year terms. The Current Mayor of Midvale is Robert Hale. Current City Council members include Quinn Sperry, Paul Glover, Paul Hunt, Bryant Brown, and Dustin Gettel.[7]

Midvale Fire and Police are furnished by arrangement with the Unified Police and Fire of Salt Lake County. Consequently, Midvale no longer fields its own police or fire departments, the current head of the Midvale Unified Police is Capt. Randy Thomas and the Midvale Unified Fire Department is headed by Marshal Brad Larson.

Education[edit]

History[edit]

Just like the wandering Ute bands before them, Utah's Pioneer settlers began with a dependence on the land and the landscape; thus, early pioneers were quick to recognize the richness inherent in the Salt 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.[citation needed]

Such was the beginning of Midvale City, the eastern part of the city forming agricultural neighborhoods, and the western areas forming a mining and milling 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 began arriving in 1851 to start the settlement, which blossomed in the 1870s as a result of mining in Bingham Canyon and the coming of the railroad, the area was then known as 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 of the growing business and industry located in the middle valley in Midvale City. Along with industry came the hotels, boarding houses, saloons, schools, and the people who made Midvale City's Old Town a center of the community.

Some scenes from the mini-series The Stand as well as scenes from the movies Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Gentlemen Broncos, and The Sandlot, were filmed in downtown Midvale, including the interior of an old fashioned drugstore by the name of Vincent Drug. The store stayed in business and retained products in packaging over 50 years old for this type of display purpose. Vincent Drug was finally shut down in 2003.

Economy[edit]

Ally Bank (the banking subsidiary of Ally Financial), Arctic Circle Restaurants, and Overstock.com are headquartered in Midvale.

School Improvement Network, an education consulting company, moved its national headquarters to Midvale in 2011.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Midvale, Utah
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Salt Lake City Data Book 2017" (PDF). Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. Retrieved April 16, 2018. 
  7. ^ http://www.midvalecity.org/departments/recorder-s-office/city-council

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