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Herriman, Utah
Location in Salt Lake County and the state of Utah.
Location in Salt Lake County and the state of Utah.
Coordinates: 40°30′24″N 112°1′51″W / 40.50667°N 112.03083°W / 40.50667; -112.03083
HERRIMAN UTAH Latitude and Longitude:

40°30′24″N 112°1′51″W / 40.50667°N 112.03083°W / 40.50667; -112.03083
CountryUnited States
State Utah
County Salt Lake
Became a cityApril 19, 2001
Founded byThomas Butterfield
Named forHenry Harriman
 • TypeMayor-Council
 •  MayorDavid Watts [2]
 •  Past MayorsCarmen Freeman, Josh Mills, Lynn Crane [2]
 • Total20.3 sq mi (52.5 km2)
 • Land20.3 sq mi (52.5 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
5,000 ft (1,524 m)
(August 2018)
 • Total50,000 [1]
Time zone UTC-7 ( Mountain)
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-6 ( Mountain)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 385, 801
FIPS code49-34970 [3]
GNIS feature ID1428675 [4]
Website http://www.herriman.org

Herriman ( /ˈhɛrɪmən/ HERR-ih-mən) is a city in southwestern Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. The population was 21,785 as of the 2010 census. Although Herriman was a town in 2000, [3] it has since been classified as a fourth-class city by state law. [5] The city has experienced rapid growth since incorporation in 1999, as its population was just 1,523 at the 2000 census. [6] It grew from being the 111th-largest incorporated place in Utah in 2000 to the 32nd-largest in 2010.


Herriman was established in 1851 by Henry Harriman, Thomas Jefferson Butterfield, John Jay Stocking, and Robert Cowan Petty. [7] A fort was established where the community garden is today. The only remnants of Fort Herriman are the two black locust trees that stand where the entrance to the fort once was. The Fort was abandoned in 1857 as the Johnston Army came West.


Herriman remained a small community until 1999 when proactive citizens including Brett Wood and J. Lynn Crane went door to door asking people to sign a petition to be incorporated into a town. Rosecrest is a land developer who acquired some rights in a large area around Herriman, and started large scale residential development. [8] Rosecrest is owned by parent company Sorenson Companies [9] founded by the late James LeVoy Sorenson and currently managed by his son.[ citation needed] In 2007, Rosecrest won a lawsuit with partner land owners/developers that allowed about 4,000 acres (16 km2) to be annexed out of neighboring city Bluffdale into Herriman to further expand the Rosecrest/Herriman housing projects. [10] The lawsuit stemmed from a struggle between Bluffdale city officials, strict city building requirements, and Rosecrest. [10] The edition of Rosecrest greatly borught up Herriman's population and enabled the town to be turned into a city.

Camp Williams Fire 2010

On September 19, 2010, the National Guard was performing an exercise at Camp Williams, south of Herriman, when a round likely struck a rock, setting off a 3,500 acres (14 km2) wildfire. [11] Unified Fire Authority members mobilized and were able to arrest the progress of the fire, but not before 3 homes were destroyed and another damaged. Various small structures were also affected. Over 1,200 homes were evacuated in the face of the oncoming danger, with most of them able to return by Tuesday, September 21, 2010.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 20.3 square miles (52.5 km²), all of it land.

Herriman shares borders with Riverton to the east, South Jordan to the north, and Bluffdale to the southeast.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201635,385 [12]62.4%
U.S. Decennial Census [13]

While it isn't completely clear, the general consensus is that as of August 2018, Herriman has reached 50,000 residents.

According to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, [14] as of 2017, there were 39,224 people in Herriman. The racial makeup of the county was 83.3% non-Hispanic White, 2.2% Black, 0.8% Asian, 1.6% Pacific Islander, and 4.4% from two or more races. 8.0% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

As of the census [3] of 2010, there were 21,785 people, 5,542 households, and 5,022 families residing in the town. The population density was 1075.0 people per square mile (64.5/km²). There were 6,022 housing units at an average density of 297.2 per square mile (19.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.3% White, .3% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 0.5% Pacific Islander, .3% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.2% of the population.

There were 5,542 households out of which 44.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 81.3% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 9.4% were non-families. 6.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.93 and the average family size was 4.13.

In the town the population was spread out with 44.1% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 11.7% from 45 to 64, and 2.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24.7 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $56,361, and the median income for a family was $57,404. Males had a median income of $44,135 versus $30,893 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,991. About 2.9% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


Herriman has had an incredible amount of growth in the last few years to do availability of land and prime location between Utah and Salt Lake Counties. Herriman's elected officials have come under criticism for allowing lots of high density housing.


Herriman is home to the Herriman Historical Committee, Be Ready Herriman, the Herriman Arts Council, Herriman Trails Committee, the Herriman Youth Council, and Healthy Herriman.


Herriman has two high schools, Herriman High School and a new high school which will open 2018-2019 school year. Herriman also is home to Fort Herriman Middle School and Copper Mountain Middle School. Elementary schools include Herriman, Butterfield Canyon, Silvercrest, Blackridge, and Bastian. All the public school are run by Jordan School District.

Herriman also is home to 4 charter schools: Providence High, Junior High, and Elementary and also Athlos Elementary.


Herriman is home to the Zions Bank Real Academy, a soccer complex that serves as the training facilities for Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer. The complex includes Zions Bank Stadium, a 5,000-seat stadium for USL affiliate Real Monarchs and the Utah Warriors of Major League Rugby. [15]

City Services

Herriman does most of their own services including police, water, and roads. Herriman contracts with Rocky Mountain Power, Wastach Waste and recycling, Dominion Energy, South Valley Sewer, Unified Fire Authority, and Salt Lake County Animal Services.

See also


  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/herrimancityutah/PST045217
  2. ^ a b http://www.herriman.org/elected-officials/
  3. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ [1] of the Utah Code, last amended in 2003. Accessed 2008-06-14.
  6. ^ U.S. Census Bureau - Herriman, UT
  7. ^ http://www.herriman.org/userfiles/media/Herriman%20Cemetary%20Origal%20Settlers.pdf
  8. ^ Anderton, Dave (2006) "Buyers are finding home sweet home in Rosecrest area" Deseret News 13 January 2006
  9. ^ "Sorenson Companies"
  10. ^ a b Felix, Devin and Smeath, Doug (2007) "Herriman in, Bluffdale out in land fight" Deseret News 21 July 2007
  11. ^ Reavy, Pat "Herriman fire: National Guard ‘shot in the face of Red Flag’" Deseret News 21 September 2010
  12. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  14. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  15. ^ Kamrani, Cristopher (May 24, 2017). "Dell Loy Hansen's vision taking shape in Herriman". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved February 14, 2018.

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