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Midvale, Utah
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; -111.88833
MIDVALE UTAH Latitude and Longitude:

40°36′50″N 111°53′18″W / 40.61389°N 111.88833°W / 40.61389; -111.88833
CountryUnited States
State Utah
County Salt Lake
Area
 • Total5.8 sq mi (15.1 km2)
 • Land5.8 sq mi (15.1 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
4,383 ft (1,336 m)
Population
(2012)
 • Total30,229
 • Density5,200/sq mi (2,000/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 ( Mountain (MST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP code
84047
Area code(s) 385, 801
FIPS code49-49710 [1]
GNIS feature ID1430307 [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. Midvale's population was 33,208 according to 2017 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. [3]

Geography

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

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot summers and cold winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Midvale has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps. [4]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
19101,760
19202,20925.5%
19302,45111.0%
19402,87517.3%
19503,99639.0%
19605,80245.2%
19707,84035.1%
198010,14629.4%
199011,88617.1%
200027,029127.4%
201027,9643.5%
Est. 201733,208 [5]18.8%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]

According to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, [3] as of 2017, there were 33,208 people in Midvale. Also as of 2017, the racial makeup of Midvale was 66.2% non-Hispanic White, 23.5% Hispanic or Latino, 2.9% Black, 0.4% Native American, 3.9% Asian, 0.7% Pacific Islander, and 4.2% from two or more races.

Law and government

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

History

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

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

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

Notable people

Pop Culture

In film:

Midvale was also the filming location for some scenes in the original movie The Sandlot (1993) [8], specifically downtown Midvale's Vincent Drug Store.


References

  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. ^ a b "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Midvale, Utah
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ http://www.midvalecity.org/departments/recorder-s-office/city-council
  8. ^ http://www.thennowmovielocations.com/2018/01/the-sandlot.html

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