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The Wasatch Front is an urban area in the U.S. state of Utah. It consists of a few downtown districts, the largest being Salt Lake City, and is fully connected by continuous suburban development. Cumulative population statistics for 2005 show that it has an estimated population of 2,150,017 residents or 87% of Utah's estimated 2005 population of 2,469,585. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Crowded Shibuya, Tokyo shopping district An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  Ranked 13th  - Total 84,889 sq mi (219,887 km²)  - Width 270 miles (435 km)  - Length 350 miles (565 km)  - % water 3. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Central business district. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ...

The Salt Lake Valley urban area, called the Wasatch Front.
The Wasatch Range prevents the Wasatch Front from expanding further eastward.
The Wasatch Range prevents the Wasatch Front from expanding further eastward.

The cities of the urban area start at the western base of the Wasatch Range (hence the name Wasatch Front) and extend to the eastern shores of the Great Salt Lake in the north, the eastern base of the Oquirrh Mountains in the centre, and to the shoreline of Utah Lake to the south. The Wasatch Front is 120 miles (193 km) long and an average of 5 miles (8 km) wide. Variation in width is due to its being constricted by natural barriers but it never exceeds a width of approximately 15 miles (24 km). Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 58 pixel Image in higher resolution (2793 × 204 pixel, file size: 535 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The middle of the Wasatch Front urban area. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1449 KB) Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Rocky Mountains Wasatch Range Wasatch Front Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1449 KB) Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Rocky Mountains Wasatch Range Wasatch Front Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... View of the Wasatch Range from the Salt Lake City Public Library. ... View of the Wasatch Range from the Salt Lake City Public Library. ... Great Salt Lake, located in the northern part of the U.S. state of Utah, is the largest salt lake in the Western Hemisphere,[1] the fourth largest terminal lake in the world,[2] and the 33rd largest lake on Earth. ... Oquirrh Mountains forming western border of the Salt Lake Valley The Oquirrh Mountains are a mountain range that run north-south for approximately 30 miles (50 km) to form the west side of Utahs Salt Lake Valley, separating it from Tooele Valley. ... Utah Lake and Utah Valley Utah Lake is Utahs , and it is one of the largest naturally occurring fresh-water lakes in the western United States. ...

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Cities and towns in the Wasatch Front

Utah's population density, featuring the long narrow Wasatch Front
Utah's population density, featuring the long narrow Wasatch Front

Download high resolution version (1700x2199, 60 KB)Municipality Population shown state wide. ... Download high resolution version (1700x2199, 60 KB)Municipality Population shown state wide. ...

Incorporated Areas

150,000 or more inhabitants

Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. ...

90,000 or more inhabitants

Mount Timpanogos, in the Wasatch Range, near Provo, Utah.

Orem is an incorporated city in the north-central part of the state of Utah in Utah County. ... Panoramic view of Provo Provo is a city in Utah and the county seat of Utah County, located about 50 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. ... A view of the Wasatch Mountains from a Sandy neighborhood. ... Jordan Landing West Jordan is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah and part of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. ... West Valley City seal West Valley City is a city in Salt Lake County in the state of Utah. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 538 KB) Mount Timpanogos, Utah County, Utah in winter taken by David Jolley. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 538 KB) Mount Timpanogos, Utah County, Utah in winter taken by David Jolley. ... Panoramic view of Provo Provo is a city in Utah and the county seat of Utah County, located about 50 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. ...

60,000 or more inhabitants

Layton is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. ... Ogden sign over Washington Boulevard at the Ogden River; toward downtown Overlooking Ogdens George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park Ogden is the county seat of Weber County,GR6 Utah, United States. ... Taylorsville is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ...

35,000 or more inhabitants

All of the Wasatch Front cities lie at an elevation of approximately 4,330 feet (1,320 m). To the east, the Wasatch Mountains rises dramatically up to an elevation of 11,752 feet (3,582 m) at Mount Timpanogos (bordering Utah Valley). The area's western boundary is formed by Utah Lake (in Utah County), the Oquirrh Mountains (in Salt Lake County), and the Great Salt Lake (in northwestern Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, and southeastern Box Elder Counties). The Wasatch Front's development is constrained by these natural barriers, and thus much of the land has been developed. Transportation issues have been complicated by the narrow north-south orientation of the valley, constrained by the natural barriers on both sides, and the rapid growth of the region. Looking toward Bountiful from the Wasatch Mountains that rise above it. ... Cottonwood Heights is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah along the east bench of the Salt Lake Valley. ... Draper is a city in Salt Lake County and Utah County, Utah, United States, located about 20 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Murray is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. ... Riverton is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Roy is a city in Weber County, Utah, United States. ... South Jordan Towne Center South Jordan is a city in Salt Lake County in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Mount Timpanogos is the second highest mountain in Utahs Wasatch Range (second to Mount Nebo). ... Utah Valley is a valley in central Utah located in Utah County. ... Utah Lake and Utah Valley Utah Lake is Utahs , and it is one of the largest naturally occurring fresh-water lakes in the western United States. ... Utah County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Oquirrh Mountains forming western border of the Salt Lake Valley The Oquirrh Mountains are a mountain range that run north-south for approximately 30 miles (50 km) to form the west side of Utahs Salt Lake Valley, separating it from Tooele Valley. ... Salt Lake County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Great Salt Lake, located in the northern part of the U.S. state of Utah, is the largest salt lake in the Western Hemisphere,[1] the fourth largest terminal lake in the world,[2] and the 33rd largest lake on Earth. ... Salt Lake County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Davis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Weber County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah, occupying a stretch of the Wasatch Front, part of the eastern shores of Great Salt Lake, and much of the rugged Wasatch Mountains. ... Box Elder County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ...


The region has experienced considerable growth since the 1950s, with its population increasing 308% from 492,374 to 2,009,595. It encompasses three metropolitan areas and one micropolitan area, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. From north to south, these are Brigham City, population 44,810; Ogden-Clearfield, population 477,455; Salt Lake City, population 1,018,826; and Provo-Orem, population 412,361. As of 2005, all four together have a population of 2,009,595 residents. Much of the remaining undeveloped land is rapidly being developed. This does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... United States micropolitan areas, as defined by the Census Bureau and the Office of Management and Budget, are urban areas in the United States based around a core city or town with a population of 10,000 to 49,999. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Brigham City is a city in Box Elder County, Utah, United States. ... Ogden sign over Washington Boulevard at the Ogden River; toward downtown Overlooking Ogdens George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park Ogden is the county seat of Weber County,GR6 Utah, United States. ... Clearfield is a city located in Davis County, Utah. ... Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. ... Panoramic view of Provo Provo is a city in Utah and the county seat of Utah County, located about 50 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. ... Orem is an incorporated city in the north-central part of the state of Utah in Utah County. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


If it were considered a single metropolitan area, the Wasatch Front would rank as the seventh most populated in the western United States, just behind Denver, Colorado and Portland, Oregon. The Metro population of Portland, Oregon is 2,127,881 as of 2005 and has since grown. If using the same distance to determine population as was used in the Wasatch Front calculations, the Portland population would be well ahead of the Wasatch Front population as the current standings show that the immediate metro area is already larger then that of Utah's Wasatch Front. Officially, Salt Lake City ranks twelfth, followed by Ogden-Clearfield at twenty-third and Provo-Orem at twenty-eighth in the western region. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ... Nickname: Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter Area  - City  145. ... Nickname: Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter Area  - City  145. ... Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. ... Ogden sign over Washington Boulevard at the Ogden River; toward downtown Overlooking Ogdens George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park Ogden is the county seat of Weber County,GR6 Utah, United States. ... Clearfield is a city located in Davis County, Utah. ... Panoramic view of Provo Provo is a city in Utah and the county seat of Utah County, located about 50 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. ... Orem is an incorporated city in the north-central part of the state of Utah in Utah County. ...


The Logan metropolitan area (population 109,666, adjacent to Brigham City) and the Heber micropolitan area (population 18,139, just east of Provo) are sometimes considered part of the larger Wasatch area. They are both approximately 20 miles from the traditional Wasatch Front. When they are included in state estimates, the total area is referred to as the "northern metropolitan region," comprising a combined population of about 2,200,000. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Brigham City is a city in Box Elder County, Utah, United States. ... Heber Valley with Deer Creek Reservoir Heber is a city in Wasatch County, Utah, United States. ...


Cities lying on the other side of the Wasatch Range, including Morgan, Park City, and Heber, are sometimes referred to as the "Wasatch Back" and have recently shared in the rapid growth of the region. Morgan is a city located in Morgan County, Utah. ... Park City, Utah Main Street during a parade Looking down Main Street Park City is a city located in Summit County, Utah, United States. ... Heber Valley with Deer Creek Reservoir Heber is a city in Wasatch County, Utah, United States. ... The Wasatch Back is an area in the U.S. state of Utah located east of the Wasatch Front. ...


See also

The Wasatch Fault. ... The Wasatch Back is an area in the U.S. state of Utah located east of the Wasatch Front. ...

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Wasatch Front - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (477 words)
The Wasatch Front is a continuous urban area in the U.S. state of Utah that houses more than 75% of the state's population and includes the state capital, Salt Lake City.
Bordered on the east by the Wasatch mountain range, the Wasatch Front is 120 miles (193 km) long and an average of 5 miles (8 km) wide, never exceeding a width of approximately 15 miles (24 km).
All of the Wasatch Front cities lie at an elevation of approximately 4,330 feet (1,320 m).
Wasatch Front - definition of Wasatch Front in Encyclopedia (199 words)
The Wasatch Front is the long, narrow metropolitan region of Utah that extends roughly from Brigham City on the north to Santaquin on the south.
It derives its name from the Wasatch Range, which forms the eastern boundary of the region.
Cities lying on the other side of the mountains are sometimes referred to as the "Wasatch Back".
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