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Encyclopedia > West Valley City, Utah
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West Valley City is a city in Salt Lake County in the state of Utah. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 108,896, making it the second largest city in the state. A 2006 estimate placed its population at 118,917. It is home to the E Center and the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL. It is also home to the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, Stonebridge Golf Course, Westridge Golf Course, Rocky Mountain Raceway, USANA Amphitheatre, Hale Centre Theatre, and the Valley Fair Mall. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Salt Lake County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  Ranked 13th  - Total 84,876 sq mi (219,887 km²)  - Width 270 miles (435 km)  - Length 350 miles (565 km)  - % water 3. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The E Center is a 10,100-seat multi-purpose arena in West Valley City, Utah. ... The Utah Grizzlies are an ice hockey team in the ECHL. They play in West Valley City, Utah, USA at the E Center. ... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ... USANA Amphitheatre is a 20,000-seat outdoor amphitheater located in West Valley City, Utah. ...

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History

Joseph Harker and his family were the first Mormon pioneers to go "over Jordan." The area was largely agricultural for over one hundred years. The city began to experience rapid growth in the 1970s, when the area that is now West Valley City consisted of the three separate communities of Hunter, Granger, and Redwood. These three unincorporated areas merged in 1980 to form the present-day city. During the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, West Valley City was the official venue for men's and women's ice hockey. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979. ... In United States law, a region of land is unincorporated if it is not a part of any municipality. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... (Redirected from 2002 Olympic Winter Games) The XIX Olympic Winter Games were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ...


Geography

West Valley City is located at 40°41′21″N, 111°59′38″W (40.689181, -111.993867)GR1. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias UT county maps by Seth Ilys. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 91.8 km² (35.5 mi²). 91.7 km² (35.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.17%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Government

West Valley City has a nonpartisan, strong city manager form of government, which means that the city manager is the CEO, while the mayor fills the role of chairman of the board, with the City Council acting as the "board." The mayor is a voting member of the City Council. The West Valley City Council meets each Tuesday night at 6:30 PM, except fifth Tuesdays. City Hall is located at 3600 South Constitution Boulevard (2700 West). Non-partisan democracy (also no-party democracy) is a system of representative government or organization such that universal and periodic elections (by secret ballot) take place without reference to political parties or even the speeches, campaigns, nominations, or other apparatus commonly associated with democracy. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ...


The mayor and six councilors are elected to four-year terms. Mayoral elections are held the same year as three of the councilors. The other three councilors are staggered two years from the mayoral. Two council seats are at-large, or citywide, and the remaining four seats represent districts of approximately 28,000 residents. Officials are not subject to term limits. The most recent election was held in 2005. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... A councillor is a member of a council (such as a city council), particularly in the U.K. and its former colonies. ... A term limit is a legal restriction that limits the number of terms a person may serve in a particular elected office. ...

Elected officials of West Valley City as of 2006
Official Position Term ends
Dennis J. Nordfelt Mayor 2009
City Council members
Margaret Peterson At-large 2007
Mike Winder At-large 2009
Carolyn Burt District 1 2007
Joel Coleman District 2 2009
Russell K. Brooks District 3 2007
Steve Vincent District 4 2009

Michael K. Winder (Born 1976 in Salt Lake City, Utah); is an American historian, businessman, and politician. ...

Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 108,896 people, 32,253 households, and 25,931 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,187.7/km² (3,076.3/mi²). There were 33,488 housing units at an average density of 365.2/km² (946.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 78.21% White, 1.15% African American, 1.17% Native American, 4.29% Asian, 2.90% Pacific Islander, 8.75% from other races, and 3.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.48% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 32,253 households out of which 47.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.6% were non-families. 14.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.36 and the average family size was 3.71. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 33.7% under the age of 18, 12.9% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 5.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $45,773, and the median income for a family was $48,593. Males had a median income of $32,116 versus $22,693 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,031. About 6.7% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.0% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Sister city

West Valley City has a sister city, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI): Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. ... Nantou City (南投市) is the capital of Nantou County, Taiwan Province of the Republic of China. ... Hehuanshan is one of the higher mountains in Nantou County. ... Taiwan Province can refer to an existing administrative division under the government of the Republic of China or the claimed 23rd province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Motto Three Principles of the People (三民主義 San-min Chu-i) Anthem National Anthem of the Republic of China Capital Taipei (formerly and de jure Nanking) Largest city Taipei Official languages Mandarin (GuóyÇ”) Government Semi-presidential system  -  President Chen Shui-bian  -  Vice President Annette Lu  -  Premier Chang Chun-hsiung Establishment...

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West Valley City, Utah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (460 words)
West Valley City is a city located in Salt Lake County in the state of Utah.
The city began to experience rapid growth in the 1970s, when the area that is now West Valley City consisted of the three separate communities of Hunter, Granger, and Chesterfield.
In the city the population is spread out with 33.7% under the age of 18, 12.9% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 5.4% who are 65 years of age or older.
West Valley City, Utah - definition of West Valley City, Utah in Encyclopedia (394 words)
West Valley City is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah.
As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 108,896.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 91.8 km²; (35.5 mi²;).
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