Heber City, Utah

Heber City, Utah

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Heber City, Utah
settlement_type = City
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image_caption = Heber Valley with Deer Creek Reservoir


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map_caption = Location of Heber City, Utah

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Utah
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Wasatch

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area_total_sq_mi = 3.5
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 7291
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population_density_sq_mi = 2113.5

timezone = Mountain (MST)
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postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 84032
area_code = 435
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blank_info = 49-34200GR|2
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website = http://www.ci.heber.ut.us
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Heber City (usually known as Heber) is a city in Wasatch County, Utah, United States. The population was 7,291 at the 2000 census. Heber City was founded by English emigrants who were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the late 1840s, and is named after the Mormon apostle Heber C. Kimball. It is the county seat of Wasatch County. The city was largely pastoral, focusing largely on dairy farms and cattle ranching, and has since become a bedroom community for Orem, Provo, Park City and Salt Lake City.

Heber City is currently governed by Mayor David Phillips along with City Council Members Jeffery Bradshaw, Elizabeth Hokanson, Nile Horner, Robert Patterson, and Eric Straddeck.

The county high school, Wasatch High School, is located in Heber City. Heber City supports four LDS stakes, as well as congregations of Southern Baptists, Catholics as part of the Diocese of Salt Lake City, and Jehovah's Witnesses. Utah Valley University has a secondary campus north of Heber City along the US-40 corridor.

Heber City's youth are employed largely in the surrounding golf courses, restaurants, and specialty shops in Heber City and the surrounding area. The adult population work mostly in Park City, Salt Lake City, Provo and Orem. Farming was once a large force in the economy, but this has diminished slightly. The largest local employer is the Wasatch County School District.

The Heber City Municipal Airport is located to the south of the city, near the junction of U.S. Route 40 and U.S. Route 189, and is capable of handling small prop and jet traffic. During a recent visit to Utah, the airport also hosted some of President Bush's helicopters. They stopped to refuel after depositing the president in nearby Park City. [President Bush's "Marine One" Makes Stop in Heber City." The Wasatch Wave 04 June 2008, Volume 119, Issue 11: A1. ]

Heber is also home to the Heber Valley Historic Railroad (HVRR) also known as the Heber Creeper.


Heber City was first settled in 1859 by Robert Broadhead, James Davis and James Gurr. John W. Witt built the first house in the area. The area was under the direction of Bishop Silas Smith who was in Provo. In 1860 Joseph S. Murdock became the bishop, over only the Latter-day Saints in Heber City and vicinity. [Jenson, Andrew, "Encyclopedic History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints", (Salt Lake City:Deseret News Press, 1941) p. 328]


Heber City is located at coor dms|40|30|24|N|111|24|44|W|city (40.506793, -111.412292)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.5 square miles (8.9 km²), all of it land.

Heber City is in the neighborhood of three large reservoirs, Jordanelle, Deer Creek, and Strawberry.


The Heber Valley has seen the fastest-growing economy and one of the lowest unemployment rates in Utah over the last week. Local developers and business leaders cite that there are not enough jobs in the city itself (as 27% of residents commute to Park City or Salt Lake City for work) and wish to improve the city's self-dependence. Average home prices in the valley doubled from 2002 - 2008 and the population has grown by 25% in that same time period. [ [http://www.deseretnews.com/cgi-bin/cqcgi_plus/@plus.env?CQ_SESSION_KEY=WUKABZTWRWXG&CQ_CUR_DOCUMENT=3&CQ_TEXT_MAIN=YES Deseret News - 'Wasatch Back' growing fast] . September 9, 2008.]


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 7,291 people, 2,296 households, and 1,829 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,113.5 people per square mile (816.0/km²). There were 2,451 housing units at an average density of 710.5/sq mi (274.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.32% White, 0.05% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 3.32% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.08% of the population.

There were 2,296 households out of which 48.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.3% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 15.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.16 and the average family size was 3.55.

In the city the population was spread out with 35.2% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 14.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 102.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $45,394, and the median income for a family was $47,481. Males had a median income of $33,816 versus $21,524 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,358. About 4.8% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or


External links

* [http://www.ci.heber.ut.us/ Heber City] Official City Government Website
* [http://www.hebervalleycc.org/ Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce] Business Development
* [http://www.wasatch.edu/ Wasatch County School District] Public Schools
* [http://www.redledges.com/ Red Ledges] Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course & Community

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