|• Total||5.8 sq mi (15.1 km2)|
|• Land||5.8 sq mi (15.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||4,383 ft (1,336 m)|
|• Density||5,200/sq mi (2,000/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (Mountain (MST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
|Area code(s)||385, 801|
|GNIS feature ID||1430307|
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.
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.
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.
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According to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, 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.
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.
The Midvale City Journal is a monthly newspaper delivered to homes in Midvale City. The Journal covers local stories in Sports, Education, City Council, and Local Life.
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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.
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.
School Improvement Network, an education consulting company, moved its national headquarters to Midvale in 2011.
- Corbin Allred – Actor
- Richard Dutcher – Actor/director/writer/producer
- Gregg Hale – guitar player for multi-platinum selling British band Spiritualized
- Don L. Lind – American scientist, naval officer and aviator, and NASA astronaut
- Christen Jensen – Educator and college president
- J. Thomas Fyans – LDS General Authority
- Mary N. Cook – LDS First Counselor in the general presidency of the Young Women
- Dick Motta – NCAA Collegiate and NBA coach
- Kent Ryan – Former NFL player with the Detroit Lions
- Zane Beadles – NFL player for the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Denver Broncos.
- Josh Savage – Former NFL player for the Tennessee Titans and New Orleans Saints
- Scott Young – Former NFL player for the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns
Midvale was also the filming location for some scenes in the original movie The Sandlot (1993), specifically downtown Midvale's Vincent Drug Store.
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- Climate Summary for Midvale, Utah
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