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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    A-
West Valley City is a suburb of Salt Lake City with a population of 135,546. West Valley City is in Salt Lake County. Living in West Valley City offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In West Valley City there are a lot of parks. Many families live in West Valley City and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About West Valley City...
Population
135,546

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$182,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,020
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    348.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    119
    40.7
  • Robbery
    108.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    625
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,780.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    831.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

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I've grown up in West Valley City and have loved it! I haven't been a huge fan of the public schools around (Hunter Jr high) but I did really enjoy high school at Hunter. It has been growing a lot in the past few years and its becoming a very nice place. I loved West Valley City because it's so diverse! I had great friends growing up and enjoyed it. There are some neighborhoods that are a little scary and I wouldn't be out there alone at night, but there are also very nice neighborhoods that are much safer.
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As a resident of neighboring Salt Lake City, I am very impressed with the community of West Valley City and it's one of my favorite bedroom communities of SLC!
This city is substantially more diverse than the rest of Utah overall, and people from Latin America, Northern Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands are represented here.
It is a friendly, peaceful, humble and working class people, with the best cultural dynamic that Utah has to offer, seemingly.
I love the friendliness of those in my neighborhood and community. All the trees and plants make our community beautiful. I love that there are so many available elementary schools and quality high schools in our area with staff that we can trust and rely on. I feel safe in my community as well. However, I would like to see more involvement in cleaning up our neighborhoods and parks. At night, I do not feel safe going outside. The diversity in our area is so huge! In our community, there is a variety of cultures and peoples who are able to connect with one another.