Grantsville in Tooele County Utah
Grantsville is a city in Tooele County, Utah. It is a rural but well populated community located along Utah State Route 138, and is about five miles south of Great Salt Lake.
Grantsville is rapidly growing community that has seen recent developments nearby of Deseret Peak recreational center in nearby Stansbury Mountains, the Miller Motorsports Park raceway and to the newly built Wal-Mart distribution center.
According to the 2000 census, Grantsville has a population of more than 6,000 people, making it the second most populous community in Tooele County. The city has a total area of 17.8 square miles with a population density of over 330 people per square mile.
The racial demographics of Grantsville are 95.71% White, 0.08% African American, 1.20% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 1.48% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.46% of the population.
Grantsville has more than 1,800 households. The median income for a household in the City is $45,614, and the median income for a family is $50,433.
Grantsville is home to the Grantsville High School, Grantsville Junior High School, and Grantsville Elementary School, part of the Tooele County School District.
Tooele County is located in northwest Utah and is surrounded by eight counties, including two counties from Nevada. Tooele County is a predominately rural county, mostly occupied by the Great Salt Lake Desert. Tooele County is the second largest county in Utah by area, and is also one of the driest.
Tooele is home to a vast mountain ranges including Onaqui Mountains, Stansbury Mountains, Cedar Mountains, Deep Creek Range, and more. One of the most spectacular geographical areas of Tooele County include Bonneville Salt Flats, a 159 acre area of salt flats that’s are ancient remains of Lake Bonneville.
Most of the population of Tooele County is concentrated in several major communities. Despite being a rural county, Tooele is part of Salt Lake City Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Salt Lake City–Ogden–Clearfield Combined Statistical Area.
According to the U.S. census of 2000, Tooele County has a population of just over 40,000 . The county covers an area of 7,287 square miles, with 357 square miles of water.
Tooele County is home to seven cities and towns, and five unincorporated communities. Tooele County is also home to numerous ghost towns. The county seat and largest city in Tooele County is Tooele, which hosts about half of the county’s population.
Tooele County is home to major U.S. military activity in Deseret Chemical Depot and Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility. Additionally, the county is home to the historic military Wendover Air Force Base, now used for general aviation.