List of cities and towns in Utah

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Salt Lake City is the capital and largest city in Utah.

As of 2010, there are 243 incorporated municipalities in the U.S. state of Utah. A municipality is called a town if the population is under 1,000 people, and a city if the population is over 1,000 people.[1][2] Incorporation means that a municipal charter has been adopted by the affected population following a referendum. In the Constitution of Utah, cities and towns are granted "the authority to exercise all powers relating to municipal affairs, and to adopt and enforce within its limits, local police, sanitary and similar regulations not in conflict with the general law.".[3] They also have the power to raise and collect taxes, to provide and maintain local public services, acquire by eminent domain any property needed to make local improvements, and to raise money by bonds.[3]

On July 22, 1847, the first party of Mormon pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley, where they founded Salt Lake City, the first European settlement in Utah. Over the next 22 years, more than 70,000 pioneers crossed the plains and settled in Utah.[4] Initial colonization along the Wasatch Front was mostly made by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) with no direct involvement from it. Outside the Wasatch Front, most settlements were directed, planned, organized, and dispatched by leaders of the LDS Church. Settlements were also founded by the railroads, mining companies and non-Mormons.[5] Many settlements were named after leaders, history or from scriptures of the LDS Church. Natural features of the region, including rivers, mountains, lakes and flora, are also commonly used for names.

The 2010 U.S. Census count puts 2,438,347 of the state's 2,763,885 residents within these cities and towns, accounting for 88.2% of the population. Just over 75% of Utah's population is concentrated in the four Wasatch Front counties of Salt Lake, Utah, Davis, and Weber. The largest city is the state's capital of Salt Lake City with a population of 186,440, and the former coal mining town of Scofield is the smallest town with 24 people.[1]

Incorporated cities and towns[edit]

       and * symbol indicates that this city or town is the county seat of its respective county.

Area (2010)[6]
Median household
income (1999)[9]
AlpineUtah9,5557.43 sq mi (19.2 km2)4,951 feet (1,509 m)1850$72,880Adjacent high mountains of the Wasatch Mountains and Traverse Mountains
AltaSalt Lake3834.62 sq mi (12.0 km2)8,560 feet (2,610 m)1866$51,250Spanish word for "high" due to Alta's elevation
AltamontDuchesne2250.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)6,388 feet (1,947 m)[a]$28,750Composite name of nearby peaks Altonah and Mt. Emmons
AltonKane1192.12 sq mi (5.5 km2)7,041 feet (2,146 m)[a]$30,883Alton Fjord in Norway
AmalgaCache4883.57 sq mi (9.2 km2)4,439 feet (1,353 m)1860$42,143Amalgamated Sugar Company
American ForkUtah26,2639.30 sq mi (24.1 km2)4,606 feet (1,404 m)1850$51,955American Fork River, a tributary of Utah Lake
AnnabellaSevier7950.70 sq mi (1.8 km2)5,292 feet (1,613 m)1871$40,000Composite name of Ann S. Roberts and Isabella Dalton, woman settlers of Annabella
AntimonyGarfield12210.11 sq mi (26.2 km2)6,453 feet (1,967 m)1873$22,500The metal antimony that was mined in the area
Apple ValleyWashington70140.79 sq mi (105.6 km2)4,941 feet (1,506 m)[a]N/A[b][c]
AuroraSevier1,0161.04 sq mi (2.7 km2)5,200 feet (1,600 m)1875$44,911Aurora, the Roman goddess of dawn
BallardUintah80113.92 sq mi (36.1 km2)5,049 feet (1,539 m)[a]$35,278Melvin J. Ballard, a LDS Church Apostle
Bear River CityBox Elder8531.54 sq mi (4.0 km2)4,258 feet (1,298 m)1866$52,212Bear River, a 350-mile (560 km) river and largest tributary of the Great Salt Lake
Beaver*Beaver3,1126.54 sq mi (16.9 km2)5,902 feet (1,799 m)1856$33,646Beaver River, a 242-mile (389 km) river that eventually disappears into the ground
BicknellWayne3270.62 sq mi (1.6 km2)7,123 feet (2,171 m)1879$32,750Thomas W. Bicknell, who donated 500 books to the library
Big WaterKane4756.16 sq mi (16.0 km2)4,108 feet (1,252 m)1958[10]$30,278[c]
BlandingSan Juan3,37513.08 sq mi (33.9 km2)6,106 feet (1,861 m)1887$32,991Maiden name of the wife of Thomas W. Bicknell, who donated 500 books to the library
BluffdaleSalt Lake7,59810.97 sq mi (28.4 km2)4,436 feet (1,352 m)1886$66,615The bluffs along the Jordan River
BoulderGarfield22620.92 sq mi (54.2 km2)6,703 feet (2,043 m)1889$30,000Boulder Mountain, a 11,317-foot (3,449 m) mountain located in the Dixie National Forest
BountifulDavis42,55213.47 sq mi (34.9 km2)4,797 feet (1,462 m)1847$55,993The Book of Mormon city of Bountiful
Brian HeadIron833.72 sq mi (9.6 km2)9,800 feet (3,000 m)[a]$44,063William Jennings Bryan, national politician and former candidate for President of the United States
Brigham City*Box Elder17,89924.85 sq mi (64.4 km2)4,436 feet (1,352 m)1850$42,335Brigham Young, LDS Church President and first territorial Governor of Utah
Bryce Canyon CityGarfield1983.45 sq mi (8.9 km2)7,664 feet (2,336 m)1875N/A[b]Local homsteader Ebenezer Bryce
CannonvilleGarfield1671.98 sq mi (5.1 km2)5,886 feet (1,794 m)1874$28,750George Q. Cannon, a LDS Church Apostle
Castle Dale*Emery1,6302.16 sq mi (5.6 km2)5,676 feet (1,730 m)1879[11]$44,185Located in the Castle Valley, but a Postal Service mistake listed town as Castle Dale instead of Castle Vale.
Castle ValleyGrand3199.28 sq mi (24.0 km2)4,685 feet (1,428 m)1974[12]$33,068Located in the Castle Valley
Cedar CityIron28,85736.84 sq mi (95.4 km2)5,846 feet (1,782 m)1851$32,043Large number of cedar trees in the area
Cedar FortUtah36821.24 sq mi (55.0 km2)5,085 feet (1,550 m)1856$44,773Large number of cedar trees in the area
Cedar HillsUtah9,7962.70 sq mi (7.0 km2)4,957 feet (1,511 m)[a]$62,668Local cedar tree covered hills
CenterfieldSanpete1,3671.80 sq mi (4.7 km2)5,098 feet (1,554 m)1869$35,357Center of the Gunnison Valley
CentervilleDavis15,3356.04 sq mi (15.6 km2)4,377 feet (1,334 m)1848[13]$64,818Center between Farmington and Bountiful[13]
Central ValleySevier5282.10 sq mi (5.4 km2)5,305 feet (1,617 m)[a]N/A[b][c]
CharlestonWasatch4153.04 sq mi (7.9 km2)5,440 feet (1,660 m)1852$42,813Charles Shelton, who surveyed the town
CirclevillePiute5479.08 sq mi (23.5 km2)6,066 feet (1,849 m)1864$32,083Located in the Circle Valley
ClarkstonCache6660.97 sq mi (2.5 km2)4,879 feet (1,487 m)1864$40,592Justus Clark, an original settler.
ClawsonEmery1630.99 sq mi (2.6 km2)5,942 feet (1,811 m)1897$31,250Rudger Clawson, a LDS Church Apostle
ClearfieldDavis25,9747.68 sq mi (19.9 km2)4,465 feet (1,361 m)1877$38,946The open surroundings of the area
ClevelandEmery4640.85 sq mi (2.2 km2)5,722 feet (1,744 m)1885$33,500Grover Cleveland, President of the United States
ClintonDavis20,4265.85 sq mi (15.2 km2)4,393 feet (1,339 m)1870s$53,909[c]
Coalville*Summit1,3633.70 sq mi (9.6 km2)5,577 feet (1,700 m)1858$39,342Many of the miners came from Coalville, England
CorinneBox Elder6853.88 sq mi (10.0 km2)4,226 feet (1,288 m)1869$42,125Corinne, the first child born in the area
CornishCache2884.81 sq mi (12.5 km2)4,485 feet (1,367 m)[a]$40,417William D Cornish, vice-president of the Union Pacific Railroad
Cottonwood HeightsSalt Lake33,4338.74 sq mi (22.6 km2)4,823 feet (1,470 m)1848N/A[b]Cottonwood trees found in the area
DanielWasatch9383.27 sq mi (8.5 km2)5,715 feet (1,742 m)1874N/A[b]Aaron Daniels, one of the first settlers
DeltaMillard3,4364.79 sq mi (12.4 km2)4,639 feet (1,414 m)1906$37,773The river delta of the Sevier River
DeweyvilleBox Elder3326.4 sq mi (17 km2)4,437 feet (1,352 m)1864$43,750John C. Dewey, an early settler to the area
DraperSalt Lake/ Utah42,27430.1 sq mi (78 km2)4,505 feet (1,373 m)1849$72,341William Draper, the town's first LDS Church Bishop
Duchesne*Duchesne1,6902.53 sq mi (6.6 km2)5,518 feet (1,682 m)1904$32,426Nearby Fort Duchesne
Eagle MountainUtah21,41544.47 sq mi (115.2 km2)4,882 feet (1,488 m)[a]$52,102Eagle Mountain Properties, the development company of the city
East CarbonCarbon1,3018.98 sq mi (23.3 km2)4,987 feet (1,520 m)1922$25,313Coal deposits found in the area
Elk RidgeUtah2,4362.68 sq mi (6.9 km2)5,354 feet (1,632 m)[a]$65,511[c]
ElmoEmery4180.65 sq mi (1.7 km2)5,692 feet (1,735 m)1908$33,750St. Elmo, an 1866 novel by the author Augusta Jane Evans
ElsinoreSevier8471.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)5,351 feet (1,631 m)1874$27,917Elsinore, Denmark
ElwoodBox Elder1,0347.83 sq mi (20.3 km2)4,298 feet (1,310 m)1879$46,406Postal Service named the town
EmeryEmery2881.17 sq mi (3.0 km2)6,253 feet (1,906 m)1881[14]$40,469George W. Emery, territorial Governor of Utah
EnochIron5,8037.21 sq mi (18.7 km2)5,545 feet (1,690 m)1851$37,368Enoch, a biblical figure in the Old Testament
EnterpriseWashington1,7117.74 sq mi (20.0 km2)5,318 feet (1,621 m)1902$35,694Name reflected the first settlers' ability to adjust to problem experienced by the first settlers
EphraimSanpete6,1353.73 sq mi (9.7 km2)5,541 feet (1,689 m)1854$28,318Tribe of Ephraim, one of the twelve Tribes of Israel.
EscalanteGarfield7972.94 sq mi (7.6 km2)5,820 feet (1,770 m)1876$32,143Silvestre Vélez de Escalante, a Franciscan missionary who explored the area in 1776
EurekaJuab6691.51 sq mi (3.9 km2)6,430 feet (1,960 m)1869$36,875Eureka is the ancient Greek name for "I have found it", relating to the gold mines found in the area
FairfieldUtah11926.74 sq mi (69.3 km2)4,877 feet (1,487 m)1855N/A[b]Amos Fielding, an early settler of the area
FairviewSanpete1,2471.24 sq mi (3.2 km2)6,948 feet (2,118 m)1859$34,946The attractive surroundings of the area
Farmington*Davis18,2759.95 sq mi (25.8 km2)4,304 feet (1,312 m)1847$74,250The farms found in the area
Farr WestWeber5,9286.04 sq mi (15.6 km2)4,265 feet (1,300 m)1858$41,618Located west of Farr's Fort which was named after Lorin Farr, an early LDS Church stake president of the area.
FayetteSanpete2420.42 sq mi (1.1 km2)5,052 feet (1,540 m)1861$28,750Fayette, New York, where the LDS Church was organized
FerronEmery1,6262.14 sq mi (5.5 km2)5,971 feet (1,820 m)1877[15]$38,625A. D. Ferron, surveyor of the area
FieldingBox Elder4550.45 sq mi (1.2 km2)4,373 feet (1,333 m)1892$44,000Mother of LDS Church President Joseph Fielding Smith
Fillmore*Millard2,4356.08 sq mi (15.7 km2)5,135 feet (1,565 m)1851$31,719Millard Fillmore, President of the United States
Fountain GreenSanpete1,0711.41 sq mi (3.7 km2)5,899 feet (1,798 m)1850$36,078Lush meadows surrounding the area's springs
FrancisSummit1,0772.49 sq mi (6.4 km2)6,562 feet (2,000 m)1869$55,536Francis M. Lyman, a LDS Church Apostle
Fruit HeightsDavis4,9872.28 sq mi (5.9 km2)4,698 feet (1,432 m)1850[16]$79,192Fruit orchards located above the valley floor
Garden CityRich5628.38 sq mi (21.7 km2)5,968 feet (1,819 m)1877[17]$40,750Site was considered the garden spot of the valley
GarlandBox Elder2,4001.89 sq mi (4.9 km2)4,340 feet (1,320 m)1890$38,679William Garland, led the construction of a canal in the area
GenolaUtah1,37013.85 sq mi (35.9 km2)4,600 feet (1,400 m)[a]$45,417[c]
GlendaleKane3817.79 sq mi (20.2 km2)5,778 feet (1,761 m)1862$35,938The place being in a glen or a narrow valley with mountains all around[18]
GlenwoodSevier4640.54 sq mi (1.4 km2)5,272 feet (1,607 m)1863$45,192Robert Wilson Glenn, an early settler of the area
GoshenUtah9210.81 sq mi (2.1 km2)4,551 feet (1,387 m)1857$41,458Goshen, Connecticut, birthplace of Phineas W. Cooke, the first LDS Bishop of the area
GrantsvilleTooele8,89319.37 sq mi (50.2 km2)4,304 feet (1,312 m)1850$45,614Colonel George D. Grant of the Nauvoo Legion
Green RiverEmery95212.57 sq mi (32.6 km2)4,078 feet (1,243 m)[a]$28,000The Green River, a 730-mile (1,170 km) tributary of the Colorado River
GunnisonSanpete3,2855.30 sq mi (13.7 km2)5,138 feet (1,566 m)1859$33,147Captain John W. Gunnison, explored and surveyed Great Salt Lake, Utah Lake and the Salt Lake Valley for the Corps of Topographical Engineers
HanksvilleWayne2191.92 sq mi (5.0 km2)4,291 feet (1,308 m)1882N/A[b]Ebenezer Hanks, original settler of the area
HarrisvilleWeber5,5673.01 sq mi (7.8 km2)4,291 feet (1,308 m)1850$51,289Marin H. Harris, a settler of the area
HatchGarfield1330.48 sq mi (1.2 km2)6,919 feet (2,109 m)1872[19]$37,083Meltiar Harch Sr., a settler of the area
Heber City*Wasatch11,3628.41 sq mi (21.8 km2)5,604 feet (1,708 m)1858$45,394Heber C. Kimball, an Apostle of the LDS Church
HelperCarbon2,2011.75 sq mi (4.5 km2)5,817 feet (1,773 m)1883$30,052The "Helper engines" or extra locomotives used to get trains over Soldier Summit from Helper to Spanish Fork
HeneferSummit7661.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)5,335 feet (1,626 m)1859$43,125Brothers James and Richard Henefer, original settlers of the area
HenrievilleGarfield2301.56 sq mi (4.0 km2)5,997 feet (1,828 m)1878$28,500James Henrie, first stake president of the local LDS stake
HerrimanSalt Lake21,78520.27 sq mi (52.5 km2)5,000 feet (1,500 m)1849$56,361Henry Herriman, a prominent resident of the area
HideoutWasatch6563.87 sq mi (10.0 km2)6,588 feet (2,008 m)N/A[b]Hideout Canyon
HighlandUtah15,5238.52 sq mi (22.1 km2)4,977 feet (1,517 m)1875[20]$80,053Town's location on the upper bench of the Utah Valley
HildaleWashington2,7262.94 sq mi (7.6 km2)5,409 feet (1,649 m)[a]$32,579[c]
HinckleyMillard6965.05 sq mi (13.1 km2)4,603 feet (1,403 m)[a]$35,625Ira Hinckley, LDS Church stake president of the local LDS stake
HoldenMillard3780.54 sq mi (1.4 km2)5,102 feet (1,555 m)1855$34,000Elijah E. Holden, an early settler of the area
HolladaySalt Lake26,4727.92 sq mi (20.5 km2)4,464 feet (1,361 m)1848$55,468John Holladay, an early settler of the area
HoneyvilleBox Elder1,44111.81 sq mi (30.6 km2)4,298 feet (1,310 m)1861$41,518Profession of the local LDS Bishop
HooperWeber7,21826.88 sq mi (69.6 km2)4,242 feet (1,293 m)[a]N/A[b]William H. Hooper, Utah territorial delegate to the United States House of Representatives
HowellBox Elder24535.55 sq mi (92.1 km2)4,560 feet (1,390 m)1910$40,750Joseph Howell, president of the surveying company that laid out the area and Representative of the United States House of Representatives from Utah
HuntingtonEmery2,1292.04 sq mi (5.3 km2)5,787 feet (1,764 m)1877[21]$36,964William Huntington, an early explorer of the area
HuntsvilleWeber6080.84 sq mi (2.2 km2)4,928 feet (1,502 m)1860[22]$50,625Jefferson Hunt, an early settler of the area
HurricaneWashington13,74852.07 sq mi (134.9 km2)3,248 feet (990 m)1906[23]$32,865LDS Church Apostle Erastus Snow's comments about the heavy wind in the area
Hyde ParkCache3,8333.37 sq mi (8.7 km2)4,537 feet (1,383 m)1860$51,750Wiliam Hyde, one of the first settlers and first LDS Church Bishop of the area
HyrumCache7,6094.84 sq mi (12.5 km2)4,698 feet (1,432 m)1860$43,981Hyrum Smith, brother to LDS Church founder Joseph Smith, Jr.
IndependenceWasatch16430.59 sq mi (79.2 km2)7,073 feet (2,156 m)N/A[b]
IvinsWashington6,7539.76 sq mi (25.3 km2)3,081 feet (939 m)1922[24]$41,297Anthony W. Ivins, a LDS Church Apostle
JosephSevier3440.91 sq mi (2.4 km2)5,436 feet (1,657 m)1871$29,375Joseph A. Young, first LDS Church stake president of the Sevier Stake
Junction*Piute19115.0 sq mi (39 km2)6,007 feet (1,831 m)1880$25,625Located at the junction of the East Fork and the Sevier Rivers
KamasSummit1,8113.66 sq mi (9.5 km2)6,486 feet (1,977 m)1857$41,667Derived from the Native American word for the Small Camas, an edible bulb found in the valley
Kanab*Kane4,31214.63 sq mi (37.9 km2)4,970 feet (1,510 m)1864$35,125Native American word for willow, referring to the willows growing along the area's creeks
KanarravilleIron3550.46 sq mi (1.2 km2)5,541 feet (1,689 m)1861$34,375Chief Canarrah, local leader of the Piute tribe
KanoshMillard4740.84 sq mi (2.2 km2)5,020 feet (1,530 m)1854$32,411Kanosh, the name for the local Native American leader
KaysvilleDavis27,30010.5 sq mi (27 km2)4,357 feet (1,328 m)1849$60,383William Kay, the area's first LDS Church Bishop
KingstonPiute1735.33 sq mi (13.8 km2)6,017 feet (1,834 m)1876$23,750Thomas R. King, the area's first settler
KoosharemSevier3270.86 sq mi (2.2 km2)6,919 feet (2,109 m)1877$34,583Native American word for an edible tuber that grows in the area
LaketownRich2482.59 sq mi (6.7 km2)5,974 feet (1,821 m)1864$60,893Town is located next to Bear Lake, a 109-square-mile (280 km2) lake on the Utah-Idaho border
La VerkinWashington4,06012.69 sq mi (32.9 km2)3,192 feet (973 m)1897$35,949Derived from the Spanish La Virgen, referring to the local Virgin River
LaytonDavis67,31122.17 sq mi (57.4 km2)4,350 feet (1,330 m)[a]$52,128Christopher Layton, an early LDS Bishop
LeamingtonMillard2261.55 sq mi (4.0 km2)4,731 feet (1,442 m)1871$43,125Leamington Hastings, a town in England
LeedsWashington8203.71 sq mi (9.6 km2)3,481 feet (1,061 m)1867$41,250Leeds, a town in England where many of the early settlers were from
LehiUtah47,40726.68 sq mi (69.1 km2)4,564 feet (1,391 m)1850$53,028Lehi, a prophet from the Book of Mormon
LevanJuab8410.78 sq mi (2.0 km2)5,315 feet (1,620 m)[a]$34,632Unknown[d]
LewistonCache1,76625.65 sq mi (66.4 km2)4,508 feet (1,374 m)1870$36,417William H. Lewis, a local LDS Bishop
LindonUtah10,0708.57 sq mi (22.2 km2)4,642 feet (1,415 m)1850$61,964Linden, a tree that grew in the center of town
Loa*Wayne5720.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)7,064 feet (2,153 m)1878$33,750Mauna Loa, a volcano in Hawaii, an early settler had served his LDS mission in Hawaii
Logan*Cache48,17418.56 sq mi (48.1 km2)4,534 feet (1,382 m)1859$30,778Ephraim Logan, a trapper with Jedediah Smith who died in the area
LymanWayne2581.88 sq mi (4.9 km2)7,182 feet (2,189 m)[a]$36,607Francis M. Lyman, a LDS Church Apostle
LynndylMillard1063.56 sq mi (9.2 km2)4,787 feet (1,459 m)1907$35,625Unknown[d]
Manila*Daggett3100.87 sq mi (2.3 km2)6,348 feet (1,935 m)1898$26,458Commemorate the Spanish-American War victory over the Spanish fleet in the Philippines at Manila
Manti*Sanpete3,2762.15 sq mi (5.6 km2)5,610 feet (1,710 m)1849$32,844A city from the Book of Mormon
MantuaBox Elder6875.59 sq mi (14.5 km2)5,200 feet (1,600 m)1863$60,234LDS Church President Lorenzo Snow named it for his birthplace in Mantua, Ohio
MapletonUtah7,97912.58 sq mi (32.6 km2)4,731 feet (1,442 m)1856$60,985For the groves of maple trees found in the area
Marriott-SlatervilleWeber1,7017.39 sq mi (19.1 km2)4,252 feet (1,296 m)1849[25]$49,732The towns of Marriott and Slaterville joined to form Marriott-Slaterville, they were named after early settlers John Marriott and Richard Slater
MarysvalePiute40817.63 sq mi (45.7 km2)5,863 feet (1,787 m)1863$31,875Unknown[d]
MayfieldSanpete4960.99 sq mi (2.6 km2)5,538 feet (1,688 m)1871$41,500The wild flowers that appeared in the spring
MeadowMillard3100.51 sq mi (1.3 km2)4,839 feet (1,475 m)1857$26,250The adjacent Meadow Creek
MendonCache1,2821.25 sq mi (3.2 km2)4,495 feet (1,370 m)1859[26]$46,563LDS Church Apostle Ezra T. Benson named it after his birthplace of Mendon, Massachusetts
MidvaleSalt Lake27,9645.93 sq mi (15.4 km2)4,383 feet (1,336 m)[a]$40,130Located in the middle of the Salt Lake Valley
MidwayWasatch3,8455.24 sq mi (13.6 km2)5,584 feet (1,702 m)1859$51,071A fort was built mid-way between two settlements
MilfordBeaver1,4093.08 sq mi (8.0 km2)4,967 feet (1,514 m)1873$35,809[c]
MillvilleCache1,8292.11 sq mi (5.5 km2)4,616 feet (1,407 m)1860$51,513The first saw mill in Cache Valley was built in the area
MinersvilleBeaver9070.64 sq mi (1.7 km2)5,282 feet (1,610 m)1859$36,563In honor of the miners who worked in the area
Moab*Grand5,0464.13 sq mi (10.7 km2)4,026 feet (1,227 m)1855$32,620The Biblical name Moab or the Native American word for mosquito was "Moapa"
MonaJuab1,5472.82 sq mi (7.3 km2)4,970 feet (1,510 m)1852$49,464Unknown[d]
MonroeSevier2,2563.57 sq mi (9.2 km2)5,394 feet (1,644 m)1863$34,907James Monroe, President of the United States
Monticello*San Juan1,9724.47 sq mi (11.6 km2)7,070 feet (2,150 m)1879$35,929Monticello in Virginia, the home of Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States[27]
Morgan*Morgan3,6873.21 sq mi (8.3 km2)5,069 feet (1,545 m)1860$47,716Jedediah Morgan Grant, father to LDS Church President Heber J. Grant
MoroniSanpete1,4231.07 sq mi (2.8 km2)5,531 feet (1,686 m)1859$32,375Moroni, a prophet from the Book of Mormon
Mount PleasantSanpete3,2602.88 sq mi (7.5 km2)5,925 feet (1,806 m)1852$33,603Pleasant view of the surrounding mountains
MurraySalt Lake46,74612.29 sq mi (31.8 km2)4,301 feet (1,311 m)1848$45,569Eli Houston Murray, territorial Governor of Utah
MytonDuchesne5691.02 sq mi (2.6 km2)5,085 feet (1,550 m)1905[28]$23,472Major H. P. Myton of the U.S. Army
NaplesUintah1,7556.6 sq mi (17 km2)5,230 feet (1,590 m)1878$43,158Naples, Italy
Nephi*Juab5,3894.58 sq mi (11.9 km2)5,128 feet (1,563 m)1851$38,918Nephi, a prophet from the Book of Mormon
New HarmonyWashington2070.61 sq mi (1.6 km2)5,305 feet (1,617 m)[a]$34,583Harmony, Pennsylvania, where Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon
NewtonCache7890.79 sq mi (2.0 km2)4,534 feet (1,382 m)1869$45,000Originally called New Town, but the name was shortened
NibleyCache5,4384.03 sq mi (10.4 km2)4,554 feet (1,388 m)1855[29]$52,273Charles W. Nibley, a local leader of the LDS Church
North LoganCache8,2696.97 sq mi (18.1 km2)4,692 feet (1,430 m)[a]$49,154Located north of Logan
North OgdenWeber17,3577.04 sq mi (18.2 km2)4,501 feet (1,372 m)1850$59,556Located north of Ogden
North Salt LakeDavis16,3228.59 sq mi (22.2 km2)4,334 feet (1,321 m)[a]$47,052Located north of Salt Lake City
Oak CityMillard5780.92 sq mi (2.4 km2)5,112 feet (1,558 m)1868$47,375Sits adjacent to Oak Creek
OakleySummit1,4706.89 sq mi (17.8 km2)6,434 feet (1,961 m)1868$61,250The scrub oak species gambel oak found in the area
Ogden*Weber82,82527.1 sq mi (70 km2)4,300 feet (1,300 m)1847$34,047Peter Skene Ogden, a trapper for the Hudson's Bay Company
OphirTooele380.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)6,496 feet (1,980 m)[a]$50,000The Ophir Gold Mine that was located in the area
OrangevilleEmery1,4701.35 sq mi (3.5 km2)5,778 feet (1,761 m)1878$45,057Orange Seely, a settler in the area
OrdervilleKane5779.16 sq mi (23.7 km2)5,449 feet (1,661 m)1875$35,769The United Order, a collectivist movement of the LDS Church
OremUtah88,32818.29 sq mi (47.4 km2)4,774 feet (1,455 m)1850$47,529Walter Orem, President of the Salt Lake and Utah Electric Interurban Railroad
Panguitch*Garfield1,5202.14 sq mi (5.5 km2)6,624 feet (2,019 m)1866$33,500A Native American name for nearby Panguitch Lake meaning "water" and "fish"
ParadiseCache9041.29 sq mi (3.3 km2)4,902 feet (1,494 m)1860$47,344For the beautiful scenery
ParagonahIron4880.64 sq mi (1.7 km2)5,879 feet (1,792 m)1851$33,958Native American name for the nearby Little Salt Lake that means "marshland"
Park CitySummit7,55817.57 sq mi (45.5 km2)7,000 feet (2,100 m)1869$65,800For nearby Parley's Park, a meadow atop Parley's Canyon
Parowan*Iron2,7906.66 sq mi (17.2 km2)6,017 feet (1,834 m)1851$32,426From the Native American words paragoons and pahoan, meaning "marsh people"
PaysonUtah18,2948.67 sq mi (22.5 km2)4,700 feet (1,400 m)1850$43,539James Pace, an early settler of the area
PerryBox Elder4,5128.04 sq mi (20.8 km2)4,367 feet (1,331 m)1853$52,500Lorenzo Perry, first LDS Church Bishop of the town
Plain CityWeber5,47611.95 sq mi (31.0 km2)4,242 feet (1,293 m)1859$57,601Originally called City on the Plains
Pleasant GroveUtah33,5099.17 sq mi (23.8 km2)4,623 feet (1,409 m)1849$52,036The grove of cottonwood trees found in the area
Pleasant ViewWeber7,9796.91 sq mi (17.9 km2)5,632 feet (1,717 m)1851$62,123For the beautiful view of the surrounding valley
PlymouthBox Elder4140.65 sq mi (1.7 km2)4,488 feet (1,368 m)1869$41,250A large rock in the area resembled Plymouth Rock
PortageBox Elder2452.99 sq mi (7.7 km2)4,367 feet (1,331 m)1867$43,125Portage County, Ohio, the birthplace of LDS Church President Lorenzo Snow[30]
Price*Carbon8,7155.07 sq mi (13.1 km2)5,627 feet (1,715 m)1879$31,687From the nearby Price River which got its name from a local explorer William Price
ProvidenceCache7,0753.79 sq mi (9.8 km2)4,596 feet (1,401 m)1859$56,129[c]
Provo*Utah112,48847.17 sq mi (122.2 km2)4,551 feet (1,387 m)1850$34,313Étienne Provost, a trapper who visited the area
Randolph*Rich4641.04 sq mi (2.7 km2)6,283 feet (1,915 m)1870$34,792Randolph Stewart, an early settler and first LDS Church Bishop of the area
RedmondSevier7300.98 sq mi (2.5 km2)5,105 feet (1,556 m)1875$40,313Red-colored mounds west of town
Richfield*Sevier7,5515.69 sq mi (14.7 km2)5,354 feet (1,632 m)1863$36,024After a bountiful crop of wheat that was produced in 1865
RichmondCache2,4703.45 sq mi (8.9 km2)4,610 feet (1,410 m)1859$42,138Rich fertile soil of the valley[31]
RiverdaleWeber8,4264.57 sq mi (11.8 km2)4,370 feet (1,330 m)1850[32]$44,375The city's location next to the Ogden River
River HeightsCache1,7340.63 sq mi (1.6 km2)4,580 feet (1,400 m)[a]$53,750Located above the Logan River[33]
RivertonSalt Lake38,75312.63 sq mi (32.7 km2)4,439 feet (1,353 m)1870$63,980The city's location next to the Jordan River
RockvilleWashington2458.23 sq mi (21.3 km2)3,740 feet (1,140 m)1860$37,917After the rocky soil of the area
Rocky RidgeJuab7332.12 sq mi (5.5 km2)4,990 feet (1,520 m)[a]$31,944[c]
RooseveltDuchesne6,0465.57 sq mi (14.4 km2)5,095 feet (1,553 m)1905$29,190Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States
RoyWeber36,8847.92 sq mi (20.5 km2)4,541 feet (1,384 m)1876$49,611Roy C. Peebles was the name of the recently deceased son of area resident David P. Peebles
Rush ValleyTooele44718.34 sq mi (47.5 km2)5,043 feet (1,537 m)1856$46,875Nearby Rush Lake
St. George*Washington72,89770.92 sq mi (183.7 km2)2,860 feet (870 m)1861$36,505George A. Smith, a LDS Church Apostle
SalemUtah6,42310.19 sq mi (26.4 km2)4,610 feet (1,410 m)1851$54,813Salem, Massachusetts[34]
SalinaSevier2,4896.18 sq mi (16.0 km2)5,161 feet (1,573 m)1863$34,886Nearby salt deposits
Salt Lake City*Salt Lake186,440111.73 sq mi (289.4 km2)4,226 feet (1,288 m)1847$36,944Nearby Great Salt Lake
SandySalt Lake87,46122.88 sq mi (59.3 km2)4,450 feet (1,360 m)1871$66,458[c]
Santa ClaraWashington6,0035.53 sq mi (14.3 km2)2,762 feet (842 m)1854$52,770Town is located on the Santa Clara Creek
SantaquinUtah9,12810.39 sq mi (26.9 km2)4,984 feet (1,519 m)1851$44,531A local Ute Tribe leader
Saratoga SpringsUtah17,78116.75 sq mi (43.4 km2)4,505 feet (1,373 m)[a]$62,212Saratoga, New York and the local springs
ScipioMillard3270.93 sq mi (2.4 km2)5,315 feet (1,620 m)1859$30,277Scipio Kenner, a settler of the area
ScofieldCarbon240.70 sq mi (1.8 km2)7,739 feet (2,359 m)1879$26,250General Charles W. Scofield, a local mine official
SigurdSevier4290.98 sq mi (2.5 km2)5,226 feet (1,593 m)1874$32,813Sigurd, The Danish residents named the town after the Norse mythological hero
SmithfieldCache9,4954.98 sq mi (12.9 km2)4,603 feet (1,403 m)1859$47,745John Glover Smith, the first LDS Bishop of the area
SnowvilleBox Elder1671.54 sq mi (4.0 km2)4,547 feet (1,386 m)1871$24,375Lorenzo Snow, LDS Church President[35]
South JordanSalt Lake50,41822.13 sq mi (57.3 km2)4,439 feet (1,353 m)1859$75,433The nearby Jordan River and its location south of West Jordan
South OgdenWeber16,5323.69 sq mi (9.6 km2)4,449 feet (1,356 m)1848$46,794Located south of Ogden
South Salt LakeSalt Lake23,6176.94 sq mi (18.0 km2)4,225 feet (1,288 m)[a]$29,801Located south of Salt Lake City
South WeberDavis6,0514.72 sq mi (12.2 km2)4,551 feet (1,387 m)1851$70,656Located on the south side of the Weber River
Spanish ForkUtah34,69115.39 sq mi (39.9 km2)4,577 feet (1,395 m)1851$48,705The nearby Spanish Fork River where Spanish explorer Silvestre Vélez de Escalante entered the Utah Valley
Spring CitySanpete9881.33 sq mi (3.4 km2)5,823 feet (1,775 m)1852$34,609The nearby springs
SpringdaleWashington5294.63 sq mi (12.0 km2)3,898 feet (1,188 m)1862$41,607The nearby springs
SpringvilleUtah29,46614.43 sq mi (37.4 km2)4,577 feet (1,395 m)1850$46,472The nearby springs
SterlingSanpete2620.30 sq mi (0.78 km2)5,574 feet (1,699 m)1873$27,019The "sterling" qualities of its people
StocktonTooele6161.63 sq mi (4.2 km2)5,118 feet (1,560 m)[a]$40,938Stockton, California where many of the soldiers who settled the area were from
SunnysideCarbon3773.13 sq mi (8.1 km2)6,414 feet (1,955 m)1912$32,955The coal mine located on the sunny side of the valley
SunsetDavis5,1221.31 sq mi (3.4 km2)4,511 feet (1,375 m)[a]$41,726Located on a ridge with views of the sunset over the Great Salt Lake
SyracuseDavis24,3319.58 sq mi (24.8 km2)4,285 feet (1,306 m)1878$58,223Named for a local resort on the Great Salt Lake which was named after Syracuse, New York
TabionaDuchesne1710.13 sq mi (0.34 km2)6,516 feet (1,986 m)1860$28,750Originally called Tabby and Tabbyville referring to Ute tribe leader Tava who's nickname was Tabby
TaylorsvilleSalt Lake58,65210.85 sq mi (28.1 km2)4,295 feet (1,309 m)1848$47,236John Taylor, LDS Church President
Tooele*Tooele31,60521.46 sq mi (55.6 km2)5,043 feet (1,537 m)1851$43,862Native American Goshute tribe leader Tuilla
ToquervilleWashington1,37015.13 sq mi (39.2 km2)3,389 feet (1,033 m)1858$34,038Native American Piute tribe leader Toquer
TorreyWayne1820.51 sq mi (1.3 km2)6,837 feet (2,084 m)[a]$25,859Colonel Torrey, a veteran of the Spanish-American War
TremontonBox Elder7,6477.8 sq mi (20 km2)4,325 feet (1,318 m)1888$44,784Tremont, Illinois, where a group of settlers came from[36]
TrentonCache4647.33 sq mi (19.0 km2)4,462 feet (1,360 m)1870$31,250Trenton, New Jersey, hometown of the area's first LDS Bishop
TropicGarfield5308.39 sq mi (21.7 km2)6,309 feet (1,923 m)[a]$42,500The area had a milder climate than where the settlers originally came from
UintahWeber1,3221.06 sq mi (2.7 km2)4,537 feet (1,383 m)1850$52,300Uintah band of the Ute tribe
Vernal*Uintah9,0894.61 sq mi (11.9 km2)5,328 feet (1,624 m)1876$30,357Latin word vernalis for spring, for the many springs in the area[37]
VernonTooele2437.53 sq mi (19.5 km2)5,515 feet (1,681 m)1862$42,500Joseph Vernon, a local settler that was killed by Native Americans
VineyardUtah1396.35 sq mi (16.4 km2)4,557 feet (1,389 m)[a]$55,313The grape vines that were planted in the area
VirginWashington59616.37 sq mi (42.4 km2)3,606 feet (1,099 m)1857$36,953The nearby Virgin River
WalesSanpete3020.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)5,627 feet (1,715 m)1857[38]$35,313Local settlers originally came from Wales
WallsburgWasatch2500.52 sq mi (1.3 km2)5,676 feet (1,730 m)1861[39]$55,313William Madison Wall, local settler and explorer
WashingtonWashington18,76132.89 sq mi (85.2 km2)2,792 feet (851 m)1857$35,341George Washington, President of the United States
Washington TerraceWeber9,0671.97 sq mi (5.1 km2)4,610 feet (1,410 m)1878$42,243[c]
WellingtonCarbon1,6765.13 sq mi (13.3 km2)5,413 feet (1,650 m)1878$36,979Wellington Seeley Jr., Judge of the Emery County Court
WellsvilleCache3,4326.61 sq mi (17.1 km2)4,547 feet (1,386 m)1856$49,115Daniel H. Wells, LDS Church Apostle
WendoverTooele1,4009.06 sq mi (23.5 km2)4,291 feet (1,308 m)1906$31,196[c]
West BountifulDavis5,2653.26 sq mi (8.4 km2)4,268 feet (1,301 m)[a]$61,063Located west of Bountiful
West HavenWeber10,27210.3 sq mi (27 km2)4,272 feet (1,302 m)1854$57,120[c]
West JordanSalt Lake103,71232.46 sq mi (84.1 km2)4,373 feet (1,333 m)1848$55,794Located on the west side of the Jordan River
West PointDavis9,5117.35 sq mi (19.0 km2)4,314 feet (1,315 m)1867$56,563[c]
West Valley CitySalt Lake129,48035.61 sq mi (92.2 km2)4,304 feet (1,312 m)1849$45,773Located on the western side of the Salt Lake Valley
WillardBox Elder1,7727.22 sq mi (18.7 km2)4,350 feet (1,330 m)1851$52,150Willard Richards, a LDS Church Apostle
Woodland HillsUtah1,3442.26 sq mi (5.9 km2)5,331 feet (1,625 m)1867$80,854Located at the base of canyon where groves of trees are located
WoodruffRich1800.46 sq mi (1.2 km2)6,339 feet (1,932 m)1865$43,000Wilford Woodruff, LDS Church President
Woods CrossDavis9,7613.88 sq mi (10.0 km2)4,377 feet (1,334 m)1865$46,271Daniel C. Wood, an early settler


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag No known source on when the city or town was settled
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Apple Valley, Bryce Canyon City, Central Valley, Cottonwood Heights, Daniel, Hideout, and Independence were incorporated after the 2000 Census; therefore, these city or town's area and median household income are not reported by the Census Bureau.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o No known source on how the city or town received its name
  4. ^ a b c d Sources are unsure how Levan, Lynndyl, Marysvale, and Mona received their names.

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