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A+ West Valley City Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C West Valley City Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% lower than Utah
West Valley City
991% less expensive than the US average
1033% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
West Valley City cost of living
F West Valley City Crime Total crime is 64% higher than Utah
Total crime
4,27366% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2466% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-7%Year over year crime is down
West Valley City crime
D West Valley City Employment Household income is 11% lower than Utah
Median household income
$55,9331% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$18,93737% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%5% higher than the US average
West Valley City employment
B West Valley City Housing Home value is 24% lower than Utah
Median home value
$171,2007% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9722% higher than the US average
Home ownership
69%8% higher than the US average
West Valley City real estate or West Valley City rentals
F West Valley City Schools HS graduation rate is 17% lower than Utah
High school grad. rates
74%11% lower than the US average
School test scores
25%49% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
23:143% higher than the US average
West Valley City K-12 schools or West Valley City colleges

Living in West Valley City, UT

Located in the state of Utah, West Valley City is a mid-sized city with a population of 134,609 inhabitants. West Valley City has a population density of 3,796 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. More than a quarter of the residents of West Valley City identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 31% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. West Valley City tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 30 is far below the national average. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 71% of the population considered married and 45% with kids under the age of 18, West Valley City could be considered a very suitable city for families.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in West Valley City, Utah could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. Finding the best places to live in West Valley City and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, education, housing and other important metrics.

The livability score in West Valley City is 65 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 42nd percentile of all cities across America. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that West Valley City has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+) and housing (B). Regrettably for West Valley City, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: crime (D-), education (F) and employment (D).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., West Valley City has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, West Valley City has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in West Valley City is actually affordable. The median home price for West Valley City homes is $171,200, which is 23.8% lower than the Utah average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in West Valley City, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.1, which is 13.9% lower than the Utah average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in West Valley City were 12.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 10.2%.

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Compare West Valley City, UT Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around West Valley City, UT

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Wasatch Hollow, Salt Lake City789.43,188
Yalecrest, Salt Lake City789.73,768
East Bench, Salt Lake City7610.68,443
Liberty Wells, Salt Lake City727.78,248
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Central City, Salt Lake City728.510,087
Bonneville Hills, Salt Lake City7110.43,489
Downtown, Salt Lake City697.83,273
East Central, Salt Lake City68920,893

Best Cities Near West Valley City, UT

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
South Ogden, UT7933.516,893
Layton, UT782772,413
Holladay, UT7810.130,793
Centerville, UT7717.716,727
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Provo, UT7736.2115,718
Interlaken, UT773091
Kaysville, UT7723.829,799
Independence, UT7615.6152
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A Brief Time in West Valley City, UT

My husband took a job working in a Salt Lake city outside of West Valley City. While we were only in Utah for 6 months, I really enjoyed our stay there. We actually stayed in West Valley City at the Country Inn & Suites. I have stayed in far better hotels, but the location was prime. The hotel is just minutes away from the Salt Lake City Airport. This was convenient because we were catching in early morning flight out the next day. There were plenty of restaurants in this part of West Valley City. While they were not 5 star restaurants, at least you weren't deprived of food. You have an Applebee right next door, you could even walk to it if you wanted to.

We also discovered that the Hollywood Connection, which is an amusement park is close by. We decided to drive on over to the E Center to see if we could score tickets to see the Utah Grizzlies play. The traffic was really crazy over by the E Center and we were not able to obtain tickets. I would recommend getting your tickets for the game in advance, it was definitely not worth sitting in all of that traffic and getting nothing in return. Overall, I would recommend West Valley City, but mostly for its convenient location.
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Source: The West Valley City, UT data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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