Rush Valley, Utah

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Rush Valley is a town in Tooele County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Salt Lake City, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 453 at the 2000 census.



Rush Valley is located at 40°21′33″N 112°27′17″W / 40.35917°N 112.45472°W / 40.35917; -112.45472 (40.359077, -112.454657).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 18.3 square miles (47.5 km²), all of it land.


This area was first settled beginning in 1856. In 1934, a large area of some 33 square miles (85 km2), comprising the settlements of Clover, St. John, and Vernon, was incorporated into a town called Onaqui. The incorporation was essentially a bureaucratic tactic to secure federal aid for development of municipal infrastructure, including from the Rural Electrification Administration. When the people of Vernon were granted a petition to incorporate separately on 22 February 1972, the remaining town was renamed Rush Valley.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 453 people, 149 households, and 123 families residing in the town. The population density was 24.7 people per square mile (9.5/km²). There were 169 housing units at an average density of 9.2/sq mi (3.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.01% White, 0.22% Native American, 0.22% Pacific Islander, 0.66% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.10% of the population.

There were 149 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.8% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.8% were non-families. 12.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.34.

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