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West Valley City at a glance

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Population: 112,070

Median age: 27

Average home price: $120,000

Building permits issued in 1992: 951

Building permits issued in 1998: 2,000

Land area in square miles: 35.5

Largest employers: United Parcel Service, Alliant Tech Systems, First Health, Franklin Covey, Frito Lay, Valley Fair Mall, Prime Option

Racial and ethnic diversity:

White: 82 percent

Hispanic: 7 percent

Black: 1 percent

Asian/Pacific Islander: 9 percent

Native American: 1 percent

Attractions:

The E Center

Hale Centre Theatre at Harman Hall

West Ridge Golf Course

Jordan River Parkway

West Valley City's Fitness and Wellness Center

Education/public schools:

Elementary, 20;

Junior High, 4

High School, 2