West Valley City is a city in Salt Lake County in the state of Utah. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 108,896, making it the second largest city in the state. A 2006 estimate placed its population at 118,917. It is home to the E Center and the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL. It is also home to the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, Stonebridge Golf Course, Westridge Golf Course, Rocky Mountain Raceway, USANA Amphitheatre, Hale Centre Theatre, and the Valley Fair Mall.
As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 108,896 people, 32,253 households, and 25,931 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,187.7/km² (3,076.3/mi²). There were 33,488 housing units at an average density of 365.2/km² (946.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 78.21% White, 1.15% African American, 1.17% Native American, 4.29% Asian, 2.90% Pacific Islander, 8.75% from other races, and 3.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.48% of the population.
There were 32,253 households out of which 47.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.6% were non-families. 14.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.36 and the average family size was 3.71.
In the city the population was spread out with 33.7% under the age of 18, 12.9% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 5.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $45,773, and the median income for a family was $48,593. Males had a median income of $32,116 versus $22,693 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,031. About 6.7% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.0% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.
The West Valley City, Utah area is home to the University of Vagination and home to the hometown Orem Fuzzy Beavers. The Beavers are the pride and joy of West Valley City, Utah.