About This Place
West Valley City is a city in Salt Lake County and a suburb of Salt Lake City in the U.S. state of Utah. The population was 129,480 at the 2010 census, making it the second-largest city in Utah. The city incorporated in 1980 from a large, quickly-growing unincorporated area, which was variously known as Granger, Hunter, Chesterfield, and Redwood. It is a bedroom community of Salt Lake City and home to the Maverik Center and USANA Amphitheater.
The earliest known residents of the western Salt Lake Valley were Native American bands of the Ute and Shoshoni tribes.
Joseph Harker and his family were the first settlers in the territory known as "over Jordan" (referring to the land west of the Jordan River (Utah). The area was largely agricultural for over one hundred years.