Fremont Island : the benches are from beachfront terraces left by the Great Salt Lake
Hooper began existence as Muskrat Springs. A few years later the name was changed to Hooperville to honor Captain William Hooper, an early Utah Congressman. Hooper was also a pillar of the church and a member of the Council of Fifty. He was engaged in mercantile pursuits and served as president of the Deseret National Bank and Zion's Cooperative Mercantile Institution until he died in 1882. The land where much of the town of Hooper is today was William Hooper's cattle pastures. He built the first log cabin in the area in 1854 to shelter his herdsmen.
Hooper is located along the edge of the Great Salt Lake and Fremont Island, a privately owned island that is the third largest island in the Great Salt Lake, is included within the city's boundaries. The Township of Hooper was created in 1996 and that led to the incorporation of Hooper in 2000. The town has almost doubled in population since then.
High School or Higher: 90.8%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 16.8%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 4.8%
Cost of Living Index for Hooper: 86.7
Median Household Income: $77,000
Median Home Value: $270,000
Median Resident Age: 31.3 Years
Construction, Government, Health Care, Educational Services, Finance & Insurance Services, Professional Services, Transportation Equipment, Lodging & Food Services, Repair & Maintenance, Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Unemployed (March 2015): 4.4%