Looking toward Midway in Wasatch Valley
A wagon road was completed through Provo Canyon in 1858. That allowed settlers to access Heber Valley. The first two settlements in the valley were known as Smith's Grove and Mound City. Within a couple years, though, Indian hostilities in the area were mounting and Brigham Young told the settlers to build a fort for protection. So they built one "midway" beyween the two settlements. Over time, Midway grew and became an incorporated city in 1891.
Soldier Hollow, near Midway, was the site of the cross-country and biathlon events of the 2002 Winter Olympics.
The population of Midway has doubled since 2000.
High School or Higher: 94.3%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 31.5%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 10.7%
Cost of Living Index for Midway: 92.5
Median Household Income: $79,000
Median Home Value: $355,000
Median Resident Age: 37.0 Years
Construction, Lodging & Food Services, Retail Services, Educational Services, Manufacturing, Transportation, Warehousing, Utilities
Unemployed (March 2015): 4.1%
Upper photo courtesy of Thomas Kriese, CCA 2.0 License