Midway, Utah


Looking toward Midway in the Wasatch Valley area
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.

Fast Facts about Midway, Utah
Midway, Wasatch County, UT 84049
Latitude: 40.512188°N
Longitude: 111.472292°W
Founded: 1859
Elevation: 5,584'

Education:
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

2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $79,000
Median Home Value: $355,000
Median Resident Age: 37.0 Years
Major Industries:
Construction, Lodging & Food Services, Retail Services, Educational Services, Manufacturing, Transportation, Warehousing, Utilities
Unemployed (March 2015): 4.1%
 
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population
3,845
Males
1,908
Females
1,937
Population by Age
Under 18
1,247
18 & over
2,598
20-24
161
25-34
465
35-49
719
50-64
751
65 & over
432
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
212
Non Hispanic or Latino
3,633
Population by Race
White
3,662
African-American
8
Asian
20
Native American
13
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
3
Other
104
Two or more
35
 
Wasatch County Pages
 
Upper photo courtesy of Thomas Kriese, CCA 2.0 License