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Statistics & Facts

The Utah state capital is Salt Lake City.
The population of Heber is approximately 10,107 (2009), 11362 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,451 (2000), 3362 (2010).
The amount of land area in Heber is 9.1 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Heber is 3.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Heber to Washington DC is 1891 miles.
The distance to the Utah state capital is 35 miles. (as the crow flies)
Heber is positioned 40.50 degrees north of the equator and 111.41 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Heber elevation is 5,612 feet above sea level.
Heber per capita income is $ 18,895 (2009).
Heber median income is $ 51,076 (2009).
The Heber median home price is $ 259,145 (2009).
Heber average annual rainfall is 14.5 inches per year
Heber average annual precipitation is 15.99 inches peryear.
Heber average annual snowfall is 69.9 inches per year.
Heber average temperature is 54.4 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 28.4 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 61.1 degrees F.


on Hwy 40, east and south of Salt Lake City. It is about 21 miles from Orem. Other nearby communities include Daniel, Midway, Charleston, Wallsburg, Timber Lakes, Francis, Woodland and Park City.
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seasonal. The mountainous areas receive almost double the amount of snowfall each year with over 80 inches of snow annually.
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moderate with snowy, cold winters and comfortable summers. Here is a current weather page for Heber.
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History & History Related Items

This area was named for Heber C. Kimball. He was a counselor in the Mormon Church presidency to Brigham Young. The majority of people who lived in the valley were from England. Heber C. Kimball was a missionary in that same part of England. Out of respect for him, they used his name, Heber, for their new community. Before the naming, the area was just called Upper Provo Valley. Heber City is a beautiful, picturesque area known for its recreational value and panoramic vistas

In 1858, three men, William M. Wall, George W. Bean and Aaron Daniels built up ranches in the Heber Valley. At the same time, J.W. Snow, from Provo, surveyed the land and set up 20 acre farmsteads. Again, in 1858, a road between Heber Valley and Utah Valley was built. Within two years, the Heber area had grown with other 200 people living and working there. Heber was designated the county seat for Wasatch County in 1862. William M. Wall was made the leader in the area. The city was incorporated in 1889

A history page for Heber City. Also try this history page for Heber. Here is another history page.
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The settling of Heber


The incorporation of Heber



Deer Creek State Park, 7 miles SW of Heber City on US Hwy 189, in eastern end of Provo Canyon on Deer Creek Reservoir. The park encompasses about 3,000 acres.
Phone - (801) 654-0171
This park is popular for picnicking, water sports,waterskiing, Windsurfing, sailing, boating, fishing and camping. Boat and water ski rentals are available. There are concessions at the marina.

Wasatch Tabernacle in Heber was built in 1889 of sandstone. It now houses the city hall. Call (801) 654-3666 for more information.

Wasatch County Fairgrounds
Heber City, Utah 84032
Phone: 435-657-3240

Heber Valley Railroad
Phone: 435-654-5601
Once known as the "Heber Creeper, this railroad line has 16 miles of track between the valley and Vivian Park in Provo Canyon. Please call for ticket information and schedules or to make special arrangements.

Jordanelle State Park
Just north of the city of Heber, The Jordanelle is the newest State Park in the Utah Parks system.

Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Buckaroo Fair
Held each November in Heber City.
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Economy & Industry

Tourism is the major industry in Heber with year-round activities. There are three large reservoirs in the area - Jordanelle, Deer Creek and Strawberry, all offering many recreational opportunities.
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Heber City Government

City of Heber

Heber City Airport

Heber Chamber

Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce
475 North Main Street
Heber, UT 84032
Phone: 435-654-3666

Heber Organizations

Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce
475 North Main Street
Heber, UT 84032
Phone: 435-654-3666

Heber Libraries

Wasatch County Library
465 East 1200 South
Heber City, Utah

Heber Schools

Wasatch County School District
173 E 200 N
Heber City, Utah 84032
Phone: (435) 654-0280

Wasatch High School
930 South 500 East
Heber City, Utah 84032
Phone: 435-654-0640 Heber


The population of Heber was:
1860 - 471
1870 - 658
1880 - 1,291
1890 - 1,538
1900 - 1,725
1910 - 2,214
1920 - 2,071
1930 - 2,477
1940 - 2,748
1950 - 2,936
1960 - 2,936
1970 - 3,245
1980 - 4,362
1990 - 4,782
2000 - 7,291
2009 - 10,107

Median age:
2000 - 28 years

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 1,653
2000 - 2,451

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 45,394
2009 - $ 51,076

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 17,358
2009 - $ 18,895

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 156,300
2009 - $ 259,145

Heber is located in the Mountain Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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