Important Grantsville Chronology
Over the years, Grantsville has experienced a number of real important events that were important from a social, economic and religious perspective. The chronology that follows list a few of those.
Geography and Location
Grantsville is located next to Stansbury Park Utah, approximately 39 miles west of Salt Lake City. It is bordered on the south by South Mountain, which separates Rush Valley from Tooele Valley. To the north is Stansbury Island, and on the east are the Oquirrh Mountains and the Great Salt Lake and on the west side the Stansbury Range. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.9 mi². Access to a major Interstate is easily accomplished by driving a few miles from the West end of Grantsville on highway 138 to I 80, or by taking highway 36 from the East end of town. The nearest cities are Stansbury Park, (11.7 miles), Erda, (10.2 ) miles, Tooele City (12.2) and Salt Lake City (39 miles) . The City is served by bus transportation from SLC, and the Salt Lake International Airport is a short 39 miles by freeway.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,015 people, 1,856 households, and 1,527 families residing in the city. There were 1,979 housing units at an average density of 111.1/mi². The racial makeup of the city was 95.71% White, 0.08% African American, 1.20% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 1.48% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.46% of the population. There were 1,856 households out of which 49.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.4% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.7% were non-families. 15.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.24 and the average family size was 3.62. In Grantsville Ut, the population was spread out with 36.7% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $45,614, and the median income for a family was $50,433. Males had a median income of $38,715 versus $24,548 for females. The per capita income for Grantsville was $15,681. About 4.3% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.
Grantsville Real Estate
Since its inception, Grantsville, UT has been a real rural community with beautiful farms and ranch houses, dating back to the early part of the century. Today homes in Grantsville still offer large lots with animal rights, and irrigation water rights part of almost every Real Estate transaction. Horse property and Ranchettes are a part of the Grantsville landscape, and even the new home subdivisions like Anderson Ranches, Little Reno, and Willow Creek offer larger lots upon which to build a house.
Population and new home growth has mirrored nearby Tooele. In 2002 only 52 permits for single family homes were issued with an average building price of $118,900. That number of houses jumped significantly in 2005 and 2006 to 136 and 173. Average home prices jumped during that time from $140 to $176,000 dollars. The MLS usually lists about 130 homes for sale in Grantsville UT , add to that the homes for sale by owners (FSBOs) and new construction, (new homes)and you can figure to have a selection of about 150 homes for sale in any given month.
1867 Grantsville Incorporated
1869 First business opens in Grantsville, a Woolen Mill.
1910 Population reaches 1000
1925 Grantsville becomes part of Lincoln Highway
1940 Grantsville charters city water system
1943 Tooele army ordinance depot established between Grantsville and Tooele
1944 New High School built
1971 New sewer system completed in Grantsville
1982 New middle school built
1985 Grantsville Irrigation Co. formed to provide irrigation water to local farms and ranches