About Heber City
Heber City is a city in northwestern Wasatch County. It is located 43 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. The population at the 2010 census was 11,362. It is the county seat of Wasatch County. Heber City has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Utah.
Local developers and business leaders say there are no jobs in the city itself (since 27% of residents move to Park City or Salt Lake City for work) and want to make the city more self-sufficient.
Average house prices in the valley doubled from 2002 to 2008, and the population grew by 25% over the same period.
Tourism is a year-round industry in the Heber Valley. Winter includes cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling on several trails and at nearby Park City Ski Resort. In summer and autumn, golf, off-road, hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities are in abundance.
Heber is also home to the Heber Valley Historic Railroad (HVRR), which was known as the Heber Creeper until 1989.
Heber City youth work primarily at nearby golf courses, restaurants, and specialty stores in and around Heber City. Local contractors and farmers are also important sources of employment for young people. Adults work primarily in Park City, Salt Lake City, Provo, and Orem. Skiing and snowboarding is very popular among Herb City's youth, many of whom head to the Park City Mountain Resort, Canyon, or Deer Valley in Park City.
Agriculture and livestock are important engines of the economy, but they have fallen into disrepair.
The largest local employer is the Wasatch County School District. At the time of the 2010 census, 11,362 people and 3,637 families lived in the city. The population density is 2,113.5 people per square mile (816 per square kilometer). There are 3,637 housing units with an average density of 710.5 per square mile (274.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 87.7% White, 0.4% African American, 0.8% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander.
Hispanics or Latinos of any race make up 18.4% of the population. There are 3362 households, of which 50.2% have children under the age of 18 living together, 66% are married couples living together, 9.4% have a female head of the household but no husband and 20.6% have no family. Of all households, 15.9% were individuals and 6.4% were single people 65 or older. The median household size was 3.35 and the median household size was 3.78.
The average age was 28.5 years. The median household income in the city was $45,394 and the median household income was $47,481. The median income for men was $33,816 and for women, it was $21,524. The city's per capita income is $17,358. About 4.8% of households and 6.1% of the population are below the poverty line, with 6.7% of the population under the age of 18 and 1.9% of the population 65 or older.