Vernon in Tooele County Utah
Vernon is a town in Vernon County, Utah and is part of the Salt Lake City Metropolitan Statistical Area, with Salt Lake City located about 65 miles away. Vernon is located along Utah State Route 36 and is surrounded by a range of mountains including Sheeprock Mountains and Onaqui Mountains.
According to the 2000 census, Vernon has a population of more than 200 people. The town has a total area of 7.5 square miles with a population density of just over 30 people per square mile. It is located at an elevation of over 5,500 feet above sea level.
The racial demographics of Vernon are mostly white accounting for 94% of the population.
Vernon has more than 75 households. The median income for a household in the town is $42,500, and the median income for a family is $43,500.
The town is home to the Vernon Elementary School, part of the Tooele County School District.
Tooele County is located in northwest Utah and is surrounded by eight counties, including two counties from Nevada. Tooele County is a predominately rural county, mostly occupied by the Great Salt Lake Desert. Tooele County is the second largest county in Utah by area, and is also one of the driest.
Tooele is home to a vast mountain ranges including Onaqui Mountains, Stansbury Mountains, Cedar Mountains, Deep Creek Range, and more. One of the most spectacular geographical areas of Tooele County include Bonneville Salt Flats, a 159 acre area of salt flats that’s are ancient remains of Lake Bonneville.
Most of the population of Tooele County is concentrated in several major communities. Despite being a rural county, Tooele is part of Salt Lake City Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Salt Lake City–Ogden–Clearfield Combined Statistical Area.
According to the U.S. census of 2000, Tooele County has a population of just over 40,000 . The county covers an area of 7,287 square miles, with 357 square miles of water.
Tooele County is home to seven cities and towns, and five unincorporated communities. Tooele County is also home to numerous ghost towns. The county seat and largest city in Tooele County is Tooele, which hosts about half of the county’s population.
Tooele County is home to major U.S. military activity in Deseret Chemical Depot and Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility. Additionally, the county is home to the historic military Wendover Air Force Base, now used for general aviation.