Cities in Utah

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This page contains a list of cities in Utah, and other information about local governments.

Utah allows municipal charter cities. There are 29 total counties in Utah. All 29 are subject to general law.[1]

There are 245 total municipalities in Utah. Of those 245, 244 of them are General law municipalities while the remaining 1 is a Charter/Home rule city.[1]

Types of local government

Local government in Utah consists of:

  • Counties. Utah is divided into counties. The biggest of which is Salt Lake County with a population of 1,029,655.
  • Cities. Any incorporated municipality with population of 1,000 or over is a City. Cities are organized and ranked in classes according to population by State Law.
  • Towns. A municipality with a population of under 1,000 is a town.

Municipalities can have one of five different forms of government, including a Charter form of Government. Currently Tooele City is the only city in Utah to adopt the charter form of government.[2][3]

As of September, 2012 Utah had

  • 29 counties
  • 245 cities and towns
  • In addition, there are 298 special districts and 41 independent school districts.[4][5]

Initiative process availability

See also: Laws governing local ballot measures in Utah
  • The initiative and referendum process is mandated and established by state law for all "general law " cities and towns.
  • The ability to amend municipal charters is established by state law.
  • There is no mention of powers of Initiative and Referendum ordinances in chartered municipalities or counties. There are currently no charter counties in Utah and there is only one charter city. The only charter city is Tooele City and it has Initiative and Referendum powers explicitly in its charter. The procedures and requirements are very similar to those of general law cities.[6][3]

10 most populated cities

List of Most Populated Cities in Utah
City[7] Population City Type Next election
Salt Lake City 189,899 General law N/A
West Valley City 131,942 General law N/A
Provo 115,321 General law N/A
West Jordan 105,675 General law N/A
Orem 90,727 General law N/A
Sancy 89,200 General law N/A
Ogden 83,949 General law N/A
St. George 74,770 General law N/A
Layton 68,495 General law N/A
Taylorsville 59,767 General law N/A

Full List of Cities

A guide to local ballot initiatives
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As of the 2010 Census, there are 243 incorporated cities and towns in Utah. Population figures below are based on the updated estimates as of July 1, 2011.[8]

See also