Lehi, UTAH

General Information
Known as the Pioneer City because of its early date of incorporation, Lehi is an attractive residential community based largely on farming, manufacturing, and trade.

With a median age of 23.6, Lehi has the “middle-age” residents in Utah County, and with an average household size of 3.58, has smaller families than much of the county. During the last decade, Lehi experienced a phenomenal increase in population, growing from 8,475 residents in 1990 to 19,028 in 2000.

Lehi City is the home of Thanksgiving Point, one of the few resort communities in the West. Thanksgiving Point boasts, among many things, the North American Museum of Ancient Life, many acres of beautiful gardens, a golf course, and a performing arts center.

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Origin of Lehi’s Name
Lehi was called Evansville at first by early settlers for David Evans, a pioneer. The community’s name was eventually changed to Dry Creek. Later upon incorporation, the name became Lehi, because the people of Lehi (in the Book of Mormon) had frequently moved, as had the pioneers.

Date of Incorporation: February 5, 1852

Did You Know?
Among the city’s attractions are its downtown businesses, many of which are still housed in their original Old West-style buildings; the John Hutchings Museum of Natural History, which will soon be housed in the city’s old Memorial Building; and Saratoga Springs, a one-time amusement park that still houses swimming and diving sites.

Recreation   Crime  
Baseball Diamonds 6 Aggravated Assault 9
Bowling Alleys 0 Arson N/A
Covered Picnic Facilities 3 Auto Theft N/A
Golf Courses 0 Burglary 72
Indoor Facilities 0 Larceny 0
Parks 4 Murder 0
Rodeo Grounds 1 Rape 0
Soccer/Football Fields 6 Robbery 1
Swimming Pools 1    
Tennis Courts 6    
Other: 1 public library, 2 museums
 
       
Median Age: 23.6   Household Size: 3.58  

Largest Employer: Micron: 900 employees

State Rank by Population: 28

Political Profile
Out of the 7,967 registered voters, 6,392 cast ballots in the November 2000 election. 

Zip Code

84043

Statistics & Facts

The population of Lehi is approximately 22,924 (2002). 
The approximate number of families is 5,125 (2000).
The amount of land area in Lehi is 14.707 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
Lehi is positioned 40.40 degrees north of the equator and 111.85 degrees west of the prime meridian. 
Lehi elevation is 4,550 feet above sea level.
Lehi miscellany.

Location

Lehi location: about 26 miles south of Salt Lake City in northern Utah County near “point of the mountain”

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Lehi is Moderate. There are approximately 10 to 20 inches of snow each year with much more in the nearby mountain areas.
Lehi average annual rainfall is 16 inches per year
Lehi average temperature is (January) 21 (July) 83 degrees F.

History of Lehi

Lehi history:

The Lehi area was settled in 1850 and was first known as Sulphur Springs, then Dry Creek, and then Evansville. Finally, in 1852, it was incorporated as the sixth city in the state. It was then renamed for Lehi, a leader in the Book of Mormon (one of the scriptures for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). 
The settling of Lehi: 1850
The incorporation date of Lehi: 5 February 1852

Attractions

Lehi attractions:

Thanksgiving Point is a new, 550 acre, non-profit attraction in Lehi, Utah that includes a championship golf course designed by Johnny Miller and recently named among the top ten new public courses in the country by Golf Magazine. The project also includes a fine-dining restaurant, bakery, soda fountain, animal park, idea gardens, nursery, gift shop emporium, flower cottage, vegetable gardens, outdoor reception facilities, fishing pond, pony rides, and much more. The Thanksgiving Point institute includes classes on gardening, cooking, crafts, and golfing. In the year 2000, Thanksgiving Point will complete a 70 acre estate garden that will be open to the public.

John Hutchings Museum of Natural History, 53 N. Center St., Lehi
(801) 768-7180
The museum houses a large collection of pioneer and Native American artifacts, bird specimens, and a collection of minerals and fossils.

Lehi Bus Tours – (801) 768-4578 or 768-8665
Bus tours of Lehi’s historic sites are available. Points of interest include the original Pony Express route and other frontier locales.

Lehi Round-up Celebration – Citywide celebration includes parades, chuckwagon breakfast, cowboy poetry, PRCA rodeo, picnic, entertainment. Free admission to Hutchings Museum on Tuesday. Contact – Mel Anderson (801) 768-9926 or 768-7100

Camp Floyd State Park/Stagecoach Inn 25 miles SW of Lehi on SR73. Site of former military post from the mid 1800’s. Nearby Stagecoach Inn was an overnight stop on the historic Overland stage and Pony Express route. Open daily from Easter weekend throu Oct. 15. Call for more information – (801) 768-8932 (during season) or (801) 254-9036 (year-round)

Eaglecrest Elementary School

Address:
2760 N 300 W
Lehi, UT
84043
Phone Number: (801) 768-7035
 

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Statistics for Eaglecrest Elementary School:

School District: Alpine School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 06
Locale: “Rural, inside MSA”
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide: 
Number of Students: 1040
Number of Teachers: 39.20
Teacher to Student Percent: 26.50
Male: 548
Female: 492
Native American: 3
Asian: 13
Black: 6
Hispanic: 16
White: 1002
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 50
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 73
Migrant Students: 38
 

Lehi Elementary School

Address:
765 N Center
Lehi, UT
84043-1615
Phone Number: (801) 768-7020
 

Statistics for Lehi Elementary School:

School District: Alpine School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 06
Locale: Urban Fringe of Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide: 
Number of Students: 602
Number of Teachers: 31.50
Teacher to Student Percent: 19.10
Male: 322
Female: 280
Native American: 10
Asian: 5
Black: 5
Hispanic: 26
White: 556
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 96
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 74
Migrant Students: 0

Lehi High

Address:
180 N 500 E
Lehi, UT
84043-1999
Phone Number: (801) 768-7000
 

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Statistics for Lehi High:

School District: Alpine School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: 10
High Grade: 12
Locale: Urban Fringe of Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide: 
Number of Students: 1134
Number of Teachers: 46.80
Teacher to Student Percent: 24.20
Male: 567
Female: 567
Native American: 3
Asian: 24
Black: 0
Hispanic: 41
White: 1066
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 120
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 86
Migrant Students: 0

Lehi Jr High

Address:
700 E Cedar Hollow Rd
Lehi, UT
84043-9714
Phone Number: (801) 768-7010
 

Statistics for Lehi Jr High:

School District: Alpine School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: 07
High Grade: 09
Locale: Urban Fringe of Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide: 
Number of Students: 1380
Number of Teachers: 50.60
Teacher to Student Percent: 27.30
Male: 712
Female: 668
Native American: 11
Asian: 16
Black: 7
Hispanic: 55
White: 1291
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 193
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 149
Migrant Students: 2

Meadow Elementary School

Address:
176 S 500 W
Lehi, UT
84043-2040
Phone Number: (801) 768-7025
 

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Statistics for Meadow Elementary School:

School District: Alpine School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 06
Locale: Urban Fringe of Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide: 
Number of Students: 840
Number of Teachers: 34.30
Teacher to Student Percent: 24.50
Male: 446
Female: 394
Native American: 7
Asian: 11
Black: 8
Hispanic: 37
White: 777
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 128
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 81
Migrant Students: 0

Sego Lily Elementary School

Address:
550 E 900 N
Lehi, UT
84043-1235
Phone Number: (801) 768-7030
 

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Statistics for Sego Lily Elementary School:

School District: Alpine School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 06
Locale: Urban Fringe of Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide: 
Number of Students: 800
Number of Teachers: 37.80
Teacher to Student Percent: 21.20
Male: 401
Female: 399
Native American: 4
Asian: 3
Black: 6
Hispanic: 14
White: 773
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 63
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 73
Migrant Students: 4

Snow Springs Elem Sch

Address:
850 S 1700 W
Lehi, UT
84043
Phone Number: (801) 768-7045
 

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Statistics for Snow Springs Elementary School:

School District: Alpine School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 06
Locale: Urban Fringe of Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide: 
Number of Students: 1257
Number of Teachers: 47.60
Teacher to Student Percent: 26.40
Male: 652
Female: 605
Native American: 1
Asian: 17
Black: 1
Hispanic: 47
White: 1191
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 103
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 160
Migrant Students: 1

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Sources: Lehi City Corp., U.S. Census, Utah Elections, Assessors Office, County Realtors, State Bureau of Criminal Identification, “Utah: A Guide to the State,” by Ward Roylance, and “Utah Place Names,” by John Van Cott.