Vineyard is a small, close-knit community located in western Utah County. The town consists mostly of farmlands, and a majority of its residents are dairy farmers. Aside from an abundance of agriculture, the city is also rich in industry, with Geneva Steel and 12 other companies providing a more than adequate tax base.
Vineyard has kept a steady population during the last decade, hovering at about 150 residents. With a median age of 29.3 and a household average of 4.19, Vineyard’s households are older and larger than most of the county’s.
Origin of Vineyard’s Name
Credit for naming Vineyard is given to John Gillies, who planted the first grapevines in the area.
Date of Incorporation: May 11, 1989
Did You Know?
Most of Vineyard’s residents—about 75 percent—are related to each other. According to a city recorder, the city’s population is dominated by two or three families. The Holdaways alone account for about 20 households.
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State Rank by Population: 225
Out of the 88 registered voters, 78 cast ballots in the 2000 November election.
Statistics & Facts
The population of Vineyard is approximately 151.
The approximate number of families is 43.
The amount of land area in Vineyard is 10.78 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.294 sq kilometers.
The distance from Vineyard to Washington DC is 1909 miles. The distance to the Utah state capital is 38 miles. (as the crow flies)
Vineyard is positioned 40.30 degrees north of the equator and 111.75 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Climate & Weather
The climate for Vineyard is Moderate. There are approximately 10 to 20 inches of snow each year with much more in the mountain areas.
Vineyard average annual rainfall is 16 inches per year
Vineyard average temperature is (January) 21 (July) 83 degrees F.
Sources: Orem Dept. of Public Safety, Vineyard Town, U.S. Census, Utah County Elections, Assessors office, County Realtors and “Utah Place Names,” by John Van Cott.