Cedar Fort, UTAH

General Information
Cedar Fort is a small, patriotic town that is proud of its country atmosphere. Located in the foothills of the Oquirrh Mountains in the northwest part of the county, many of the city’s residents work for the Tooele Army Depot.

With a median age of 29.4, Cedar Fort has the oldest population in the county. The average household size, 3.69, is slightly over the county average of 3.59. Between 1998 and 2000, Cedar Fort’s population jumped from 254 to 341, signaling the end of the stagnant growth the city has seen during the past two decades.

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Origin of Cedar Hill’s Name
Cedar Fort was not incorporated as a municipality until 1965. The name Cedar Fort was taken from Cedar Valley and the abundance of cedar trees in the area.

Date of Incorporation: May 17, 1965

Did You Know?
On January 5, 1956, the Utah Legislature incorporated the area around Cedar Fort as Cedar Valley County with Cedar Fort as the county seat. The county was later absorbed into Utah County.

  Crime (1996)  
Baseball Diamonds 0 Aggravated Assault 0
Bowling Alleys 0 Arson N/A
Covered Picnic Facilities 1 Auto Theft N/A
Golf Courses 0 Burglary 0
Indoor Facilities 0 Larceny N/A
Parks 1 Murder 0
Rodeo Grounds 0 Rape 0
Soccer/Football Fields 0 Robbery 3
Swimming Pools 0    
Tennis Courts 1    
Median Age: 29.4   Household Size: 3.69  

Largest Employer: The Cedar Valley Country Store: 5 employees

State Rank by Population: 194

Political Profile
Out of the 359 registered voters, 272 cast ballots in the 2000 November election.

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Cedar Fort is approximately 341 (2002).
The approximate number of families is 84 (1990).The amount of land area in Cedar Fort is 3.746 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
Cedar Fort is positioned 40.33 degrees north of the equator and 112.09 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Climate & Weather

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

History of Cedar Fort

Cedar Fort history:

A book has been written about Cedar Fort and its history, entitled: “Our Roots Grow Deep.” The author is Margery J. Peterson., a long-time resident of Cedar Fort.

Cedar Valley Elementary School

40 E Center
CedarFort, UT
Phone Number: (801) 768-3542

Statistics for Cedar Valley Elementary School:

School District: Alpine School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 05
Locale: “Rural, inside MSA”
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: Yes
Title 1 School Wide: No
Number of Students: 129
Number of Teachers: 7.60
Teacher to Student Percent: 17.00
Male: 61
Female: 68
Native American: 0
Asian: 0
Black: 4
Hispanic: 0
White: 125
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 15
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 23
Migrant Students: 70

Sources: City Clerk, U.S. Census Bureau, “Utah Place Names” by John W. Van Cott; Utah County Elections, Assessors office.