Park City, Utah

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Park City
Overview of Park City
Overview of Park City
Location in Utah
Park City, Utah
Park City
Park City
Basic data
Foundation : 1869
State : United States
State : Utah
Counties : Summit County
Wasatch County
Coordinates : 40 ° 40 ′  N , 111 ° 30 ′  W Coordinates: 40 ° 40 ′  N , 111 ° 30 ′  W
Time zone : Mountain ( UTC − 7 / −6 )
Residents : 7,731 (as of: 2000)
Population density : 316.8 inhabitants per km 2
Area : 24.4 km 2  (approx. 9 mi 2 ) of
which 24.4 km 2  (approx. 9 mi 2 ) is land
Height : 2134 m
Postcodes : 84060, 84068, 84098
Area code : +1 435
FIPS : 49-58070
GNIS ID : 1444206
Website :
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Park City

Park City is a city in Utah , United States and part of the Wasatch Back on the east side of the Wasatch Range . In 2000 it had 7371 inhabitants, the area is 24.4 km². The city grew explosively during the 1980s and 1990s and is immediately to the north and east of three major winter sports areas : Park City Resort, Deer Valley, and The Canyons. Although there's less snow than Salt Lake City because they 're on the leeward side of the Wasatch Range, the ski resorts are easier to get to. Winter sports are the main source of income for the city that thrives on tourism. As part of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the snowboard competitions as well as the slalom and giant slalom runs took place in the ski areas of Park City. The city is also the main venue for the Sundance Film Festival and the headquarters of the US Ski Association . International competitions are held regularly on the bobsleigh and toboggan run.


Park City was founded as a mining town in 1870 after lead , gold and silver were discovered in the area. The population grew so much that many thought it would soon surpass Salt Lake City as the most important city in Utah. But the mines reached the water table and were flooded. Park City became almost a ghost town until winter sports came to the city in the 1950s . Even so, the city did not recover from the economic downturn until the 1970s.


According to the 2000 census, the city has 7371 inhabitants (population density 301.8 inhabitants / km²) with a proportion of 80.50% whites and 19.64% Latinos . The average age is 33 years, the ratio of women to men is 100: 118.7. The median income per household is $ 65,800 and the per capita income is $ 45,164. 10.0% of the population and 5.3% of families are below the poverty line .

Famous residents

Protected areas

In Park City is one of the starting points of the Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park , a 45-kilometer hiking trail on the embankment of a former railway line via Wanship and Coalville to the Echo Reservoir .

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