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About Centerville

Quality of Life

Quality of Life

Nestled between the Wasatch Mountains and the Great Salt Lake lies the friendly city of Centerville. Within fifteen minutes of Salt Lake City to the south and 25 minutes of Ogden to the north, Centerville offers a beautiful environment for the homeowner and a fast growing commercial climate for the local entrepreneur.

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Lifestyle

CenterPoint Legacy TheatreAlthough Centerville City is conveniently located in the middle of one of the nation's fastest growing regions, Centerville has retained a small town atmosphere and similar quality of life. Centerville enjoys a moderate cost of living, a four season climate, is home to the Davis Center for the Performing Arts and is located in the middle of the fabulous recreational and cultural opportunities available along the Wasatch Front. Eight major ski resorts are within a 45-minute drive of Centerville. The cultural treasures of downtown Salt Lake City, such as Ballet West, the Utah Symphony, Temple Square, and sporting events at the Energy Solutions Arena are fifteen minutes away. Centerville has excellent primary and secondary schools. Over 300 acres of parks and open space are available for individual, family and group activities.

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Family Friendly

Family FriendlyCenterville is a family oriented community. Home and family are very important in Centerville. According to the 2010 Census, 30.5% of Centerville's population was under the age of 18. Centerville's median age is 33.7 and the average household size is 3.2. Centerville has its own Police Department.

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Economic Opportunity

Economic OpportunityIn addition to access to the major metropolitan areas of Salt Lake City and Ogden, Centerville is 15 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport. Interstate 15 and the Legacy Parkway pass through the western portion of the city and are accessible from Parrish Lane. Centerville is a member of the Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency (UTOPIA). UTOPIA is a state-of-the art fiber-optic network with fiber-to-the premise technology for blazing fast internet speeds that can facilitate digital television, VOIP, and new emerging technologies such as real-time video conferencing, telemedicine, and remote data storage and retrieval.

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Demographics

Population, 2014 estimate 16,819
Population, percent change, 2010 to 2014 9.1%
Population, 2010 15,335
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 7.80%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 30.50%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 11.60%
Female persons, percent, 2010 50.90%
Living in same house 1 year & over, 2009-2013 90.0%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 2.30%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2006-2010 6.70%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 96.30%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 41.30%
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 21.1
Housing units, 2010 5,050
Homeownership rate, 2009-2013 87.40%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013 15.30%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013 $250,000
Households, 2009-2013 5,252
Persons per household, 2006-2010 3.01
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars) 2009-2013 $30,756
Median household income 2009-2013 $75,524
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013 4.00%
Geography QuickFacts
Land area in square miles, 2010 5.98
Persons per square mile, 2013 2,780.00

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 Interactive Map

The Centerville Interactive Map allows you to click on “layers” to show what you may be looking for. Included in this map are the city boundaries, zoning, location of historic homes, the various subdivisions in the city, trails, private streets, garbage day, firework restriction area, and emergency management areas and districts.

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Climate Climate

Centerville has a humid continental-hot summer climate. This means that during the summer, daytime temperatures can be warm, but not too hot, and nighttime temperatures are cool and pleasant. Precipitation in the summer comes primarily from thunderstorms. Winter temperatures are cold but don’t usually dip below freezing during the daytime. Normally, the valley floor does not accumulate snow for extensive periods of time, the higher areas, including the mountains, can build to great depths and store massive amounts of water for use during the growing season. Most spring and fall months experience mild temperatures and many sunny days.

Average rainfall for Centerville is about 23 inches/year with April as the wettest month with 2.96 inches. The hottest month is July with an average high temperature of 90 degrees Fahrenheit and January is the coolest with an average high of 37 degrees Fahrenheit.

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 History

The modern history of Centerville begins back in the summer of 1847 when the Latter-day Saint pioneers arrived in Utah. Centerville currently has two written short histories and the Whitaker Museum for those interested in learning more about the history of Centerville. The histories are available on this site.

 

 

 

 

 

150 Years in Centerville

Compiled by Twila Van Leer

Latterday Saint pioneers had hardly settled in the Salt Lake Valley in the summer of 1847 before exploring parties began fanning out, seeking new sites where ambitious schemes of colonizing the entire Great Basin could begin...

 

Our Heritage

Vestil Harrison, Centerville Historical Society

As written on plaque at Founders Park monument:
Centerville was populated by a mix of pioneers from widely scattered places and different cultures. These pioneers came together for a common cause, and they generally discovered that the talents, skills, and determination needed for survival were found among themselves…To read more, click here.

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Government

City HallCenterville City operates under the "Six-Member Council Form of Government" option allowed in State law. The powers of municipal government under this form are vested in a Council consisting of six elected officials—five Council Members and the Mayor.
The Mayor is a nonvoting member of the Council, except in limited circumstances. The Mayor is the chair of the Council and presides at all Council meetings.
The Council is the legislative body of the City, exercising its legislative powers and duties through the adoption of ordinances and resolutions.

The Mayor is the chief executive officer. However, some of the Mayor’s powers and duties can be transferred to a City Manager, as is the case in Centerville. This delegation of duties to a City Manager has been done by the adoption of an ordinance by the City Council.
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Centerville City Organization Chart

Centerville City Organizational Chart

The committees, commissions, agencies, and boards help make policy decisions and recommendations in their respective areas to the City Council. The city enters into agreements such as contracts, intergovernmental agreements, memorandums, etc. with outside agencies and private contractors to provide services to the City. The committees, commissions, agencies, and boards help make policy decisions and recommendations in their respective areas to the City Council. Mayor Paul Cutler; 1872 North Main; cell (801) 390-3444. City Council: Ken Averett, Tami Fillmore, John Higginson, Stephanie Ivie and Lawrence Wright The current City Attorney is Lisa Romney. She can be reached at (801) 295-3477. The mission of Centerville City's Justice Court is to improve the quality of life in our community. (801) 295-8344 The current City Manager is Steve Thacker. He can be reached at (801) 295-3477. The current City Recorder is Marsha Morrow. She can be reached at (801) 295-3477. The City Recorder is responsible for the maintenance of all City records. The current City Engineer is Kevin Campbell of ESI Engineering. He can be reached at (801) 263-1752. Public Works directs culinary water, street, public infrastructure and storm drain programs. They can be reached at (801) 292-8232. Community Development directs economic development, zoning, building inspection, business licensing, and all planning related projects and review. They can be reached at (801) 292-8232. The Police Department prevents, detects, and controls crime while preserving the peace and securing a safe environment in Centerville. They can be reached at (801) 292-8441. Call 9-1-1 if you have an emergency. The Admin/Finance department administers all contracts, billing, accounting, employment, personnel, financial reporting, and budget. They can be reached at (801) 295-3477. Parks & Recreation manages all recreation programs, events, parks, and the cemetery. The Parks & Recreation Director, Bruce Cox, can be reached at (801) 292-8232. Our GIS program carefully plots all aspects of the city. The GIS Specialist is Mike Smith and he can be reached at (801) 292-8232. Parks & Recreation manages all recreation programs, events, parks, and the cemetery. The Parks & Recreation Director, Bruce Cox, can be reached at (801) 292-8232. Parks Centerville has much to offer in the way of parks, developed and open space, as well as miles of trails. The Centerville City Cemetery has been in use since 1847. It is managed by the Admin department and maintained by the Parks & Rec department. The Police Department prevents, detects, and controls crime while preserving the peace and securing a safe environment in Centerville. They can be reached at (801) 292-8441. Call 9-1-1 if you have an emergency. Public Works directs culinary water, street, public infrastructure and storm drain programs. They can be reached at (801) 292-8232. Public Works directs culinary water, street, public infrastructure and storm drain programs. They can be reached at (801) 292-8232.

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Tax Information

Where Your Money Goes

 

 

 

 

 

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Transparency Information

Centerville City is a member of the Utah League of Cities and Towns (ULCT). This is the only "lobbying" services the city pays for. The ULCT represents Centerville as well as 241 other municipalities within Utah at the state and federal levels and provides information, training and technical assistance to create a greater public awareness and understanding of municipal responsibilities, governance and administration.

To view what the League does for Centerville, click here.

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