Cedar Hills, Utah

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Cedar Hills, Utah
Location in Utah County and the state of Utah
Location in Utah County and the state of Utah
Coordinates: 40°24′36″N 111°45′27″W / 40.41000°N 111.75750°W / 40.41000; -111.75750Coordinates: 40°24′36″N 111°45′27″W / 40.41000°N 111.75750°W / 40.41000; -111.75750
CountryUnited States
Incorporated (town)November 2, 1977
Incorporated (city)July 22, 1999
Named forJuniper ("cedar") trees
 • Total2.73 sq mi (7.06 km2)
 • Land2.73 sq mi (7.06 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
4,957 ft (1,511 m)
 • Total9,796
 • Estimate 
 • Density3,698.83/sq mi (1,428.24/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)385, 801
FIPS code49-11440[3]
GNIS feature ID1455858[4]

Cedar Hills is a city in north-central Utah County, Utah, United States. The population was 9,796 at the 2010 census,[5] up from 3,094 in 2000. The city began growing rapidly during the 1990s and is located east[citation needed]of Alpine and Highland on the slopes of Mount Timpanogos.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.1 km2), all land.[6]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)10,083[2]2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,094 people, 695 households, and 658 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,573.3 inhabitants per square mile (606.4/km2). There were 721 housing units at an average density of 366.6 per square mile (141.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.09% White, 0.10% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.94% of the population.

There were 695 households, out of which 76.8% had children under 18 living with them, 89.1% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 5.3% were non-families. 4.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 1.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years or older. The average household size was 4.44, and the average family size was 4.58.

Cedar Hills has many children, with 49.0% of the population under 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 10.4% from 45 to 64, and 3.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 18 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.4 males. For every 100 females aged 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $62,688, and the median income for a family was $63,625. Males had a median income of $52,813 versus $32,708 for females. The per capita income was $16,319. About 3.8% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those aged 65 or over.


Cedar Hills Public schools are part of the Alpine School District and include access to two senior high schools and two junior high schools in neighboring Highland and American Fork, and two elementary schools in the city, Cedar Ridge and Deerfield.[8] The current Superintendent is Samuel Y. Jarman.[9]


The city's current business license ordinance indicates the requirements and any restrictions in operating a home occupation business, as well as other types of businesses.[10]

Notable people[edit]

City ordinances[edit]

As the bedroom community grew and the prospect of businesses locating in Cedar Hills loomed, there was a dispute as to whether stores should be allowed to open on Sunday and whether alcohol should be allowed to be sold. This was due to a large majority of the city's residents being members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but it was resolved in 2005 when a referendum vote on two initiatives (one prohibiting businesses from being open on Sunday and the other prohibiting selling alcohol) were defeated.[11] The anchor business for the commercial center, Walmart, opened in 2009 and remains open on Sundays and sells beer.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Cedar Hills city, Utah". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
  6. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Cedar Hills city, Utah". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Public Schools". The City of Cedar Hills. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  9. ^ "Superintendent". Alpine School District. Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  10. ^ "Business Licensing | Cedar Hills".
  11. ^ "KSL News:Cedar Hills rejects Booze, Sunday Sales Ban". KSL News. Retrieved 2013-03-06.

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