Herriman, Utah

Coordinates: 40°30′24″N 112°1′51″W / 40.50667°N 112.03083°W / 40.50667; -112.03083
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Herriman, Utah
Unified Fire Authority Station 103, located on Main Street
Unified Fire Authority Station 103, located on Main Street
Location in Salt Lake County and the state of Utah.
Location in Salt Lake County and the state of Utah.
Coordinates: 40°30′24″N 112°1′51″W / 40.50667°N 112.03083°W / 40.50667; -112.03083
CountryUnited States
CountySalt Lake
Became a cityApril 19, 2001
Founded byThomas Butterfield
Named forHenry Harriman
 • TypeMayor-Council
 • MayorLorin Palmer[2]
 • Total23.1 sq mi (59.86 km2)
 • Land23.1 sq mi (59.86 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
5,000 ft (1,524 m)
 • Total55,144[1]
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (Mountain)
ZIP code
Area code(s)385, 801
FIPS code49-34970[4]
GNIS feature ID1428675[5]

Herriman (/ˈhɛrɪmən/ HERR-ih-mən) is a city in southwestern Salt Lake County, Utah. The population was 55,144 as of the 2020 census.[1] Although Herriman was a town in 2000,[4] it has since been classified as a third-class city by state law.[6] The city has experienced rapid growth since incorporation in 1999, as its population was just 1,523 at the 2000 census.[7] It grew from being the 111th-largest incorporated place in Utah in 2000 to the 14th-largest in 2020.



Herriman was established in 1851 by Henry Harriman, Thomas Jefferson Butterfield, John Jay Stocking, and Robert Cowan Petty.[8] A fort was established where the community garden is today. The only remnants of Fort Herriman are the two black locust trees that stand where the entrance to the fort once was. The Fort was abandoned in 1857 as the Johnston Army came West.


Herriman remained a small community until 1999, when proactive citizens, including Brett Wood, Michelle Baguley, Marion Millett, Jerry Walker and J. Lynn Crane, went door to door asking people to sign a petition to be incorporated into a town. In 1998 Rose Creek Estates, developed by Watt Homes, started the first "subdivision" with the property under 1 acre. Later, Rosecrest, a land developer who acquired some rights in a large area around Herriman, started large-scale residential development.[9] Rosecrest is owned by parent company Sorenson Companies[10] founded by the late James LeVoy Sorenson and currently managed by his son.[citation needed] In 2007, Rosecrest won a lawsuit with partner land owners/developers that allowed about 4,000 acres (16 km2) to be annexed out of neighboring city Bluffdale into Herriman to further expand the Rosecrest/Herriman housing projects.[11] The lawsuit stemmed from a struggle between Bluffdale city officials, strict city building requirements, and Rosecrest.[11] The addition of Rosecrest greatly brought up Herriman's population and enabled the town to be turned into a city.

Natural disasters[edit]


In 2014, the cemetery on Pioneer Street flooded, leaving many graves washed up. The City restored most of the graves and adjusted drainage in to accommodate for future issues.

In 2018, a water line broke on 13400 S., causing flooding to businesses and houses. The main line broke due to a gardening tool hitting the water line.


Often, the City experiences fires. In 2018, a youth was playing with smoke bombs in dry grass, resulting in 160 acres burnt and three houses destroyed. The exposed mountains, dry brush, and open fields make Herriman highly susceptible to fires.

Machine Gun Fire[edit]

On September 19, 2010, the National Guard was performing an exercise at Camp Williams, south of Herriman, when a tracer bullet likely struck a rock, setting off a 3,500 acres (14 km2) wildfire.[12] Unified Fire Authority members mobilized and were able to arrest the progress of the fire, but not before three homes were destroyed and another damaged. Various small structures were also affected. Over 1,200 homes were evacuated in the face of the oncoming danger, with most of them able to return by Tuesday, September 21, 2010.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.1 square miles (59.9 km2), all land. The city frequently annexes new areas west and east of its borders. The newest annexation was in 2022 when the 933-acre Olympia housing development was annexed on the west side of the city.[13]

Herriman shares borders with Riverton to the east, South Jordan to the north, and Bluffdale to the southeast.


Historical population

According to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau,[14] as of 2017, there were 39,224 people in Herriman. The racial makeup of the county was 83.3% non-Hispanic White, 2.2% Black, 0.8% Asian, 1.6% Pacific Islander, and 4.4% from two or more races. 8.0% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 21,785 people, 5,542 households, and 5,022 families residing in the town. The population density was 1075.0 people per square mile (64.5/km2). There were 6,022 housing units at an average density of 297.2 per square mile (19.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 93.3% White, 0.3% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 0.5% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.2% of the population.

There were 5,542 households, out of which 44.1% had children under 18 living with them, 81.3% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 9.4% were non-families. 6.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 1.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years or older. The average household size was 3.93, and the average family size was 4.13.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 44.1% under 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 11.7% from 45 to 64, and 2.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24.7 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females aged 18 and over, there were 100.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $56,361, and the median income for a family was $57,404. Males had a median income of $44,135 versus $30,893 for females. The per capita income was $18,991. About 2.9% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and none aged 65 or over.


Herriman has two high schools, Herriman High School, which opened in 2010, and Mountain Ridge High School, which opened in 2019.[15] Herriman also is home to Fort Herriman Middle School and Copper Mountain Middle School. Elementary schools include Herriman, Butterfield Canyon, Silvercrest, Blackridge, Bastian, and Ridge View, which also opened in the 2019–2020 school year. All the public schools in Herriman are run by the Jordan School District.

Herriman also is home to five charter schools: Providence Hall High School, Providence Hall Junior High School, Providence Hall Elementary School, and Athlos Academy. Another, Advantage Arts Academy, was recently opened on 11800 S.[16]


Herriman is home to the Zions Bank Real Academy, a soccer complex that serves as the training facility for Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer. The complex includes Zions Bank Stadium, a 5,000-seat stadium for MLS Next Pro affiliate Real Monarchs and the Utah Warriors of Major League Rugby.[17]

Public services[edit]

Herriman maintains most of its own services, including police, water, animal services,[18] and roads. Herriman contracts with Rocky Mountain Power, Wasatch Waste and recycling, Dominion Energy, South Valley Sewer, and Unified Fire Authority.

Herriman is home to the Herriman Historical Committee, Be Ready Herriman, the Herriman Arts Council, Herriman Trails Committee, the Herriman Youth Council, and Healthy Herriman.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "QuickFacts Herriman city, Utah". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 2, 2022.
  2. ^ "City Council".
  3. ^ "2023 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 1, 2024.
  4. ^ a b c "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  6. ^ "Utah Code 10-2-301". le.utah.gov. Retrieved April 2, 2024.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau - Herriman, UT". Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved August 6, 2009.
  8. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on September 24, 2010. Retrieved May 3, 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ Anderton, Dave (2006) "Buyers are finding home sweet home in Rosecrest area" Deseret News 13 January 2006
  10. ^ "Sorenson Companies"
  11. ^ a b Felix, Devin and Smeath, Doug (2007) "Herriman in, Bluffdale out in land fight" Deseret News 21 July 2007
  12. ^ Reavy, Pat "Herriman fire: National Guard 'shot in the face of Red Flag'" Deseret News 21 September 2010
  13. ^ "Olympia Annexation Approved | Blog". www.herriman.org. Retrieved April 1, 2024.
  14. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  15. ^ "MRHS-Community Open House | Mountain Ridge High School". www.mountainridgesentinels.org. Retrieved February 5, 2021.
  16. ^ "Advantage Arts Academy". advantagearts.org. Retrieved February 5, 2021.
  17. ^ Kamrani, Cristopher (May 24, 2017). "Dell Loy Hansen's vision taking shape in Herriman". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  18. ^ "Animal Services". www.herriman.org. Retrieved February 5, 2021.

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