Vineyard, Utah

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Vineyard, Utah
City (5th Class)
Original Vineyard town office
Original Vineyard town office
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Location in Utah County and the state of Utah
Location in Utah County and the state of Utah
Coordinates: 40°18′14″N 111°45′28″W / 40.30389°N 111.75778°W / 40.30389; -111.75778Coordinates: 40°18′14″N 111°45′28″W / 40.30389°N 111.75778°W / 40.30389; -111.75778
CountryUnited States
IncorporatedMay 11, 1989
 • TypeCouncil–Manager (Strong Mayor)
 • MayorJulie Fullmer (2022)
 • CouncilmemberG. Tyce Flake (2020)
 • CouncilmemberNathan Riley (2020)
 • CouncilmemberChris Judd (2022)
 • CouncilmemberJohn Earnest (2022)
 • Total6.4 sq mi (16.5 km2)
 • Land4.4 sq mi (11.3 km2)
 • Water2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)
4,557 ft (1,389 m)
 • Total15,000
 • Density2,400/sq mi (910/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)385, 801
FIPS code49-80420[1]
GNIS feature ID1449150[2]

Vineyard is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States. It is part of the ProvoOrem Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 139 at the 2010 census.[3] The population estimate was 3,953 as of 2016,[4] 8,000 as of May 2017,[5] 10,250 as of September 2017,[6] and over 14,000 as of August 2018.[7]


The community was named for grape vineyards near the original town site.[8] According to some town residents, Vineyard first became a distinct place in 1899. The town incorporated in 1989. Vineyard was certified as a city of the 5th class (1,000 - 10,000 residents)[9] during the summer of 2016. Prior to 2016, Vineyard was classified as a town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.4 square miles (16.5 km2), of which 4.4 square miles (11.3 km2) is land and 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), or 31.53%, is water.[10]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201815,000[11]10,691.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 150 people, 43 households, and 38 families residing in the town. The population density was 38.3 people per square mile (14.8/km²). There were 46 housing units at an average density of 11.7 per square mile (4.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.67% White, 6.67% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.33% of the population.

There were 43 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 83.7% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.6% were non-families. 11.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.49 and the average family size was 3.76.

In the town, the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 12.7% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 16.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females, there were 111.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $55,313, and the median income for a family was $55,625. Males had a median income of $30,313 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,841. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line.

According to the Us Census 2015 Population Estimate[13][14] Vineyard had the fastest growth from 2013 to 2014[15] and from 2014 to 2015 of any city or town in the entire USA with a 417% growth.[16] The second highest growth was only 59%.


Vineyard Public Schools are part of the Alpine School District.

  • Vineyard Elementary (K-6 Public)[17]
  • Unnamed Elementary (K-6 Public) - under construction


  • Franklin Discovery Academy (K-6 Charter)[18]
  • Freedom Preparatory Academy (K-5 Charter)[19]


Appointed city officials include City Manager (Jake McHargue) and Planning Commission Chair (Christy Welsh).

List of Mayors[edit]

  • J Rulon Gammon, 1989 - 2005 (16 years)
  • Randy Farnworth, 2005 - 2018 (13 years)
  • Julie Fullmer, 2018 - 2022

2015 Election[edit]

On 3 November 2015, Vineyard held a municipal election for two open council seats (4 year terms). The vote was conducted by traditional and mail-in ballots. The preliminary results showed that Tyce Flake and Nathan Riley won the two seats.[20] Two weeks later on 17 November 2015, the final canvass results were revealed which showed Tyce Flake and Chris Judd as the winners. However, since Judd received only 1 more vote than Riley in the canvass, Riley demanded a recount based on Utah Code 20A-4-401 (1).[21] One week later, on 24 November 2015, the recount revealed that Tyce Flake received the most votes but Nathan Riley and Chris Judd received the same number of votes. Based on Utah Code - 20A-1-304 the candidates are required to cast lots.[22] Each candidate rolled 5 dice. Riley won the tie breaker for the city council seat by rolling a 21 to Judd's 12.[23][24]

Vineyard had the highest voter turnout (61.3%) of any municipality in Utah County for the 2015 election. Vineyard was the only city in the county to vote in favor of a progressive transportation tax increase to improve infrastructure and public transit (Proposition 1).[25]

2017 Election[edit]

On 7 November 2017, Vineyard held a municipal election for the mayor position and two open at-large council seats (all 4 year terms).[26] Long time incumbent, Randy Farnworth was defeated by council member Julie Fullmer. John Earnest and Chris Judd (who lost in 2015 by the roll of dice) were elected to the open council seats vacated by Julie Fullmer (to run for Mayor) and Dale Goodman (did not run for re-election). Despite a special election for Utah 3rd Congressional District, voter turnout was fairly low for the fast growing city.



  • Gammon Park
  • Lakeside Sports Park (West side)
  • Sunset Beach Park
  • Vineyard Grove Park
  • Penny Springs Park
  • Rendezvous Park

Notable People[edit]


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  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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  10. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Vineyard town, Utah". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 9, 2012.
  11. ^ "Vineyard growing faster than many think". Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  13. ^ Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  14. ^ town, Utah/ALL
  15. ^ "Here's the fastest growing town in every state". Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  16. ^ Tribune, Lee Davidson The Salt Lake. "Population booms in Vineyard, old site of Geneva Steel". Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  17. ^ "Home Page – Style 2". Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  18. ^ "Franklin Discovery". Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  19. ^ "Vineyard Elementary". Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-12-07. Retrieved 2015-12-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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  22. ^ "2006 Utah Code - 20A-1-304 — Tie votes". Retrieved 6 December 2016.
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  24. ^ HERALD, Genelle Pugmire DAILY. "Vineyard rolls dice to decide new councilman". Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  25. ^ "2015 Results". Retrieved 6 December 2016.
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