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Copperton is a CDP and township in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, located at the mouth of Bingham Canyon, about 17 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. The township boundaries (designated by the county) include a greater area than that of the CDP (designated by the U.S. Census), extending to the county line on the west.


Copperton was established in 1926, by the Utah Copper Company as a residential area and "model city" for its employees. It emerged as a "showplace for company-subsidized family life." Construction of housing ended in the 1930s and company furnished housing ended in 1955. After that a private real estate developer managed the homes for employees.

As of the 2010 Census, Copperton has a population of 826. Copperton is the only mining town remaining for the Bingham Canyon Mine after Lark was torn down in 1980. Currently, only a handful of residents work for the mine. The town’s history is directly linked to the mine.


Climate is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfa" (Humid Subtropical Climate).

Coordinates: 40°33′53″N 112°05′51″W / 40.56472°N 112.09750°W / 40.56472; -112.09750

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