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Copperton, Utah
Metro Township
Location of Copperton, Utah
Country United States
State Utah
County Salt Lake
Founded 1926
Given Township Status 1996 or 1997
Incorporated as a Metro Township January 2017
 • Total 0.31 sq mi (0.81 km2)
 • Land 0.31 sq mi (0.81 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
 • Total 829
 • Density 2,676.28/sq mi (1,034.58/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST)
 • Summer (DST) MDT
FIPS code 49-15720

Copperton is a metro township in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, located at the mouth of Bingham Canyon, approximately 17 miles (27 km) southwest of Salt Lake City. The metro township boundaries include a smaller area than that of both the former CDP (designated by the U.S. Census) and the former township. Much of the town is included in the Copperton Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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).


Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 826
2020 829 0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

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