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Emigration Canyon, Utah
Metro Township
Founded 1846
Given Township Status 8 January, 1997
Incorporated as a Metro Township 2017
 • Total 18.22 sq mi (47.19 km2)
 • Land 18.22 sq mi (47.19 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
 • Total 1,568
 • Estimate 
 • Density 87.38/sq mi (33.74/km2)
FIPS code 49-22875
Emigration Canyon
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Emigration Canyon, Utah is located in Utah
Emigration Canyon, Utah
Location in Utah
Emigration Canyon, Utah is located in the United States
Emigration Canyon, Utah
Location in the United States
Location Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Area 25 acres (10 ha) (landmarked area)
Built 1847
NRHP reference No. 66000737
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966
Designated NHL January 20, 1961

Emigration Canyon is a metro township and canyon in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, located east of Salt Lake City in the Wasatch Range. Beginning at the southern end of the University of Utah, the canyon itself heads east and northeast between Salt Lake City and Morgan County. The boundaries of the metro township do not extend to the county line, nor do they encompass all of Emigration Canyon, as parts of it are within Salt Lake City. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,568.

A portion of Emigration Canyon, located in This Is the Place Heritage Park, was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961 for the canyon's significance in the Mormon migration of the 19th century.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 1,568
2019 (est.) 1,592 1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

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