Bluffdale, Park City, Fruit Heights lead in home value

Housing • Sunset, Magna had lowest median values in respective counties.
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Bluffdale residents had, on average, the most valuable homes in Salt Lake County.

Data from the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that, in the period between 2006 and 2010, the median home value in Bluffdale was $407,100.

A median value represents the midpoint in the list of home values in a given community. The values were determined by the owners' estimate of how much they would expect to get if they sold their property.

Rounding out the top five in Salt Lake County were Draper, $397,200; South Jordan, $352,500; Holladay, $346,900; and Cottonwood Heights, $303,500.

Park City, which is in Summit County but is included in the Close-Up coverage, had a median home value of $751,400.

In Davis County, Fruit Heights had the highest median home value, $312,000. It was followed by Farmington, $311,300; Centerville, $261,500; Kaysville, $255,800; and South Weber, $253,800.

At the other end of the scale, Sunset had the lowest median home value in Davis County, $133,800. The next lowest values were in Clearfield, $151,400; Clinton, $185,600; Layton, $207,200; and West Point, $209,700.

In Salt Lake County, the lowest median home values were in Magna, $157,100; Kearns, $160,700; South Salt Lake, $168,300; West Valley City, $178,500; and Taylorsville, $191,300.

Statewide, the median value is $218,100. The national median home value is $188,400.

The data were compiled by for a weekly series in The Salt Lake Tribune's Close-Up section highlighting information gleaned from public databases. The purpose is not to provide analysis of the data, but to provide raw numbers so the public an analyze the data themselves for their own purposes., the data website for The Salt Lake Tribune, conducts an ongoing statewide quest for district court information and other public information, including salaries of public employees and restaurant inspections, using public records requests made under the state's Government Records Access and Management Act, commonly known as GRAMA.

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