This is the 20th in a weekly series of stories highlighting interesting facts about cities in Utah County.
Woodland Hills is a small city in southern Utah County, but how much do you really know about it?
— Stacy Johnson, Daily Herald
Woodland Hills is the fifth-smallest city in Utah County.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016 population estimates, Woodland Hills is home to 1,527 residents, making it the fifth-smallest city or town in Utah County. The city is larger than Cedar Fort, Genola, Goshen and Fairfield.
Woodland Hills is growing.
It may be small, but Woodland Hills is growing. Census numbers from 2010 put the population of the southern Utah County city’s population was 1,344. The city saw an 11.95 percent increase in population through 2016. Ten Utah County cities saw a higher growth rate and 13 cities or towns saw a slower growth rate in Utah County.
Woodland Hills is the second-smallest city by land size.
According to U.S. Census Bureau numbers, Woodland Hills covers exactly 2 square miles of land, making it the second-smallest city by land size in Utah County. Only Goshen, which covers just 0.7 square miles of land is smaller.
It is the sixth-newest city in Utah County.
Woodland Hills was incorporated as a town on Nov. 3, 1979, meaning the city is 38 years old. Woodland Hills was certified as a city on Nov. 3, 2000. Vineyard, Eagle Mountain, Saratoga Springs, Elk Ridge and Fairfield have all been incorporated since Woodland Hills.
Woodland Hills has the fourth-highest median household income of cities in Utah County.
According to U.S. Census Bureau numbers, Woodland Hills’ median household income is $93,750 — the fourth highest of any city or town in Utah County. Highland, Alpine and Mapleton are the only cities with higher median incomes.
Woodland Hills residents are older than the average in Utah County.
The average of of residents in Woodland Hills is 34.3 years old, higher than the countywide average of 24.4. Only Mapleton and Cedar Fort have higher average age of residents in Utah County.
According to U.S. Census Bureau numbers, 15 percent of Woodland Hills residents are under the age of 5 and 24.1 percent of residents are under the age of 18.
Woodland Hills is home to one park.
While the city has just one five-acre park, it is packed with quite a few amenities. It includes a grassy field, a playground, a disc golf course and a pavilion.
Woodland Hills has a high high school graduation rate.
According to 2016 numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau, 97.8 percent of adults in the city are high school graduates. That compares to 93.6 percent countywide.