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Tooele is a city in Tooele County, in the Salt Lake City metro area.
It is the county seat.
One tradition says the community is named for an Indian chief; another says the name derives from an Indian term for rushes and reeds.
The latitude of Tooele is 40.530N. The longitude is -112.297W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,043 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 27,052.
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11% of Tooele residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tooele ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tooele was $16,580, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Tooele residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Tooele, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $471. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,005.
Libraries in Tooele include Tooele City Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Tooele include Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Tooele County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tooele political report.
The average commute time for Tooele workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Tooele between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Tooele include Best Western.
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