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Ogden, Utah

  •   State: 
    Weber County
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    41°13′40″N 111°57′40″W
      Area total: 
    27.55 sq mi
      Area land: 
    27.55 sq mi (71.35 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.01 km²)
    4,300 ft (1,310 m)
    1844; Settled 1844; Incorporated February 6, 1851 (As Brownsville)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Ogden-Clearfield, UT
    Mountain Standard Time (MST) UTC-7:00; Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) UTC-6:00
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    Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    3,169.55 residents per square mile of area (1,223.84/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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Ogden is a city in and the county seat of Weber County, Utah, United States. It is approximately 10 miles (16 km) east of the Great Salt Lake and 40 miles (64 km) north of Salt Lake City. The population was 87,321 in 2020, according to the US Census Bureau, making it Utah's eighth largest city. The city served as a major railway hub through much of its history, and still handles a great deal of freight rail traffic which makes it a convenient location for manufacturing and commerce. Ogden is also known for its many historic buildings, proximity to the Wasatch Mountains, and as the location of Weber State University. In 2010, Forbes rated the Ogden-Clearfield MSA as the 6th best place to raise a family. The Ogden Utah Temple was built in 1972 to serve the area's large LDS population. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints completed construction of and dedicated the temple in 1972. The temple was rededicated in 2014. The current mayor is Mike Caldwell, who has been mayor since 2008. The City of Ogden, colloquially known as "BDO", is located at 41°13N 111°W (2196, 1119712), about the foot of the Camp Mountains. This is at the same latitude as Benevent in southern Italy. According to the U.S.ensus Bureau, the city has an area of 26.6 square miles (0.69 km) Ogden Canyon Dam provides the city with a reservoir.


Ogden is the primary city name, but also Farr West, Harrisville, Marriott Slaterville, Marriott Slaterville City, Mriott Sltrvl, Ms City, Msc, North Ogden, Plain City, Pleasant View are acceptable city names or spellings, Marriott, Slaterville, Warren, West Warren on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is Ogden, Utah. Ogden is the closest sizable city to the Golden Spike location at Promontory Summit, Utah, where the First transcontinental railroad was joined in 1869. It was known as a major passenger railroad junction owing to its location along major eastwest and northsouth routes, prompting the local chamber of commerce to adopt the motto, "You can't get anywhere without coming to Ogden" The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints completed construction of and dedicated the Ogden Utah Temple in Ogden in 1972. The temple was built to serve the area's large LDS population. In 2010, the LDS Church announced they would renovate the Og den Temple and the adjacent Tabernacle. The work which began in 2011 includes an update to the exterior, the removal of theTabernacle's steeple to make the Temple’s steeple a main focus, and a new underground parking garage and gardens. The Temple was rededicated in 2014. Because Ogden had historically been Utah's second-largest city, it is home to a large number of historic buildings. However, by the 1980s, several Salt Lake City suburbs and Provo had surpassed Ogden as the state's second largest city. The Defense Depot OgdenUtah operated from 1941 to 1997. Some of its 1,128 acres (456 ha) have been converted into a commercial and industrial park called the Business depot Ogden, colloquially known as "BDO". The site of the original Fort Buenaventura is now a Weber County park.


Ogden is located at 41°1311N 111°5816W (41.2196, 111.9712), at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. The Ogden and Weber Rivers, which originate in the mountains to the east, flow through the city and meet at a confluence just west of the city limits. Pineview Dam is in the Ogden River Canyon 7 miles (11 km) east of Ogden. The reservoir behind the dam provides over 110,000 acre-feet (140,000,000 m3) of water storage and water recreation for the area. The city area is divided into six districts: in the North End, including West Ogden, Downtown and East Central; in the East, including East Bench and Shadow Valley. Snowfall averages about 56 inches (140 cm), with approximately 21.98 inches (558 mm) of precipitation annually. The Pacific storm season usually lasts from about October through May, with precipitation reaching its peak in spring. Snow usually first occurs in late October or early November, with the last occurring sometime in April. Summer temperatures are hot and relatively dry, with highs frequently reaching 95 °F (35 °C) with a few days per year reaching 100 °C (38 °C). Rain is provided in the form of infrequent thunderstorms during summer, usually between late July and mid-September during the height of monsoon season. The central connecting street in northsouth orientation is Harrison Boulevard. By extending the numbers with directions ("E" for east and "W" for west) their relative relation to the central point is made clear.


There were 27,384 households, out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.32. The median income for a household in the city was $34,047, and the median incomes for a family was $38,950. The largest self-identified ancestry groups in Ogden, Utah were English (15.3%), German (6.7%) and Scottish (3.7%). The city has a population of 82,825, with a population density of 2,899.2 people per square mile (1,119.3/km²) The city is located in the U.S. State of Utah, which is part of the Utah Division of the Rocky Mountains. The city's population was 77,226 as of the census of 2000, with 29,763 housing units at an average density of 1,117.4/sq mi (431.4 /km²). The racial makeup of the city is 79.02% White, 2.31% African American, 1.43% Native American,1.20% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 12.95% from other races, and 2.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino residents of any race were 23.64% of the population. In the city 28.8% of. the population was under 18, 14.6% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 16.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.3%. The median age was 29 years.

Government and politics

Ogden is governed under the mayor-council form of government. The city operates a redevelopment agency (RDA), with the city council acting as the RDA governing board and the mayor as its executive director. The Ogden City government operates on a budget of $190 million per year and employs nearly 600 full-time workers. A proposed streetcar connecting downtown to Weber State University has attracted considerable attention but only limited support. Ogden is located in Utah's 1st congressional district. In the 117th United States Congress, Ogden was represented by Blake Moore in the House of Representatives. The mayor is Mike Caldwell, who took office in January 2012. A major controversy flared up in 200507 when the mayor and many others pushed unsuccessfully for construction of a luxury residential development on public land in Ogden's foothills and a new ski resort in the mountains above the city, to be accessed by a pair of aerial gondolas. The RDA's activity has increased since its establishment in 1969, with tax increment revenues at about $10 million a year and an outstanding debt of over $50 million. The council members are Marcia White, Richard Hyer, Bart Blair, Ben Nadolski, Luis Lopez, Angela Choberka, and Ken Richey. Four of the council members represent the city's four municipal districts, while the other three (Lopez, White, and Blair) are elected at-large by voters from the entire city. The city is represented in the U.S. Senate by Republican Blake Moore.


Ogden City School District is the public school district in the city. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City operates and/or sponsors Catholic schools including Saint Joseph Catholic High School. The Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind's boarding facility is in the City. Weber School District serves areas outside of the city limits, even if they have "Og den, Utah" postal addresses. DaVinci Academy of Science and the Arts is an elementary and secondary charter school system. The city is home to Weber State University, StevensHenager College, and Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College. It is also home to Ogden High School and Ben Lomond High School, as well as the Utah State Museum and the Utah Museum of History and Art, which is located in the nearby town of Ogden.


Ogden is the principal city of the 2nd largest MSA in Utah. The Internal Revenue Service has a large regional facility in Ogden and is the city's largest employer with over 5,000 employees. Other large employers include McKay Dee Hospital, Weber State University, Ogden City School District, Autoliv, Fresenius, and Convergys. Ogden ranked No. 16 on Forbes' list of the Best Places for Business and Careers in 2013. The western parts of the city have several industrial areas. The largest is Business Depot Ogden, a former Army depot that was restructured to be a 1,000-plus acre business park. The city is home to the Bank of Utah, America First Credit Union, MarketStar, and Kadince. It is also the home of the Utah Air National Guard and the Utah National Guard Air Force Base, which is located in the western part of Ogden. The Ogden Airport is located on the eastern edge of the town and is one of the busiest airports in the state. It has been the site of the U.S. Air Force Reserve Base since the mid-1980s. The U.N. World Trade Center is located nearby and is a major international airport. It opened in 1998 and has been a major hub for air traffic since then. It was the first international airport to be built in the United States in the late 1960s. It now has a fleet of more than 1,500 aircraft.


Ogden-Hinckley Airport, Utah's busiest municipal airport, is in the southwest portion of the city. The FrontRunner commuter rail runs between Salt Lake City and Pleasant View, just north of Ogden, and includes a stop at the Ogden Intermodal Hub. Allegiant Air offers commercial service from Ogden to Phoenix and Mesa, Arizona, Avelo Airlines serves Burbank, California, while Utah Airways offers charter service to many of the West's national parks. Amtrak trains do not serve Ogden directly, but there is a bus connection to/from Salt Lake city, where there are daily California Zephyr trains west to the Oakland, California area and east to Chicago, Illinois. Ogden is served directly by exits 341, 342, 343, and 344 on I-15 and I-84. The city is also the source of the two routes that serve Brigham City, the northernmost extension of UTA's bus system. It also has a Greyhound bus stop along a line that runs northsouth along I- 15. The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) operates four bus routes directly between Ogden and the rest of the Wasatch Front, as well as numerous others that serve Weber and northern Davis counties that connect into either the Og den Inter modal Hub on the west edge of town or to Weber State University. The UTA operates a number of other bus routes that connect to other parts of the state, such as the Salt Lake Valley and Wasatch County.

Sites of interest

The town of Ogden, Utah is home to a number of sites of interest. Many of the sites were used as venues for the 2002 Winter Olympics. The town is also the site of a high school, a nature center, a temple, and a forest service building. The city is also home to several historic buildings and a historic district, including Bigelow-Ben Lomond Hotel and the Ice Sheet Curling venue used during the Olympics.

Sports and recreation

Ogden is a satellite venue of the Sundance Film Festival. There are several golf courses in the city of Ogden. Weber State University fields several intercollegiate athletic teams that attract spectators from among residents. Ogden is also home to the minor league baseball team Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer League, the Women's Flat Track Derby Association league Junction City Roller Dolls, and the minor-league soccer teams Ogden City SC of the USL League Two and the Ogden Mustangs of the United States Premier Hockey League. The city has had two shopping malls. Newgate Mall was built in 1981, and Og den City Mall a year prior. The latter was torn down and redeveloped as The Junction. The Ogden Marathon is held every year on the last Saturday in January. The town is home to a number of festivals, including the Harvest Moon Festival and the Foursite Film Festival, which has been held annually since 2004. The annual Ogden Winterfest is held on the first Saturday in February. The Utah State Fair is held the last weekend in April, and runs through the end of the month. The state fair is one of the largest in Utah, attracting thousands of visitors each year. It is held in conjunction with the Utah Ski and Snowshoe Association, which promotes cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and other winter sports. It also hosts the Utah Open, which is held annually on the second Saturday in April. The U.S. Open of Golf is held each year in June, and is held at the University of Utah Golf Course.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Ogden, Weber County, Utah = 25.9. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 61. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 88. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Ogden = 4.5 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 87,321 individuals with a median age of 31 age the population grows by 7.16% in Ogden, Weber County, Utah population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 3,169.55 residents per square mile of area (1,223.84/km²). There are average 2.75 people per household in the 29,201 households with an average household income of $39,542 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.90% of the available work force and has dropped -4.98% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 20.14%. The number of physicians in Ogden per 100,000 population = 141.9.


The annual rainfall in Ogden = 20.7 inches and the annual snowfall = 43.1 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 82. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 223. 91 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 18.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 69, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Ogden, Weber County, Utah which are owned by the occupant = 55.75%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 46 years with median home cost = $113,450 and home appreciation of -3.65%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $7.09 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $3,526 per student. There are 22 students for each teacher in the school, 1085 students for each Librarian and 519 students for each Counselor. 6.09% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 11.93% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 5.47% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Ogden's population in Weber County, Utah of 16,313 residents in 1900 has increased 5,35-fold to 87,321 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 48.92% female residents and 51.08% male residents live in Ogden, Weber County, Utah.

    As of 2020 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah are married and the remaining 44.87% are single population.

  • 22.1 minutes is the average time that residents in Ogden require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    73.53% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 17.22% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 2.19% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.88% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Ogden, Weber County, Utah, 55.75% are owner-occupied homes, another 34.19% are rented apartments, and the remaining 10.06% are vacant.

  • The 68.42% of the population in Ogden, Weber County, Utah who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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