Introduction to Layton, Utah

Layton, Utah, in Davis county, is located 378 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city is considered part of the Salt Lake City - Ogden metropolitan area. Layton has a population of 58,474.

Layton History

The city of Layton is located in Davis County. The area was settled in the 1850s. It was then an outgrowth of Kaysville. In 1868, Kaysville was officially incorporated as a city and Layton was included in the boundaries. However, by the 1880s, most of the residents of Layton wanted to be separated from Kaysville. The dispute reached as Linford v. Ellison’s case in 1894. The case was settled in favor of the property owners of Layton. Layton became an unincorporated independent community in 1902 and was officially incorporated in 1920.

Layton and nearby Attractions

  • Willard Bay State Park
  • Children's Museum of Utah
  • Antelope Island State Park
  • Pioneer Village
  • Great Salt Lake State Park
  • Daughters of Utah Pioneer Memorial Museum

Things To Do In Layton

Layton has several notable locations such as Circle L Mobile Home Park and Layton Industrial Park. The shoppers may visit the Hillgate Shopping Center, Layton Hills Mall Convenience Center, and Fort Lane Shopping Center. There are several churches in the area such as Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Rosewood Lane Nazarene Chapel, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The museums in the area include Ogden Union Station Museums, Daughters of Utah Pioneer Memorial Museum, and Children's Museum of Utah.

Layton Transportation

The Salt Lake City International Airport offers air transportation facilities.

Layton Higher Education

The local higher educational institutions include University of Utah, Utah State University, and Utah Valley State College.


Total Population 71,007
Male Share of the Population 51%
Female Share of the Population 49%
Senior Citizens 7.7%
Employed Population 16+ 33,525
Age of the Population 29


% of people married 60.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.5%
Median Earnings25+ $40,078
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,275
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,316


Median Family Income $76,243
% Above Poverty Level 90.6%
% Below Poverty Level 9.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 2.5%


People Living Alone 15.3%
Median Gross Rent $873
Median House Value $201,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.3%
US/American 0.1%
English 24.6%
Irish 5.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Layton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 378 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Davis
Metro Area Salt Lake City - Ogden
Standard Zip Codes 84040, 84041
Phone Area Codes 801
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.06
Longitude -111.97

Layton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 90 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 20.7 inches
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 60 to 92 F
Oct Temp 38 to 66 F
Annual Precip 18.4 inches
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 30 F
Apr Temp 29 to 56 F
Jul Temp 50 to 85 F
Oct Temp 30 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Layton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

East Layton (84040)

West Layton (84041)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clearfield 30,299 $55,172
Fruit Heights 5,625 $116,150
Kaysville 29,213 $93,295
Sunset 5,163 $58,641
Syracuse 25,977 $89,410
Uintah 1,427 $78,534

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Layton Hospitals

(801) 807-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Layton High Schools

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Student/teacher ratio: 23.5

Serves 1,774 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.4

2250 N 1700 W
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Serves 13 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

A Non-traditional School
Serves 9 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9

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