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Overview

Introduction to Ogden, Utah

Ogden is situated near the Wasatch Mountains in Weber County. The city is 10 miles away from the Great Salt Lake and approximately 40 miles from Salt Lake City. The Ogden River and the Weber River run through the city of Ogden.

History

The area was originally known as Fort Buenaventura. In 1846 The settlement was founded by a trapper named Miles Goodyear. The Mormon settlers bought Fort Buenaventura in 1847. The area was then called Brownsville but years later took the name of Ogden in tribute to a brigade leader named Peter Skene Ogden who was part of the Hudson's Bay Company.

The first Transcontinental Railroad was connected in the Ogden area in 1869 and the location is known as the "Golden Spike." The city of Ogden experienced enormous change due to the Transcontinental Railroad. Business activity increased as well as the railroad bringing in a vast number of non-Mormons to Ogden. The city was now a prominent railroad location and was known as Junction City. Due to its location and the railroads, Ogden became home to industries such as canneries, iron works, woolen mills, livestock yards, flour mills, banks and other industries.

Transportation

The city is served by the Utah Transit Authority which offers bus transportation between Ogden and Salt Lake City as well as transportation to other cities in the area. The city is also served by the Ogden-Hinkley Airport.

Activities

Skiing is popular at the Snowbasin Resort which was host to numerous Olympic Winter events during 2002. The area also offers opportunities for bicycle riding and hiking in the summer. The Powder Mountain Resort features steep slopes and is known for its heavy powder. Other locations for activities include:

  • Antelope Island
  • Ogden Valley & Pineview Reservoir
  • Willard Bay
  • Monte Cristo area
  • Ogden River Parkway

Attractions

The Golden Spike National Historic Site offers a variety of railroad artifacts and is home to replicas of historic steam engines. The Eccles Dinosaur Park features life-sized copies of dinosaurs and numerous other prehistoric animals. Other attractions in Ogden include:

  • Fort Buenaventura Park
  • Holy Trinity Abbey
  • Historic 25th Street
  • Ogden Nature Center
  • Ogden's Municipal Gardens
  • Union Station
    • Colleges

      Ogden is home to Weber State University. The college provides the area with theatre, music, art as well as science. The campus features the National History Museum.

People

Total Population 84,273
Male Share of the Population 51.3%
Female Share of the Population 48.7%
Senior Citizens 10.1%
Employed Population 16+ 37,464
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 44.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.8%
Median Earnings25+ $26,562
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,678
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,597

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,569
% Above Poverty Level 77.1%
% Below Poverty Level 22.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.3%
% Using Public Transportation 2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.7%
Median Gross Rent $723
Median House Value $129,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39%
US/American 0%
English 15.6%
Irish 6.1%

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

Ogden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 381 miles W of Denver, Colorado
County Weber
Metro Area Salt Lake City - Ogden
Standard Zip Codes 84401, 84403, 84404, 84405, 84414
P.O. Box Zip Codes 84402, 84409, 84412, 84415
Company Zip Codes 84201, 84244, 84407, 84408
Phone Area Codes 801
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.223
Longitude -111.973

Ogden Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station OGDEN PIONEER P H
Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 90 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 23.6 inches
Station OGDEN SUGAR FACTORY
Distance 3.2 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
Station MORGAN POWER AND LIGHT
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 35 F
Apr Temp 31 to 59 F
Jul Temp 51 to 88 F
Oct Temp 30 to 65 F
Annual Precip 19 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Marriott (84404)

Slaterville (84404)

Taylor (84401)

Warren (84404)

West Warren (84404)

West Weber (84401)

Wilson (84401)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Harrisville 5,942 $64,423
Riverdale 8,610 $63,688
South Ogden 16,805 $63,221
South Weber 6,568 $88,950
Washington Terrace 9,119 $53,922
West Haven 11,323 $81,020

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

Ogden Public Libraries

Library
Weber County Library System
2464 JEFFERSON AVENUE
Ogden, Utah
(801) 337-2617
Library Web Site

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Ogden Hospitals

MCKAY-DEE HOSPITAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
4401 HARRISON BOULEVARD
(801) 627-2800
Emergency Service: Yes

OGDEN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
5475 SOUTH 500 EAST
(801) 479-2111
Emergency Service: Yes

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Ogden High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

WEBER HIGH
430 W WEBER HIGH DR
801-476-3700
Serves 1,687 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.3

OGDEN HIGH
2828 HARRISON BLVD
801-737-8673
Serves 1,681 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.7

BEN LOMOND HIGH
800 JACKSON AVE
801-737-7900
Serves 1,582 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.6

BONNEVILLE HIGH
251 E LAKER WAY (4800 S)
801-452-4050
Serves 1,372 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.7

WASHINGTON HIGH
956 - 20TH STREET
801-737-7400
A Non-traditional School
Serves 272 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.4

WASHINGTON HIGH
956 - 20TH STREET
801-737-7400
A Non-traditional School
Serves 159 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

CANYON VIEW HIGH
1100 ORCHARD AVE
801-626-2516
A Special Education School
Serves 152 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.8

WEBER BASIN JOB CORPS
7400 S CORNIA DR
801-479-9806
A Vocational School
Serves 117 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

SP ED ATC (CONTRACTED)
1950 MONROE BLVD
801-737-7300
A Special Education School
Serves 70 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20

MILL CREEK YOUTH CENTER
790 W 12TH ST
801-625-8775
A Non-traditional School
Serves 60 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4

WASHINGTON HIGH (YIC)
956 - 20TH STREET
801-737-7400
A Non-traditional School
Serves 26 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

ARCHWAY (YIC)
2660 LINCOLN AVE
801-612-9006
A Non-traditional School
Serves 25 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

DAY TREATMENT
1100 ORCHARD AVE
801-626-2516
A Special Education School
Serves 23 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23

PROJECT SURPASS (OGDEN)
2828 HARRISON BLVD
801-737-8673
A Non-traditional School
Serves 19 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19

OBSERV & ASSESS (YIC)
145 N MONROE BLVD
801-625-8777
A Non-traditional School
Serves 16 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

PROJECT SURPASS (BEN LOMOND)
800 JACKSON AVE
801-737-7900
A Non-traditional School
Serves 16 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

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