Introduction to Sunset, Utah

Sunset, Utah, in Davis county, is located 6 miles NW of Layton, Utah (center to center) and is 381 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The people of the city are in the Salt Lake City - Ogden metropolitan area. Sunset has a population of 5,204.

Sunset History

The Mormon pioneers originally used the area now known as Sunset as a place to graze and feed their animals during the winter months. The city is so named due to its elevation on a ridge that provides views of sunsets over Great Salt Lake. Before adopting its present name the area was known by various names such as Sandridge, The Basin, The Range, The Summit, and Clinton. James Hill and his family settled in the area in the 1800s. Other early settlers included Chauncy Hadlock, James Burnett, Peter Terry, Thomas Steel, Mark Elmer, and James Mitchell. It was incorporated in 1935.

Sunset and nearby Attractions

  • Hill Aerospace Museum
  • Antelope Island State Park
  • Rock Island Arsenal Museum
  • Pioneer Village
  • Ogden Union Station Museums
  • Willard Bay State Park

Things To Do In Sunset

One can pay a visit the Willard Bay State Park, Antelope Island State Park, and Great Salt Lake State Park while in Sunset. History buffs should visit the Hill Aerospace Museum, Pioneer Village, Rock Island Arsenal Museum, and Roy Historical Museum. There are some excellent golf courses nearby. These include the Swan Lakes Golf Course, Royal Greens Golf Course, and Schneiter's Riverside Golf Course. In addition, the city hosts a number of recreational events throughout the year.

Sunset Transportation

Salt Lake City International Airport is less than an hour's drive away.

Sunset Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued through Weber State University, Salt Lake Community College, and University of Utah.


Total Population 5,145
Male Share of the Population 52%
Female Share of the Population 48%
Senior Citizens 10.2%
Employed Population 16+ 2,132
Age of the Population 29


% of people married 48.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.7%
Median Earnings25+ $30,404
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,682
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,119


Median Family Income $58,816
% Above Poverty Level 80.8%
% Below Poverty Level 19.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 25.3%
Median Gross Rent $712
Median House Value $131,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43%
US/American 0%
English 21.5%
Irish 4.3%

Sunset Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NW of Layton, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 381 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Davis
Metro Area Salt Lake City - Ogden
Standard Zip Codes 84015
Phone Area Codes 801
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.136
Longitude -112.03

Sunset Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.8 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 6.7 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 19.9 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, Sunset, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Anchorage (84015)

Arsenal (84015)

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 30,361 $52,236
Clinton 20,796 $74,386
Riverdale 8,532 $60,609
Roy 37,472 $66,667
Syracuse 25,374 $89,503
West Point 9,863 $81,430
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