West Point, Utah

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West Point, Utah

Introduction to West Point, Utah

West Point, Utah is located 7 miles NW of Layton, Utah (center to center) and is 379 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. It is in Davis County. The city is part of the Salt Lake City - Ogden metro area. The population of West Point is 6,033.

West Point History

West Point was settled in the 1860s. James Hale was the first permanent settler. It was originally known as South Hooper. Later on, the city was renamed Muskrat Springs. West Point adopted its present name on May29, 1910. According to a tradition, the city is so named due to its location. However, some believe that it was named after a military school in New York. The city was incorporated on October 14, 1935.

West Point and nearby Attractions

  • Ogden Union Station Museums
  • Willard Bay State Park
  • Pioneer Village
  • Fort Douglas
  • Antelope Island State Park

Things To Do In West Point

West Point offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation in the forms of Loy F. Blake Park, Arnold T. Bingham Memorial Park, and East Park. The Willard Bay State Park, Antelope Island State Park, and Great Salt Lake State Park are less than an hour's drive away. History buffs should visit the Ogden Union Station Museums, Fort Douglas, and Pioneer Village. In addition, the city hosts several recreational events and programs throughout the year.

West Point Transportation

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

West Point Higher Education

One can pursue higher education through Weber State University, Salt Lake Community College, and University of Utah.

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High Points

West Point strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Utah):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 14% West Point People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 19% West Point Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% West Point Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of West Point, Utah

Comparing West Point to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Utah (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 5
Racial Diversity 4 8
Female Share of the Population 1 3
Well-Paid Single Men 1 2
Age of the Population 1 4
Senior Citizens 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 9
Average Household Size 10 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9
Median Family Income 7 9
College Educated Adults 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 5
Short Commute Times 5 4
Public Transportation Use 3 4
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 3
Affordability of Rents 6 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 3
People Living Alone 1 2

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West Point Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NW of Layton, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 379 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 41.118
Longitude -112.094

West Point Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.4 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 8.6 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 21.6 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 88 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 22.4 inches
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West Point Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,033 100%
Male 3,074 51%
Female 2,959 49%
Under 18 2,309 38.3%
18+ 3,724 61.7%
65+ 293 4.9%
Median Age 26.8
Average Family Size 3.86
White 5,715 94.7%
African-American 25 0.4%
Asian 61 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 32 0.5%
Other 94 1.6%
Mixed Race 104 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 243 4%

Estimated West Point Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,650
Growth 1,617
Growth % 26.8%

West Point Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 34.1%
German 12.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.2%
US/American 8.2%
Dutch 4.4%
Scottish 4.4%
Danish 4.3%
European 3.8%
Norwegian 3.3%
British 3%
Swedish 2.6%
Irish 2.1%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Italian 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
Polish 0.6%
Swiss 0.5%
Canadian 0.5%
French Canadian 0.3%
Bulgarian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, West Point, 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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
West Point 6,033 $58,869
Clearfield 25,974 $39,902
Clinton 12,585 $55,282
Roy 32,885 $53,763
Sunset 5,204 $44,458
Syracuse 9,398 $60,000
West Haven 3,976 $62,188
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