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Overview

Introduction to Brigham City, Utah

Brigham City, Utah, in Box Elder county, is 20 miles N of Ogden, Utah and 388 miles W of Denver, Colorado.

Brigham City History

Brigham City was first explored by William Davis, a Mormon pioneer, in 1850. The area was settled in 1851. In 1855, the city was named Box Elder. It was later renamed after Brigham Young, a Mormon leader who gave his last speech in the city in 1877. The city developed economically during World War II. The Bushnell General Hospital, which was built during the war, served as a school for Native Americans and was known as the Intermountain Indian School. The city is the county seat of Box Elder County, which was founded in 1856.

Brigham City and nearby Attractions

  • Brigham City Shopping Center
  • Stinky Springs
  • Golden Spike National Historic Site
  • Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
  • Box Elder Tabernacle
  • Brigham City Museum

Things To Do In Brigham City

The Brigham City Museum, the Golden Spike National Historic Site and the Box Elder Tabernacle provide insight into the history of this area. The Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and Stinky Springs offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities. One can shop at the Brigham City Shopping Center. Rees Park and Brigham Young Park are some of the local parks. The city has numerous churches such as the Brigham City Bible Church, Holy Cross Lutheran Church and the Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Brigham City also celebrates Peach Days every September.

Brigham City Transportation

Salt Lake City International is the nearest major airport.

Brigham City Higher Education

Utah State University, the University of Utah and Weber State University provide programs in higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,736
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens14.2%
Employed Population 16+7,825
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married58.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.2%
Median Earnings25+$32,247
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,561
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,929

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,731
% Above Poverty Level88.3%
% Below Poverty Level11.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone22.2%
Median Gross Rent$691
Median House Value$161,600

Ancestry

English23.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.2%
German15.1%
Danishn7.9%
Irish7%
Scottish4.8%
Swedish3%
Welsh2.4%
Dutch2.2%
Norwegian2.1%
Italian1.7%
French Except Basque1.3%
Polish1.2%
Swiss1.1%
Australian0.7%
Russian0.6%
Albanian0.5%
Greek0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Czech0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Arab0.1%
South African0.1%
Belgian0.1%
African0.1%
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Brigham City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Box Elder County
Standard Zip Codes84302
Phone Area Codes435
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude41.51
Approximate Longitude-112.04

Brigham City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBRIGHAM CITY WASTE PLT
Distance1.9 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp35 to 63 F
Jul Temp55 to 91 F
Oct Temp35 to 66 F
Annual Precip18.2 inches
StationCORINNE
Distance5.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 34 F
Apr Temp35 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 90 F
Oct Temp35 to 64 F
Annual Precip17.5 inches
StationOGDEN PIONEER P H
Distance18.3 miles
Jan Temp20 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 90 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip23.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bear River City839$67,361
Corinne760$52,333
Honeyville1,372$85,750
Mantua673$82,500
Perry4,717$91,889
Willard1,875$82,813

Brigham City Public Libraries

Brigham City Library
26 EAST FOREST STREET
Brigham City, Utah
(435) 723-5850

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Brigham City Hospitals

Brigham City Community Hospital
(Proprietary)
950 South Medical Drive
(435) 734-9471

Brigham City Public Schools

Box Elder High
380 S 600 W
ZIP: 84302
(435) 734-4840
High
Total Enrollment 1458
Box Elder Middle
18 S 500 E
ZIP: 84302
(435) 734-4880
Other
Total Enrollment 944
Dale Young Community High
230 W 200 S
ZIP: 84302
(435) 734-4834
Other
Total Enrollment 146
Discovery School
810 N 500 W
ZIP: 84302
(435) 734-4910
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
Foothill School
820 N 100 E
ZIP: 84302
(435) 734-4916
Primary
Total Enrollment 469
Lake View School
851 S 200 W
ZIP: 84302
(435) 734-4922
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Mountain View School
650 E 700 S
ZIP: 84302
(435) 734-4926
Primary
Total Enrollment 381
Young Intermediate
830 Law Dr
ZIP: 84302
(435) 734-4940
Middle
Total Enrollment 950

Brigham City Private Schools

Catalyst Preparatory Academy
970 S 1025 W
ZIP: 84302
Secondary
Total Enrollment 23
New Horizons Academy
575 N Main St
ZIP: 84302
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 21
Triumph Academy
62 S 950 W
ZIP: 84302
Secondary
Total Enrollment 16
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