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.


Total Population 18,397
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 13.5%
Employed Population 16+ 7,609
Age of the Population 32


% of people married 58.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.7%
Median Earnings25+ $32,763
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,722
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,233


Median Family Income $57,621
% Above Poverty Level 91.2%
% Below Poverty Level 8.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%


People Living Alone 22%
Median Gross Rent $682
Median House Value $153,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.2%
US/American 0%
English 22%
Irish 5.9%

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

Brigham City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles N of Ogden, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 388 miles W of Denver, Colorado
County Box Elder
Standard Zip Codes 84302
Phone Area Codes 435
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.51
Longitude -112.014

Brigham City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 35 to 63 F
Jul Temp 55 to 91 F
Oct Temp 35 to 66 F
Annual Precip 18.2 inches
Distance 5.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 34 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 90 F
Oct Temp 35 to 64 F
Annual Precip 17.5 inches
Distance 18.3 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Brigham (84302)

Bushnell (84302)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bear River City 843 $70,625
Corinne 865 $51,318
Honeyville 1,350 $61,944
Mantua 674 $81,250
Perry 4,566 $90,000
Willard 1,737 $77,375

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

Brigham City Public Libraries

Brigham City Library
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(435) 723-5850
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Brigham City Hospitals

(435) 734-9471
Emergency Service: Yes

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Brigham City High Schools

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380 S 600 W
Serves 1,355 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.1

230 W 200 S
A Non-traditional School
Serves 99 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

271 N 100 W
A Special Education School
Serves 34 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

82 S 800 W
A Non-traditional School
Serves 14 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

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