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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population84,900
Male Share of the Population51.6%
Female Share of the Population48.4%
Senior Citizens10%
Employed Population 16+37,974
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married44.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.7%
Median Earnings25+$27,838
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,924
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,832

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,213
% Above Poverty Level78.6%
% Below Poverty Level21.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone29.5%
Median Gross Rent$737
Median House Value$133,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40%
English15.4%
German10.1%
Irish6.1%
Scottish3.8%
Italian3.3%
Danishn3%
French Except Basque2.3%
Dutch2.3%
Swedish1.9%
Welsh1.7%
Norwegian1.6%
Polish0.9%
Swiss0.8%
African0.6%
Russian0.4%
Greek0.3%
Arab0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Slovene0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Ogden Almanac

CategoryValue
County Weber County
Standard Zip Codes84403, 84414, 84405, 84404, 84401
P.O. Box Zip Codes84402, 84409, 84412, 84415
Company Zip Codes84201, 84244, 84407, 84408
Phone Area Codes801, 385
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude41.24
Approximate Longitude-111.99

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)

StationOGDEN PIONEER P H
Distance2.2 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
StationOGDEN SUGAR FACTORY
Distance3.2 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 63 F
Jul Temp60 to 92 F
Oct Temp38 to 66 F
Annual Precip18.4 inches
StationMORGAN POWER AND LIGHT
Distance20 miles
Jan Temp11 to 35 F
Apr Temp31 to 59 F
Jul Temp51 to 88 F
Oct Temp30 to 65 F
Annual Precip19 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Harrisville6,071$71,599
Riverdale8,636$65,714
South Ogden16,893$69,032
South Weber6,762$90,714
Washington Terrace9,150$60,162
West Haven11,639$84,847

Ogden Public Libraries

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

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Ogden Hospitals

Ogden Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
5475 South 500 East
(801) 479-2111
Mckay-dee Hospital Center
(Non-profit)
4401 Harrison Boulevard
(801) 387-2800

Ogden Public Schools

Contracted Special Education
1950 Monroe Blvd
ZIP: 84401
(801) 737-7300
Other
Davinci Academy
2033 Grant Ave
ZIP: 84401
(801) 409-0700
Other
Total Enrollment 1082
Dee School
550 - 22nd Street
ZIP: 84401
(801) 737-8100
Primary
Total Enrollment 341
George Washington High
455 28th Street
ZIP: 84401
(801) 737-7400
High
Total Enrollment 182
James Madison School
2563 Monroe Blvd
ZIP: 84401
(801) 737-8200
Primary
Total Enrollment 622
Ogden Preschool
1950 Monroe Blvd
ZIP: 84401
(801) 737-7300
Primary
Total Enrollment 135
Polk School
2615 Polk Ave
ZIP: 84401
(801) 737-8300
Primary
Total Enrollment 358
Spec Educ Atc
1950 Monroe Blvd
ZIP: 84401
(801) 625-8700
High
Taylor Canyon School
2130 Taylor Ave
ZIP: 84401
(801) 737-8950
Primary
Total Enrollment 469
Marlon Hills School
4400 Madison Ave
ZIP: 84403
(801) 452-4500
Primary
Total Enrollment 374
Mount Ogden Junior High
3260 Harrison Blvd
ZIP: 84403
(801) 737-8600
Middle
Total Enrollment 887
Odyssey School
375 Goddard Street
ZIP: 84403
(801) 737-8400
Primary
Total Enrollment 616
Ogden High
2828 Harrison Blvd
ZIP: 84403
(801) 737-8673
High
Total Enrollment 1334
Shadow Valley School
4911 S 1500 E
ZIP: 84403
(801) 737-8150
Primary
Total Enrollment 611
Thomas O Smith School
3295 Gramercy Ave
ZIP: 84403
(801) 737-8350
Primary
Total Enrollment 518
Uintah School
6115 S 2250 E
ZIP: 84403
(801) 452-4980
Primary
Total Enrollment 723
Wasatch School
3370 Polk Ave
ZIP: 84403
(801) 737-8450
Primary
Total Enrollment 358
Ben Lomond High
1080 9th Street
ZIP: 84404
(801) 737-7900
High
Total Enrollment 1243
Bonneville School
490 Gramercy Ave
ZIP: 84404
(801) 737-8900
Primary
Total Enrollment 583
Canyon View Preschool
1100 Orchard Ave
ZIP: 84404
(801) 626-2516
Primary
Total Enrollment 258
Canyon View School
1100 Orchard Ave
ZIP: 84404
(801) 476-3960
High
Canyon View School
1100 Orchard Ave
ZIP: 84404
(801) 476-3960
Middle
Canyon View School
1100 Orchard Ave
ZIP: 84404
(801) 476-3960
Primary
Farr West School
2190 W 2700 N
ZIP: 84404
(801) 452-4360
Primary
Total Enrollment 905
Gramercy School
1270 Gramercy Ave
ZIP: 84404
(801) 737-7500
Primary
Total Enrollment 431
Greenwood Charter School
1920 W 250 N Suite 17
ZIP: 84404
(801) 388-3967
Heritage School
373 S 150 W
ZIP: 84404
(801) 737-8000
Primary
Total Enrollment 733
Highland Junior High
325 Gramercy Ave
ZIP: 84404
(801) 737-7700
Middle
Total Enrollment 881
Hillcrest School
130 N Eccles Ave
ZIP: 84404
(801) 737-7550
Primary
Total Enrollment 466
Horace Mann School
1300 - 9th Street
ZIP: 84404
(801) 737-7600
Primary
Total Enrollment 486
Lincoln School
1235 N Canfield Dr
ZIP: 84404
(801) 737-7650
Primary
Total Enrollment 561
Mound Fort Junior High
1400 Mound Fort Dr
ZIP: 84404
(801) 737-7800
Middle
Total Enrollment 727
North Region Blind
742 Harrison Blvd
ZIP: 84404
(801) 629-4735
Other
Total Enrollment 37
North Region Deaf
742 Harrison Blvd
ZIP: 84404
(801) 629-4700
Other
Total Enrollment 43
Ogden Preparatory Academy
1415 Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 84404
(801) 627-2066
Other
Total Enrollment 1080
Pioneer School
250 N 1600 W
ZIP: 84404
(801) 452-4560
Primary
Total Enrollment 504
Summit View
1100 Orchard Ave
ZIP: 84404
(801) 476-4960
Middle
Total Enrollment 4
Two Rivers High
955 W 12th Street
ZIP: 84404
(801) 476-3920
High
Total Enrollment 270
West Weber School
1033 N 1200 W
ZIP: 84404
(801) 452-4280
Primary
Total Enrollment 494
Bonneville High
251 E 4800 S
ZIP: 84405
(801) 452-4050
High
Total Enrollment 1358
Club Heights School
4150 S 100 E
ZIP: 84405
(801) 452-4240
Primary
Total Enrollment 332
H Guy Child School
655 E 5500 S
ZIP: 84405
(801) 452-4140
Primary
Total Enrollment 475
Riverdale School
1160 W 4400 S
ZIP: 84405
(801) 452-4540
Primary
Total Enrollment 533
Roosevelt School
190 W 5100 S
ZIP: 84405
(801) 452-4520
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
South Ogden Jr High
650 E Pleasant Valley Dr
ZIP: 84405
(801) 452-4460
Middle
Total Enrollment 893
T H Bell Jr High
165 W 5100 S
ZIP: 84405
(801) 452-4600
Middle
Total Enrollment 665
Washington Terrace School
20 E 4600 S
ZIP: 84405
(801) 452-4200
Primary
Total Enrollment 519
Weber Online K-6
5320 Adams Avenue Parkway
ZIP: 84405
(801) 476-7877
Primary
Total Enrollment 9
Weber State University Charter Academy
1351 Edvalson Street, Department 1305 Weber State Un
ZIP: 84408
(801) 626-6271
Primary
Total Enrollment 44
Bates School
850 E 3100 N
ZIP: 84414
(801) 452-4580
Primary
Total Enrollment 770
Green Acres School
640 E 1900 N
ZIP: 84414
(801) 452-4420
Primary
Total Enrollment 532
Lomond View School
3644 N 900 W
ZIP: 84414
(801) 452-4780
Primary
Total Enrollment 583
Majestic School
425 W 2550 N
ZIP: 84414
(801) 452-4260
Primary
Total Enrollment 950
Maria Montessori Academy
2505 N 200 E
ZIP: 84414
(801) 827-0150
Primary
Total Enrollment 602
North Ogden Jr High
575 E 2900 N
ZIP: 84414
(801) 452-4800
Middle
Total Enrollment 668
North Ogden School
530 E 2650 N
ZIP: 84414
(801) 452-4300
Primary
Total Enrollment 598
Weber High
430 W Weber High Dr
ZIP: 84414
(801) 476-3700
High
Total Enrollment 1925

Ogden Private Schools

St Joseph Catholic High School
1790 Lake St
ZIP: 84401
Secondary
Total Enrollment 173
Berean Baptist Academy
3846 Jackson Ave
ZIP: 84403
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
Mckay Dee School
5030 Harrison Blvd
ZIP: 84403
Secondary
Total Enrollment 11
St Joseph Catholic School
2980 Quincy Ave
ZIP: 84403
Elementary
Total Enrollment 359
Childrens Classic
160 9th St
ZIP: 84404
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
Oakgrove School
1325 Washington Blvd
ZIP: 84404
Secondary
Total Enrollment 40
New Discovery Montessori School
120 E 4600 S
ZIP: 84405
Elementary
Total Enrollment 37
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