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Overview

Introduction to South Ogden, Utah

South Ogden, Utah, in Weber county, is located 2 miles S of Ogden, Utah (center to center) and is 381 miles W of Denver, Colorado. Part of the surrounding Salt Lake City - Ogden metro area, the city is not an isolated city.

South Ogden History

The Mormon pioneers were the first white settlers of South Ogden. Daniel Burch settled in the area in 1848. The area was named Burch Creek in 1850 after Daniel Burch. In its early year, the city was a small farming community. The first school of the area was Burch Creek Elementary and Junior High School and was established in 1897. South Ogden was established as a town on July 6, 1936. It was referred to as the City of Homes by 1946.

South Ogden and nearby Attractions

  • Eccles Community Art Center
  • Treehouse Children's Museum
  • Layton P Ott Planetarium
  • Utah State Railroad Museum
  • Great Salt Lake State Park
  • Pioneer Village

Things To Do In South Ogden

South Ogden offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. One can visit the Eccles Community Art Center, Pioneer Village, Utah State Railroad Museum, and Treehouse Children's Museum. One can also plan a trip to the Great Salt Lake State Park, East Canyon State Park, Antelope Island State Park, and Willard Bay State Park. Ogden's Historic 25th Street is a few miles away. The local parks include Madison Avenue Park, Club Heights Park, Friendship Park, Nature Park, Glasmann Way Park, and Meadows Park.

South Ogden Transportation

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

South Ogden Higher Education

Weber State University, Utah State University, and University of Utah provide facilities for higher studies.

People

Total Population 16,805
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 7,867
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 52.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.4%
Median Earnings25+ $34,480
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,875
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,131

Wealth

Median Family Income $63,221
% Above Poverty Level 89.3%
% Below Poverty Level 10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.2%
Median Gross Rent $809
Median House Value $173,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.9%
US/American 0%
English 22.8%
Irish 7.3%

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

South Ogden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles S of Ogden, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 381 miles W of Denver, Colorado
County Weber
Metro Area Salt Lake City - Ogden
Standard Zip Codes 84403
Phone Area Codes 801
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.191
Longitude -111.97

South 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)

Station RIVERDALE
Distance 3.3 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
Station OGDEN SUGAR FACTORY
Distance 4.3 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
Station MORGAN POWER AND LIGHT
Distance 18.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ogden 84,273 $47,569
Riverdale 8,610 $63,688
Roy 37,670 $67,527
South Weber 6,568 $88,950
Uintah 1,427 $78,534
Washington Terrace 9,119 $53,922

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

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