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Overview

Introduction to Sunset, Utah

Sunset, Utah, in Davis county, is located 6 miles NW of Layton, Utah (center to center) and is 381 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The people of the city are in the Salt Lake City - Ogden metropolitan area.

Sunset History

The Mormon pioneers originally used the area now known as Sunset as a place to graze and feed their animals during the winter months. The city is so named due to its elevation on a ridge that provides views of sunsets over Great Salt Lake. Before adopting its present name the area was known by various names such as Sandridge, The Basin, The Range, The Summit, and Clinton. James Hill and his family settled in the area in the 1800s. Other early settlers included Chauncy Hadlock, James Burnett, Peter Terry, Thomas Steel, Mark Elmer, and James Mitchell. It was incorporated in 1935.

Sunset and nearby Attractions

  • Hill Aerospace Museum
  • Antelope Island State Park
  • Rock Island Arsenal Museum
  • Pioneer Village
  • Ogden Union Station Museums
  • Willard Bay State Park

Things To Do In Sunset

One can pay a visit the Willard Bay State Park, Antelope Island State Park, and Great Salt Lake State Park while in Sunset. History buffs should visit the Hill Aerospace Museum, Pioneer Village, Rock Island Arsenal Museum, and Roy Historical Museum. There are some excellent golf courses nearby. These include the Swan Lakes Golf Course, Royal Greens Golf Course, and Schneiter's Riverside Golf Course. In addition, the city hosts a number of recreational events throughout the year.

Sunset Transportation

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

Sunset Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued through Weber State University, Salt Lake Community College, and University of Utah.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,176
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens10.4%
Employed Population 16+2,315
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married47.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.9%
Median Earnings25+$31,164
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,554
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,063

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,615
% Above Poverty Level82.1%
% Below Poverty Level17.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation3%

Housing

People Living Alone25.3%
Median Gross Rent$735
Median House Value$134,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.1%
English15.9%
Irish4.8%
French Except Basque4.2%
Scottish3.6%
Italian2.9%
Danishn2.3%
Swedish1.5%
Norwegian1.4%
Dutch1.3%
Polish1.1%
Swiss0.3%
Arab0.3%
Welsh0.2%
German0.2%
Russian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Greek0.1%
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Sunset Almanac

CategoryValue
County Davis County
Standard Zip Codes84015
Phone Area Codes385,801
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude41.12
Approximate Longitude-112.06

Sunset Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationRIVERDALE
Distance1.8 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp59 to 90 F
Oct Temp38 to 65 F
Annual Precip20.7 inches
StationOGDEN SUGAR FACTORY
Distance6.7 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
Distance19.9 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
Clearfield30,483$57,929
Clinton21,210$76,853
Riverdale8,636$65,714
Roy37,853$69,405
Syracuse26,668$89,991
West Point10,112$75,470

Sunset Public Schools

Doxey School
944 N 250 W
ZIP: 84015
(801) 402-2250
Primary
Total Enrollment 424
Fremont School
2525 N 160 W
ZIP: 84015
(801) 402-2300
Primary
Total Enrollment 315
Sunset Jr High
1610 N 250 W
ZIP: 84015
(801) 402-6700
Middle
Total Enrollment 902
Sunset School
2014 N 250 W
ZIP: 84015
(801) 402-2550
Primary
Total Enrollment 404
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