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Overview

Introduction to West Point, Utah

West Point, Utah is located 7 miles NW of Layton, Utah (center to center) and is 379 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. It is in Davis County. The city is part of the Salt Lake City - Ogden metro area.

West Point History

West Point was settled in the 1860s. James Hale was the first permanent settler. It was originally known as South Hooper. Later on, the city was renamed Muskrat Springs. West Point adopted its present name on May29, 1910. According to a tradition, the city is so named due to its location. However, some believe that it was named after a military school in New York. The city was incorporated on October 14, 1935.

West Point and nearby Attractions

  • Ogden Union Station Museums
  • Willard Bay State Park
  • Pioneer Village
  • Fort Douglas
  • Antelope Island State Park

Things To Do In West Point

West Point offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation in the forms of Loy F. Blake Park, Arnold T. Bingham Memorial Park, and East Park. The Willard Bay State Park, Antelope Island State Park, and Great Salt Lake State Park are less than an hour's drive away. History buffs should visit the Ogden Union Station Museums, Fort Douglas, and Pioneer Village. In addition, the city hosts several recreational events and programs throughout the year.

West Point Transportation

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

West Point Higher Education

One can pursue higher education through Weber State University, Salt Lake Community College, and University of Utah.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,112
Male Share of the Population51.6%
Female Share of the Population48.4%
Senior Citizens7.6%
Employed Population 16+4,302
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married64.4%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.2%
Median Earnings25+$40,303
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$2
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,926

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,470
% Above Poverty Level94.1%
% Below Poverty Level5.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone6.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,579
Median House Value$213,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.3%
English20%
Irish6.9%
Danishn5.1%
Scottish4.9%
Italian4.7%
Dutch3.3%
Swedish2.2%
Norwegian1.5%
Swiss1.4%
French Except Basque0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Polish0.7%
Finnish0.6%
Australian0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Arab0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
German0.1%
Czech0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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West Point Almanac

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

West Point 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
Distance5.4 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
Distance8.6 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
StationBOUNTIFUL-VAL VERDA
Distance21.6 miles
Jan Temp22 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 88 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip22.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clearfield30,483$57,929
Clinton21,210$76,853
Roy37,853$69,405
Sunset5,176$59,615
Syracuse26,668$89,991
West Haven11,639$84,847

West Point Public Schools

Lakeside School
2941 W 800 N
ZIP: 84015
(801) 402-2900
Primary
Total Enrollment 884
West Point Jr High
2775 W 550 N
ZIP: 84015
(801) 402-8100
Middle
Total Enrollment 1239
West Point School
3788 W 300 N
ZIP: 84015
(801) 402-2750
Primary
Total Enrollment 792
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