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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.

People

Total Population 9,932
Male Share of the Population 51.5%
Female Share of the Population 48.5%
Senior Citizens 7.4%
Employed Population 16+ 4,356
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 62.6%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $79,035
% Above Poverty Level 93.9%
% Below Poverty Level 6.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 10.3%
Median Gross Rent $938
Median House Value $211,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.6%
US/American 0%
English 23.9%
Irish 9.7%

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

West Point Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NW of Layton, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 379 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Davis
Metro Area Salt Lake City - Ogden
Standard Zip Codes 84015
Phone Area Codes 801
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.118
Longitude -112.094

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)

Station RIVERDALE
Distance 5.4 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 8.6 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 BOUNTIFUL-VAL VERDA
Distance 21.6 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 88 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 22.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Anchorage (84015)

Arsenal (84015)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clearfield 30,299 $55,172
Clinton 21,036 $75,625
Roy 37,670 $67,527
Sunset 5,163 $58,641
Syracuse 25,977 $89,410
West Haven 11,323 $81,020

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

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