Farmington, Utah


Farmington, Utah

Infobox Settlement
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Utah
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Davis

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area_total_km2 = 20.1
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 12081
population_density_km2 = 601.5
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timezone = Mountain (MST)
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latd = 40 |latm = 59 |lats = 12 |latNS = N
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postal_code = 84025
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Farmington is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Ogden–Clearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 12,081 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Davis CountyGR|6. Lagoon Amusement Park is located in Farmington.

History

Originally known as North Cottonwood, Farmington was permanently settled by Mormon pioneers in 1847. The Children's Primary Association of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized here on 11 August, 1878. It was the birthplace of one of the longest lived Latter-day Saint apostles, LeGrand Richards. His maternal great-grandfather, Joseph Lee Robinson, was the first bishop of what was then the North Cottonwood Ward. Lagoon Amusement Park was founded here in 1886 and occupies convert|100|acre|km2 of the city.

Geography

Farmington is located at coor dms|40|59|12|N|111|53|57|W|city (40.986594, -111.899157)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.8 square miles (20.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 12,081 people, 4,087 households, and 2,769 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,557.8 people per square mile (601.1/km²). There were 3,216 housing units at an average density of 414.7/sq mi (160.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.66% White, 0.36% African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 1.28% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.98% of the population.

There were 3,087 households out of which 56.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.8% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.3% were non-families. 8.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.72 and the average family size was 3.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 37.0% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 5.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 109.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $74,250, and the median income for a family was $78,492. Males had a median income of $56,847 versus $30,464 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,407. About 1.6% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 0.2% of those age 65 or over.

Legacy Highway

Currently there is some controversy regarding the construction of the northern Legacy Highway. This highway would add on to the portion of the Legacy Highway that is nearing completion, and runs from Farmington to Salt Lake City. The Northern Legacy Highway would run from Brigham City to Farmington, and connect to the existing highway in residential West Farmington. Some residents are opposed to this as it would result in the demolition of historic homes and divide the city into two parts. The highway would also demolish the Davis County Fairgrounds and Legacy Arena, site of the Davis County Fair and other events.Fact|date=September 2008 Another contingent of citizens is in favor of the Legacy Highway currently under construction, as it will provide convenience for many commuters from Farmington, a mainly bedroom community to the Salt Lake Valley.update after|2008|09|13

During elections in 2007 a majority of voters in Farmington voted in opposition to the construction of Legacy Highway as it was planned. Legislation was subsequently passed in the state legislature allowing construction of Legacy Highway through Farmington to go ahead as planned.

ee also

*Lagoon Amusement Park

References

External links

* [http://www.farmington.utah.gov/ City of Farmington]
* [http://www.farmingtoncitizens.org/ Farmington Citizens Resources]


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