- Layton, Utah
Layton, Utah — City —Location of Layton, Utah Coordinates: Coordinates: Country United States State Utah County Davis Settled 1850s Incorporated 1920 Became a city 1950 Named for Christopher Layton Area – Total 20.8 sq mi (54.0 km2) – Land 20.7 sq mi (53.6 km2) – Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) Elevation 4,350 ft (1,326 m) Population (2000) – Total 67,311 – Density 2,823.9/sq mi (1,090.3/km2) Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7) – Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6) ZIP codes 84040, 84041 Area code(s) 385, 801 FIPS code 49-43660 GNIS feature ID 1442459
Layton is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Ogden–Clearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is named after Christopher Layton, a Mormon colonizer and leader. The population was 67,311 at the 2010 census.
Layton was settled in the 1850s as an outgrowth of Kaysville. It was included in the boundaries when Kaysville was incorporated as a city in 1868, but by the 1880s many Layton residents wanted to separate from the city. They questioned Kaysville's authority to tax their property, claiming they received no municipal services. This dispute reached the United States Supreme Court in 1894 as the case of Linford v. Ellison, which was decided in favor of the Layton property owners. The separatist movement finally succeeded in 1902, when Layton became an independent unincorporated area. After further growth it was made an incorporated town in 1920.
The town's population increased slowly; up until 1940 it was about 600. The creation of Hill Air Force Base to the north in 1940, followed shortly by the outbreak of World War II, changed the face of Layton forever. The population exploded as war workers streamed into the area; the 1950 census counted 3456 people. Layton became a city, transformed from a farming town to a residential community. Growth slowed after the war, but Layton continued to develop as a suburban bedroom community, those not employed at the Air Force base commuting to the Salt Lake City or Ogden areas. The city continued to expand geographically, annexing surrounding parcels of land, including the adjacent town of Laytona and city of East Layton. In 1985, Layton passed Bountiful to become the most populous city in Davis County.
Layton is located at (41.077919, -111.955328).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 20.8 square miles (54.0 km²), of which, 20.7 square miles (53.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.62%) is water.
Layton City has a council/manager form of government with 290 full-time employees. Steve Curtis became mayor in 2005 and Alex R. Jensen has been the city manager since 1992. City council members include Michael Bouwhuis, Joyce Brown, Barry T. Flitton, Scott Freitag, and Renny Knowlton. City council meetings are held every first and third Thursday at 7:00 PM in the council chambers.
Historical populations Census Pop. %± 1930 597 — 1940 646 8.2% 1950 3,456 435.0% 1960 9,027 161.2% 1970 13,603 50.7% 1980 22,862 68.1% 1990 41,784 82.8% 2000 58,474 39.9% 2010 67,311 15.1%
As of the census of 2010, there were 67,311 people, 18,282 households, and 14,771 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,823.9 people per square mile (1,090.1/km²). There were 19,145 housing units at an average density of 924.6 per square mile (356.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.91% White, 1.61% African American, 0.53% Native American, 2.08% Asian, 0.27% Pacific Islander, 3.09% from other races, and 2.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.96% of the population.
There were 18,282 households out of which 48.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.4% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.2% were non-families. 15.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.19 and the average family size was 3.59.
Population was 35.1% under the age of 18, 12.1% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 5.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 101.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.1 males.
The median income for a household was $52,128, and the median income for a family was $57,193. Males had a median income of $40,409 versus $26,646 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,604. About 5.0% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.
Points of interest
Layton's major retail district includes the Layton Hills Mall.
Layton has an extended branch of Weber State University and is part of Davis School District. The city contains twelve elementary schools, three junior high schools, three high schools and three colleges.
- Sarah Jane Adams
- East Layton
- Ellison Park
- E.G. King
- Mountain View
- North Davis Preparatory Academy
- Sand Springs
- Vae View
- E.M. Whitesides
Junior High schools:
- Central Davis Jr. High
- North Layton Junior High
- Legacy Junior High
- North Davis Preparatory Academy
- Daniel Coats, NFL player for the Cincinnati Bengals
- Kevin Garn, former majority leader of the Utah House of Representatives
- Kyle Christensen, American soccer player who plays for the Real Colorado Foxes
- Sherman L. Fleek, famous military historian
- Sterling W. Sill, a general authority for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- ^ Linford v. Ellison, 155 U.S. 503 (1894).
- ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- ^ http://www.laytoncity.org Layton City web site. Retrieved 2011-03-12.
- Carlsruh, Dan; Carlsruh, Eve, eds (1985). Layton, Utah: Historic Viewpoints. Kaysville-Layton Historical Society. ASIN B0013TTFWQ.
Municipalities and communities of Davis County, Utah Cities State of UtahSalt Lake City (capital) Topics Society Regions Largest cities
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- Cottonwood Heights
- Pleasant Grove
- St. George
- Salt Lake City
- South Jordan
- South Salt Lake
- Spanish Fork
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