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Page Contents for Ogden, Utah

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Utah state capital is Salt Lake City.
The population of Ogden is approximately 77,226 (2000), 82825 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 29,763 (2000), 29631 (2010).
The amount of land area in Ogden is 67.551 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Ogden is 27 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.008 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ogden to Washington DC is 1925 miles.
The distance to the Utah state capital is 26 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ogden is positioned 41.22 degrees north of the equator and 111.96 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Ogden elevation is 4,300 to 5,200 feet above sea level.
Ogden per capita income is 1970 - $ 2,965
1980 - $ 6,539
1990 - $ 10,754 .
Ogden median income is 1970 - $ 10,466
1980 - $ 20,185
1990 - $ 27,887
1998 - $ 35,467 .
Ogden average temperature is 26 (January), 76 (July) degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 26.4 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 50.1 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 76.5 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 53.0 degrees F.


35 miles north of Salt Lake City. It is between the Great Salt Lake on the west and the majestic Wasatch Range on the east. This is a map page for Ogden.
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wonderfully four-seasonal.
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typical for a mountain area. This is a weather page for the Ogden area.
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History & History Related Items

A history page for Ogden
The city of Ogden was named for a brigade leader of the Hudson Bay Fur Company, Peter Skene Ogden. One of the most important events in the history of the area is when the transcontinental railroad was joined on May 10, 1869 at Promontory Summit near Ogden.
The first settler to the area was Miles Goodyear, who built a cabin and a trading post. This was in 1846. In 1847, he sold to the Mormon settlers who came into the area. They set up a community laid out in squares bordered by many trees. Ogden was a difficult place to live in those early days with storms, floods, disease and indian attacks. But the settlers persevered and in 1869, the railroad came through. The Golden Spike ceremony was held not too far from here at Promontary. Many people came through as a stopping place for trapping and hunting.
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The settling of Ogden


The incorporation of Ogden

6 February 1851


Things to do in the Ogden in the city.

Learn about Ogden Utah. Contact us at the Ogden/Weber Convention/Visitors Bureau
2501 Wall Ave
Ogden, UT 84401
Phones: 801-627-8288 800-ALL-UTAH

Powder Mountain ski area, ph. (435) 745-3772, elev. from 7,600 to 8,900 feet with a vertical drop of 1,300' to 1,900 ft. Mostly intermediate (60%) runs with 1,600 skiable acres. Runs are accessible from 2 double, 1 triple, 2 rope tow and 1 poma lift.

host of the 2002 Winter Olympics downhill and Super G
P.O. Box 460
Huntsville, Utah 84317
Phone: 801-399-1135
Ski Shop - 801-399-0197
17 miles from Ogden
10 miles from Huntsville
part of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest
With an elevation of 6,400 to 8,800 feet and a vertical drop of 2,400 feet. the 1,800 skiable acres of Snowbasin may be enjoyed by all types of skiers. Their runs are 20% beginner, 30% intermediate and 50% advanced. The runs are reached by 1 double and 4 triple lifts.

Nordic Valley ski area. Call (435) 745-3511. An elevation of 5,200 to 6,400 feet with a vertical drop of 1000 feet brings skiers to this resort. Runs are 30% beginner, 50% intermediate and 20% advanced. There are 85 skiable acres and two double lifts. Average annual snowfall of 300 inches.

Hill Air Force Base

Miles Goodyear Cabin
2141 Grant Ave.
Ogden, Utah
Phone: 801-621-5224
See memorabilia of pioneer times in this cabin of MIles Goodyear, who established the first permanent settlement in this area in 1836. The cabin was built in 1841!

Fort Buenaventura State Park
2450 A Ave.
Ogden, Utah
Phone: 801-621-4808 or 392-5581
See replicasof a 1836 stockade and cabins built by Miles Goodyear. A Mountain Man Rendezvous is held here each Labor Day Weekend.

Hill Aerospace Museum and another museum page
Hill Air Force Base
PHone: 801-777-6868
See over 60 exhibits both indoors and out of items related to the aerospace industry. Some of the aircraft that may be seen are a C-47 cargo plane, a HH-3 Jolly Green Giant helicopter and a C-119 Flying Boxcar. Many other items are on display.

Museum of Natural History
3750 Harrison Blvd
Weber State University
Ogden, Utah
Phone: 801-626-6653
See exhibits based on John Wesley Powell's river expeditions of the 19th century. Also see dinosaur fossils, rocks, minerals, a Foucault pendulum and more.

Weber County Fairgrounds
1000 N. 1200 W.
Ogden, Utah
Phone: 801-399-8798
Here are two webpages for the Weber County Fair, and a second site for the Fair
held in August each year.

Christmas Village - An Ogden Tradition!

The Ogden Nature Center
966 W 12th St
Ogden, UT 84404
Phone: 801-621-7595
A wildlife sanctuary with nature trails

The Great Salt Lake
Learn something about this salty lake!

25th Annual Ogden City street Festival
in Downtown Ogden
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Sponsored by: Ogden City
Date for 2001: July 14, 2001
Nine blocks of downtown Ogden will turn into the biggest one-day event in Northern Utah as the 26th Annual Ogden City Street Festival kicks off the Ogden Pioneer Days celebration on July 14, 2001. There will be something for everyone including the Lion's Club breakfast, handcar races, snowmobile asphalt drags, climbing wall, clowns, face painting, rides, 3 on 3 basketball tournament, craft vendors, horseshoe tournament, five entertainment stages, arm wrestling tournament and much more! Admission is free. For more information call (801) 629-8242.
Craft vendors needed - call (801) 629-8242 no later than May 1, 2001 for information.

Browning Arms Museum
2501 Wall Ave.
Ogden, UT 84401
Phone: 801-629-8535

Layton Ott Planetarium
Lind Lecture Hall
Above Natural Science Museum
Weber State University
Phone: 801-626-6855

It's what FUN is!
The best amusement park in the Mountain West!
north of Salt Lake City and south of Ogden on I-15 For information call: 801-451-8000 or toll-free: 800-748-5246

The Golden Spike. On May 10th in 1869 the first transcontinental railroad was completed by the driving of a symbolic golden spike at Promontory Summit in The Utah Territory. Today, Promontory Summit is a National Historic Site managed by the National Park Service. Go to the Golden Spike Event Center website for info about this entire area.

The Treehouse Museum
Where you can Step into a Story!
347 22nd Street
Ogden, UT
Phone: 801-394-9663
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Ogden City Government

Ogden City
2549 Washington Blvd.
Ogden, Utah 84401
Phone: 801-629-8100
Mayor phone: 801-629-8111

Ogden has a Full-time mayor and a 7 member city council

Ogden City Fire Department
2186 Lincoln Ave.
Ogden, Utah 84401
Phone: 801-629-8069

Ogden City Police Department
2186 LIncoln Ave.
Ogden, Utah 84401
Phone: 801-629-8221


Ogden is the County seat of Weber County

Weber County Home Page
County Government Center
Weber Center
2380 Washington Blvd Fl 3
Ogden, Utah 84401
Phone: 801-399-8400

Ogden Chamber

Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce
2484 Washington Blvd., Suite 400
Ogden, UT 84401
Chamber Phone: 801-621-8300
Toll-free: 888-621-8306
Chamber Fax: 801-392-7609

Ogden Organizations

Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce
2484 Washington Blvd., Suite 400
Ogden, UT 84401
Chamber Phone: 801-621-8300
Toll-free: 888-621-8306
Chamber Fax: 801-392-7609

Ogden Libraries

Weber County Library
Main Library
2464 Jefferson Avenue
Ogden, UT 84401-2404
Phone: 801-337-2617

Ogden Schools

Weber School District Office
5320 S. Adams Avenue
Ogden, Utah 84405
Phone: (801)476-7800

Ogden School District
1950 Monroe Blvd.
Ogden, Utah
Phone: 801-737-7300


Weber State University Ogden, Utah 84408
Phone: (801) 626-6000 Ogden


The population of Ogden was:
1970 - 69,465
1980 - 64,407
1990 - 63,909
1996 - 67,763
2000 - 77,226

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