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The Cities and communities of Davis County, Utah*


Centerville, Clearfield, Clinton

Farmington, Fruit Heights



North Salt Lake

South Weber, Sunset, Syracuse

Val Verda

West Bountiful, West Point, Woods Cross

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Information & Facts about Davis County, Utah

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Government - History - Libraries - Location - Organizations & Groups -
Other Facts & Figures - Population - Schools


Official Davis County Website

Davis County Memorial Courthouse
28 East State Street
PO Box 618
Farmington, UT 84025
Phone: 801-444-2300

Davis County Clerk
28 East State Street
Farmington, UT 84025
Phone: (801) 451-3324

Davis County has three elected commissioners who serve four year terms that overlap. They are responsible for running all the affairs of the county. There is also an assessor, clerk-auditor and treasurer.

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1850 - 1,134
1860 - 2,904
1870 - 4,459
1880 - 5,279
1890 - 6,751
1900 - 7,996
1910 - 10,191
1920 - 11,450
1930 - 14,021
1940 - 15,784
1950 - 30,867
1960 - 64,760
1970 - 99,028
1980 - 146,540
1990 - 187,941
2000 - 238,994
2009 - 300,827
2010 - 306,479

Population Density:
2000 - 238,994 persons per square mile.

Median Age:
2000 - 27 years

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To the north is Weber County. Salt Lake County is on the south. To the east are the Wasatch Mountains. The Great Salt Lake is to the west and covers 365 square miles of Davis County.

Even though there are many hundreds of square miles in the county, the land area is the smallest of any county in the state. Only 223 square miles are on usable land. Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake has 42 square miles. The rest of the mileage is in the Great Salt Lake!

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Average low winter temperature: 20.6 degrees F.
Average high summer temperature: 92.9 degrees F.

Average Annual Precipitation: 18.71 inches

The county has warm to hot summers and cold winters. It is a semi-arid climate with most precipitation coming during May. The driest month is usually in July. Snow is plentiful in the winter and the area generally is colder than Salt Lake County.

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Other Facts and Figures:

Number of Housing Units:
2000 - 74,114
2009 - 94,788

Median Home Price:
2000 - $153,100
2009 - $234,800

Median Household Income:
2000 - $53,726
2009 - $66,098

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $19,506

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Davis County was formed on 5 October, 1850 from territorial land north of Salt Lake City. The county seat is Farmington. The county was named for Captain Daniel C. Davis, who was part of the Mormon Battalion. He also became a leader in this area.

Historical information for Davis County. Here is another history page for the county. Also try this history summary page or this one

Jedediah S. Smith came to the Davis County area in August of 1826 when he led a group of trappers through the Bountiful area.. In 1845, Captain John C. Fremont came to Antelope Island on one of his exploration trips in mapping the area. On his second and third expeditions, he went into the Bountiful area. One of his companions and guides was the famous mountaineer, Kit Carson. The first of the Mormon pioneers to see the area was Orson Pratt. Later in 1847, Perrigrine Sessions settled in the area of 300 North and 200 West in what would be Bountiful. It wasn't long before more families came settling other parts of the county which would later become Centerville and Woods Cross. Even with business coming into the area and the railroad's arrival, Davis County remained small. Hill Air Force Base was created in the northern county and with it came more jobs and business. Between 1940 and 1950, the population doubled its population with the following decade doing the same.

"Noted Notables" from this area include three of Utah's governors. Born in Davis County were the fifth governor, Charles R. Mabey, the 11th governor, Henry H. Blood and Calvin Rampton.

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Total area: 620 square miles
Land area: 304 square miles
Water Area: 329 square miles

Average Elevation: 4,200 feet above sea level

Highest point: Thurston Peak at 9,707 feet above sea level.

Davis County is the smallest county in the state in land area. The county includes the Great Salt Lake and Antelope Island in the lake.

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Kindred Trails Genealogy site for Davis County

Genealogy Trails page for Davis County

Davis County Genealogy Links

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Davis County Library
38 S. 100 West
P.O. Box 115
Farmington, Utah
Phone: 801-451-2322

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Davis County Schools
45 E. State Street
P.O. Box 588
Farmington, Utah 84025
Phone: 801-402-5261

Weber State University Davis Campus
2750 N. University Park Blvd.
Layton, Utah 84041-9099
Phone: (801) 395-3555

Weber State University
Ogden Main Campus
3848 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, Utah 84408
Phone: (801) 626-6000

Davis Applied Technology College
550 E 300 S Kaysville, Utah 84037-2699
Phone: (801) 593-2500

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Even though the usable land area is small compared to its total area, there is much industry and agriculture here. Hill Air Force Base is located here and is the areas largest employer. Much of the agricultural land has been taken over by residential properties, but some operations still exist. The great climate and the rich soil, along with the longest growing season in Utah make Davis County a good place for agriculture and helped it gain its slogan: "Davis County, the Garden Spot of Utah."

Davis County Economic Development

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Organizations & Groups

Davis Chamber of Commerce
450 South Simmons Way, Suite #220
Kaysville, UT 84037
Phone: 801-593-2200

Davis County Travel Convention Visitors Bureau
1572 N. Woodland Park Dr, Suite 510
Layton, UT 84041
Toll-free: 888-777-9771
Phone: 801-774-8200

League of Women Voters of Davis County
Bountiful, Utah
Phone: (801) 292-7889

Davis Arts Council
445 N. Wasatch Drive
Layton, Utah 84041
Phone: 801-546-8575

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Attractions & Other Information

Davis County Fair
Davis Co. Fairgrounds
151 W. 1100 North
Farmington, Utah
Phone: 801-451-4087

Lagoon - It's what fun is!

Heritage Museum of Layton
403 North Wasatch Dr.
Layton, UT 84041
Phone: 801-336-3930

Davis County Tourism
28 E State St
P.O. Box 618
Farmington, Utah 84025
Phone: (801) 451-3278
Toll-free: 800-ALL-UTAH

Davis Area Travel Bureau

Great Salt Lake Bird Festival
- held in May each year

The Great Salt Lake
Learn some information about this salty lake!

Information on Davis county

Lodging in Davis County

Antelope Island State Park
The island has 42 square miles of land and can be reached by taking the Davis County Causeway. The Causeway was built in the 1960's as the recreational aspects of the island were being developed. The area was designated as a state park and improvements were made. The Causeway was flooded out in 1983 when the Great Salt Lake water levels rose up. It was re-built and the park re-opened on 1 July 1993. Among the activities available are boating, biking, hiking and parasailing. A special feature of the island is the herd of 600 American Bison. There are also antelope, elk, rabbis, coyotes and many birds.

Davis County Attractions

Farmington Bay - Waterfowl Management Area
515 E. 5300 S.
Ogden, Utah 84405
Phone: 801-451-7386

Hill Aerospace Museum
7961 Wardleigh Rd. Building 1955
Hill AFB, UT 84056-5842
Phone: (801) 777-6868

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