Davis County cities boom, easily outpace growth of Weber County cities

Saturday , June 10, 2017 - 5:15 AM

TIM VANDENACK, Standard-Examiner Staff

Davis County cities are booming, with 10 experiencing growth of more than 10 percent between 2010 and 2016.

Overall, the county’s 15 cities, led by Layton, saw an influx of 36,040 people in the six-year span, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released last week, making it the third-fastest growing county in Utah in sheer numbers. Weber County’s cities also grew, but by a more modest 15,384 inhabitants, with six growing by double-digit rates.

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Here are some of the highlights from the figures, population estimates for 2016 for U.S. incorporated cities:

Davis County: The five cities with the biggest numerical growth in the two-county region were in Davis County — Layton, up 8,344 to 75,655; Farmington, up 4,865 to 23,140; Syracuse, up 4,076 to 28,407; North Salt Lake, up 3,979 to 20,301; and Kaysville, up 3,943 to 31,243.

The cities reporting double-digit percent growth were Farmington, 26.6 percent; North Salt Lake, 24.4 percent; Fruit Heights, 23.5 percent; South Weber, 18.9 percent; Syracuse, 16.8 percent; Woods Cross, 16.3 percent; Kaysville, 14.4 percent; Centerville, 12.7 percent; Layton, 12.4 percent; and West Point, 10.9 percent.

Overall growth in Davis County trailed only that of Salt Lake and Utah counties, Utah’s two largest counties. Salt Lake County grew by 91,699 people in the six years to 1.12 million while Utah County increased by 75,735, to 592,299.

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Weber County: Ogden experienced the biggest growth in numbers in Weber County, growing by 3,876 people to 86,701. That still trailed the growth of the five top Davis County cities.

The next four Weber County cities with the top numeric increases were West Haven, up 2,057 to 12,329; Pleasant View, up 1,737 to 9,716; North Ogden, up 1,434 to 18,791; and Roy, up 1,317 to 38,201.

In percent terms, the cities experiencing the most growth were Pleasant View, up 21.8 percent; West Haven, up 20 percent; Plain City, up 18.6 percent; Hooper, up 17.3 percent; and Harrisville, up 14.5 percent; and Farr West, up 14 percent.

Layton versus Ogden: Layton’s growth, in numeric terms, made it the eighth-fastest growing city in Utah — one of the fastest-growing U.S. states — between 2010 and 2016. The increase narrowed the gap in size between it and Ogden, from 15,514 people to 11,046.

Countywide, Davis County grew by 11.7 percent in the six years, from 306,479 to 342,281. Weber County went from 231,236 to 247,560, up 7.1 percent.

Contact reporter Tim Vandenack at tvandenack@standard.net, follow him on Twitter at @timvandenack or like him on Facebook at Facebook.com/timvandenackreporter.

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