Ogden, Utah

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Ogden is a city located in Weber County, Utah. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 77,226. It is the county seat of Weber CountyTemplate:GR.

Weber State University, founded in 1889, is located in Ogden.

Ogden is home to the Pioneer League Minor league baseball team Ogden Raptors.

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History

Fort Buenaventura was the first permanent settlement by people of European descent in the region that is now Utah. It was established by the trapper Miles Goodyear about a mile west of where downtown Ogden is currently located. In November 1847, Fort Buenaventura was purchased by the Mormon settlers for $1,950. The settlement was called Brownsville then later Ogden. Fort Buenaventura is now a Utah state park. Ogden was named for Peter Skein Ogden.

Ogden was known as a major passenger railroad junction owing to its location along major east-west and north-south routes. Railroad passengers traveling west to San Francisco from the eastern United States typically passed through Ogden (and not through the larger Salt Lake City to the south). Ogden is the closest sizable city to the golden spike location in Utah where the First Transcontinental Railroad was joined in 1869.

Geography

Location of Ogden, Utah

Ogden is located at 41°13'40" North, 111°57'40" West (41.227744, -111.961193)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 69.0 km² (26.6 mi²). 69.0 km² (26.6 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 77,226 people, 27,384 households, and 18,402 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,119.3/km² (2,899.2/mi²). There are 29,763 housing units at an average density of 431.4/km² (1,117.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 79.01% White, 2.31% African American, 1.20% Native American, 1.43% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 12.95% from other races, and 2.93% from two or more races. 23.64% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 27,384 households out of which 35.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% are married couples living together, 13.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% are non-families. 26.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.73 and the average family size is 3.32.

In the city the population is spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 14.6% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 16.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 29 years. For every 100 females there are 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 100.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $34,047, and the median income for a family is $38,950. Males have a median income of $29,006 versus $22,132 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,632. 16.5% of the population and 12.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20.2% of those under the age of 18 and 9.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Renown

Birthplace of

Entertainers "The Osmonds": George, Jr. (Virl), Tom, Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, Donny, Marie. Historian Bernard DeVoto.

Filming Location of

  • Some episodes of Touched by an Angel.
  • Location of "downtown" Everwood.
  • Three O'Clock High (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094138/) was filmed in greater-Ogden, mostly at Ogden High School.
  • Blind Guy (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0454084/) is currently being filmed in Ogden (May 2005).

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