Learn about Huntsville, Utah. Below you can find community information, including vital statistics, information on local schools as well as resources for finding real estate listings and homes for sale in Huntsville.
The predominant religion in Huntsville is LDS, but many people of different faiths are moving into the valley. South of Huntsville there is a new Catholic church, St. Florence; east of town there is a Catholic Trappist monastery, Abbey of Our Lady of the Trinity.
While farming and dairying were the main occupations in years past, today the majority of the populace works outside of town in Ogden or in nearby federal installations. Ogden Valley is in the heart of a recreational area with nearby Pineview Dam used for fishing, boating, and water skiing; three ski areas also are located close by–Snow Basin, Nordic Valley, and Powder Mountain.
In the wintertime, an area in the town square is flooded for ice skating. There are bobsleighs for hire in the winter. In the summertime, a horse and buggy can be hired at the town park. Delicious vegetables and fruit are raised in the summer despite the short growing season.
Huntsville is the location of the elementary school located here for Ogden Valley; a new junior high is located in the Eden. High school students are bused down Ogden Canyon to Pleasant View.
Huntsville won the “Tidy Town” award in 1992 in the state of Utah. Plans were being finalized in 1993 for a Weber County branch library to be built in Huntsville. That same year, final restoration was done on the first log cabin built in Huntsville, in 1861. The cabin was donated by former congressman Gunn McKay and his wife, Donna, and was built by Robert Frederick Aldous. Also in 1993, work was begun to convert Huntsville’s old fire station into a small museum.
Population (year 2000): 649. Estimated population in July 2005: 655 (+0.9% change)
- Males: 338 (52.1%), Females: 311 (47.9%)
- Median resident age: 34.5 years
- Median household income: $50,625 (year 2000)
- Median house value: $160,300 (year 2000)
Races in Huntsville:
- White Non-Hispanic (96.3%)
- Hispanic (3.1%)
- Two or more races (0.6%)
Ancestries: English (41.8%), German (14.8%), Danish (8.8%), Irish (7.7%), Scottish (7.7%), Swedish (6.3%). Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Huntsville:
- WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; OGDEN, UT; Full-time enrollment: 12,112)
- UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY (about 28 miles; LOGAN, UT; FT enrollment: 16,384)