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Layton Utah MapLayton, Davis County’s largest city, is located eleven miles south of Ogden and twenty-three miles north of Salt Lake City. It is bordered by the Wasatch Mountains on the east and the Great Salt Lake to the west in an area noted for occasionally strong east winds.

As is the case with many cities, Layton no longer has a single downtown business district. Small stores and shopping centers dot the city, with the Layton Hills Mall being the largest. Smith’s Food and Drug Center, Inc., with regional offices, dough and dairy plants, and automated distribution warehouse, is the largest employer in Layton City.

While Mormons are still most numerous, greater religious diversity is now found in Layton. A number of other denominations including four branches of the Baptist Church, the First Assembly of God, Buddhists, Lutherans, the Church of the Nazarene, and an interdenominational community church are also represented in Layton.

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 58,474 people, 18,282 households, and 14,771 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,090.1/km_ (2,823.9/mi_). There were 19,145 housing units at an average density of 356.9/km_ (924.6/mi_). The racial makeup of the city was 89.91% White, 1.61% African American, 0.53% Native American, 2.08% Asian, 0.27% Pacific Islander, 3.09% from other races, and 2.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.96% of the population.

The median income for a household in the city was $52,128, and the median income for a family was $57,193. Males had a median income of $40,409 versus $26,646 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,604. About 5.0% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over. Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Layton:

  • HILL AFB (about 3 miles; OGDEN, UT; ID: HIF)
  • OGDEN-HINCKLEY (about 8 miles; OGDEN, UT; ID: OGD)