South Weber, Utah

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South Weber, Utah
City
South Weber City Office
South Weber City Office
Location of South Weber, Utah
Location of South Weber, Utah
Coordinates: 41°7′54″N 111°55′50″W / 41.13167°N 111.93056°W / 41.13167; -111.93056Coordinates: 41°7′54″N 111°55′50″W / 41.13167°N 111.93056°W / 41.13167; -111.93056
Country United States
State Utah
County Davis
Settled 1851
Incorporated 1938
Named for Weber River
Government
 • Mayor Jeffery G. Monroe
Area
 • Total 4.6 sq mi (12.0 km2)
 • Land 4.6 sq mi (12.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 4,511 ft (1,375 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 6,372
 • Density 920.9/sq mi (355.6/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Area code(s) 385, 801
FIPS code 49-71180[1]
GNIS feature ID 1445935[2]

South Weber /ˈwbər/ is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. It is part of the OgdenClearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 4,260 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

South Weber was home to the Morrisite War. On June 13, 1862, an estimated five hundred man army perched cannons atop the bluffs on the south side of the city, aimed at Joseph Morris. The war lasted three days, and ultimately resulted in the death of Joseph Morris, John Banks, and a few others. Upon seeing their leaders dead, the remainder of the Morrisites surrendered.

South Weber is also known for a week of Bigfoot sightings in February 1980. For one week, residents reported signs of the legendary Sasquatch. At the time, multiple residents saw the creature while feeding horses, smelled foul "bigfoot" odors, and found large patches of strange fur throughout the small community. Although no animal was ever found, the legend lives on.

Business Week Magazine named South Weber, UT the 6th best suburb in the country in 2009.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.6 square miles (12.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 239
1890 267 11.7%
1900 256 −4.1%
1910 241 −5.9%
1920 266 10.4%
1930 279 4.9%
1940 259 −7.2%
1950 244 −5.8%
1960 382 56.6%
1970 1,073 180.9%
1980 1,575 46.8%
1990 2,863 81.8%
2000 4,260 48.8%
2010 6,051 42.0%
Est. 2012 6,372 5.3%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,260 people, 1,080 households, and 989 families residing in the city. The population density was 920.9 people per square mile (355.2/km²). There were 1,110 housing units at an average density of 239.9 per square mile (92.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.16% White, 0.49% African American, 0.80% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.20% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.97% of the population.

There were 1,080 households out of which 59.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 83.6% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 8.4% were non-families. 7.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.76 and the average family size was 3.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 39.7% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 17.2% from 45 to 64, and 3.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 101.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $70,656, and the median income for a family was $72,063. Males had a median income of $48,214 versus $31,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,112. None of the families and 5.7% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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