West Point, Utah

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West Point, Utah
City
West Point City Municipal Center
West Point City Municipal Center
Location in Davis County and the state of Utah.
Location in Davis County and the state of Utah.
Coordinates: 41°7′17″N 112°5′18″W / 41.12139°N 112.08833°W / 41.12139; -112.08833Coordinates: 41°7′17″N 112°5′18″W / 41.12139°N 112.08833°W / 41.12139; -112.08833
Country United States
State Utah
County Davis
Settled 1867
Incorporated 1935
Government
 • Mayor Erik Craythorne
 • Planning Commission John Detamore, Brad Lee, Rawlee Wilson, Matt Leavitt, Jake Shepherd, Max Livingston and Lowell Mielke
Area
 • Total 7.2 sq mi (18.7 km2)
 • Land 7.2 sq mi (18.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 4,314 ft (1,315 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 9,819
 • Density 1,400/sq mi (530/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84015
Area code(s) 385, 801
FIPS code 49-83390[1]
GNIS feature ID 1434108[2]
Website http://westpointcity.org

West Point is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. It is part of the OgdenClearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 6,033 at the 2000 census. The city has since then experienced quick growth centered primarily around single-family residential construction.

West Point was first settled in 1867. The area was originally known as South Hooper.

Geography[edit]

West Point is located along the eastern shoreline of the Great Salt Lake, and an extensive network of wetlands is strung along the western boundaries. These areas are essential to migrating birds.

The cities of Clinton and Hooper are located to the north, Clearfield city is located to the east, and the city of Syracuse is located to the south.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.2 square miles (18.7 km²), of which, 7.2 square miles (18.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.55%) is water. The official annexation policy plan of the city would allow for the city to add a few more square miles to its territory. This area is located in the northwest corner of Davis County and is currently unincorporated.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 227
1910 337 48.5%
1920 396 17.5%
1930 572 44.4%
1940 586 2.4%
1950 433 −26.1%
1960 599 38.3%
1970 1,020 70.3%
1980 2,170 112.7%
1990 4,258 96.2%
2000 6,033 41.7%
2010 9,511 57.6%
Est. 2012 9,819 3.2%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,033 people, 1,645 households, and 1,495 families residing in the city. The population density was 840.2 people per square mile (324.4/km²). There were 1,699 housing units at an average density of 236.6 per square mile (91.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.73% White, 0.41% African American, 0.53% Native American, 1.01% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.56% from other races, and 1.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.03% of the population.

There were 1,645 households out of which 58.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 82.2% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 9.1% were non-families. 7.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.67 and the average family size was 3.86.

In the city the population was spread out with 38.3% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, and 4.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 103.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $56,985, and the median income for a family was $58,869. Males had a median income of $40,770 versus $26,343 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,080. About 2.9% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.

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