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Farr West, Utah

Coordinates: 41°17′35″N 112°1′35″W / 41.29306°N 112.02639°W / 41.29306; -112.02639
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Farr West, Utah
Location in Weber County and the state of Utah
Location in Weber County and the state of Utah
Coordinates: 41°17′35″N 112°1′35″W / 41.29306°N 112.02639°W / 41.29306; -112.02639
CountryUnited States
Founded byJoseph Taylor
Named forLorin Farr and Chauncey W. West and a nod to Far West, Missouri
 • Total5.92 sq mi (15.33 km2)
 • Land5.92 sq mi (15.33 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
4,265 ft (1,300 m)
 • Total5,928
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,247.47/sq mi (481.62/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)385, 801
FIPS code49-24850[3]
GNIS feature ID1441012[4]

Farr West is a city on the northern edge of Weber County, Utah. The population was 7,691 at the 2020 census,[5] up from 5,928 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Ogden–Clearfield metropolitan area. As of 2022, the mayor is Ken Phippen.[6]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.8 square miles (15.1 km2), all land.

Farr West is bordered by Plain City to the west, Willard to the north, Pleasant View to the northeast, Harrisville to the east, and Marriott-Slaterville to the south.


The city was named after Lorin Farr and Chauncey W. West, who was the son-in-law of Abraham Hoagland.[7] The name echoes "Far West", an important early Mormon settlement in frontier Missouri.[8] The city was led by Mayor Jimmie Papageorge.[9]

In 2014, Wahlquist Junior High was rebuilt and moved to another location in Farr West. There is now an elementary in the northern part of Farr West named Silver Ridge Elementary, which was erected in 2020.


Historical population
2019 (est.)7,385[2]24.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,094 people, 1,034 households, and 822 families residing in the city. The population density was 530.0 people per square mile (204.6/km2). There were 1,088 housing units at an average density of 186.4 per square mile (71.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.09% White, 0.23% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.87% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.78% of the population.

There were 1,034 households, out of which 40.3% had children under 18 living with them, 70.3% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.5% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99, and the average family size was 3.46.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 31.7% under 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females aged 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,618, and the median income for a family was $48,276. Males had a median income of $43,094 versus $25,871 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,411. About 2.0% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those aged 65 or over.


Farr West is located in Utah's 1st congressional district. In the 118th United States Congress, Blake Moore (R-Salt Lake City) represents the district[11][12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved May 24, 2024.
  6. ^ "Farr West City Council". farrwestcity.net. Farr West City. Retrieved March 16, 2022.
  7. ^ Tullidge, Edward W. Tullidge's Histories: Containing the History of All the Northern, Eastern and Western Counties of Utah; also the Counties of Southern Idaho. Press of the Juvenile Instructor, Salt Lake City, Volume II, p. 55.
  8. ^ Bronner, Simon J. (March 4, 2015). Encyclopedia of American Folklife. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-317-47194-3.
  9. ^ "Farr West Mayor Jimmie Papageorge dies at 83". KSTU. October 23, 2012. Retrieved May 1, 2022.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "Representatives | house.gov". www.house.gov. Retrieved August 9, 2020.
  12. ^ "Another Utah congressional candidate runs in a district where he does not live". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved April 29, 2024.

Further reading[edit]

  • (1994) "Farr West City" article in the Utah History Encyclopedia. The article was written by Brian Taylor and the Encyclopedia was published by the University of Utah Press. ISBN 9780874804256. Archived from the original on March 21, 2024 and retrieved on April 21, 2024.

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