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South Weber, Utah

Coordinates: 41°7′54″N 111°55′50″W / 41.13167°N 111.93056°W / 41.13167; -111.93056
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South Weber, Utah
South Weber City Office, August 2008
South Weber City Office, August 2008
Location in Davis County and the state of Utah
Location in Davis County and the state of Utah
Coordinates: 41°7′54″N 111°55′50″W / 41.13167°N 111.93056°W / 41.13167; -111.93056
CountryUnited States
Named forWeber River
 • MayorRodney J Westbroek
 • Total4.67 sq mi (12.11 km2)
 • Land4.63 sq mi (12.00 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
4,511 ft (1,375 m)
 • Total6,051
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,690.61/sq mi (652.82/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP codes
84403, 84405
Area code(s)385, 801
FIPS code49-71180[3]
GNIS feature ID1445935[4]

South Weber (/ˈwbər/ WEE-bər) is a city on the northeastern edge of Davis County, Utah, United States. It is part of the OgdenClearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 6,051 at the 2010 census,[5] with an estimated population of 7,518 in 2018.[6]


South Weber was the site of the Morrisite War. On June 13, 1862, an estimated 500-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.[7] For one week, residents reported signs of the legendary Sasquatch. At the time, multiple residents claimed to have seen 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.[7]

Business Week magazine named South Weber the sixth best suburb in the country in 2009.[8]


East 7500 South, a residential street in South Weber, Utah, July 2012

South Weber is located in northeastern Davis County, bordered to the north by the Weber County line. Neighboring cities are Uintah to the north, Washington Terrace and Riverdale to the northwest, and Layton to the south. Hill Air Force Base borders the southwest side of the city.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.2 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 1.20%, is water.[5] The Weber River forms most of the northern boundary of the city.

Although located in Davis County, the city's streets follow the street grid of Weber County to the north (which is based upon the meridians of Ogden).


Historical population
2019 (est.)7,836[2]29.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 6,051 people, 1,707 households, and 1,508 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 95.5% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 1.1% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.3% of the population.

There were 1,707 households, out of which 50.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.7% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.7% were non-families. 9.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.54 and the average family size was 3.81.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 365% under the age of 18, and 6.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.4 males.

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 February 10, 2017.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): South Weber city, Utah". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  7. ^ a b Arave, Lynn (June 24, 2009). "Bigfoot: a search in Utah". The Deseret News. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  8. ^ Villaseñor, Maria (March 12, 2009). "South Weber called one of nation's best". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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