West Bountiful, Utah

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West Bountiful, Utah
West Bountiful City Hall
West Bountiful City Hall
Location in Davis County and the state of Utah
Location in Davis County and the state of Utah
Coordinates: 40°53′58″N 111°54′13″W / 40.89944°N 111.90361°W / 40.89944; -111.90361Coordinates: 40°53′58″N 111°54′13″W / 40.89944°N 111.90361°W / 40.89944; -111.90361
CountryUnited States
IncorporatedJanuary 28, 1949
Became a cityNovember 12, 1962
Founded byJames Fackrell, Sr.
Named forBountiful (Book of Mormon)
 • Total3.32 sq mi (8.59 km2)
 • Land3.31 sq mi (8.56 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
4,268 ft (1,301 m)
 • Total5,265
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,754.92/sq mi (677.57/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)385, 801
FIPS code49-82840[3]
GNIS feature ID1447113[4]

West Bountiful is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. It is part of the OgdenClearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 5,265 at the 2010 census,[5] with an estimated population of 5,731 in 2018.[6]


Photo of James Fackrell Senior (1787–1867)

West Bountiful was founded in 1848 by James Fackrell, Sr., a Mormon pioneer. Born in North Petherton, Somersetshire, England, in 1787, Fackrell immigrated to the United States, and after crossing the plains in 1848 with his family, settled in West Bountiful with his wife Amy Crumb.

West Bountiful was incorporated as a town on January 28, 1949, and became a third-class city on November 12, 1962.


West Bountiful is located in southeastern Davis County and is bordered by Centerville to the north, Bountiful to the east, Woods Cross to the south, and Legacy Nature Preserve to the west. Interstate 15 passes through the eastern part of the city, with access from Exits 316 and 317. Downtown Salt Lake City is 11 miles (18 km) to the south.

According to the United States Census Bureau, West Bountiful has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.4 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2), or 0.36%, is water.[5]


West Bountiful is located in the Davis School District and has one school - West Bountiful Elementary. Students in the city attend Bountiful Junior High and Viewmont High School in Bountiful.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)5,800[2]10.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,484 people, 1,250 households, and 1,102 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,510.6 people per square mile (582.9/km2). There were 1,282 housing units at an average density of 431.9 per square mile (166.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.23% White, 0.02% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.65% Pacific Islander, 0.83% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.03% of the population.

There were 1,250 households, out of which 55.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.9% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.8% were non-families. 9.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.59 and the average family size was 3.84.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 35.6% under the age of 18, 12.5% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 4.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $61,063, and the median income for a family was $61,154. Males had a median income of $41,448 versus $26,168 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,016. About 3.2% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.

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 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): West Bountiful city, Utah". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved September 17, 2019.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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