Farr West, Utah


Farr West, Utah
A view in Farr West

Joseph Taylor first settled in the area that is now Farr West in 1858. He was the first of a group of Mormon pioneers in the area that was part of the Harrisville Stake until 1890 when the LDS Church broke off the western part of the Harrisville district and created Farr West (named for Lorin Farr, former president of the Weber LDS Stake and for Chauncey West, presiding LDS Bishop of Weber County at the time).

Farr West was primarily an agricultural district for many years and while many small businesses set up shop in the community over the years, hardly any of them survived for very long. The residents' desire to keep tight controls on growth led to the formation of a town planning council in 1962, then they elected a town planning committee in 1972. The city began formal operation as the City of Farr West on January 1, 1981. As a town, the folks still exhibit an extreme desire to control all forms of growth within the municipal limits. Despite their controls, the town population has almost quadrupled since 1980.

Fast Facts about Farr West, Utah
Farr West, Weber County, UT 84404
Latitude: 41.2931°N
Longitude: 112.0265°W
Founded: 1858
Incorporated: 1981
Elevation: 4,265'

Education:
High School or Higher: 86.3%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 15.5%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 3.8%
Cost of Living Index for Farr West: 85.9

2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $69,000
Median Home Value: $236,500
Median Resident Age: 36.1 Years
Major Industries:
Government, Educational Services, Lodging & Food Services, Construction, Transportation Equipment, Health Care, Professional Services, Finance & Insurance Services, Groceries, Automotive Services
Unemployed (March 2015): 4.4%
 
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population
5,928
Males
2,952
Females
2,976
Population by Age
Under 18
1,900
18 & over
4,028
20-24
263
25-34
829
35-49
1,150
50-64
960
65 & over
665
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
309
Non Hispanic or Latino
5,619
Population by Race
White
5,659
African-American
15
Asian
37
Native American
19
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
13
Other
99
Two or more
86
 
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