Plain City, Utah


City Hall in Plain City, Utah
Plain City Senior Center and City Hall

The first non-native settlers arrived in the area of Plain City in October 1858. They were Mormons led by Lorin Farr and they were looking for fertile soil to establish a community and farms on. That first group made a positive decision, went back home for the winter and returned with their families in March 1859.

Plain City is most famous these days as having been the birthplace of CR England Trucking, a company founded in 1920 by Chester Rodney England and his wife, Maude Knight, to haul local farmers produce to market in Ogden and Salt Lake City. A driver for CR England quit in 1969, moved to Phoenix and began the outfit that is now known as Swift Transportation. Jeff England, one of the grandsons of Chester Rodney England founded Pride Transport in Salt Lake City in 1979. Grandsons and great nephews of Maude Knight moved to Phoenix and drove for Swift before splitting off and founding Knight Transportation in 1990.

Fast Facts about Plain City, Utah
Plain City, Weber County, UT 84404
Latitude: 41.2995°N
Longitude: 112.0802°W
Settled: 1859
Elevation: 4,242'

Education:
High School or Higher: 93.7%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 18.2%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 4.6%
Cost of Living Index for Plain City: 87.3
Median Resident Age: 27.1 Years

2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $69,000
Median Home Value: $235,000
Major Industries:
Government, Health Care, Construction, Transportation Equipment, Educational Services, Metal & Metal Products, Social services, Professional Services, Lodging & Food Services, Personal & Laundry Services
Unemployed (March 2015): 4.4%
 
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population
5,476
Males
2,735
Females
2,741
Population by Age
Under 18
1,918
18 & over
3,558
20-24
321
25-34
741
35-49
1,066
50-64
822
65 & over
453
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
149
Non Hispanic or Latino
5,327
Population by Race
White
5,304
African-American
12
Asian
28
Native American
14
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
16
Other
44
Two or more
58
 
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