South Ogden, Utah


South Ogden Junior High School
South Ogden Junior High School
City park in South Ogden

South Ogden was first settled by the Daniel Burch family, newly arrived from Kentucky with the Lorenzo Snow company of pioneers in 1848. In 1850, the settlement was named Burch Creek in his honor. It was in 1852 that Burch built a gristmill on the Weber River near the irrigation canal in nearby Riverdale. Burch Creek was a quiet area, even after the Ogden City Council built a six-room isolation facility for smallpox patients in the settlement in 1882. Then in 1890 came a flood of money investing in residential and commercial land developments.

The first schools were built in 1897 but it wasn't until 1934 that there was not enough water supply to serve the community's needs. Several times over the years the City of Ogden tried and failed to annex the area but the local need for roads, a sewer system, more water and sidewalks finally drove the residents of Burch Creek to seek incorporation. On July 6, 1936, the town of South Ogden opened for business. Construction of Hill Air Force Base fueled a major spurt in population in the 1940's and 1950's.

Weber State University is on the east side of South Ogden.

A few years ago, South Ogden elected George Garwood to be the first African-American mayor of a city in Utah.

Fast Facts about South Ogden, Utah
South Ogden, Weber County, UT 84403
Latitude: 41.1748°N
Longitude: 111.9574°W
Incorporated: 1936
Elevation: 4,296'

Education:
High School or Higher: 90.9%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 28.1%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 9.2%
Cost of Living Index for South Ogden: 86.4

2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $55,000
Median Home Value: $188,000
Median Resident Age: 33.7 Years
Major Industries:
Government, Health Care, Construction, Educational Services, Lodging & Food Services, Transportation Equipment, Finance & Insurance Services, Professional Services, Retail Services
Unemployed (March 2015): 4.4%
 
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population
16,532
Males
8,098
Females
8,434
Population by Age
Under 18
4,452
18 & over
12,080
20-24
1,338
25-34
2,918
35-49
2,546
50-64
2,495
65 & over
2,382
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
2,122
Non Hispanic or Latino
14,410
Population by Race
White
14,463
African-American
237
Asian
222
Native American
93
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
54
Other
928
Two or more
535
 
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