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Farmington, Utah

Farmington, Utah
City
The new City Hall, built in 2010
The new City Hall, built in 2010
Location in Davis County and the state of Utah.
Location in Davis County and the state of Utah.
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Utah
County Davis
Settled 1847
Incorporated February 18, 1852
Founded by Hector Caleb Haight
Named for Farming
Area
 • Total 7.8 sq mi (20.1 km2)
 • Land 7.8 sq mi (20.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 4,304 ft (1,312 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 20,750
 • Density 1,557.8/sq mi (601.5/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84025
Area code(s) 385, 801
FIPS code 49-24740[1]
GNIS feature ID 1441004[2]
Website http://www.farmington.utah.gov/

Farmington is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. It is part of the OgdenClearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 18,275 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Davis County.[3] Lagoon Amusement Park is located in Farmington.

The city has made it onto the Money magazine's "Best Places to Live" index, and was ranked number 12 on the 2011 list.[4]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography and climate 2
  • Demographics 3
  • S&S Shortline Railroad Park & Museum 4
  • Notable people 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

History

Originally known as North Cottonwood, Farmington was permanently settled by LeGrand Richards. His maternal great-grandfather, Joseph Lee Robinson, was the first bishop of what was then the North Cottonwood Ward. Lagoon Amusement Park was founded here in 1886 and occupies 100 acres (0.40 km2) of the city. Ezra T. Clark was an early settler of Farmington who later founded the Davis County Bank and built several houses in the area, some of which are located in the Clark Lane Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography and climate

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.8 square miles (20.1 km²), all of it land.

Farmington is located between the nearby Wasatch Mountains and the Great Salt Lake. Lake enhanced snowfall occurs frequently during the winter, and cool downslope mountain breezes occur on most summer evenings. Under the Köppen climate classification, Farmington experiences what may be classified as a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Csa), despite not being on the west coast of an ocean like most Mediterranean climates. It may also be classified as humid continental (Dsa), if the boundary between continental and subtropical climate is an average January temperature of 0 °C (32 °F) rather than −3 °C (27 °F).

Climate data for Farmington, Utah (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 38.1
(3.4)
43.7
(6.5)
54.3
(12.4)
62.8
(17.1)
73.2
(22.9)
83.6
(28.7)
92.5
(33.6)
90.5
(32.5)
80.0
(26.7)
66.1
(18.9)
50.3
(10.2)
39.3
(4.1)
64.5
(18.1)
Average low °F (°C) 21.4
(−5.9)
24.8
(−4)
32.3
(0.2)
39.0
(3.9)
46.7
(8.2)
54.7
(12.6)
61.9
(16.6)
60.5
(15.8)
51.0
(10.6)
40.0
(4.4)
30.4
(−0.9)
22.7
(−5.2)
40.5
(4.7)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 1.99
(50.5)
2.01
(51.1)
2.50
(63.5)
2.44
(62)
2.65
(67.3)
1.45
(36.8)
0.80
(20.3)
0.69
(17.5)
1.52
(38.6)
2.12
(53.8)
2.09
(53.1)
1.97
(50)
22.25
(565.2)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 13.8
(35.1)
11.0
(27.9)
3.8
(9.7)
1.3
(3.3)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.3
(0.8)
5.7
(14.5)
12.7
(32.3)
48.6
(123.4)
Source: NOAA[5]

Demographics

In the 2010 census[1] there were 18,275 people, 5,148 households, and 2,769 families residing in the city with an average family size of 3.41. The population density was 1,557.8 people per square mile (601.1/km²). There were 5,339 housing units at an average density of 414.7 per square mile (160.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.1% White, 0.7% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 1.0% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.98% of the population.

There were 5,148 households out of which 49% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.8% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.3% were non-families. 8.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.72 and the average family size was 3.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 37.0% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 5.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 109.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $74,250, and the median income for a family was $78,492. Males had a median income of $56,847 versus $30,464 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,407. About 1.6% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 0.2% of those age 65 or over.

S&S Shortline Railroad Park & Museum

The S&S Shortline Railroad Park & Museum, located in the Farmington area, contains over 90 pieces of railroad equipment in all shapes and sizes.[8] It also has two separate railroads where guests can enjoy train rides on the first Saturday of every month from June to September. The track gauges of the two railroads are 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge[9] and 7 12 in (190.5 mm) gauge. One interesting item in the museum's collection is a 2 ft (610 mm) gauge, oil-powered, 4-4-0 steam locomotive built by Crown Metal Products.

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Best Places to Live, Money Magazine, 2009, retrieved 2009-10-16 
  5. ^ "NOWData - NOAA Online Weather Data".  
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "S & S Shortline Railroad Park & Museum". Visit Davis County, Utah. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  9. ^ Carson City & Mills Park RR No. 3
  10. ^ "Washington Governor Henry McBride". National Governors Association. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 

External links

  • City of Farmington
  • Farmington Citizens Resources
  • S&S Shortline Railroad Park & Museum - official website
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