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Bountiful, Utah
—  City  —
Location of Bountiful, Utah
Location of Utah in the United States
Coordinates: 40°52′47″N 111°52′18″W / 40.87972°N 111.87167°W / 40.87972; -111.87167Coordinates: 40°52′47″N 111°52′18″W / 40.87972°N 111.87167°W / 40.87972; -111.87167
Country United States
State Utah
County Davis
Settled September 27, 1847
Incorporated City in Territorial Legislature 1892
Founder Perrigrine Sessions
Named for Bountiful (Book of Mormon)
Government
 - Mayor Joe Johnson (term ends Dec. 31 2009)
Area
 - Total 13.5 sq mi (34.9 km2)
 - Land 13.5 sq mi (34.9 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation [1] 4,797 ft (1,462 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 41,301
 Density 3,065.3/sq mi (1,183.8/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 - Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84010 - 84011
Area code(s) 385, 801
FIPS code 49-07690[2]
GNIS feature ID 2409885[1]

Bountiful is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 41,301, a small increase over the 1990 figure of 37,544. The city grew rapidly during the suburb growth of the late 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.

Although a part of the Ogden-Clearfield Metropolitan Statistical Area, it serves as a bedroom community to Salt Lake City and the surrounding area. However, due to the very narrow entrance into Salt Lake County, roads between the counties often reach near-gridlock traffic during rush hour. The FrontRunner commuter rail has been running since April 2008, and the Legacy Parkway was recently opened on September 13, 2008. These were built to help alleviate the traffic load on Interstate 15 through the Bountiful area.

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History

Bountiful was settled on September 27, 1847, by Perrigrine Sessions and his family. It was Utah's second settlement after Salt Lake City. It was known as both Sessions Settlement and North Canyon Ward before being named Bountiful in 1855. This name is appropriate, both because of the city's reputation as a garden place and because "Bountiful" is the name of a city in the Book of Mormon (Alma 52:9). Most of the settlers, and also most of the present inhabitants, are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). The Bountiful Utah Temple was dedicated in 1995 by the LDS Church. A tabernacle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is also located in Bountiful.

The city was incorporated in 1892 with Joseph L Holbrook as mayor.

In 1907 electric lights came to Bountiful through the efforts of its citizens.[3]

Notorious serial killer Ted Bundy snatched victim Debra Kent from Viewmont High School in Bountiful on November 8, 1974.

The city maintains a charming Main Street, with several locally-owned shops, and is home to several big-box retailers like Costco.

Geography

Bountiful is located at 40°52′47″N 111°52′18″W / 40.87972°N 111.87167°W / 40.87972; -111.87167 (40.879645, -111.871553)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.5 square miles (34.9 km²), all of it land.

The original portion of the city and downtown are located at the base of the Wasatch Range, which rises high to the east, overlooking the city. Most of the residential neighborhoods climb high up the slopes of the mountain. To the west lies a flatland that extends to the Great Salt Lake and the mudflats and marshes that border it.

The cities surrounding Bountiful include: North Salt Lake to the south, Woods Cross and West Bountiful to the west and Centerville to the north. Most land to the east of Bountiful is U.S. Forest Service property.

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 1,442
1910 1,677 16.3%
1920 2,003 19.4%
1930 2,571 28.4%
1940 3,357 30.6%
1950 6,004 78.9%
1960 17,039 183.8%
1970 27,751 62.9%
1980 32,877 18.5%
1990 36,659 11.5%
2000 41,301 12.7%
Est. 2008 44,473 7.7%

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 41,301 people, 13,341 households, and 10,766 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,065.3 people per square mile (1,183.8/km²). There were 13,819 housing units at an average density of 1,025.6/sq mi (396.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.56% White, 0.24% African American, 0.27% Native American, 1.15% Asian, 0.32% Pacific Islander, 1.12% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.90% of the population.

There were 13,341 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.3% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.3% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.05 and the average family size was 3.46.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $55,993, and the median income for a family was $62,905. Males had a median income of $45,420 versus $27,354 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,967. About 3.0% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.

Medical facilities

Lakeview Hospital is a hospital located in Bountiful.

Public schools

Elementary schools

  • Adelaide
  • Boulton
  • Bountiful
  • Holbrook
  • Meadowbrook
  • Muir
  • Oak Hills
  • Tolman
  • Valley View
  • Washington

Junior High schools

  • Bountiful Junior High School
  • Millcreek Junior High School
  • Mueller Park
  • South Davis

High schools

Sights of interest

Notable residents

See also

References

External links

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