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Ogden is a city in Weber County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after the river, which was named after Peter Skene Ogden, a Canadian fur trader.

The latitude of Ogden is 41.223N. The longitude is -111.973W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,301 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 78,293.


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Median household income
Local
$34,047
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ogden demographic reports
Ogden is on the Weber and Ogden rivers.
Former and merged names include:
· Fort Buenaventura
· Brownsville
Settled by Mormons in 1847. Grew as a junction city on the transcontinental railroad
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 392. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 4.9 per 1,000 people.
In a 2006 study, AllBusiness named Ogden-Clearfield as the No. 4 best metro for women entrepreneurs.

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Filming location for:
· 1987 movie, " Three O'Clock High"
· 1980 movie, "Melvin and Howard"
· TV series, "Everwood"
Well-known residents have included:
· Michael Rich Clifford, astronaut
· Donny and Marie Osmond, singers and TV hosts
· Tom Chambers, basketball player
Local festivals include:
  • Pioneer Days - July 19-24, 2007
  • Greek Festival - Sept. 28-29, 2007
  • Weber County Fair - Aug. 8-11, 2007
  • Ogden Valley Balloon Festival - Aug. 17-19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ogden web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Ogden Hot Springs
Ogden attractions: Layton P. Ott Planetarium
Sports teams: Raptors (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Fort Buenaventura State Park, John B. Browning Firearms Museum, Spencer S. and Hope F. Eccles Railroad Center, Union Station Railroad Museum, Treehouse Children's Museum
Colleges and universities: Weber State University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 96

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Ogden demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Weber County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Salt Lake City-Ogden area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 84067 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Ogden residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ogden ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ogden was $16,632, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Ogden residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Ogden include Eccles Avenue Historic District, Lower 25th Street Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Ogden, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $448.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $878.


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Libraries in Ogden include Weber County Law Library, Weber County Library North Branch, Weber County Main Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Ogden include Ogden Standard-Examiner

TV stations in Ogden include KPNZ, KUEN, KUWB.

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Weber County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ogden political report.

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The average commute time for Ogden workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 26 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Ogden between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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