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Census Data for Ogden (aka 'Ogden City') ...

Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2017 and it gives Ogden a population of 87,031 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, giving Ogden a population of 82,825 people.

The city of Ogden is located in Weber County. The 2010 Census gave Weber County a population of 231,236 people. This means that Ogden had 35.82% of the county's total population, making it Weber's most populous community.

At the same time, Utah had a population of 2,763,885 people, meaning that Ogden had 3% of the total population of Utah - making it the state's 7th most populous community.

Area ...

When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a city like Ogden, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this is called a sampling area (or a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the city.

Things like the population, area and housing for Ogden reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Ogden might be slightly different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau if you need precision.

The 2010 Census shows that the sample polygon for Ogden has a total area of 27.09 square miles [70.2 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.

Weber County has a land area of 576 square miles [1,492.1 km²]. At 27.09 square miles [70.2 km²], Ogden has 4.7% of the county's total land area.

Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually at the center of the polygon). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:

Lat:   41° 13' 40"   (or 41.23°)             [Map]

Lon:   -111° 57' 57"   (or -111.97°)

More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Population Density ...

Using the population (82,825 people) and land area (27.09 square miles [70.2 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Ogden had a population density of 3,056 people per square mile [1,180 people/km²].

In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Ogden had a population of 77,226 people and a land area of 26.64 square miles [69 km²]. This gives a population density of 2,898 people per square mile [1,119 people/km²]

NOTE: Be aware that when comparing population density between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Ogden. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to an apple-to-oranges comparison. More information about the nature of these changes can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ogden had 32,482 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 82,825 people, this averages 2.55 people per Housing Unit.

The 2010 Census shows Ogden had a land area of 27.09 square miles [70.2 km²]. This translates to 1,198 Housing Units per square mile [462.9 housing units/km²].

From the Census of 2000: Ogden had 29,763 Housing Units, a population of 77,226 people and a land area of 26.64 square miles [69 km²]. This gives a density of 2.59 people per Housing Unit and 1,117 Housing Units per square mile [431.4 housing units/km²].

NOTE: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Ogden and you need to be careful when comparing results between the censuses. More information about these differences can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Weber County ...

Ogden<4> is located in Weber County and is the County Seat for Weber County.

The county had a population of 231,236 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 82,825 people, Ogden represented 35.82% of the county's total.

In addition, where the city of Ogden has a population density of 3,056 people per square mile [1,180 people/km²], Weber County averages 401.4 people per square mile [155 people/km²].

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Weber County.

Population Rings for Ogden ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Ogden and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Ogden. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<5>

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]10208,943+7.39%
10 mi   [16 km]20381,195+9.39%
15 mi   [24 km]24450,553+10.74%
20 mi   [32 km]29503,846+11.49%
25 mi   [40 km]35584,320+11%
30 mi   [48 km]41620,136+11.36%

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Ogden, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Ogden. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change. If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.

Area ...

The sampling area (or polygon) given for the 2010 Census is 1.71% larger than the 2000 Census.

The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Ogden was 27.09 square miles [70.2 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.

The 2000 Census shows a total area of 26.64 square miles [69 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.

Location ...

While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Ogden, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Ogden.

For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:

Lat:   41.227927°   (or 41°13'40" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -111.966080°   (or -111°57'57" W)

For the 2000 Census, the location given was:

Lat:   41.227744°   (or 41°13'39" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -111.961193°   (or -111°57'40" W)

The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 1,341 feet to the west<6> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2411305) to Ogden. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Ogden. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:

Lat:   41.228144°   (or 41°13'41" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -111.967680°   (or -111°58'3" W)

The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 445.8 feet to the east<7> of the point given by the GNIS for Ogden. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Ogden.

Miscellaneous Information for Ogden ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Weber County or the city of Ogden:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Ogden:

GNIS ID for Ogden: 2411305

GNIS ID for Weber County: 1448042

GNIS ID for Utah: 1455989

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 49 (Utah)

County Code: 057 (Weber County)

Place Code: 55980 (Ogden)

State & County Code: 49/057 (Utah / Weber County)

State & Place Code: 49/55980 (Utah / Ogden)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Ogden is located in Census Region #4 (the West Region) and Division #8 (the Mountain Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Ogden.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau

The official website for Ogden:

The official website for Weber County:

The official website for State of Utah:

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Footnotes ...

<1>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2017.

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<2>Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.

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<3>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<4>Ogden is also known as Ogden City. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Ogden.

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<5>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the 2010 Census location is 87 degrees and a distance of 1,341 feet.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 259 degrees and a distance of 445.8 feet.

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