Bountiful, Utah Education and City Information

Bountiful, Utah, is located just a few miles from Salt Lake City. Residents have access to several area colleges and universities. Find out about the population, industries and schools in and near this city below.

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About Bountiful, Utah

Situated at an elevation of 4,408 feet, Bountiful is located in Davis County, a suburb nine miles north of Salt Lake City. The population of Bountiful is 43,385, according to 2014 U.S. census data, and according to 2010 data, most residents, 93%, were white.

About 40% of the population 25 years of age and older have bachelor's degrees, which is higher than the state rate of 30.6%, based on 2010-2014 census data. The city's median household income for that same period, $64,360, is also higher than the state median income of $59,846.

Bountiful has a historical museum and an arts center, as well as a recreation center. There are 51 different ski resorts within about a 30-mile radius of the city, and Davis County has more than 500 miles of trails for residents to explore.

Nearby Salt Lake City is probably best known for its Mormon community, and there are several exhibitions in the area that chart religious history.

Educational Opportunities

Residents of Bountiful can find 38 public, private not-for-profit and private for profit postsecondary institutions within 25 miles of the city, including Davis Applied Technology College, Westminster College and Latter-day Saints Business College.

The University of Utah, in Salt Lake, is a large public school that was ranked 55th among public schools in the country in 2016, according to U.S. News & World Report. A research university, it offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to about 31,500 students.

The largest school within 15 miles of Bountiful is Western Governors University, which only offers distance education programs to its 57,821 students.

Industry Info

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on non-agricultural employment by industry in the Ogden-Clearfield Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Davis County, which in turn includes Bountiful. According to data for 2016, almost 51,000 citizens work for the government at some level, while roughly 32,000 are in educational and health services, as well as another 32,000 in manufacturing. Retail trade and professional and business services follow at roughly 28,000 each.

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