Ogden, Utah Education and City Information

Information About Ogden, Utah

Located near Promontory Summit, where the First Transcontinental Railroad was officially completed, Ogden has a long history as a central railroad hub. Ogden is around 10 miles from the Great Salt Lake, the largest salt lake in the Western Hemisphere, and just south of Ben Lomond and west of Mount Ogden in the Wasatch Range. In 2014, the city had an estimated population of 82,316, based on figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Ogden and Weber rivers run through Ogden, providing numerous opportunities for fishing and boating. Ogden also is close to many mountain trails, which make for great hiking and mountain biking, as well as cross-country skiing. Other attractions include golf courses, historic sites, theaters and art centers.

Ogden residents enjoy all four seasons, including pleasant summers and mild winters. Summer temperatures average around 77 degrees, while average winter temperatures are around 29 degrees.

Educational Opportunities in Ogden

Ranked the 77th best regional university in the West by U.S. News & World Report in 2016, Weber State University is a public school that had an enrollment of nearly 26,000 as of Fall 2014. Located in Ogden, Weber State confers associate's through master's degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates.

Ogden also is home to Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College, which awards certificates in business and information technology, construction, health, manufacturing and service occupations. As of Fall 2014, this public school had just over 2,600 students.

Ogden's Economy and Major Employers

Forbes ranked the Ogden-Clearfield Metropolitan Statistical Area as the 2nd most livable city in the country. The publication also ranked Ogden 6th in Best Places for Business and Careers. Federal government, education and health care are the top industries in Ogden, with the Internal Revenue Service, the Ogden and Weber School Districts and McKay Dee Hospital among the city's top employers.

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