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Davis County’s population tops 320,000
by TOM BUSSELBERG
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Aerial view of Bountiful in Davis County - Louise R. Shaw | Davis Clipper
Aerial view of Bountiful in Davis County - Louise R. Shaw | Davis Clipper
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BOUNTIFUL — Davis County just keeps gaining more people.

The latest census report, released late last week, contained population estimates for July 1, 2013. It showed Davis County at 322,094 residents. That’s up from 306,479 in the 2010 Census, which was compiled using data as of April 1, 2010.

All of the county’s cities, even landlocked Sunset, grew. None of the county’s communities scored in the “top 10” fastest-growing cities in the state, much less nation, as Syracuse did in the midst of the boom earlier in the previous decade.

Here’s the list, alphabetically, for each of the county’s 15 cities, listing the 2010 figure first, plus the county, and the unincorporated area:

• Bountiful, 42.552, 43,023

• Centerville, 15,335, 16,624

• Clearfield, 30,112, 30,467

• Clinton, 20,426, 20,924

• Farmington, 18,275, 21,599

• Fruit Heights, 4,987, 5,595

• Kaysville, 27,300, 28,876

• Layton, 67,311, 70,790

• North Salt Lake, 16,322, 17,017

• South Weber, 6,051, 6,525

• Sunset, 5,122, 5,137

• Syracuse, 24,331, 25,775

• West Bountiful, 5,265, 5,374

• West Point, 9,511, 9,936

• Woods Cross, 9,761, 10,756

• Davis County, 306,479, 322,094

• Unincorporated Davis County, 3,816, 3,676.

The unincorporated area lost population due to more areas being annexed by neighboring cities. Percentage-wise, Farmington saw the biggest jump, spurred on by construction of Station Park and adjacent housing.

Layton added more than 3,400 residents, growing to 70,790 residents, further solidifying its most populous city in the county distinction.

Despite Bountiful being virtually totally developed, it added near 500 residents, and continued comfortably in second place, population-wise.

The previously fast-growing northwest quadrant of Clinton, Syracuse and West Point saw far slower growth. Syracuse added about 1,400 residents, Clinton gained nearly 500 and West Point grew by about 420 residents.

County officials have previously projected the population build out at 400,000, although a recent Utah Foundation report could reach 420,000. Growth depends largely on what type of housing is built – less if its single family homes primarily, more if there are many multi-family, apartment developments. 

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