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Kaysville, Utah
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Kaysville, Utah is located in Utah
Kaysville, Utah
Location within the state of Utah
Coordinates: 41°1′59″N 111°56′10″W / 41.03306, -111.93611Coordinates: 41°1′59″N 111°56′10″W / 41.03306, -111.93611
Country United States
State Utah
County Davis
Settled 1849
Named for William Kay
 • Mayor Steve A. Hiatt
 • Total 10.1 sq mi (26.1 km2)
 • Land 10.1 sq mi (26.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 4,357 ft (1,328 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 28,283
 • Density 2,016.1/sq mi (778.4/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84037
Area code(s) 385, 801
FIPS code 49-40360[1]
GNIS feature ID 1442285[2]

Kaysville is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. It is part of the OgdenClearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 27,300 at the 2010 census. [3]


Kaysville Tabernacle

The Kaysville area was originally settled by Hector Haight shortly after Mormon pioneers arrived in 1847. He had been sent north to find feed for the stock and soon thereafter constructed a cabin and brought his family to settle the area. Farmington, Utah, also claims Hector Haight as its original settler. Two miles north of Haight's original settlement, Samuel Holmes built a cabin in 1849 and was soon joined by other settlers from Salt Lake, namely Edward Phillips, John Green, and William Kay.[4]

Although settlement began in the 1840s, the name of Kaysville connects with the fact that in 1851 William Kay was made the bishop in the vicinity by Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball.

After the move south in 1858 (see Utah War) there was an attempt to rename the community Freedom, but Brigham Young convinced the residents to retain the old name.

In 1868 Kaysville became the first city incorporated in Davis County.

An adobe meetinghouse was built in 1863. It was replaced by the Kaysville Tabernacle in 1914. In 1930 Kaysville had 992 people. They all were in the Kaysville Ward which also covered most of the rest of the Kaysville Precinct.[5]

By 2008 there were seven Mormon stakes (similar to a diocese) in Kaysville.Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; invalid names, e.g. too many and began his second four year term on January 7, 2014.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.1 square miles (26.1 km²).


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1890 548
1900 1,708 211.7%
1910 887 −48.1%
1920 809 −8.8%
1930 992 22.6%
1940 1,211 22.1%
1950 1,898 56.7%
1960 3,608 90.1%
1970 6,192 71.6%
1980 10,331 66.8%
1990 13,961 35.1%
2000 20,351 45.8%
2010 27,300 34.1%
Est. 2012 28,283 39.0%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 20,351 people, 5,496 households, and 4,814 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,016.1 people per square mile (778.7/km²). There were 5,638 housing units at an average density of 558.5 per square mile (215.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.57% White, 0.31% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 0.90% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.98% of the population.

There were 5,496 households out of which 57.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.6% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.4% were non-families. 11.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.69 and the average family size was 4.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 40.6% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 15.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $60,383, and the median income for a family was $64,818. Males had a median income of $50,414 versus $27,653 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,652. About 4.2% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.6% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest[]

  • Ace Hardware
  • City Hall
  • Cherry Hill (amusement park)
  • Davis High School
  • Centennial Junior High school
  • Kaysville Library
  • Kaysville Tabernacle
  • Kaysville Theater
  • House where John Taylor died
  • LeConte Stewart Artist Museum
  • Utah Botanical Center
  • Kay's Cross
  • Bowman's Grocery Store

Notable people[]

  • Rob Bishop - A Republican representative in the United States House of Representatives.
  • Henry H. Blood - 7th governor of Utah.
  • Floyd Gottfredson - Cartoonist in The Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ Kaysville history. - City of Kaysville
  5. ^ Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, p. 394-395

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