About Us

Government

Layton City is governed by a council/manager form of government. The Layton City Council is composed of five members and a mayor. All members are elected by the residents of the City during a municipal election held every two years. Each seat consists of a four-year term. Council member terms are staggered. Two members and a mayor are elected at one time, and two years later the other three members are elected. The Mayor and Council are responsible for setting city policy and the City Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations.

Form of Government – Council/Manager
  • Incorporated – May 24, 1920
  • Population – 78,278
  • Square Miles – 22.48
  • Miles of City Streets – 320.87
  • Total Property Tax Rate – 1.2819% (2019)
  • City Property Tax Rate – 0.1666% (2019)
  • Total Assessed Value – $4,388,105,245 (2018), $4,826,278,686 (2019)
  • Total G.F. Budget – $37,930,450 (2019-2020)
  • Total Full-Time Employees – 329
Mission Statement

Provide services and opportunities, in partnership with the community, which enhance the quality of life.

Values
  • People Trust, Communication, Respect, Recognition
  • Service Quality, Efficient, Friendly, Timely
  • Integrity Truthfulness, Character, Fairness, Openness
  • Commitment Initiative, Dedication, Involvement, Perseverance
  • Excellence Competence, Desire, Innovation, Progressive
  • Performance Planning, Decisions, Follow-Through, Professionalism
Expectations
  • Directness, integrity and honesty in all of our actions
  • Good and competent employees who are loyal to our values and dedicated to using them to improve results
  • An open, two-way communications network that welcomes opinions and ideas
  • Respect for citizens, and their opinions, regardless of whether we think they are right or wrong
  • Recognition for significant contributions and ongoing competent performance
  • Employees who are willing to accept responsibility and expect to be held accountable for their actions
  • Innovation and change which produce positive results
  • Staff work that is timely and thorough
  • Mistakes are to be learned from rather than feared
  • Safety awareness that eliminates workplace hazards and minimizes community dangers
  • A professional environment free of harassment or intimidation of any kind
  • A friendly approach, a smile and a helpful attitude
Why Layton City

Layton City, nestled between the grand Wasatch Front mountain range and the Great Salt Lake, is the Center of Northern Utah. Layton is located 1 hour from Logan and 1 hour from Provo, placing it directly in the middle of Northern Utah.

Layton City is only 20 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City, and 20 minutes from Snowbasin Ski Resort. Layton City is 30 minutes from Salt Lake International Airport and 15 minutes from Ogden-Hinckley Airport.

  • Layton has the one of the best LOCATIONS along the Wasatch Front
  • Layton has great TRANSPORTATION and a variety of options
  • Layton boasts the highest taxable RETAIL sales, variety and options in Davis County
  • Layton is home to great EDUCATION, with two of the highest ranked high schools in Utah and home to Weber State University and just across the border from Davis Technical College
  • Layton is an original participant in UTOPIA, providing all of its residents and business access to Utah’s fastest fiber optic network
  • Layton has a broad INDUSTRY portfolio with various employers and employment opportunities from retail to aerospace
  • Layton has experienced consistent GROWTH in housing, permits, retail, and business
  • Layton has a strong HOUSING base with a variety of housing types, sizes, costs and locations
  • SPORTS & RECREATIONAL opportunities are plentiful in Layton City with a wide array of activities, 350 acres of park and over 20 miles of public trails
  • CULTURAL Opportunities are plentiful in Layton City. The Vietnam War Memorial, Ed Kenley Amphitheater, Weber State University, Davis County Conference Center, Layton FEST, Taste of the Town, Davis Arts Council Free Friday Film Series, live theatre, and more
  • Enjoy NATURE and the natural wonder in and around Layton. Hike, walk, bike, photograph, and personally experience Andy Adams Reservoir, Adam’s Canyon, Kay’s Creek, Bonneville Shoreline Trail, and native wildlife, flora and fauna still living between the Wasatch Mountains and the Great Salt Lake; all in Layton
Transportation

Layton City has excellent transportation options for business, visitors, or our residents, which include; Interstate 15, Interstate 84, Highway 89, State Road 193, the soon-to-be constructed West Davis Corridor, UTA Frontrunner Commuter Rail at Layton Station, Union Pacific Railroad, UTA Mid-Town Trolley (free), UTA Ski Bus to Snowbasin, and UTA Bus service throughout Layton and various pedestrian and bike trails throughout the City. You can be sure to find your own preferred transportation options for work, life or play.

Logistics
  • Hill Air Force Base 0 minutes
  • Salt Lake International Airport 30 minutes
  • Ogden-Hinckley Airport 15 minutes
  • Ogden, UT 15 minutes
  • Salt Lake City 25 minutes
  • Provo, UT 60 minutes
  • Logan, UT 60 minutes
  • Boise, ID 4.5 hours
  • St. George, UT 4.5 hours
  • Las Vegas, NV 6 hours
  • Reno, NV 7 hours
  • Denver, CO 7.5 hours
  • Los Angeles, CA 10 hours
  • Portland, OR 10.5 hours
  • San Francisco, CA 10.5 hours
  • Seattle, WA 11.5 hours
Retail

Layton City is the epicenter of retail in Davis County, with nearly 30% higher annual taxable sales of all other cities in Davis County. Davis County has the highest taxable sales of any County north of Salt Lake City. Layton City is just behind Ogden City as the largest retail center north of Salt Lake City with over $1.6 billion in annual taxable sales.

Layton City continues to grow, with the largest RC Willey home furnishing store under construction and projected to open in 2020. Layton City is business friendly and business minded. We thank you for considering Layton City as a place to invest the future of your company.

Layton City’s restaurant row, along with other restaurants surrounding Layton Hills Mall and Antelope Drive, offers 66 national chain and local restaurants are all accessible within a short walk or drive from Layton’s Mid-Town.

Education

Layton City is the epicenter of education in Utah, with access to all seven (7) major public and private universities and nineteen (19) colleges and technical schools within a one (1) hour radius. Layton is home to the Davis School District.

Davis School District is an above average, public school district located in Farmington, Utah and ranked Number five out of 187 school districts in Utah according to Niche.

The 2019 Best School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more. It has 72,987 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. Davis County is home to the number one ranked High School in Utah, the North Utah Academy for Math, Engineering & Science (NUAMES), according to Schooldigger.

Davis School District boasts three of the top 10 schools in Utah according to USNEWS, and three of the top 10 school systems according to Neighborhood Scout.

UTOPIA

Layton City, one of UTOPIA Fiber’s founding investors and political supporters, is proud to offer speeds up to 100 Gbps, dedicated transport to business locations, and connectivity to major data centers and carrier hotels, homes, and offers dark fiber and Virtual Private LAN solutions for interconnecting all of your locations.

Open Infrastructure Agency (UTOPIA Fiber) is a community owned fiber optic network utilizing light to transfer information, making it the fastest communication and data transfer technology in use today. Created by a consortium of Utah cities, UTOPIA Fiber supports open access and promotes competition in all telecommunication services.

Growth

Layton City has had exceptional growth over the past decade. Since the 2010 Census, Layton City’s population has grown approximately 11% (just under 8,000 people) and projects to add an additional 9% over the next four years.

During that same time period, Layton City has processed nearly 24,000 business licenses and 2,500 new commercial building permits. Innovation in education, housing, transportation and infrastructure improvements lead the way as Layton prepares prime locations for business to succeed now and into the future.

Layton City acknowledges the significant positive impact Hill Air Force Base provides to our City. Layton will continue its efforts to support the 27,000 employees Hill Air Force Base employs.

Industry

With a workforce that exceeds 27,000 employees, both military and private contract, Hill Air

Force Base adjacent Layton City’s northern municipal boundary, is Utah’s largest employer and a significant contributor to Layton’s growth.

Hill Air Force Base has an annual federal payroll of $1.43 billion, creates approximately $1.38 billion in jobs and provides a growing annual economic impact of $3.6 billion.

Employers such as Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Kihomac, Janicki Industries, WesTest, Aerospace Support Technologies, ASRC Federal Space and Defense, Southwest

Research Institute, General Atomics, and General Dynamics are all located in Layton and support Hill Air Force Base and its mission.

Housing

Layton City provides one of the most diverse options for housing choices and opportunities available along the Wasatch Front.  Layton City has a comprehensive understanding of the housing needs for you and your employees and has preserved, promoted, approved and implemented a variety of housing options and costs to accommodate almost every housing need.

Layton City provides housing assistance through the HUD Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) fund. Assistance is available in the form of a down payment grant for first time buyers or persons with restricted incomes.

Sports & Recreation

Layton City Parks and Recreation programming provides ample opportunity to participate in organized or passive recreational activities, and city-wide cultural, historical, national, sports, or other community events. Family recreation provides monthly, family-friendly activities at low cost or no cost to participants.

The Recreation programs provide for a variety of youth and adult sports offered throughout the year including but not limited to; basketball, football, flag football, baseball/softball, and volleyball, tennis, track and field, and wrestling, arts in the park, skate camp, and gymnastics.

Culture & Environment
  • Layton City provides ample opportunity to enjoy culture and the environment
  • Layton city is nestled between the Wasatch mountain range and the Great Salt Lake. Its residents enjoy local access to Utah’s many outdoor recreational opportunities
  • Layton city is home to nearly 24 miles of trails and 282 acres of public parks
  • Davis Art’s and the Ed Kenley Outdoor Amphitheater offer wonderful experiences and opportunities to enjoy local plays, art and music concerts
  • The scenic Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve is accessed from Layton City