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