Livability Awards

A+ Layton Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D+ Layton Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% lower than Utah
Layton
100same as the US average
Utah
1033% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Layton cost of living
B+ Layton Crime Total crime is 17% lower than Utah
Total crime
2,17216% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4716% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-7%Year over year crime is down
Layton crime
C Layton Employment Household income is 10% higher than Utah
Median household income
$68,50724% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$26,00313% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%44% lower than the US average
Layton employment
B Layton Housing Home value is 6% lower than Utah
Median home value
$212,00015% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$8867% lower than the US average
Home ownership
71%12% higher than the US average
Layton real estate or Layton rentals
D+ Layton Schools HS graduation rate is 3% higher than Utah
High school grad. rates
92%10% higher than the US average
School test scores
44%11% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:133% higher than the US average
Layton K-12 schools or Layton colleges

Living in Layton, UT

Layton is a mid-sized city located in the state of Utah. The city has a population of 72,413 residents. In Layton, there are 3,260 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we look at the most recent Census, Layton is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all Layton residents is 30. Layton is known to be family friendly as more than 81% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 50% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Living in Layton can be a great experience for anyone moving to the area. Having said that, in the state of Utah, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! The best areas in Layton and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, education, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Utah and national averages.

With a livability score of 78/100, Layton is ranked #2,650 in the United States and #2 in Utah. This is a phenomenal score, as Layton ranks well in multiple categories! This city is also ranked in the top 10 percentile of all cities across the USA. Based on the grades for each individual category, Layton has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+), crime (B+) and housing (B). There are some categories that Layton ranks poorly for, including: weather (D). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Layton on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Layton has a violent crime rate of 138 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Layton apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Layton. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Layton are affordable. The median home price for Layton homes is $212,000, which is 5.6% lower than the Utah average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Layton, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.1, which is 13.9% lower than the Utah average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Layton will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Layton, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 15.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7%.

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Compare Layton, UT Livability To Other Cities

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Attractions6/10
Community9/10
Nightlife3/10
Dining3/10
Shopping6/10
I lived in Salt Lake City for several years and have traveled to Layton several times during that time. This city is so beautiful with mountains all around it. It is close enough to Salt Lake City so shopping is of no problem. Hiking, bike trails, museums, and all sorts of parks in the city, there is always something to do. If you enjoy being outdoors, this place is for you. I think it was prettier than Salt Lake and a lot cheaper. The housing cost are much less in Layton than other parts in Utah. The nightlife is not as much as other cities because of the concentrated population of LDS members. There still are some bars available, but this is definitly not a huge club scene in this town. There are plenty of neat little restaurants around the city that can satisfy any appetite. My favorite was Fiesta Guadalajara, which I would highly recommend checking out.

Overall, Layton is a neat place to visit. If you enjoy a small town feel with a big city still nearby, this is a good option for you. Being active outside will let you enjoy the city even more, especially if you are not happy with the night life options in this town. I would recommend traveling here.
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My Review of Layton, UT

Attractions3/10
Community4/10
Nightlife3/10
Dining3/10
Shopping4/10
Layton is a sleepy town located in Utah. I have visited the city on several occasions, in order to do a couple of interviews for a business project I was working on.

To be honest, the city was not really my cup of tea. I have my reasons though. The majority of people in this city, and greater Utah, are in fact Mormon. This city is no exception and is actually named after a Mormon leader. I found the religiosity of people in this city to be too extreme for my liking. People are also very vocal about their political opinions in this city, which makes it frustrating for someone who may hold opposing views.

There are not many restaurants in this city. There are also not many great shopping centers in this city. I would say that the shopping is almost nonexistent in this city. At last minute, I needed to buy a nice evening dress for a dinner date I had. I was not able to find a decent dress after driving miles in this town.
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Source: The Layton, UT data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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