Ogden, Utah is a mid-sized city with a population of 84,900 residents. With a population density of 3,116 people per square mile, Ogden is well above the nation's average density level. If we look at the most recent Census, Ogden is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Ogden are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 21% of the population also speak Spanish. The median age of all Ogden residents is 31, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles.
Whether you’re relocating to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Ogden could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Utah if you know where to look. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, cost of living, education, you can easily compare the best places to live in Ogden and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Ogden to Utah and the national average.
With a livability score of 68/100, Ogden is ranked #13,337 in the United States and #131 in Utah. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Ogden has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+), cost of living (B-) and housing (B+). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Ogden. The following was graded with a disappointing score: crime (F), education (F) and employment (D-).
Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Ogden, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Hill Aerospace Museum, Dinosaur Park and Museum, and Union Station.
Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Ogden can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.
Assuming that Ogden meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Ogden. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Ogden are simply unattainable. The median home price for Ogden homes is $133,300, which is 40.7% lower than the Utah average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Ogden, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.1, which is 13.9% lower than the Utah average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Ogden area were 19.6% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 9.7%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.