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    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Layton is a suburb of Salt Lake City with a population of 73,963. Layton is in Davis County and is one of the best places to live in Utah. Living in Layton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Layton there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Layton and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Layton are above average.
About Layton...
Population
73,963

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$223,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$926
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Layton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    67.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    54.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    14.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    324.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,813.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    107.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    19%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Layton

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,883
National
$55,322
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Layton Reviews

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I love the small town feel of Layton. I enjoy the closeness to the mountains and ease of getting around. My rating comes from an experience with the local Layton City police enforcement. We have neighbors who constantly harass us. After 2 years of craziness and extreme harassment, we filed a stocking injunction that was approved by the judge and served to our neighbors. Before this, they trespassed on 3 occasions. No actions were taken to enforce the trespassing. After they were served stocking injunction papers, our male neighbor came yelling onto our property swearing at my wife. Nothing was done for this forth action of trespassing AND violation of the stocking injunction. The female neighbor came onto our property and continued her harassment of us, also trespassing and violating the stocking injunction. NOTHING was done! Layton City police did nothing. They were called off! What was the point of the stocking injunction? That is my only complaint about Layton City area.
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I love Layton! It's a pretty quiet place to live with a lot of suburb areas, but you can always find something to do. The parks are great as well as the libraries. There are awesome businesses in Layton as well that you can go to for shopping, entertainment, food, etc. Traffic can get a little jammed sometimes but the city is making lots of improvements that have made it much easier to get around. I have personally worked for the school district and know that they really do strive to provide good learning opportunities for all students. If you're looking for a relaxed lifestyle, Layton is the way to go.
Layton has everything you need! It's got food places, shopping malls and movie theaters as well as all the smaller business, that everyone needs at times, in the middle. Plus, it's really close to the highway, you get to see the hill air force base show more easily because it's so close, and lastly, you have quick access to Utah's skii resorts and any other mountain or river adventures you'd like to go on. It's doesn't have the big noise that huge cities have but it's not a small town either - it's the perfect size!