A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$201,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$873
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%

Layton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    91
    273
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    48
    41
  • Robbery
    16
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    245
    525
  • Theft
    1,699
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    78
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$69,408
National
$53,889
Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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I've been living in Layton, UT for over a year now, and it may be one of the best places I've ever lived. The city has a variety of reasonably priced apartments, which is why I decided to move here the first place. I'm a single woman living here alone, but I have never felt unsafe where I am. The whole city is kept in wonderful condition, and there is very little crime that I have seen. Layton is also a great place for shopping, as there is a large amount of businesses here. There is the mall, several movie theaters, dozens of high end restaurants, and just about everything else. Anything you may want to buy, can be found without stepping outside of this little town. The only major downside, I would say, is that there is always construction being done on some of the major roads, so getting around can be a bit time consuming. Otherwise, I think this is a wonderful place to live, and I have no plans of leaving anytime soon!
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Layton is a great city, that is continuing to grow. There are many places that have a hard time maintaining consistent staff, yet there are also many places that are continuing to grow in number and size. There isn't much to do late at night, as many places are then closed. There is a large variety of restaurants to choose from, some more healthy than others. You don't have to go too far to find a fast food restaurant. There's also lots of stores scattered around and crime is pretty low. It's a pretty great place to live! I am close enough to work I walk there in 15 minutes.
Layton, Utah is a smaller but busy city located in Davis County. The commute time to downtown Salt Lake City is just over 30 minutes, which makes Layton a great place to live if you want to be near SLC but still have a bit of breathing room from the hustle and bustle of a bigger city. There are many fast food options, and quite a few specialty restaurants. Cantina Mexican restaurant on Main Street is amazing. Layton also has a park known as the Layton Commons, which has a wonderful walking path that goes along a small stream filled with ducks and geese. There is also a nice playground located there. As a mother, I feel very safe living here in Layton. I think the thing I love the most about this town is its proximity to the Wasatch Mountains, which tower over Layton to the east. There is so much hiking and camping available in these mountains, you’d be crazy not to love it here!