Work Force/Employment

The Utah Department of Workforce Services states that the 2011 civilian labor force was 1.34 million for the state. During October 2011, the Utah unemployment rate was 7.0%; in comparison, the national unemployment rate was 9.0%. For period ending October 2011, the Davis County labor force was 143,773 and the unemployment rate was 6.4%.

Shaking_Hands_optAs a percentage of total employment in Utah by industry (November 2011), Government (24.9%), Trade, Transportation, & Utilities leads with 19.1%, Professional & Business Services (11.7%), Education & Health Services (11%), Leisure & Hospitality (9.6%), Manufacturing (8.6%), Construction (6.7%), Financial Activities (3.6%), Other Services (2.7%), Information (1%), and Natural Resources & Mining (0.01%).

In Davis County, one-fourth of all jobs are in government (25,073 in year 2010), and Hill Air Force Base makes up the majority of those jobs. Over 20,000 people work at Hill Air Force Base, which includes military, civil service, and private contractors. Clearly, the economy in Davis County is anchored by Hill Air Force Base. However, Davis County jobs are followed closely by Trade, Transportation, & Utilities with 19,241 jobs in 2010. The Freeport Center hosts over 70 companies, national and local, and employs over 7,000 employees.  In addition, Davis County job counts by sector in 2010 are given next: Professional Services (11,805), Education, Health, and Social Services (11,071), Leisure & Hospitality (9,712), Manufacturing (8,991), Construction (6,742), Financial Activities (3,708), Other Services (2,781), Information (1,102), and Mining (136).

Davis County Largest Employers 2009 (Above 500 Employees)

Hill Air Force BaseFederal Government10000-14999
Davis County School DistrictPublic Education7000-9999
Davis County LocalGovernment1000-1999
Lagoon Corporation IncAmusement & Theme Park1000-1999
Lifetime Products IncSport & Athletic Equip. Mfg1000-1999
Smith's MarketplaceDist. Distribution Center1000-1999
Wal-MartDiscount Department Store1000-1999
ATK Space SystemsAerospace Mfg500-999
Davis Hospital And Medical CenterHospital500-999
Northrop Grumman CorpR&D in Physical, Engeneering, L.S.500-999
Lakeview HospitalHospital500-999
Lofthouse Bakery ProductsFood Mfg500-999
Management & Training CorpJob Training Services500-999
South Davis Community Hospital IncHospital500-999
State of UtahState Government500-999
Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.Truck Trailer Mfg.500-999

Comparative Wages

workforce_barlow_buildingThe median household income in Utah from 2008-2010 was $59,857, which ranks in the top 10% in the nation. However, the average wage in 2010 was only $39,282, placing Utah in the bottom half in the nation.  Nevertheless, Davis County’s median household income for 2010 was $64,840. The average wage estimate for 2009 was 36,780, placing it 7th out of 29 counties in Utah.

Ogden-Clearfield Metro Statistical Area Occupational wages June 2010

Accountants and Auditors29.91Financial Managers43.17Office Clerks, General11.75
Aerospace Engineers40.37First-Line Supervisors non Retail26.09Packers and Packagers9.52
Automotive Mechanics19.87General and Operations Managers37.47Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks16.23
Bookkeeping15.81Human Resources Assistants17.92Pharmacists54.23
Carpenters17.34Janitors and Cleaners10.04Police and Sheriffs Patrol Officers21.61
Cashiers9.22Landscaping Workers10.91Receptionists and Information Clerks10.29
Child Care Workers8.98Lawyers57.34Retail Salespersons11.68
Computer Programmer Manager45.69Librarians26.88Secretaries not Legal, Medical, Executive13.45
Computer Operators16.26Loan Officers25.25Security Guards11.88
Construction Laborers12.24Maintenance and Repair Workers18.19Tellers10.72
Construction Inspector23.49Marketing Managers46.67Waiters and Waitresses9.76
Electricians21.66Nursing Aides10.61



Contact Information

Physical Address
Davis County Admin Building
61 South Main Street (Suite 304)
Farmington, Utah 84025

Mailing Address
Davis County Economic Development
P.O. Box 618
Farmington, Utah 84025

Phone Numbers
(801) 451-3279 - Economic Dev.
(801) 451-3237 - Tourism
(801) 451-3281 - Fax


Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(except county holidays)

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