Layton is the city with the most population in Davis County, Utah. The U.S. Census estimated a total population of 75,147, as of July 1, 2015. It is also the ninth city with the most population in the entire state of Utah.
Layton's education system is part of the Davis School District. Davis School District is the second largest school district in Utah. Within the city of Layton, there are thirteen elementary schools, for students from kindergarten to sixth grade, four junior high schools, for students from seventh to ninth grade, and three high schools, for students from tenth to twelfth grade. Layton, Utah is also home to an extended branch of the Weber State University - Davis Campus.
Having a location adjacent to Hill Air Force Base has helped Layton, Utah grow and develop a large hospitality district. Interstate 15, U.S. 89, and Utah State Route 193 all run through Layton, allowing for easy transportation. Furthermore, a bus service and FrontRunner commuter rail is provided by the Utah Transit Authority, facilitating public transportation throughout the city.
Among Layton's most famous local attractions for shopping and dining are the Layton Hills Mall, which is its major retail district, and "Restaurant Row", which is a mile long stretch of national chain restaurants. For hiking, there are a number of parks and trails available, but the most popular one is Adams Canyon. The Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve is a unique feeding ground for tens of thousands of migrating birds, and it has become the center of some of the largest gatherings of wildlife ever recorded. The SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium, Dartside, and Classic Fun Center, are other local attractions where parents can have fun with their kids.
Among other favorite local attractions are the Cinemark, The Valley View Golf Course, and The Hive Winery. The Hive Winery is a small winery specializing in Gluten Free fruit and honey wines and Apple Ciders, and it is also Utah's First Brandy Distillery.
The climate, location, and long list of local attractions are all contributors to Layton, Utah's growing population.