Bountiful is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 41,301, a small increase over the 1990 figure of 37,544. The city grew rapidly during the suburb growth of the late 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.
Although a part of the Ogden-Clearfield Metropolitan Statistical Area, it serves as a bedroom community to Salt Lake City and the surrounding area. The city is a popular bedroom community due to its traditional, family-oriented lifestyle, sprawling suburban homes, and low crime rates. However, due to the very narrow entrance into Salt Lake County, roads between the counties often reach near-gridlock traffic during rush hour. The FrontRunner commuter rail has been running for a while, and the Legacy Parkway project was recently opened on Sept. 13, 2008.
The city was incorporated in 1892 with Joseph L Holbrook as mayor.
Bountiful is located at (40.879645, -111.871553).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.5 square miles (34.9 km²), all of it land.
The original portion of the city and downtown are located at the base of the Wasatch Range, which rises high to the east, overlooking the city. Most of the residential neighborhoods climb high up the slopes of the mountain. To the west lies a flatland that extends to the Great Salt Lake and the mudflats and marshes that border it.
The cities surrounding Bountiful include: North Salt Lake to the south, Woods Cross and West Bountiful to the west and Centerville to the north. Most land to the east of Bountiful is U.S. Forest Service property.
There were 13,341 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.3% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.3% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.05 and the average family size was 3.46.
In the city the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $55,993, and the median income for a family was $62,905. Males had a median income of $45,420 versus $27,354 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,967. About 3.0% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.