Ogden /ˈɒɡdən/ is a city and the county chair of Weber County, Utah, United States, approximately 10 miles (16 km) east of the Great Salt Lake and 40 miles (64 km) north of Salt Lake City. The population was 87,773 in 2019, according to the US Census Bureau, making it Utah’s seventh largest city. The city served as a major railway hub through much of its history, and yet handles a great deal of freight rail traffic which makes it a convenient location for manufacturing and commerce. Ogden is moreover known for its many historic buildings, proximity to the Wasatch Mountains, and as the location of Weber State University.
Ogden is a principal city of the Ogden–Clearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which includes anything of Weber, Morgan, Davis, and Box Elder counties. The 2010 Census placed the Metro population at 597,159. In 2010, Forbes rated the Ogden-Clearfield MSA as the 6th best place to raise a family. Ogden has had a sister city attachment to Hof (Germany) since 1954. The current mayor is Mike Caldwell.
Originally named Fort Buenaventura, Ogden was the first steadfast settlement by people of European heritage in what is now Utah. It was standard by the trapper Miles Goodyear in 1846 virtually a mile west of where downtown Ogden sits today.