West Haven is a city in Weber County, Utah, United States. The population was 10,272 at the 2010 census. It was incorporated on July 1, 1991, combining the unincorporated communities of Kanesville and Wilson.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.2 square miles (26.3 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,976 people, 1,131 households, and 995 families residing in the city. The population density was 391.0 people per square mile (150.9/km²). There were 1,220 housing units at an average density of 120.0 per square mile (46.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.06% White, 0.48% African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 2.29% from other races, and 1.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.85% of the population.
There were 1,131 households out of which 52.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.1% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.0% were non-families. 9.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.52 and the average family size was 3.77.
In the city, the population was spread out with 36.9% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 5.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $57,120, and the median income for a family was $62,188. Males had a median income of $40,264 versus $30,428 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,089. About 1.3% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.8% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over.
A newsletter from the city’s mayor in 2009 noted that West Haven was the fastest growing city in Utah in 2008. Much of the city is zoned for commercial development, particularly along the state highway on 1900 West (directly north of the larger community of Roy, Utah, for which 1900 West is the primary north/south main street), and around the 21st Street/Wilson Lane I-15 exit for Ogden and West Haven. A growing number of businesses are located in the commercial areas (including Wilson Lane and part of Midland Drive) from small shops, larger stores, vehicle sales, repair and service businesses, to small manufacturing operations to substantial enterprises such as steel fabrication. In general, the size and scope of new development projects has tended to increase since the city’s founding.
The predominant single-family home nature of the residential areas – many of which have been created as developments of various sizes – is being joined by more multi-story multi-family dwellings and condominiums. Some of the old rural nature survives in patches, including farm homes dating back well into the 19th Century, and there are still some working farms raising both crops and animals.
A major new road project is extending Ogden’s arterial 31st Street which provides a main city access to I-15 into parts of West Haven which have heretofore been less accessible. This project is scheduled for completion in 2010. I-15 itself has been substantially upgraded in the area (during 2006-09), providing excellent car and truck access to the city.
West Haven Utah neighborhoods include: Child Farms, Holmes Estates, Riverbend, Westwood