Work Force/Employment

The Utah Department of Workforce Services states that the 2019 civilian labor force was 1.61 million for the state. During November 2019, the Utah unemployment rate was 2.4%; in comparison, the national unemployment rate was 3.5%. For period ending October 2019, the Davis County labor force was 177,871 and the unemployment rate was 2%.

Shaking_Hands_optAs a percentage of total employment in Utah by industry (November 2017), Retail Trade (11.93%), Health Care & Social Assistance (11.53%), Manufacturing (9.38%), Education (8.97%), Accommodations & Food Services (8.61%), Construction (7.31%), Professional & Business Services (6.85%), Admin Support & Waste Mgt (6.80%), Finance & Insurance (4.62%), and Transportation & Warehousing (4.19%).

In Davis County, almost one-fourth of all jobs are in government (28,573 in year 2019), 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 22,700 jobs in 2019. 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 2019 are given next: Professional Services (15,403), Education, Health, and Social Services (17,024), Leisure & Hospitality (13,219), Manufacturing (13,877), Construction (10,780), Financial Activities (4,451), Other Services (3,737), Information (1,070), and Mining (127).

Davis County Largest Employers 2018 (Above 500 Employees)

Hill Air Force BaseFederal Government10000-14999
Davis County School DistrictPublic Education7000-9999
Northrup GrummanAerospace Mfg2000-2999
Kroger Group CooperativeSupermarkets & Other Grocery2000-2999
Lifetime Products IncSport & Athletic Equip. Mfg1000-1999
Wal-Mart AssociatesWarehouse Clubs & Supercenters1000-1999
Ralcorp Frozen Bakery ProductsCookie & Cracker Manufacturing1000-1999
Lagoon CorporationAmusement & Theme Parks1000-1999
Utility Trailer ManufacturingTruck Trailer Manufacturing1000-1999
Davis Hospital & Medical CenterGeneral Medical & Surgical Hospital500-999
Davis CountyGeneral Government500-999
ProgrexionAdministrative Management500-999
State of UtahExecutive & Legislative Offices500-999
AAA of Northern California NevadaTelemarketing Bureaus500-999
Farmington Health CenterOutpatient Care Center500-999
Tanner Memorial ClinicOffices of Physicians 500-999

Comparative Wages

workforce_barlow_buildingThe median household income in Utah in 2017 was $68,358, which ranks in the top 10% in the nation. In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (total) in Utah is Davis County, with a value of $80,301.

Ogden-Clearfield Metro Statistical Area Occupational med. wages May 2017

Accountants and Auditors30.43Financial Managers43.63Office Clerks, General14.37
Aerospace Engineers48.42First-Line Supervisors non Retail30.63Packers and Packagers11.31
Automotive Mechanics19.57General and Operations Managers30.51Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks20.67
Bookkeeping17.98Human Resources Assistants22.16Pharmacists58.13
Carpenters19.88Janitors and Cleaners10.43Police and Sheriffs Patrol Officers22.91
Cashiers9.75Landscaping Workers12.99Receptionists and Information Clerks12.31
Child Care Workers8.78Lawyers30.50Retail Salespersons10.57
Computer Programmers35.11Librarians18.84Secretaries not Legal, Medical, Executive15.08
Computer Operators20.22Loan Officers18.74Security Guards14.68
Construction Laborers14.95Maintenance and Repair Workers17.65Tellers11.94
Construction Managers33.31Marketing Managers47.49Waiters and Waitresses11.21
Electricians25.32Nursing Assistants11.31



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) 451-3278 - Planning / Zoning /Building

(801) 451-3281 - Fax

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

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