Woods Cross, Utah
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Woods Cross, Utah
Woods Cross, Utah
Woods Cross City Municipal Building
Woods Cross City Municipal Building
Location of Woods Cross, Utah
Location of Woods Cross, Utah
Coordinates: 40°52?32?N 111°54?26?W / 40.87556°N 111.90722°W / 40.87556; -111.90722Coordinates: 40°52?32?N 111°54?26?W / 40.87556°N 111.90722°W / 40.87556; -111.90722
CountryUnited States
Named forDaniel C. Wood
 o Total3.84 sq mi (9.94 km2)
 o Land3.83 sq mi (9.91 km2)
 o Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
4,377 ft (1,334 m)
 o Total9,761
 o Estimate 
 o Density2,986.93/sq mi (1,153.18/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 o Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP codes
84010, 84087
Area code(s)385, 801
FIPS code49-85370[3]
GNIS feature ID1447521[4]

Woods Cross is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. It is part of the OgdenClearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 9,761 as of the 2010 census,[5] with an estimated population in 2019 of 11,431.[6]

Daniel Wood

Photo of Daniel Wood

Woods Cross is named after Daniel Wood, an early settler in the Utah Territory.[7] Wood (October 16, 1800 - April 15, 1892) was a Mormon pioneer and a settler of the western United States. He was the son of Henry Wood and Elizabeth Demelt.[8][9][10][11][12] He was born in Dutchess County, New York and died in Woods Cross.

Geography and Climate

Woods Cross is located in southeastern Davis County, bordered to the north by West Bountiful, to the east by Bountiful, and to the south by the city of North Salt Lake. The city lies along the Wasatch Front next to the Wasatch Mountain Range. Water is supplied by mountain springs and snowpack running off of the Wasatch Mountains. The climate varies greatly throughout the year, with very hot summers and mildly cold winters, with very pleasant spring and fall seasons separating the two. Precipitation is mainly accumulated in the winter and spring, but there is not enough to sustain any aquifers. According to the United States Census Bureau, Woods Cross has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10.0 km2), all of it land.[5]


As of 2009 estimates, there were 8,888 people, 1,936 households, and 1,589 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,783.2 people per square mile (688.4/km2). There were 2,021 housing units at an average density of 561.4 per square mile (216.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.75% White, 0.44% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.26% Pacific Islander, 2.55% from other races, and 2.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.72% of the population.

There were 1,936 households, out of which 52.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.4% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.9% were non-families. 13.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.32 and the average family size was 3.69.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 36.0% under the age of 18, 13.0% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 15.7% from 45 to 64, and 3.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $46,271, and the median income for a family was $51,778. Males had a median income of $35,958 versus $22,917 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,508. About 4.0% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.


Woods Cross is part of Davis School District. The city has one high school, Woods Cross High School, and two elementary schools, Odyssey Elementary[14] and Woods Cross Elementary.[15]

Notable residents

Maddox, an American internet satirist known for his site The Best Page in the Universe, and author of the book "The Alphabet of Manliness", is a graduate of Woods Cross High School.


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved .
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Woods Cross city, Utah". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2020.
  7. ^ "Foresight preserves historical legacy". Church News. 1991-06-01. Retrieved .
  8. ^ Wood, Daniel (20 May 1868), "Autobiography of Daniel Wood Sr.", Book of Abraham Project
  9. ^ "Utah Cemeteries and Burials Database : Wood, Daniel", history.utah.gov, Utah State History, Utah Department of Heritage and Arts, State of Utah, archived from the original on 2013-04-03, retrieved
  10. ^ Eakle, Arlene H. (1994), "Woods Cross", in Powell, Allan Kent (ed.), Utah History Encyclopedia, Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Press, ISBN 0874804256, OCLC 30473917[dead link]
  11. ^ "Daniel Wood". Utah Department of Heritage and Arts. Archived from the original on 2018-08-04. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Utah History Encyclopedia". www.uen.org. Retrieved .
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved 2015.
  14. ^ https://odyssey.davis.k12.ut.us
  15. ^ https://woodscrossel.davis.k12.ut.us

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