Clearfield is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. Clearfield is a major city in the Ogden-Clearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all counties in Davis, Morgan, and Weber counties. Clearfield has a total area of 7.8 square miles (20.1 square kilometers) and a population of 30,112 at the time of the 2010 census, making it the third-largest city in Davis County after Layton and Bountiful.
This creates a population density of 1498.1 inhabitants per square kilometer or 3860.5 inhabitants per square mile. The average elevation of Clearfield is 4,327 feet (1,320 m). The lowest point within the city limits is 4,314 feet (1,315 m) at the intersection of 1000 West and Antelope Avenue in the west of the city, and the highest point is 4,711 feet (1,436 m) northeast.
Corner of the city, but actually located on Hill Air Force Base along with his hometown of Constitution Street. The city is located in north-central Davis County. The county is bounded by the Great Salt Lake to the west and the rugged Wasatch Mountains to the east, although none of these prominent natural landmarks are located within city limits. Neighborhoods of Clearfield: Sunset to the north, Clinton to the northwest, Syracuse and West Point to the west, Layton to the south and east, and Hill Air Force Base to the northeast.
There are no large lakes and rivers within the city. There are several small ponds, mostly in public parks or on private property.
The only significant waterway in the city is the Weber and Davis Canal along the city's eastern and northeastern border, which extends both north and south of the city limits. The Clearfield Canal Trail runs parallel to the canal for part of the route through Clearfield. Great Salt Lake is separated from Clearfield City by swamps, mudflats, and the cities in between.
The metabolic activity of the bacteria in the lake causes a phenomenon known as "lake stink", a sulfur-like smell, once or twice a year for a few hours. The highest peaks visible from Clearfield City are Deseret Peak in Tooele County at 11,031 feet (3,362 m), Ben Lomond Peak in Weber County at 9,712 feet (2,960 m), and Thurston Peak west of Clearfield at altitude 9706 feet (2958 m). ). Ben Lomond Peak and Thurston Peak are located in the Wasatch Mountain Range.
The Wasatch Fault, located at the western base of the Wasatch Mountains, is thought to be overdue for a magnitude 7.5 earthquake. In the event of an earthquake, catastrophic damage is expected, with widespread damage from the liquefaction of clay and sandy soils. The strongest earthquake to have occurred near the city of Clearfield in the past occurred on December 7, 1967, 21.5 miles (34.6 kilometers) from Park City, Utah, with a recorded magnitude of 4.3.
The base of Wasatch is the ancient base of Lake Bonneville that existed at the end of the last ice age. Several shores of Lake Bonneville can be clearly seen at the base of the hill or on the ledge of a nearby hill.
The City of Clearfield has many informal communities, most of which are commercial or industrial rather than residential. In the southwest part of the city, there is a large industrial center called the Freeport Centre and Clearfield Employment Corps. Located near one of northern Utah's largest industrial centers, Job Corps can provide on-the-job training for many of its programs.
Freeport Center began life as the Clearfield Naval Base in the 1940s but closed in 1962 and private companies began to move in. South Clearfield is a residential area known for being the southernmost retreat in the city. It is isolated from other residential areas of Clearfield, downtown Freeport and other commercial developments, and is surrounded by other cities on 3 of the 4 sides of the area.
The presence of Hill Air Force Base helped create two commercial districts. Falcon Hill is a planned 550-acre development to the west and southwest of the base that will be on federally leased land, but all amenities and buildings will be public in any area beyond the base's fence line. It is a planned aerospace research facility with space both inside and outside the baseline of the fence. It contains many different commercial spaces and commercial offices in numerous office towers.
All communities are easily accessible via Interstate 15, which runs north-south through the city's eastern edge.
Some of the largest state and Davis County employers are located in Clearfield: Hill Air Force Base, Lifetime Products, Utility Trailer Manufacturing, Alliant Techsystems, Clearfield Task Force (MTC), Futura Industries Corporation, and Smith Sport Optics, Inc Freeport. Freeport Center is manufacturing, warehouse, and distribution center. It includes over 70 national and local companies employing over 7,000 people. Downtown Freeport has an excellent road and rail network and is only 20 miles from the Salt Lake City International Airport.
Legend Hills Legend Hills is an office complex in northern Davis County. On the east side of Clearfield at the junction of Interstate 15.