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COMMUNITY PROFILE: KAYSVILLE

Kaysville is one of the "youngest" cities in Davis County, with 44 percent of the city's population under the age of 18, according to the 1990 U.S. Census. A third of Kaysville residents are between the ages of 5 and 17.

Eighty-six percent of the households are filled with families as defined by the Census Bureau, that is, made up of a householder and one or more other people related by birth, marriage or adoption. Seventy-seven percent of households reflect a traditional mold with married couples at their head.Seventy-four percent of homes in the area are valued between $50,000 and $99,000, and the median rent in the city is $286. According to a marketing research firm, residents in Kaysville are more likely than most Americans to take out loans, have investments, save money and buy sporting goods and furniture.

Origin of city's name: Named after John Kay, the first LDS Bishop in the area.

Date of incorporation: 1868.

Did you know?

Kaysville, the first incorporated city in Davis County, initially included the entire area between Farmington and the Weber River, but after its incorporation a group of sheepherders, irate over the city's dog licensing and tax requirement, split off and formed their own city: Layton. The rift, among some old-line families remains to this day, and the two cities occasionally trade barbs.

Kaysville boasts the county's first bank, library, high school and concrete road in the county. The city formed its own electric power company a year before the creation of Utah Power & Light and still operates its own electric utility, which generates $1.25 million annually for the city.

Median home price: $80,000

Recreation:

6 parks

1 public library

10 covered picnic facilities

8 tennis courts

16 soccer fields

15 baseball diamonds

Crime (1990)

Murder, 0

Rape, 3

Robbery, 1

Aggravated assault, 22

Burglary, 67

Median age: 22.9

Political profile: Kaysville wasn't the most Republican of the cities in Davis County in the 1988 presidential election in the 1988 but it came close: 79.4 percent of the voters who cast ballots voted for George Bush-Dan Quayle ticket. The Democrats tallied 19.2 percent of the votes, with the remaining 1.4 percent of the ballots scattered among the remaining parties. Of the 6,293 registered voters in the city, 92.5 percent, or 5,824, voted in that election.

Largest taxpayer

Clover Club snack food plant; paid $15,000 in property taxes last year.

Largest employer: Clover Club, approximately 300 employees.

Population:

13,961, Utah's 17th largest city.

White 13,695

Hispanic 274

Asian or Pacific Is. 124

Amer. Indian 46

Black 12