Originally named Fort Buenaventura, the city of Ogden was the first permanent settlement by people of European descent in the region that is now Utah.
Ogden is a principal city of the Ogden–Clearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Weber, Morgan, Davis, and Box Elder counties.
The 2010 Census placed the Metro population at 597,159.
In 1972, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints completed construction of and dedicated the Ogden Utah Temple in Ogden.
The temple was built to serve the large LDS population in the area.
and still handles a great deal of freight rail traffic which makes it a convenient location for manufacturing and commerce.