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History of Bountiful, Utah
Taken from the Utah History Encyclopedia (Links Added)
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For more than four decades Bountiful remained a sleepy farming community, but in the 1950s its close proximity to Salt Lake City made it an ideal residential community for suburban commuters. Families started moving from Salt Lake City to the suburbs, causing Bountiful's population to more than double. Its demographics also changed since many of these new residents were professionals (doctors, lawyers, educators, executives) who commuted to work in Salt Lake City.

Bountiful's growth continued throughout the 1960s and 1970s but slowed in the 1980s to only 11 percent. The 1990 census recorded a population of 36,659, revealing that Bountiful had fallen to the position of the second largest city in Davis County. Economic growth remains the city's top priority with downtown redevelopment as its major concern.

See: Leslie T. Foy, The City Bountiful: Utah's Second Settlement from Pioneers to Present (1975); Charles Rendell Mabey, Our Father's House: Joseph Thomas Mabey (1947).

Patricia Lyn Scott

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