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Workforce & Education

Ogden is home to a sizeable and well-educated labor force. Within Ogden City, there is a labor force of more than 50,000. The labor force within the Ogden-Clearfield MSA is more than 260,000 and the labor force within 35 miles of Ogden (a 40-minute commute) is more than 600,000. In the Ogden-Clearfield MSA, approximately 92% of the working-age population has at least a high school degree and 38% has a post-secondary degree.

Available Labor Force (2011)

Commute Distance Commute Time Labor Force
45-miles Radius of Ogden City 50 minutes 813,414
35-mile Radius of Ogden City 40 minutes 612,444
25-mile Radius of Ogden City 35 minutes 193,784
20-mile Radius of Ogden City 30 minutes 173,138
15-mile Radius of Ogden City 20 minutes 149,036
10-mile Radius of Ogden City 15 minutes 138,896
5-mile Radius of Ogden City 10 minutes 95,770
Within Ogden City 5 minutes 50,822
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics, and OnTheMap application.

Employed Population 16+ by Industry (2014)

  Ogden-Clearfield MSA Ogden City
Total 288,140 37,498
Services 45.0% 47.3%
Manufacturing 13.0% 16.0%
Retail Trade 11.9% 10.6%
Public Administration 9.6% 7.9%
Finance/Insurance/Real Estate 6.1% 4.2%
Construction 5.7% 6.4%
Transportation/Utilities 4.1% 2.8%
Wholesale Trade 2.1% 2.1%
Information 1.5% 1.6%
Agriculture/Mining 1.1% 1.0%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2010 Summary File 1. Esri forecasts for 2014 and 2019.

Employed Population 16+ by Occupation (2014)

  Ogden-Clearfield MSA Ogden City
Total 288,140 37,498
White Collar 61.2% 48.1%
Blue Collar 23.0% 30.1%
Professional 21.1% 15.7%
Services 15.9% 21.8%
Administrative Support 15.1% 13.5%
Management/Business/Financial 14.7% 9.5%
Sales 10.3% 9.3%
Production 7.8% 12.8%
Transportation/Material Moving 6.0% 7.0%
Construction/Extraction 4.4% 6.1%
Installation/Maintenance/Repair 4.4% 3.8%
Farming/Forestry/Fishing 0.3% 0.4%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2010 Summary File 1. Esri forecasts for 2014 and 2019.

Population 25+ by Educational Attainment (2014)

  Ogden-Clearfield MSA Ogden City
Total 366,251 50,687
Less than 9th Grade 2.5% 8.9%
9th - 12th Grade, No Diploma 5.0% 9.9%
High School Graduate 22.5% 25.4%
GED/Alternative Credential 3.2% 4.3%
Some College, No Degree 28.5% 26.2%
Associate Degree 9.9% 7.1%
Bachelor's Degree 19.6% 12.0%
Graduate/Professional Degree 8.8% 6.1%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2010 Summary File 1. Esri forecasts for 2014 and 2019.