Ogden is a city of 83,000 people. In 2010, Forbes rated Ogden as the 6th best place in America to raise a family.
In the census of 2000, there were 77,226 people, 27,384 households, and 18,402 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,899.2 people per square mile (1,119.3/km2). There were 29,763 housing units at an average density of 1,117.4/sq mi (431.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 79.01% White, 2.31% African American, 1.20% Native American, 1.43% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 12.95% from other races, and 2.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.64% of the population. It will be awhile before the 2010 census figures are available, but it is estimated that Weber County now has the highest density Hispanic (read “Mexican”; very few Venezuelans or Spaniards living here) population in the state, currently estimated between 33% and 38%. How many are illegal immigrants from Mexico? I don’t know, but the number is VERY high. Downtown Ogden looks like Tijuana North. Every vacant gas station or shuttered fast-food establishment has been reopened as a taqueria, panaderia, or mercado, liberally adorned with scrawled signs in fluorescent pink, yellow, and/or green. The Ogden Standard Examiner (a newspaper I once sold for a nickel a copy on 24th & Washington…I got to keep three cents) is also published as El Estandar; this Mexican version is FREE. I pay for my English copy of the Standard, though it galls me. Once a decent homegrown hometown newspaper run by prominent residents going back to pioneer days, it’s now a seedy yellow rag owned by misfits based in Ohio. I gag through it looking for stuff like this. I’m never disappointed.
(This article is behind a paywall at El Estandar. If anyone wants a PDF, email me and I’ll send it.)
BUT…rarely given kudos go to El Estandar (aka Ogden Standard Examiner) for being willing to publish that these criminal miscreants are illegal aliens, and kudos to the Ogden Police Department and the Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force for having the stones to call a spade a spade.