Bountiful-UT is the largest city in Davis County and its estimated population is 43,901 (2019). The city was settled in 1847 and it is the second settlement after Salt Lake City. Bountiful offers a sparse suburban feel to its residents and most of them own their homes. The distance between Bountiful and Salt Lake City is about 10 miles.
Although a part of the Ogden-Clearfield Metropolitan Statistical Area, it serves as a bedroom community to Salt Lake City and the surrounding area. However, due to the very narrow entrance into Salt Lake County, roads between the counties often reach near-gridlock traffic during rush hour. The FrontRunner commuter rail has been running since April 2008, and the Legacy Parkway was opened on September 13, 2008. These were built to help alleviate the traffic load on Interstate 15 through the Bountiful area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.5 square miles (34.9 km2), all land.
The cities surrounding Bountiful include: North Salt Lake to the south, Woods Cross and West Bountiful to the west, and Centerville to the north. Most land to the east of Bountiful is U.S. Forest Service property.
According to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, as of 2016, there were 44,708 people in Bountiful. The racial makeup of the county was 89.5% non-Hispanic White, 0.4% Black, 0.4% Native American, 1.4% Asian, and 2.1% from two or more races. 6.4% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.