Antimony, Utah

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Antimony, Utah
Town
Location of Antimony, Utah
Location of Antimony, Utah
Location of Utah in the United States
Location of Utah in the United States
Coordinates: 38°5′45″N 111°58′23″W / 38.09583°N 111.97306°W / 38.09583; -111.97306Coordinates: 38°5′45″N 111°58′23″W / 38.09583°N 111.97306°W / 38.09583; -111.97306
Country United States
State Utah
County Garfield
Settled 1878
Incorporated 1934
Named for Antimony
Government
 • Mayor Shannon Allen
 • Clerk Holly Westwood
Area
 • Total 10.1 sq mi (26.2 km2)
 • Land 10.1 sq mi (26.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 6,453 ft (1,967 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 119
 • Density 12.1/sq mi (4.7/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84712
Area code(s) 435
FIPS code 49-01860[1]
GNIS feature ID 1438250[2]

Antimony is a town in Garfield County, Utah, United States. The population was 122 at the 2010 census, the same as the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 10.1 square miles (26.2 km²), all of it land.

Climate[edit]

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Antimony has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[3]

History[edit]

A party of 22 men came to the Antimony area in 1873 on a mission to make peace with the local Fish Lake band of Indians. They caught several coyote pups here, and named the place Coyote. The first permanent settlement was established, with the name of Coyote, in 1878. In 1880, deposits of the antimony ore stibnite were found in Coyote Canyon, and a mining industry began. This resulted in the town's renaming, in 1921, to Antimony.[4]

Fireworks[edit]

Antimony is known throughout Central Utah for its 4 July fireworks display. Under the direction of Mayor Shannon Allen, the town moved its annual fireworks display from the town park to Otter Creek Reservoir. This allowed the town to take advantage of a unique water venue for the fireworks. The fireworks are shot over the lake, reflecting off the water. The fireworks have become so popular that hundreds of residents of nearby towns forego their own towns' fireworks displays to see Antimony's display. Funded by donations, Antimony almost certainly spends more, per capita, on fireworks than any other town in the state of Utah.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 245
1950 187 −23.7%
1960 161 −13.9%
1970 113 −29.8%
1980 94 −16.8%
1990 83 −11.7%
2000 122 47.0%
2010 122 0.0%
Est. 2012 119 −2.5%

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 122 people, 40 households, and 32 families residing in the town. The population density was 12.1 people per square mile (4.7/km²). There were 81 housing units at an average density of 8.0 per square mile (3.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.72% White, 0.82% Native American, and 2.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 40 households out of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.0% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 15.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the town the population was spread out with 35.2% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 144.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 125.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,500, and the median income for a family was $24,000. Males had a median income of $12,250 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $7,939. There were 10.0% of families and 18.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including 10.4% of under eighteens and 55.6% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Antimony, Utah
  4. ^ Van Cott, John W. (1990). Utah Place Names. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press. p. 11. ISBN 0-87480-345-4.