Brian Head, Utah

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Brian Head, Utah
Town
Location in Iron County and the state of Utah.
Location in Iron County and the state of Utah.
Coordinates: 37°41′56″N 112°50′41″W / 37.69889°N 112.84472°W / 37.69889; -112.84472Coordinates: 37°41′56″N 112°50′41″W / 37.69889°N 112.84472°W / 37.69889; -112.84472
Country United States
State Utah
County Iron
Incorporated March 1975
Named for Brian Head Peak
Area
 • Total 3.1 sq mi (8.0 km2)
 • Land 3.1 sq mi (8.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 9,800 ft (2,987 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 84
 • Density 294.1/sq mi (113.6/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84719
Area code(s) 435
FIPS code 49-08020[1]
GNIS feature ID 1448176[2]

Brian Head is a town in Iron County, Utah, United States. The population was 118 at the 2000 census, a small increase over the 1990 figure of 109.

Brian Head is also the location of the Brian Head Ski Resort.

History[edit]

The community was originally called "Monument Peak," but was changed to the current name after 1900 for reasons no longer known, although probably related to the name of (or renaming to) Brian Head Peak, in nearby Dixie National Forest.

In 1964, the Brian Head resort opened.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km²), all of it land.

The community, at an elevation of 9800 feet above sea level, is the highest city in Utah. It is located on State Route 143 and is east of Interstate 15. Brian Head is about three miles north of Cedar Breaks National Monument.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 77
1990 109 41.6%
2000 118 8.3%
2010 83 −29.7%
Est. 2012 84 1.2%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 118 people, 55 households, and 33 families residing in the town. The population density was 38.1 people per square mile (14.7/km²). There were 912 housing units at an average density of 294.1 per square mile (113.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.15% White and 0.85% African American. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 0.85% of the population.

There were 55 households out of which 18.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 1.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0% were non-families. 38.2% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.85.

The age distribution was 22.0% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 34.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 131.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 130.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $44,063, and the median income for a family was $44,375. Males had a median income of $43,750 versus $28,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $32,647. There were 8.8% of families and 5.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Brian Head, Utah
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 49
(9)
51
(11)
57
(14)
64
(18)
79
(26)
80
(27)
87
(31)
86
(30)
74
(23)
66
(19)
58
(14)
47
(8)
87
(31)
Average high °F (°C) 29.7
(−1.3)
31.9
(−0.1)
37.8
(3.2)
43.4
(6.3)
53.2
(11.8)
64.6
(18.1)
70.4
(21.3)
68.8
(20.4)
60.4
(15.8)
47.4
(8.6)
35.1
(1.7)
28.6
(−1.9)
47.6
(8.7)
Average low °F (°C) 10.0
(−12.2)
10.7
(−11.8)
14.5
(−9.7)
19.3
(−7.1)
27.3
(−2.6)
35.4
(1.9)
41.5
(5.3)
42.0
(5.6)
33.9
(1.1)
24.2
(−4.3)
15.0
(−9.4)
9.7
(−12.4)
23.6
(−4.7)
Record low °F (°C) −16
(−27)
−18
(−28)
−10
(−23)
−8
(−22)
4
(−16)
17
(−8)
26
(−3)
27
(−3)
11
(−12)
0
(−18)
−13
(−25)
−12
(−24)
−18
(−28)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.77
(95.8)
3.97
(100.8)
3.99
(101.3)
3.53
(89.7)
1.42
(36.1)
1.13
(28.7)
2.14
(54.4)
2.66
(67.6)
2.17
(55.1)
3.11
(79)
2.67
(67.8)
3.03
(77)
33.59
(853.2)
Snowfall inches (cm) 59.9
(152.1)
64.8
(164.6)
57.8
(146.8)
45.5
(115.6)
9.9
(25.1)
5.1
(13)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1.0
(2.5)
23.1
(58.7)
38.6
(98)
50.2
(127.5)
355.9
(904)
Source: http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/cgi-bin/cliMAIN.pl?ut0900.


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. 

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