Cedar Fort, Utah

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Cedar Fort, Utah
Town
Cedar Valley Post Office
Cedar Valley Post Office
Location of Cedar Fort, Utah
Location of Cedar Fort, Utah
Coordinates: 40°19′35″N 112°6′20″W / 40.32639°N 112.10556°W / 40.32639; -112.10556Coordinates: 40°19′35″N 112°6′20″W / 40.32639°N 112.10556°W / 40.32639; -112.10556
Country United States
State Utah
County Utah
Settled 1852
Incorporated May 17, 1965
Named for Juniper ("cedar") trees
Area
 • Total 21.2 sq mi (55.0 km2)
 • Land 21.2 sq mi (55.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 5,085 ft (1,550 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 375
 • Density 18/sq mi (6.8/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84013
Area code(s) 385, 801
FIPS code 49-11430[1]
GNIS feature ID 1455091[2]
Website townofcedarfort.webs.com

Cedar Fort is a town in Utah County, Utah, United States. It is part of the ProvoOrem Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 368 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 21.2 square miles (55.0 km2), all of it land.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 272
1880 250 −8.1%
1890 176 −29.6%
1900 218 23.9%
1910 236 8.3%
1920 178 −24.6%
1930 177 −0.6%
1940 208 17.5%
1950 213 2.4%
1970 188
1980 269 43.1%
1990 284 5.6%
2000 341 20.1%
2010 368 7.9%
Est. 2012 375 1.9%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 341 people, 101 households, and 83 families residing in the town. The population density was 214.7 people per square mile (82.8/km²). There were 110 housing units at an average density of 69.3 per square mile (26.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.89% White, 0.59% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.29% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 2.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.88% of the population.

There were 101 households out of which 43.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.2% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.8% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.38 and the average family size was 3.87.

In the town the population was spread out with 36.1% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $44,773, and the median income for a family was $45,833. Males had a median income of $40,000 versus $25,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,266. About 5.4% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.5% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

Built in Cedar Fort in 1858, this blacksmith shop served the needs of the troops stationed at nearby Camp Floyd. The building has been relocated to the Pioneer Village inside the Lagoon Amusement Park in Farmington, Utah.

Education[edit]

Cedar Fort Public schools are part of the Alpine School District and include a senior high school, junior high school, and five elementary schools. Vern Henshaw is the Superintendent of Schools.[5]

See also[edit]

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. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Cedar Fort town, Utah". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Cedar Fort town, Utah". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Administration". Alpine School District. Retrieved 2012-06-16.