Glenwood, Utah

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Glenwood, Utah
Town
Glenwood, Sevier County, UT.jpg
Location in Sevier County and the state of Utah.
Location in Sevier County and the state of Utah.
Coordinates: 38°45′44″N 111°59′22″W / 38.76222°N 111.98944°W / 38.76222; -111.98944Coordinates: 38°45′44″N 111°59′22″W / 38.76222°N 111.98944°W / 38.76222; -111.98944
Country United States
State Utah
County Sevier
Founded 1863
Named for Robert Wilson Glenn
Area
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 5,272 ft (1,607 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 464
 • Density 813.1/sq mi (313.9/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84730
Area code(s) 435
FIPS code 49-29580[1]
GNIS feature ID 1441332[2]

Glenwood is a town in Sevier County, Utah, United States. The population was 437 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Glenwood was established in 1863 by Mormon pioneers. It was named for an early pioneer, Robert Wilson Glenn. The settlement's original name was Glencoe or Glen Cove, but was changed in November 1864 when Orson Hyde (an LDS Church leader) visited the settlement and recommended Glenwood. A stone fort was constructed in April 1866.

Glenwood Coop Store

The Black Hawk War of 1867 between the settlers and the local Indians left Glenwood deserted for one year, but it was later resettled in 1868 after peace resumed.

Glenwood was an excellent site for a settlement, owing to fresh springs that naturally bubbled from the hills east of town. The springs still feed Glenwood's culinary water supply, and supply water for a State of Utah fish hatchery southeast of town. A gristmill was built in Glenwood that became the first of its kind in the county.

A ZCMI co-operative building was built on the intersection of Main and Center streets in 1873. For several years it was the largest building in the county. It still stands as the main historical landmark in town, although it is currently abandoned.

Geography[edit]

Field west of Glenwood, Sevier County, UT, showing irrigation.jpg

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²), all of it land. The ZIP Code for the town is 84730.

The Mill Canyon-Sage Flat Watershed Project located in the drainage above Glenwood is designed to reduce flood damage in the area. Completed in 1959, this was the first project constructed in the United States under the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act. A major flood occurred during the final stages of completion, and local residents claimed the project paid for itself by controlling this one flood.[3]

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, Glenwood has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 462
1890 496 7.4%
1900 422 −14.9%
1910 359 −14.9%
1920 564 57.1%
1930 350 −37.9%
1940 385 10.0%
1950 338 −12.2%
1960 277 −18.0%
1970 212 −23.5%
1980 447 110.8%
1990 437 −2.2%
2000 437 0.0%
2010 464 6.2%
Est. 2012 464 0.0%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau[5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 437 people, 140 households, and 120 families residing in the town. The population density was 813.1 people per square mile (312.5/km²). There were 152 housing units at an average density of 282.8 per square mile (108.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.40% White, 0.23% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 140 households out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 82.9% were married couples living together, 3.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.6% were non-families. 13.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.12 and the average family size was 3.44.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 18.8% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 106.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $45,192, and the median income for a family was $47,396. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $19,286 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,571. About 2.3% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.

Historically the town population has cycled, with a high of 564 in the 1920 Census, and a low of 212 in the 1970 Census.[6]

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