The eastern part of Huntsville
|Founded by||Jefferson Hunt|
|• Total||0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)|
|• Land||0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)|
|Elevation||4,928 ft (1,502 m)|
|• Density||965.3/sq mi (372.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|Area code(s)||385, 801|
|GNIS feature ID||1428949|
Huntsville was founded in 1860 by Jefferson Hunt. An LDS ward was organized there in 1877 with Francis Hammond as Bishop, and he was succeeded in 1885 by David McKay. This David McKay was the father of David O. McKay, later president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A Trappist monastery, the Abbey of Our Lady of the Holy Trinity, was established there in 1947.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (9.46%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 649 people, 194 households, and 163 families residing in the town. The population density was 965.3 people per square mile (374.0/km²). There were 219 housing units at an average density of 325.7 per square mile (126.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.77% White, 0.15% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.15% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.08% of the population.
There were 194 households out of which 46.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.6% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.5% were non-families. 13.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.35 and the average family size was 3.70.
In the town the population was spread out with 33.7% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 108.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $50,625, and the median income for a family was $52,656. Males had a median income of $37,411 versus $31,528 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,232. About 4.3% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Andrew Jenson. Encyclopedic History of the Church'. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1941) p. 347
Wasatch-Cache National Forest / Woodruff