Joseph, Utah

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Joseph, Utah
Town
Joseph welcome sign
Joseph welcome sign
Location in Sevier County and the state of Utah.
Location in Sevier County and the state of Utah.
Coordinates: 38°37′36″N 112°13′2″W / 38.62667°N 112.21722°W / 38.62667; -112.21722Coordinates: 38°37′36″N 112°13′2″W / 38.62667°N 112.21722°W / 38.62667; -112.21722
Country United States
State Utah
County Sevier
Settled 1871
Incorporated 1900
Named for Joseph A. Young
Area
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 5,436 ft (1,657 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 342
 • Density 301.7/sq mi (116.5/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84739
Area code(s) 435
FIPS code 49-39370[1]
GNIS feature ID 1442224[2]

Joseph is a town in Sevier County, Utah, United States. The population was 269 at the 2000 census. The town was named for Joseph A. Young, a local leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[3] Joseph was settled in 1871.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 370
1890 436 17.8%
1900 626 43.6%
1910 127 −79.7%
1920 224 76.4%
1930 243 8.5%
1940 297 22.2%
1950 208 −30.0%
1960 117 −43.7%
1970 125 6.8%
1980 217 73.6%
1990 198 −8.8%
2000 269 35.9%
2010 344 27.9%
Est. 2012 342 −0.6%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 269 people, 92 households, and 73 families residing in the town. The population density was 301.7 people per square mile (116.7/km²). There were 109 housing units at an average density of 122.3 per square mile (47.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.05% White, 0.74% African American, 0.37% Asian, 2.97% from other races, and 1.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.69% of the population.

There were 92 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.6% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.6% were non-families. 16.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,375, and the median income for a family was $33,125. Males had a median income of $36,563 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,456. About 17.4% of families and 21.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 25.0% of those sixty five or over.

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. ^ Van Cott, John W. (1990). Utah Place Names. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press. p. 208. ISBN 0-87480-345-4. 
  4. ^ Andrew Jenson. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1941) p. 378

External links[edit]

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