Junction, Utah

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Junction, Utah
Town
The old Piute County courthouse
The old Piute County courthouse
Location in Piute County and the state of Utah.
Location in Piute County and the state of Utah.
Coordinates: 38°14′11″N 112°13′23″W / 38.23639°N 112.22306°W / 38.23639; -112.22306Coordinates: 38°14′11″N 112°13′23″W / 38.23639°N 112.22306°W / 38.23639; -112.22306
Country United States
State Utah
County Piute
Settled 1880
Incorporated April 7, 1913
Area
 • Total 15.0 sq mi (38.7 km2)
 • Land 14.4 sq mi (37.2 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
Elevation 6,007 ft (1,831 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 187
 • Density 12.3/sq mi (4.8/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84740
Area code(s) 435
FIPS code 49-39590[1]
GNIS feature ID 1442250[2]

Junction is a town in and the county seat of Piute County, Utah, United States.[3] The population was 177 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 15.0 square miles (38.7 km2), of which, 14.4 square miles (37.2 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.5 km2) of it (3.88%) is water.

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

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 125
1900 249 99.2%
1910 423 69.9%
1920 389 −8.0%
1930 352 −9.5%
1940 393 11.6%
1950 285 −27.5%
1960 219 −23.2%
1970 135 −38.4%
1980 151 11.9%
1990 132 −12.6%
2000 177 34.1%
2010 191 7.9%
Est. 2012 187 −2.1%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 177 people, 67 households, and 46 families residing in the town. The population density was 12.3 people per square mile (4.8/km2). There were 104 housing units at an average density of 7.2 per square mile (2.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.35% White, 5.08% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.34% of the population.

There were 67 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 19.8% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 108.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,625, and the median income for a family was $32,750. Males had a median income of $29,250 versus $17,083 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,356. About 19.6% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 8.3% of those sixty five or over.

Courthouse[edit]

The historic courthouse was located at the southwest corner of SR-153 and US-89 (Main Street). Sometime around 1980 a new courthouse/post office was built about one mile (1.6 km) north. The new building also serves as offices for Piute County.

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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Junction, Utah