Kingston town office
Location in Piute County and the state of Utah.
|Founded by||Thomas R. King|
|• Total||5.3 sq mi (13.8 km2)|
|• Land||5.3 sq mi (13.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||6,017 ft (1,834 m)|
|• Density||26.7/sq mi (10.3/km2)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|GNIS feature ID||1442334|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.8 km²), all of it land.
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, Kingston has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.
Kingston is named for Thomas Rice King, who moved from Fillmore to Piute County with his five sons and their families specifically to find a place where they could establish a United Order. In the 1870s Brigham Young was encouraging communal living in United Order communities. The King families' United Order functioned from 1876 to 1883. Kingston became an incorporated town in 1935.
As of the census of 2000, there were 142 people, 47 households, and 38 families residing in the town. The population density was 26.7 people per square mile (10.3/km²). There were 59 housing units at an average density of 11.1 per square mile (4.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.59% White, 0.70% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.
There were 47 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.9% were married couples living together, and 19.1% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.50.
In the town the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 108.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $23,750, and the median income for a family was $27,083. Males had a median income of $16,667 versus $16,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,492. There were 22.0% of families and 32.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including 51.4% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.
- "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.
- Climate Summary for Kingston, Utah
- "Kingston Incorporated as a Town". Piute County News 14 (32). July 26, 1935. p. 4.
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