Koosharem, Utah

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Koosharem, Utah
Town
Koosharem Utah.jpg
Location in Sevier County and the state of Utah.
Location in Sevier County and the state of Utah.
Coordinates: 38°30′39″N 111°52′57″W / 38.51083°N 111.88250°W / 38.51083; -111.88250Coordinates: 38°30′39″N 111°52′57″W / 38.51083°N 111.88250°W / 38.51083; -111.88250
Country United States
State Utah
County Sevier
Settled 1877
Named for An edible tuber
Area
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Land 0.6 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 6,919 ft (2,109 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 327
 • Estimate (2008) 400
 • Density 497.1/sq mi (191.9/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84744
Area code(s) 435
FIPS code 49-41680[1]
GNIS feature ID 1442357[2]

Koosharem is a town in Sevier County, Utah, United States. The town's name is said to come from either an edible tuber, a traditional staple food for the area's Native Americans,[3] or a Native American name for red clover. The population was 276 at the 2000 census. A 2008 annexation increased the population to an official estimate of 400.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 232
1900 400 72.4%
1910 287 −28.2%
1920 373 30.0%
1930 319 −14.5%
1940 375 17.6%
1950 300 −20.0%
1960 148 −50.7%
1970 141 −4.7%
1980 183 29.8%
1990 266 45.4%
2000 276 3.8%
2010 327 18.5%
Est. 2012 327 0.0%

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 327 people residing in Koosharem, an 18.48% increase from 2000. In the 2000 census, there were 276 people, 88 households, and 79 families residing in the town. The population density was 497.1 people per square mile (190.3/km²). There were 133 housing units at an average density of 239.5 per square mile (91.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.93% White, 1.45% Native American, 1.09% Asian, 0.36% Pacific Islander, 1.81% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.71% of the population.

There were 88 households out of which 46.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.7% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 9.1% were non-families. 9.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.14 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the town the population was spread out with 35.1% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 22.1% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,583, and the median income for a family was $40,625. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $18,929 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,481. About 5.3% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.0% of those under the age of 18 and none of those 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Koosharem is located in the Sevier School District and has one elementary school.

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. 216. ISBN 0-87480-345-4. 
  4. ^ "GOPB DEA Sub County Estimates". Governor's Office of Planning and Budget – State of Utah. 2008. Retrieved 19 October 2009. [dead link]