Minersville, Utah

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Minersville, Utah
Town
Location in Beaver County and the state of Utah
Location in Beaver County and the state of Utah
Location of Utah in the United States
Location of Utah in the United States
Coordinates: 38°12′48″N 112°55′30″W / 38.21333°N 112.92500°W / 38.21333; -112.92500Coordinates: 38°12′48″N 112°55′30″W / 38.21333°N 112.92500°W / 38.21333; -112.92500
Country United States
State Utah
County Beaver
Area
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 • Land 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 5,282 ft (1,610 m)
Population (2012 est.)
 • Total 886
 • Density 1,377/sq mi (531.8/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84752
Area code 435
FIPS code 49-50590[2]
GNIS feature ID 1430376[1]

Minersville is a town in Beaver County, Utah, United States. The population was 907 at the 2010 census.[3]

History[edit]

Minersville was settled in 1859 at the direction of Brigham Young so a lead mine could be operated on the site where Jesse N. Smith and three others had found lead the previous year.[4]

Minersville had 446 residents in 1870, 525 in 1900 and in 1930 had 815 residents.[5]

Geography[edit]

Minersville is located in south-central Beaver County in mountain foothills northwest of the Black Mountains, southwest of the Mineral Mountains, and at the northeast perimeter of the Escalante Desert.

Utah State Route 21 runs through the northern side of the town, leading north 13 miles (21 km) to Milford and east 17 miles (27 km) to Beaver. Utah State Route 130 leads south from Minersville, 40 miles (64 km) to Cedar City.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.66 square miles (1.7 km2), all of it land.[3]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year round. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Minersville has a marine west coast climate, abbreviated "Cfb" on climate maps.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 446
1880 487 9.2%
1890 463 −4.9%
1900 437 −5.6%
1910 591 35.2%
1920 675 14.2%
1930 537 −20.4%
1940 570 6.1%
1950 593 4.0%
1960 580 −2.2%
1970 448 −22.8%
1980 552 23.2%
1990 608 10.1%
2000 817 34.4%
2010 907 11.0%
Est. 2012 886 −2.3%

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 817 people, 256 households, and 204 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,289.3 people per square mile (500.7/km²). There were 274 housing units at an average density of 432.4 per square mile (167.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.76% White, 0.12% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 4.16% from other races, and 1.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.00% of the population.

There were 256 households out of which 49.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.0% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.19 and the average family size was 3.68.

In the town the age distribution of the population shows 39.0% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 14.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 109.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,563, and the median income for a family was $39,286. Males had a median income of $31,042 versus $15,179 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,693. About 7.3% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.3% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Minersville
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Minersville town, Utah". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 23, 2014. 
  4. ^ Andrew Jenson. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1941) p. 512
  5. ^ Jenson. Encyclopedic History. p. 512
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Minersville, Utah