New Harmony, Utah

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New Harmony, Utah
Town
Location in Washington County and the state of Utah
Location in Washington County and the state of Utah
Coordinates: 37°28′46″N 113°18′21″W / 37.47944°N 113.30583°W / 37.47944; -113.30583Coordinates: 37°28′46″N 113°18′21″W / 37.47944°N 113.30583°W / 37.47944; -113.30583
Country United States
State Utah
County Washington
Incorporated 1936
Named for Harmony, Pennsylvania
Area
 • Total 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 • Land 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 5,305 ft (1,617 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 211
 • Density 473.8/sq mi (182.9/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84757
Area code(s) 435
FIPS code 49-54440[1]
GNIS feature ID 1443808[2]

New Harmony is a town in Washington County, Utah, United States. The population was 190 at the 2000 census. It was originally settled as part of efforts to mine and refine iron in the area. Settlers built a crude foundry in 1852, but abandoned it soon after due to transport and logistics issues. [1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 74
1870 243 228.4%
1880 150 −38.3%
1890 102 −32.0%
1900 119 16.7%
1910 105 −11.8%
1920 157 49.5%
1930 169 7.6%
1940 170 0.6%
1950 126 −25.9%
1960 105 −16.7%
1970 78 −25.7%
1980 117 50.0%
1990 101 −13.7%
2000 190 88.1%
2010 207 8.9%
Est. 2012 211 1.9%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 190 people, 69 households, and 58 families residing in the town. The population density was 473.8 people per square mile (183.4/km²). There were 86 housing units at an average density of 214.5 per square mile (83.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.95% White, 0.53% Native American, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.63% of the population.

There were 69 households out of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.0% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.5% were non-families. 14.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 18.9% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 23.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 115.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,583, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $11,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,133. About 15.6% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 18.2% 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.