Public building in Peoa, Utah
Location of Peoa, Utah
|Elevation||6,312 ft (1,924 m)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|GNIS feature ID||2584774|
Peoa is an unincorporated census-designated place in southwestern Summit County, Utah, United States, between Jordanelle and Rockport State Parks. It lies along State Route 32 south of the city of Coalville, the county seat of Summit County. Its elevation is 6,191 feet (1,887 m). The population was 253 at the 2010 census. Although Peoa is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 84061.
Peoa was first settled in 1857 by William W. Phelps and others.
A large number of mink farms are present in Peoa. The mink industry is the primary source of income for the citizens of Peoa who do not commute to either Salt Lake City or Park City to work. A comparison of data from the 2000 census with the known[by whom?] number of mink farms indicates the high probability that mink outnumber humans by at least 2 to 1. The mink farms also serve as a source of tension between the Summit County sheriff's department and animal rights activist groups. Air pollution from mink farming continues to be an environmental problem.
Peoa has basically two roads, one of which is called "Wooden Shoe Road." The name was given to that road because of an old shop that at one point sold wooden shoes. The other road is SR-32.
As of the census of 2010, there were 253 people residing in the CDP. There were 109 housing units. The racial makeup of the town was 93.3% White, 0.8% Asian, 5.1% from some other race, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.9% of the population.
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, Peoa has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.