Peoa, Utah

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Peoa, Utah
Census-designated place
Public building in Peoa, Utah
Public building in Peoa, Utah
Location in Summit County and the state of Utah
Location in Summit County and the state of Utah
Coordinates: 40°43′34″N 111°20′07″W / 40.72611°N 111.33528°W / 40.72611; -111.33528Coordinates: 40°43′34″N 111°20′07″W / 40.72611°N 111.33528°W / 40.72611; -111.33528
Country United States
State Utah
County Summit
Settled 1857
Elevation[1] 6,312 ft (1,924 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 253
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84061
Area code(s) 435
GNIS feature ID 2584774[1]

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.[3] Its elevation is 6,191 feet (1,887 m).[1] The population was 253 at the 2010 census. Although Peoa is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 84061.[4]

Peoa was first settled in 1857 by William W. Phelps and others.


A large number of mink farms are present in Peoa.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] The mink farms also serve as a source of tension between the Summit County sheriff's department and animal rights activist groups.[citation needed] Air pollution from mink farming continues to be an environmental problem.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed] The other road is SR-32.


As of the census[2] 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.[5]