Peter, Utah

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Peter
CDP
Peter is located in Utah
Peter
Peter
Location within the state of Utah
Coordinates: 41°45′39″N 111°59′3″W / 41.76083°N 111.98417°W / 41.76083; -111.98417Coordinates: 41°45′39″N 111°59′3″W / 41.76083°N 111.98417°W / 41.76083; -111.98417
Country United States
State Utah
County Cache
Settled 1867
Founded by Sylvanus Collett
Named for Peter Maughan
Area
 • Total 22.4 sq mi (58.0 km2)
 • Land 21.5 sq mi (55.8 km2)
 • Water 0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 324
 • Density 14/sq mi (5.6/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84325
Area code(s) 435

Peter (or Petersboro) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Cache County, Utah, United States. The population was 324 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Logan, Utah-Idaho (partial) Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Peter is located at 41°45′39″N 111°59′3″W / 41.76083°N 111.98417°W / 41.76083; -111.98417 (41.760838, -111.984191).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 22.4 square miles (58.0 km²), of which, 21.5 square miles (55.8 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.2 km²) of it (3.84%) is water.

History[edit]

Sylvanus Collett became the first settler in Peter in 1867. In 1876 Peter was designated District Six within the Mendon LDS Ward. Peter became a separate ward in 1887.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 76
1890 337 343.4%
1900 166 −50.7%
1910 222 33.7%
1920 320 44.1%
1930 233 −27.2%
1940 180 −22.7%
1950 150 −16.7%
2000 230
2010 324 40.9%

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 230 people, 69 households, and 60 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 10.7 people per square mile (4.1/km²). There were 71 housing units at an average density of 3.3/sq mi (1.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.74% of the population.

There were 69 households out of which 52.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.0% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.0% were non-families. 11.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.33 and the average family size was 3.62.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 38.7% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 111.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $61,250, and the median income for a family was $66,250. Males had a median income of $51,964 versus $28,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,850. None of the population or families were below the poverty line.

The area is named for Peter Maughan, an early Mormon settler and church leader. Located outside of Mendon, historically the area has been closely tied with the cultural and religious communities located in the nearby town. Each year residents of Petersboro participate with Mendonites in their May Day celebration.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ Andrew Jenson. Encyclopedia History. p. 652
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.