Rockville, Utah

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Rockville, Utah
Town
Rockville, Utah.jpg
Location in Washington County and the state of Utah
Location in Washington County and the state of Utah
Coordinates: 37°9′41″N 113°2′15″W / 37.16139°N 113.03750°W / 37.16139; -113.03750Coordinates: 37°9′41″N 113°2′15″W / 37.16139°N 113.03750°W / 37.16139; -113.03750
Country United States
State Utah
County Washington
Settled 1860
Incorporated June 30, 1987
Area
 • Total 8.4 sq mi (21.8 km2)
 • Land 8.4 sq mi (21.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 3,740 ft (1,140 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 251
 • Density 29.3/sq mi (11.3/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84763
Area code(s) 435
FIPS code 49-64560[1]
GNIS feature ID 1431946[2]

Rockville is a town in Washington County, Utah, United States. It is located along the Virgin River near the mouth of Zion Canyon. The city lies just outside of the park boundary for Zion National Park; the park entrance is located approximately 5 miles (8 km) northeast of the town.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.4 square miles (21.8 km²), all of it land.

Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Rockville has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 225
1880 232 3.1%
1890 194 −16.4%
1900 214 10.3%
1910 189 −11.7%
1920 208 10.1%
1930 251 20.7%
1940 307 22.3%
1950 453 47.6%
1980 156
1990 182 16.7%
2000 247 35.7%
2010 245 −0.8%
Est. 2012 251 2.4%

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 245 people, 119 households, and 63 families residing in the town. The population density was 29.3 people per square mile (11.3/km²). There were 142 housing units at an average density of 16.9 per square mile (6.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.76% White, 0.40% Asian, 1.21% from other races, and 1.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.88% of the population.

There were 119 households out of which 21.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.3% were non-families. 39.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town the population was spread out with 15.9% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 39.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,917, and the median income for a family was $39,375. Males had a median income of $30,417 versus $27,917 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,396. About 10.1% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.2% of those under the age of eighteen and 7.4% of those sixty five or over.

Points of interest[edit]

  • Zion National Park
  • The town is the site of a historic steel truss bridge which spans the Virgin River. The bridge was built in 1924 and is one of the last surviving examples of a rigid Parker through truss bridge in the state of Utah.

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. 
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Rockville, Utah

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