Old Santaquin Elementary School is now Chieftain Museum
Location of Santaquin, Utah
|Incorporated||January 4, 1932|
|Named for||a Ute chief|
|• Total||2.6 sq mi (6.8 km2)|
|• Land||2.6 sq mi (6.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||4,984 ft (1,519 m)|
|• Density||1,848.8/sq mi (713.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|Area code(s)||385, 801|
|GNIS feature ID||1445329|
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, Santaquin has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,834 people, 1,304 households, and 1,155 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,848.8 people per square mile (715.1/km²). There were 1,364 housing units at an average density of 521.7 per square mile (201.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.54% White, 0.17% African American, 0.62% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 6.08% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.56% of the population.
There were 1,304 households out of which 61.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.8% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.4% were non-families. 9.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.71 and the average family size was 3.97.
In the city the population was spread out with 42.3% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 12.4% from 45 to 64, and 4.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 105.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $44,531, and the median income for a family was $45,323. Males had a median income of $35,076 versus $20,581 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,725. About 1.9% of families and 2.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.
Santaquin is a decent sized city right next to Payson, Utah and is less than an hour away from Salt Lake City. UTA Transit Authority just added Santaquin to their bus route 822 BYU/Payson. And in December they will add bus route 821 from the Provo, UT Front Runner station to Santaquin and go north and southbound every hour on peak service. Also, in Santaquin, they are expecting to build their first hotel in the year 2013. And also a big chain of stores, and soon a recreation center all in the year of 2013-2014.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- American Factfinder
- Climate Summary for Santaquin, Utah
- Hardy, Rodger L. (July 27, 2005). "Santaquin abuzz about new resident". Deseret News. Retrieved June 21, 2009.
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