Uintah, Utah

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Uintah, Utah
City
City hall
City hall
Location of Uintah, Utah
Location of Uintah, Utah
Coordinates: 41°8′39″N 111°55′48″W / 41.14417°N 111.93000°W / 41.14417; -111.93000Coordinates: 41°8′39″N 111°55′48″W / 41.14417°N 111.93000°W / 41.14417; -111.93000
Country United States
State Utah
County Weber
Settled 1850
Incorporated 1937
Area
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 4,537 ft (1,383 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 1,334
 • Density 1,120.4/sq mi (432.6/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 84403, 84405
Area code(s) 385, 801
FIPS code 49-77890[1]
GNIS feature ID 1446835[2]

Uintah /juːˈɪntə/ is a city in Weber County, Utah, United States. The population was 1,127 at the 2000 census. It is part of the OgdenClearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. Although Uintah was a town in 2000,[1] it has since been classified as a fifth-class city by state law.[3]

Geography[edit]

Uintah is located at the mouth of Weber Canyon 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Ogden and 25 miles (40 km) north of Salt Lake City. It is bordered by the Weber River on the south and west, by the Uintah Bench on the north, and the Wasatch Mountains on the east. The town occupies approximately three square miles in an area noted for frequent east winds out of Weber Canyon. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.

Climate[edit]

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, Uintah has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[4]

History[edit]

Long before the first Anglo-Europeans came to Utah, the Uintah area was a favorite camping and hunting ground for Native Americans as they traveled through Weber Canyon. Archeological work has revealed Native American presence dating back at least 5,000 years. In fact, Uintah is named after the Weber Ute Band of Shoshone Indians which occupied the area at the time of white settlement.

The city was established in 1850.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 247
1890 228 −7.7%
1900 302 32.5%
1910 178 −41.1%
1920 310 74.2%
1930 304 −1.9%
1940 264 −13.2%
1950 317 20.1%
1960 344 8.5%
1970 400 16.3%
1980 439 9.8%
1990 760 73.1%
2000 1,127 48.3%
2010 1,322 17.3%
Est. 2012 1,334 0.9%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,127 people, 365 households, and 290 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,120.4 people per square mile (430.8/km²). There were 374 housing units at an average density of 371.8 per square mile (143.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.14% White, 0.62% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.24% of the population.

There were 365 households out of which 42.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.6% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.09 and the average family size was 3.51.

In the town the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $52,300, and the median income for a family was $54,519. Males had a median income of $45,903 versus $30,268 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,424. About 1.6% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "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. ^ §10-2-301 of the Utah Code, last amended in 2003. Accessed 2008-06-14.
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Uintah, Utah

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