Veyo, Utah

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For the folk group, see The Glencoves.
Veyo
CDP
Holocene volcano on State Highway 18 near Veyo, Utah
Holocene volcano on State Highway 18 near Veyo, Utah
Location in Washington County and the state of Utah
Location in Washington County and the state of Utah
Coordinates: 37°20′34″N 113°42′12″W / 37.34278°N 113.70333°W / 37.34278; -113.70333Coordinates: 37°20′34″N 113°42′12″W / 37.34278°N 113.70333°W / 37.34278; -113.70333
Country United States
State Utah
County Washington
Elevation [1] 4,485 ft (1,367 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 483
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84782
Area code(s) 435
GNIS feature ID 2629956[1]

Veyo (also Glencove) is a census-designated place in western Washington County, Utah, United States, on the edge of the Dixie National Forest. The town lies along State Route 18 north of the city of St. George, the county seat of Washington County.[3] The elevation of Veyo is 4,485 feet (1,367 m).[1] Although Veyo is unincorporated but has a post office with the ZIP code of 84782.[4] The population was 483 at the 2010 census. One tradition says the community name is an acronym of virtue, enterprise, youth, and order; another says it combines verdure and youth. There is a town of Veyo in Spain that is also referred to as La Peña, which means "rocky outcrop".[5]

Veyo became a distinct community from Gunlock in 1918.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 79
1930 167 111.4%
1940 114 −31.7%
1950 84 −26.3%
2010 483
Source: U.S. Census Bureau[6]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 483 people residing in the CDP. There were 193 housing units. The racial makeup of the town was 94.6% White, 0.8% American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 2.3% from some other race, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.2% of the population.

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Veyo has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Veyo, Utah". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved May 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 102.
  4. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  5. ^ Van Cott, John W. (1990). Utah Place Names. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press. p. 384. ISBN 0-87480-345-4. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 18, 2011. 
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Veyo, Utah