Wallsburg, Utah

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Wallsburg, Utah
Town
Wallsburg Community Center
Wallsburg Community Center
Wallsburg, Utah is located in Utah
Wallsburg, Utah
Wallsburg, Utah
Location within the state of Utah
Coordinates: 40°23′18″N 111°25′23″W / 40.38833°N 111.42306°W / 40.38833; -111.42306Coordinates: 40°23′18″N 111°25′23″W / 40.38833°N 111.42306°W / 40.38833; -111.42306
Country United States
State Utah
County Wasatch
Named for William Madison Wall
Area
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 5,676 ft (1,730 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 272
 • Density 540/sq mi (210/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84082
Area code(s) 435
FIPS code 49-80970[1]
GNIS feature ID 1446968[2]

Wallsburg is a town in Wasatch County, Utah, United States. The population was 250 at the 2010 census. Wallsburg was established in 1862, and was named for William Madison Wall.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 347
1890 396 14.1%
1900 528 33.3%
1910 493 −6.6%
1920 300 −39.1%
1930 240 −20.0%
1940 233 −2.9%
1950 207 −11.2%
1960 180 −13.0%
1970 211 17.2%
1980 239 13.3%
1990 252 5.4%
2000 274 8.7%
2010 250 −8.8%
Est. 2012 272 8.8%

As of the census of 2010, there were 250 people residing in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 99.6% White, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.[3]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 274 people, 83 households, and 73 families residing in the town. The population density was 543.0 people per square mile (209.7/km2). There were 93 housing units at an average density of 184.3 per square mile (71.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.64% White and 0.36% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.73% of the population.

There were 83 households out of which 45.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 83.1% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.0% were non-families. 12.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.30 and the average family size was 3.56.

In the town the population was spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 13.1% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 106.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $55,313, and the median income for a family was $59,375. Males had a median income of $39,375 versus $21,042 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,165. About 5.1% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.8% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Politics[edit]

During the 2013 election year, the city recorder forgot to open the filing period or schedule the election so the current council and mayor will be appointed to serve another 2 year term. The current mayor and council were also appointed during the last election cycle when city officials likewise forgot to schedule elections.[4]

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. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Gehrke, Robert (November 19, 2013). "Utah town forgets to hold election — again". The Salt Lake Tribune.