Enoch, Utah

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Enoch, Utah
Location in Iron County and the state of Utah.
Location in Iron County and the state of Utah.
Coordinates: 37°45′32″N 113°2′23″W / 37.75889°N 113.03972°W / 37.75889; -113.03972Coordinates: 37°45′32″N 113°2′23″W / 37.75889°N 113.03972°W / 37.75889; -113.03972
Country United States
State Utah
County Iron
Founded May 1851[1]
Incorporated January 10, 1966[2]
Founded by Joel H. Johnson
Named for Enoch
 • Total 3.3 sq mi (8.6 km2)
 • Land 3.3 sq mi (8.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 5,545 ft (1,690 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 5,992
 • Density 1,047.1/sq mi (404.3/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84721
Area code(s) 435
FIPS code 49-23200[3]
GNIS feature ID 1437554[4]

Enoch is a mostly rural and agricultural city in Iron County, Utah, United States, and is located approximately 6 miles northeast of Cedar City in the northeast of Cedar Valley. The population was 5,803 at the 2010 census.

Enoch was originally settled as part of an iron mission along with Cedar City and Parowan. The area was originally known as Fort Johnson and Johnson Springs, named after Joel H. Johnson, the earliest known white settler, who settled the area in 1851 with his family.[5] In 1890, the area's name was changed to Enoch, to avoid confusion with another settlement in Utah also named Johnson Springs. Enoch was officially incorporated on January 10, 1966, absorbing nearby Grimshawville, Stevensville,[6] and Williamsville.

The current city council consists of Mayor Robert Rasmussen, with council members Steven Johnson, Gary Wilcken, Destry Griffiths, J Kirk Lovell, and Mike Olenslager.

The city is organized under a six-member council system of government where the mayor is a non-voting (except in the case of a tie) member. The mayor is charged with the executive duties of the city. Currently the city has employed a City Manager to handle the day-to-day administration of the city.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.6 km²), all of it land.


The climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year-round. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Enoch has a marine west coast climate, abbreviated "Cfb" on climate maps.[7]


Enoch was founded by Joel H. Johnson. It was originally known as Johnson's Springs and Fort Johnson.

Enoch was incorporated on 10 January 1966 and at that time absorbed the neighboring communities of Grimshawville, Stevensville and Williamsville.[8]

In June 2011 a new LDS Stake was created. There are now the Enoch and Enoch West stakes. The dividing line is Minersville Highway.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 58
1910 67 15.5%
1920 165 146.3%
1930 161 −2.4%
1940 192 19.3%
1950 202 5.2%
1970 120
1980 678 465.0%
1990 1,947 187.2%
2000 3,467 78.1%
2010 5,803 67.4%
Est. 2015 6,265 [9] 8.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,467 people, 958 households, and 858 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,047.1 people per square mile (404.4/km²). There were 1,029 housing units at an average density of 310.8 per square mile (120.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.78% White, 0.17% African American, 2.45% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.40% Pacific Islander, 1.07% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.54% of the population.

There were 958 households out of which 59.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.6% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.4% were non-families. 8.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.62 and the average family size was 3.86.

In the city, the population was spread out with 41.2% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 15.4% from 45 to 64, and 3.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,368, and the median income for a family was $38,085. Males had a median income of $30,215 versus $19,688 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,424. About 7.2% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.1% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "Cities and Towns". Retrieved 29 January 2017. Founded: May 1851; Incorporated: January 10, 1966. 
  2. ^ "Cities and Towns". Retrieved 29 January 2017. Founded: May 1851; Incorporated: January 10, 1966. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Utah Travel Center". Retrieved 29 January 2017. Joel, Seth, Nephi, and Sextus Johnson were the first settlers in 1851, resulting in the name Fort Johnson and later Johnsons Settlement. 
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Stevensville
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Enoch, Utah
  8. ^ Enoch (Utah), agency history
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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