Fountain Green, Utah

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Fountain Green, Utah
Location in Sanpete County and the state of Utah.
Location in Sanpete County and the state of Utah.
Coordinates: 39°37′40″N 111°38′22″W / 39.62778°N 111.63944°W / 39.62778; -111.63944Coordinates: 39°37′40″N 111°38′22″W / 39.62778°N 111.63944°W / 39.62778; -111.63944
CountryUnited States
StateUtah
CountySanpete
SettledMarch 1859
Founded byGeorge W. Johnson
Named forSprings and meadows
Area
 • Total1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 • Land1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
5,899 ft (1,798 m)
Population
(2012)
 • Total1,077
 • Density672.2/sq mi (259.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
84632
Area code(s)435
FIPS code49-26720[1]
GNIS feature ID1441187[2]
Websitefountaingreencity.com

Fountain Green is a city in Sanpete County, Utah, United States. The population was 1,071 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Fountain Green was originally called "Uintah Springs", and under the latter name settlement was made in 1859.[3] A post office called Fountain Green has been in operation since 1860.[4] The present name is for springs and green pastures near the original town site.[3]

Geography[edit]

Fountain Green is located at 39°37′40″N 111°38′22″W / 39.627653°N 111.639310°W / 39.627653; -111.639310 (39.627653, -111.639310).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), all of it land.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870562
188088156.8%
1890677−23.2%
190075511.5%
191087515.9%
19201,16933.6%
1930982−16.0%
19409880.6%
1950767−22.4%
1960544−29.1%
1970467−14.2%
198057823.8%
19905780.0%
200094563.5%
20101,07113.3%
Est. 20161,104[6]3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 1071 people, and 370 households, 88.4% of which were occupied housing units. The population density was 705 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 89.07% White, 0.10% African American, 0.60% Native American, and 1.73% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.50% of the population.

Education[edit]

Fountain Green is located in the North Sanpete School District and contains an elementary school. Students attend North Sanpete Middle School in Moroni and North Sanpete High School in Mount Pleasant.

Events[edit]

The annual city celebration is Lamb Day. Held in July of each year, it is famous for its underground pit cooking of over 30 lambs that are made into delicious lamb sandwiches. The event includes a play, mutton busting, carnival, softball games, fun run, and a great parade down State Street.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine, Volumes 9-10. 1918. p. 127.
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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