Fruitland, Utah

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Fruitland, Utah
Unincorporated community
Fruitland is located in Utah
Location within the state of Utah
Coordinates: 40°12′46″N 110°50′23″W / 40.21278°N 110.83972°W / 40.21278; -110.83972Coordinates: 40°12′46″N 110°50′23″W / 40.21278°N 110.83972°W / 40.21278; -110.83972
Country United States
State Utah
County Duchesne
Elevation 6,624 ft (2,019 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 84027
GNIS feature ID 1437564[1]
Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 202
1930 121 −40.1%
1940 146 20.7%
1950 127 −13.0%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau[2]

Fruitland is an unincorporated community in western Duchesne County, Utah, United States, on the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation. It lies along U.S. Route 40 west of the city of Duchesne, the county seat of Duchesne County.[3] Its elevation is 6,624 feet (2,019 m).[1] Although Fruitland is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 84027.[4]

The settlement was originally called Rabbit Gulch, but unscrupulous land developers renamed it Fruitland in 1907, hoping to draw the unwary to buy land that was unsuitable for growing any kind of fruit.[5]


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, Fruitland has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Fruitland, Utah". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  2. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 8, 2006. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, pp. 102-103.
  4. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  5. ^ Van Cott, John W. (1990). Utah Place Names. Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Press. p. 149. ISBN 0-87480-345-4. 
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Fruitland, Utah