Kanarraville, Utah

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Kanarraville, Utah
Location in Iron County and the state of Utah.
Location in Iron County and the state of Utah.
Coordinates: 37°32′11″N 113°10′57″W / 37.53639°N 113.18250°W / 37.53639; -113.18250Coordinates: 37°32′11″N 113°10′57″W / 37.53639°N 113.18250°W / 37.53639; -113.18250
Country United States
State Utah
County Iron
Settled 1861
Incorporated 1933
Named for Paiute Chief Canarrah (or Quanarrah)
 • Total 0.4 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 • Land 0.4 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 5,541 ft (1,689 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 356
 • Density 692.0/sq mi (267.2/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84742
Area code(s) 435
FIPS code 49-40030[1]
GNIS feature ID 1429278[2]

Kanarraville is a town in Iron County, Utah, United States. The population was 311 at the 2000 census.


Kanarra, later renamed Kanarraville, on Kanarra Creek, was first settled in 1861 and 1862. It was named for Piute Chief Canarrah or Quanarrah, but settlers spelled it Kanarrah or Kanarra.[3] Its settlers were families driven from Fort Harmony when the fort had to be abandoned after most of its adobe walls were washed away during a month of heavy rains in January and February, during the Great Flood of 1862. New Harmony was the other settlement created by refugees from this disaster.[4]:174


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.

Kanarraville is located adjacent the southwest terminus of Cedar Valley; it is also at the foothills of the Hurricane Cliffs, on the town's east border.


This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Kanarraville has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[5]


Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 282
1900 225 −20.2%
1910 249 10.7%
1920 326 30.9%
1930 279 −14.4%
1940 309 10.8%
1950 263 −14.9%
1960 236 −10.3%
1970 204 −13.6%
1980 255 25.0%
1990 228 −10.6%
2000 311 36.4%
2010 355 14.1%
Est. 2016 378 [6] 6.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 311 people, 125 households, and 96 families residing in the town. The population density was 692.0 people per square mile (266.8/km²). There were 155 housing units at an average density of 344.9 per square mile (133.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.50% White, 1.61% Native American, 0.96% from other races, and 1.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.50% of the population.

There were 125 households out of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.0% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.4% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the town, the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 19.3% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 80.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,375, and the median income for a family was $38,906. Males had a median income of $25,938 versus $13,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,773. About 10.0% of families and 40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20% under age 18 and 38% of those age 65 or over.

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