Location in Iron County and the state of Utah.
|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)|
|• Density||692.0/sq mi (267.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|GNIS feature ID||1429278|
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. 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.: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.
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.
As of the census 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.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Van Atta, Dale (Jan 22, 1977). "You name it - there's a town for it". The Deseret News. pp. W6. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- Janet Burton Seegmiller, A History of Iron County, Community Above Self; Utah Centennial County History Series: The Face and Faces of Iron County; Physical Characteristics; Ancient Peoples; Explorers, Traders, Trappers and Expeditions; Utah State Historical Society, Iron County Commission, 1998
- Climate Summary for Kanarraville, Utah
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
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