Lapoint, Utah

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Unincorporated community
Lapoint is located in Utah
Location within the state of Utah
Coordinates: 40°24′14″N 109°47′37″W / 40.40389°N 109.79361°W / 40.40389; -109.79361Coordinates: 40°24′14″N 109°47′37″W / 40.40389°N 109.79361°W / 40.40389; -109.79361
Country United States
State Utah
County Uintah
Named for Southward "point" of the Uinta Mountains
Elevation 5,568 ft (1,697 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 84039
GNIS feature ID 1429476[1]
Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 579
1940 646 11.6%
1950 496 −23.2%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau[2]

Lapoint is an unincorporated community in western Uintah County, Utah, United States, on the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation. It lies along State Route 121 west of the city of Vernal, the county seat of Uintah County.[3] Its elevation is 5,568 feet (1,697 m).[1] Although Lapoint is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 84039.[4] Originally named Taft in honor of William Howard Taft, its name was changed to Lapoint since it lies on a southward-jutting spur or "point" of the Uinta Mountains.[5]


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Lapoint has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Lapoint, Utah". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  2. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 103.
  4. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  5. ^ Van Cott, John W. (1990). Utah Place Names. Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Press. p. 222. ISBN 0-87480-345-4. 
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Lapoint, Utah