Naples, Utah

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Naples, Utah
City
City office
City office
Location in Uintah County and the state of Utah
Location in Uintah County and the state of Utah
Coordinates: 40°25′58″N 109°29′54″W / 40.43278°N 109.49833°W / 40.43278; -109.49833Coordinates: 40°25′58″N 109°29′54″W / 40.43278°N 109.49833°W / 40.43278; -109.49833
Country United States
State Utah
County Uintah
Founded 1878
Incorporated May 13, 1982
Founded by Bradford R. Bird
Named for Naples
Area
 • Total 6.5 sq mi (16.9 km2)
 • Land 6.5 sq mi (16.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 5,230 ft (1,594 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 1,883
 • Density 199.0/sq mi (76.8/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84078
Area code(s) 435
FIPS code 49-53560[1]
GNIS feature ID 1430636[2]
Website naplescityut.gov

Naples is a city in Uintah County, Utah, United States. The population was 1,300 at the 2000 census. Although Naples was a town in 2000,[1] it has since been classified as a fifth-class city by state law.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.5 square miles (16.9 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 212
1900 779 267.5%
1910 769 −1.3%
1920 605 −21.3%
1930 518 −14.4%
1940 620 19.7%
1950 608 −1.9%
1990 1,334
2000 1,300 −2.5%
2010 1,755 35.0%
Est. 2016 2,130 [4] 21.4%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau[5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,300 people, 402 households, and 344 families residing in the town. The population density was 199.0 people per square mile (76.9/km²). There were 416 housing units at an average density of 63.7 per square mile (24.6/km²). The racial makeup is 98.46% White, 0.31% Native American, 0.23% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.85% of the population.

There were 402 households out of which 50.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.6% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.4% were non-families. 11.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.23 and the average family size was 3.53.

In the town the population was spread out with 38.0% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $43,158, and the median income for a family was $47,500. Males had a median income of $38,625 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income is $14,517. About 4.7% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

Attractions[edit]

Special events[edit]

Games, Anime, and More (G.A.M.) is a biannual fan convention. It is a multi-genre convention having video games, card games, cartoons, costumes, tournaments, tabletop gaming, and similar activities. The G.A.M. Convention is held during March and August in Uintah County, Utah. In 2015 it was the first anime convention held in Vernal, Utah as well as the first gaming convention held there, making it the first convention of its type in Vernal.[6] In 2016 it was held in Naples, Utah for the first time, making G.A.M. the first convention of its type in the city of Naples.

Notable natives and residents[edit]

  • Earl W. Bascom (1906–1995), Hollywood actor, artist, inventor, rodeo cowboy, Canadian Rodeo Hall of Fame, Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, Utah Sports Hall of Fame, Utah Rodeo Hall of Fame, "Father of Modern Rodeo"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ §10-2-301 of the Utah Code, last amended in 2003. Accessed 2009-06-25.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 18, 2011. 
  6. ^ Best, Liberty (2015-08-18). "First anime convention held in Vernal". Vernal Express. Uintah Basin Media. Retrieved 2016-03-06. 

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