New Harmony, Utah

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New Harmony, Utah
New Harmony in November 2017.
New Harmony in November 2017.
Location in Washington County and the state of Utah
Location in Washington County and the state of Utah
Coordinates: 37°28′46″N 113°18′21″W / 37.47944°N 113.30583°W / 37.47944; -113.30583Coordinates: 37°28′46″N 113°18′21″W / 37.47944°N 113.30583°W / 37.47944; -113.30583
CountryUnited States
StateUtah
CountyWashington
settlement, Incorporated1862
1936
Named forHarmony, Pennsylvania
Area
 • Total0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 • Land0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
5,305 ft (1,617 m)
Population
(2016)
 • Total220
 • Density473.8/sq mi (182.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
84757
Area code(s)435
FIPS code49-54440[1]
GNIS feature ID1443808[2]

New Harmony is a town in Washington County, Utah, United States. The population was 207 at the 2010 census. It was originally settled as part of efforts to mine and refine iron in the area. Settlers built a crude foundry in 1852, but abandoned it soon after due to transport and logistics issues. [1]

The town of New Harmony was settled in 1862, by 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.[3]:174

Geography and climate[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.

New Harmony's Köppen climate classification is Csa (Hot-summer mediterranean).[4]

The natural vegetation in the immediate vicinity of New Harmony is pinyon-juniper woodland.[5]

The boundary of the Pine Valley Mountain Wilderness lies less than a mile outside of the New Harmony city limits.[6]

New Harmony lies in the watershed of Ash Creek and is therefore in the Colorado River basin.[7] It lies in or near the Basin and Range - Colorado Plateau Transition Zone.[8]

Climate data for New Harmony, UT (1948 to 2006)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 67
(19)
76
(24)
80
(27)
85
(29)
95
(35)
100
(38)
104
(40)
101
(38)
94
(34)
88
(31)
78
(26)
69
(21)
104
(40)
Average high °F (°C) 45.0
(7.2)
48.8
(9.3)
54.8
(12.7)
62.9
(17.2)
72.7
(22.6)
83.1
(28.4)
89.0
(31.7)
86.5
(30.3)
79.5
(26.4)
68.8
(20.4)
54.6
(12.6)
45.9
(7.7)
66.0
(18.9)
Average low °F (°C) 21.2
(−6)
24.4
(−4.2)
28.6
(−1.9)
34.3
(1.3)
42.1
(5.6)
50.7
(10.4)
58.4
(14.7)
57.1
(13.9)
49.2
(9.6)
38.8
(3.8)
28.0
(−2.2)
21.6
(−5.8)
37.9
(3.3)
Record low °F (°C) −11
(−24)
−20
(−29)
0
(−18)
12
(−11)
23
(−5)
29
(−2)
40
(4)
36
(2)
23
(−5)
6
(−14)
3
(−16)
−19
(−28)
−20
(−29)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 2.16
(55)
2.21
(56)
2.18
(55)
1.17
(30)
0.86
(22)
0.57
(14)
1.15
(29)
1.62
(41)
1.26
(32)
1.39
(35)
1.52
(39)
1.51
(38)
17.59
(447)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 11.8
(30)
8.0
(20)
7.2
(18)
1.5
(4)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.3
(1)
2.5
(6)
5.7
(14)
37.2
(94)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 5 5 6 5 4 2 4 6 4 4 4 4 53
Source #1: Western Regional Climate Center[9]
Source #2: Western Regional Climate Center[10]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
186074
1870243228.4%
1880150−38.3%
1890102−32.0%
190011916.7%
1910105−11.8%
192015749.5%
19301697.6%
19401700.6%
1950126−25.9%
1960105−16.7%
197078−25.7%
198011750.0%
1990101−13.7%
200019088.1%
20102078.9%
Est. 2016220[11]6.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 190 people, 69 households, and 58 families residing in the town. The population density was 473.8 people per square mile (183.4/km²). There were 86 housing units at an average density of 214.5 per square mile (83.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.95% White, 0.53% Native American, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.63% of the population.

There were 69 households out of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.0% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.5% were non-families. 14.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 18.9% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 23.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 115.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,583, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $11,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,133. About 15.6% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 18.2% of those sixty five or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. ^ 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
  4. ^ Köppen Climate Types of Utah
  5. ^ National Atlas: Potential National Vegetation
  6. ^ Washington County Interactive Map Viewer
  7. ^ Virgin River Watershed Management Plan
  8. ^ Utah Geological Survey
  9. ^ "New Harmony, Utah Period of Record General Climate Summary - Temperature". Western Regional Climate Center. Retrieved 2017-06-09.
  10. ^ "New Harmony, Utah Period of Record General Climate Summary - Precipitation". Western Regional Climate Center. Retrieved 2017-06-09.
  11. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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