Veyo, Utah

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Veyo
Holocene volcano on State Route 18, south of Veyo, July 2008
Holocene volcano on State Route 18, south of Veyo, July 2008
Location in Washington County and the State of Utah
Location in Washington County and the State of Utah
Coordinates: 37°20′34″N 113°42′12″W / 37.34278°N 113.70333°W / 37.34278; -113.70333Coordinates: 37°20′34″N 113°42′12″W / 37.34278°N 113.70333°W / 37.34278; -113.70333
CountryUnited States
StateUtah
CountyWashington
Elevation4,485 ft (1,367 m)
Population
 • Total483
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
84782
Area code(s)435
GNIS feature ID2629956[1]

Veyo (also Glencove) is a census-designated place in western Washington County, Utah, United States[1], on the edge of the Dixie National Forest.

Description[edit]

The town lies along State Route 18 north of the city of St. George, the county seat of Washington County.[3][4] The elevation of Veyo is 4,485 feet (1,367 m).[1] Although Veyo is unincorporated, it has a post office with the ZIP code of 84782.[5] The population was 483 at the 2010 census. One tradition says the community name is an acronym of virtue, enterprise, youth, and order; another says it combines verdure and youth. There is a town of Veyo in Spain that is also referred to as La Peña, which means "rocky outcrop".[6]

Veyo became a distinct community from Gunlock in 1918.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
192079
1930167111.4%
1940114−31.7%
195084−26.3%
2010483
Source: U.S. Census Bureau[7]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 483 people residing in the CDP. There were 193 housing units. The racial makeup of the town was 94.6% White, 0.8% American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 2.3% from some other race, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.2% of the population.

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Veyo has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Veyo". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". factfinder2.census.gov. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  3. ^ "MyTopo Maps - Veyo, UT, USA" (Map). mytopo.com. Trimble Navigation, Ltd. Retrieved 18 Mar 2018.
  4. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 102.
  5. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  6. ^ Van Cott, John W. (1990). Utah Place Names: A Comprehensive Guide to the Origins of Geographic Names: A Compilation. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press. p. 384. ISBN 978-0-87480-345-7. OCLC 797284427. Retrieved 18 Mar 2018.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". census.gov. United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 8 February 2006. Retrieved 18 November 2011.
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Veyo, Utah

External links[edit]

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