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Meadow, Utah

Meadow, Utah
Town
Meadow welcome sign
Meadow welcome sign
Location in Millard County and the state of Utah.
Location in Millard County and the state of Utah.
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Utah
County Millard
Settled 1857
Area
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 4,839 ft (1,475 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 311
 • Density 513.1/sq mi (198.1/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84644
Area code(s) 435
FIPS code 49-48830[1]
GNIS feature ID 1430198[2]

Meadow is a town in Millard County, Utah, United States. The population was 254 at the 2000 census. Originally called Meadow Creek, the town is located about eight miles south of Fillmore.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Climate 2.1
  • Demographics 3
  • References 4

History

From 1847, Meadow Creek was considered a good camp site on the along the Old Mormon Road to Southern California. Meadow Creek was the site where Walkara died in 1855. The town of Meadow Creek was settled in 1857 by ten Latter-day Saint families from Fillmore, Utah.[3] The name of the town was changed to Meadow when it acquired its post office in 1864. [4]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land.

Climate

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Meadow has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[5]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 254 people, 94 households, and 72 families residing in the town. The population density was 513.1 people per square mile (196.1/km²). There were 124 housing units at an average density of 250.5 per square mile (95.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.64% White, 0.79% Native American, 1.57% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.57% of the population.

There were 94 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.0% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.4% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the town the population was spread out with 32.3% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,250, and the median income for a family was $34,375. Males had a median income of $26,000 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,378. About 6.6% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 3.8% of those sixty five or over.

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  3. ^ Andrew Jenson. Encyclopedic History of the Church. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1941. p. 485
  4. ^ Post Offices, Utah, Millard County, Meadow (1864-Date), from postalhistory.com accessed September 3, 2015.
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Meadow, Utah
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
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