Amalga, Utah


Amalga Town Hall
Amalga Town Hall

Amalga was founded in 1869 by a Mormon settler named Hans Jorgenson. Other settlers moved in after until by 1891 there were enough people in the area to organize the Alto Branch of the LDS Church. The Amalgamated Sugar Company agreed to build a sugar beet processing plant in Amalga in 1916. That's where the name comes from.

The factory was built in time to process beets for the 1917 season. A railroad spur had been built, a large hotel opened and the Amalga Ward of the LDS Church was organized about the same time. The sugar beet blight struck and the plant was closed in 1929. The equipment was later transported to California and reassembled to work there. The hotel was torn down along with the workers houses, the railroad tracks were removed... What was left was purchased by the Cache Valley Dairy Association in 1941 and was repurposed for the production of Swiss cheese.

Fast Facts about Amalga, Utah
Amalga, Cache County, UT 84335
Latitude: 43.863611°N
Longitude: 111893056.°W
Founded: 1869
Elevation: 4,425'

Education:
High School or Higher: 91.0%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 25.1%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 10.8%
Cost of Living Index for Amalga: 82.2

2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $66,000
Median Home Value: $207,000
Median Resident Age: 26.4 Years
Major Industries:
Manufacturing, Agriculture, Retail Services, Health Care, Construction, Social Services, Finance & Insurance Services, Professional Services
Unemployed (March 2015): 3.2%
 
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population
488
Males
244
Females
244
Population by Age
Under 18
190
18 & over
298
20-24
34
25-34
44
35-49
96
50-64
66
65 & over
43
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
52
Non Hispanic or Latino
436
Population by Race
White
436
African-American
0
Asian
3
Native American
4
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
0
Other
32
Two or more
12
 
Map of the Cache County area

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Upper photo courtesy of Patricia Simpson, CCA-by-SA 3.0 License