Deweyville, Utah


In 1864, the John C. Dewey family, pioneer Mormon immigrants from England, settled in an area called Empey Springs. Shortly, other settlers moved in, too, and the area became known as Dewey Springs. The first school was built in 1869, the first Sunday school in 1872 and the post office was established in 1873 with John Dewey as postmaster. 1877 saw the organization of an LDS ward with John Dewey as Bishop.

Deweyville was a stop on the Utah Northern Railroad, which was taken over by the Oregon Short Line Railroad (part of the Union Pacific Railroad) in 1874. The Oregon Short Line Railroad converted the narrow gauge tracks to standard gauge and converted Deweyville into the main shipping point for Bear River Valley-bound goods and supplies until 1901 when the Malad Valley Railroad was built. Deweyville also grew with the construction of the Hammond and Bothwell irrigation canals. The town boasted 2 boarding houses, a brewery, several saloons, a barber shop and lumber, mercantile and hardware businesses. However, the town didn't get a community water system until the Public Works Administration built one in 1941.

Fast Facts about Deweyville, Utah
Deweyville, Box Elder County, UT 84309
Latitude: 41.7223°N
Longitude: 112.0913°W
Incorporated: 1939
Elevation: 4,337'

Education
High School or Higher: 87.7%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 14.2%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 1.3%
Cost of Living Index for Deweyville: 86.1
Median Resident Age: 33.0 Years

2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $65,200
Median Home Value: $159,800
Major Industries:
Transportation Equipment, Health Care, Miscellaneous Manufacturing, Educational Services, Agriculture, Construction, Computer & Electronic Products, Utilities, Government
Unemployed (March 2015): 8.6%
 
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population
332
Males
161
Females
171
Population by Age
Under 18
102
18 & over
230
20-24
10
25-34
34
35-49
62
50-64
63
65 & over
50
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
3
Non Hispanic or Latino
329
Population by Race
White
322
African-American
1
Asian
1
Native American
1
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
1
Other
1
Two or more
5
 
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