Enterprise, Utah


The town of Enterprise began life as the dream of Orson Welcome Huntsman. His plan to dam the tributaries of Shoal Creek was thought "daft" by many folks in the area but a few St. George businessmen thought enough of the idea to put up some funds and have the future townsite surveyed (this was in 1891).

Jacob Micah Truman was the first permanent settler and he was soon followed by several other families, mostly Mormons. Then an earthquake estimated at a strength of 6.0 on the Richter scale struck the Pine Valley area on November 17, 1902. The town of Hebron, only 10 miles from Enterprise, suffered serious damage while Enterprise suffered almost none. Shortly, the townspeople abandoned Hebron and moved to Enterprise. Between 1990 and 2000, Enterprise suffered a 37.3% increase in population and is now a fifth-class city by Utah statutes.

Fast Facts about Enterprise, Utah
Enterprise, Washington County, UT 84725
Latitude: 37.571°N
Longitude: 113.7179°W
Founded: 1891
Elevation: 5,318'

Education:
High School or Higher: 86.6%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 10.7%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 4.2%
Cost of Living Index for Enterprise: 83.8

2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $47,500
Median Home Value: $199,200
Median Resident Age: 26.9 Years
Major Industries:
Educational Services, Agriculture, Construction, Lodging & Food Services, Transportation Services, Building Materials, Automotive Services, Health Care, Government, Social Services
Unemployed (March 2015): 4.6%
 
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population
1,711
Males
871
Females
840
Population by Age
Under 18
691
18 & over
1,020
20-24
91
25-34
241
35-49
260
50-64
217
65 & over
167
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
131
Non Hispanic or Latino
1,580
Population by Race
White
1,582
African-American
5
Asian
2
Native American
22
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
0
Other
80
Two or more
20
 
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