Hatch, Utah


Downtown Hatch, Utah
A view in downtown Hatch

When I passed through Hatch in late September, 2015, Hatch looked like a relatively recent settlement and most businesses in town appeared to survive on the fruits of tourism alone. The town was incorporated in 1934 and named for one Meltiar Hatch, Sr. Meltiar Hatch Sr. was a member of the Mormon Battallion, his son Meltiar Jr. born in Winter Quarters during the trek to Utah. He spent many years doing the bidding of the Brigham Young and the church before he was finally told to settle in the Sevier Valley in 1872. It took him a bit but he and his two wives and two families (19 children when he died in 1895) were shortly settled onto a ranch about one mile south of today's Hatch. There were several other ranches established nearby over the years but there were off and on flooding problems in the area until everyone came together as a group and settled where the town of Hatch is now.

Downtown Hatch, Utah
Looking the other way in downtown Hatch

Fast Facts about Hatch, Utah

Hatch, Garfield County, UT 84735
Latitude: 37.649798°N
Longitude: 112.434404°W
Incorporated: 1934
Elevation: 6,919'

Education:
High School or Higher: 91.3%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 23.5%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 4.3%
Cost of Living Index for Hatch: 84.3

2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $49,000
Median Home Value: $142,000
Median Resident Age: 54.2 Years
Major Industries:
Educational Services, Utilities, Health Care, Social Services, Agriculture, Retail Services, Government
Unemployed (March 2015): 5.7%
 

Population Demographics: 2010

Total Population
133
Males
66
Females
67
Population by Age
Under 18
34
18 & over
99
20-24
6
25-34
17
35-49
16
50-64
30
65 & over
26
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
1
Non Hispanic or Latino
132
Population by Race
White
132
African-American
0
Asian
0
Native American
0
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
1
Other
0
Two or more
0
 

Garfield County Pages

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