Ivins, Utah


Red Mountain rising above Ivins
Red Mountain rises above Ivins
Ivins, Utah

Ivins was named after LDS Apostle Anthony W. Ivins. He didn't object to the settlers using his name, he just asked that they spell it right. But the town began as a dream: several St. George businessmen wanted to bring irrigation water to the fertile soils of the Santa Clara bench. That required the construction of an eight-mile canal leading to the bench from Santa Clara Creek near the Shem smelter. In those eight miles the canal crossed a few deep ravines and ran over several steep mountainsides.

Digging the canal took three years. Four years later, the Ivins Reservoir was finally in place to store water brought in through the canal. So while the work was completed in 1918, it wasn't until January 1922 that the first settlers began to arrive.

The Desert Rose Labyrinth in Ivins
The Desert Rose Labyrinth
Fast Facts about Ivins, Utah
Ivins, Washington County, NM 84738
Latitude: 37.1676°N
Longitude: 113.6808°W
Settled: 1922
Elevation: 3,081'

Education:
High School or Higher: 90.0%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 20.1%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 6.5%
Cost of Living Index for Ivins: 89.6

2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $47,400
Median Home Value: $231,800
Median Resident Age: 30.4 Years
Major Industries:
Lodging & Food Services, Construction, Health Care, Repair & Maintenance, Educational Services, Transportation Services, Retail Services, Waste Management Services, Professional Services, Social Services, Government
Unemployed (March 2015): 4.6%
 
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population
6,753
Males
3,304
Females
3,449
Population by Age
Under 18
1,874
18 & over
4,879
20-24
269
25-34
730
35-49
1,081
50-64
1,307
65 & over
1,335
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
387
Non Hispanic or Latino
6,366
Population by Race
White
6,303
African-American
39
Asian
18
Native American
87
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
30
Other
107
Two or more
169
 
Washington County Pages
 
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