Laketown, Utah


The old and new LDS churches in Laketown
The LDS churches in Laketown, old and new
A historic building in Laketown

Laketown was settled in 1864 by a small group of Mormon pioneers. I don't know that they originally settled there at the southern end of Bear Lake specifically to build the Laketown Canal but eventually, that feat was accomplished, turning the countryside south of Laketown into decent farming acreage.

Rendezvous Beach (a unit of Bear Lake State Park) is directly north of Laketown against the shore of Bear Lake. Rendezvous Beach was the site of a couple big mountain man rendezvous back in 1827 and 1828, events still commemorated annually. Laketown is also the southern terminus of the Bear Lake Scenic Byway.

The Town Park in Laketown
Laketown Town Park
At the turnoff to Laketown
At the turnoff to Laketown

Fast Facts about Laketown, Utah

Laketown, Rich County, UT 84038
Latitude: 41.8243°N
Longitude: 111.3213°W
Settled: 1864
Elevation: 5,974'

Education:
High School or Higher: 98.3%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 34.7%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 3.3%
Cost of Living Index for Laketown: 80.5

2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $60,000
Median Home Value: $208,200
Median Resident Age: 39.5 Years
Major Industries:
Educational Services, Construction, Mining, Agriculture, Lodging & Food Services, Professional Services, Waste Management Services, Health Care
Unemployed (March 2015): 3.9%
 

Population Demographics: 2010

Total Population
248
Males
124
Females
124
Population by Age
Under 18
77
18 & over
171
20-24
11
25-34
29
35-49
32
50-64
49
65 & over
42
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
3
Non Hispanic or Latino
245
Population by Race
White
239
African-American
0
Asian
1
Native American
0
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
0
Other
2
Two or more
6
 
Rich County area map
Map of the Rich County area

Rich County Pages

Photos courtesy of TheArmchairExplorer, CCA-by-SA 4.0 License