Tremonton, Utah


At the age of 28, John Petty homesteaded a 160-acre parcel that is now Tremonton from Main Street south. That was in 1888. The Bear River Canal was being built and land agents were scouring the country for new immigrants to populate the area. A number of families came from Nebraska and more came from a German colony in Illinois. The Tremonton townsite was laid out in 1903 and businessmen flocked to the new area. At first, not many homes were built because the families usually lived in the rear of their business structures. For that matter, the settlement didn't even have a name for several weeks. Then one of the German settlers suggested the name of his home town in Illinois: Tremont. That worked for a few years but then the postal authorities said the name was too often being confused with "Fremont" (another town in Utah). So the folks added "on" to Tremont and the name has been Tremonton ever since.

The founding of Tremonton was different from a lot of the rest of Utah in that most of the settlers were non-Mormons. However, they were virtually all progressive, industrious and willing to work with their neighbors, essential qualities for the time and the place. Growth has been pretty steady in Tremonton, leading to the city becoming the central shopping place for most of the Bear River Valley.

In April 2008, La-Z-Boy announced they were closing their factory in Tremonton and moving some of their production to a factory in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico. All 630 employees in Tremonton were laid off. It made a huge negative impact on the county economy.

Fast Facts about Tremonton, Utah
Tremonton, Box Elder County, UT 84337
Latitude: 41.7094°N
Longitude: 112.1738°W
Incorporated: 1906
Elevation: 4,290'

Education:
High School or Higher: 87.7%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 14.0%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 3.0%
Cost of Living Index for Tremonton: 83.0
Median Resident Age: 25.4 Years

2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $54,100
Median Home Value: $154,100
Major Industries:
Transportation Equipment, Computer & Electronic Products, Lodging & Food Services, Health Care, Miscellaneous Manufacturing, Construction, Agriculture, Educational Services, Metal & Metal Products, Retail Services
Unemployed (March 2015): 8.6%
 
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population
7,647
Males
3,784
Females
3,863
Population by Age
Under 18
2,851
18 & over
4,796
20-24
490
25-34
1,232
35-49
1,279
50-64
940
65 & over
650
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
896
Non Hispanic or Latino
6,751
Population by Race
White
6.898
African-American
31
Asian
109
Native American
44
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
15
Other
390
Two or more
160
 
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