Uintah City Hall
Uintah is located in the mouth of Weber Canyon at the foot of the Wasatch Range. The Shoshone Indians occupied this site long before the first European settlement was founded in 1850. Some ancient artifacts found in the area date back more than 5,000 years.
The Transcontinental Railroad was built through Uintah in 1868 and the town boomed with the population rising above 5,000 in 1869. At first, Uintah served as the freight terminus for Salt Lake City-bound materials, then in 1872 the Utah Central Railroad opened between Salt Lake City and Ogden and that freight business moved to Ogden. Almost overnight, most of the residents, business owners and freighters abandoned Uintah. By 1875, the population was down to less than 300, and it stayed there into the early 1900's.
Like many small municipalities in Utah, Uintah became an incorporated municipality in 1937, driven by the need to sell bonds and construct a municipal water system.
Note, 2015: I often find Google maps interesting in terms of what they miss, mark in the wrong place and just plain misspell. In this case Uintah City Hall is marked as "Unitah City Hall." And the spelling may remain like that for years to come...
High School or Higher: 86.1%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 16.6%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 5.0%
Cost of Living Index for Uintah: 85.7
Median Resident Age: 32.6 Years
Median Household Income: $66,000
Median Home Value: $214,000
Construction, Government, Health Care, Educational Services, Finance & Insurance Services, Professional Services, Automotive Services, Real Estate Services, Waste Management Services, Retail Services, Utilities
Unemployed (March 2015): 4.4%