Uintah, Utah


Uintah City Hall
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...

Fast Facts about Uintah, Utah
Uintah, Weber County, UT 84403, 84405
Latitude: 41.1441°N
Longitude: 111.9299°W
Incorporated: 1937
Elevation: 4,537'

Education:
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

2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $66,000
Median Home Value: $214,000
Major Industries:
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%
 
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population
1,322
Males
658
Females
664
Population by Age
Under 18
415
18 & over
907
20-24
80
25-34
147
35-49
268
50-64
235
65 & over
149
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
40
Non Hispanic or Latino
1,282
Population by Race
White
1,289
African-American
3
Asian
10
Native American
4
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
1
Other
4
Two or more
11
 
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