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Deweyville, Utah

Deweyville, Utah
Location in Box Elder County and the state of Utah.
Location in Box Elder County and the state of Utah.
Location of Utah in the United States
Location of Utah in the United States
Country United States
State Utah
County Box Elder
Founded 1864
Incorporated March 7, 1939
Named for John C. Dewey
 • Total 6.4 sq mi (16.7 km2)
 • Land 6.4 sq mi (16.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 4,337 ft (1,322 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 325
 • Density 43.1/sq mi (16.6/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84309
Area code 435
FIPS code 49-19680[2]
GNIS feature ID 1455092[1]

Deweyville is a town in Box Elder County, Utah, United States. The population was 332 at the 2010 census.


  • Geography 1
  • History 2
  • Demographics 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.4 square miles (17 square kilometres), all of it land. Much of what the local population refers to as Deweyville is actually land outside the town boundaries, located in unincorporated Box Elder County. This includes the Cedar Ridge Subdivision, a 26-house development located 1.6 miles north of incorporated Deweyville.


On March 14, 1864, the John C. Dewey family, Mormon pioneer immigrants from England, left Calls Fort, Utah, and settled at Empey Springs, an area originally settled by William Empey. Empey Springs became known as Dewey Springs. Other settlers soon moved to the area.[3]

John C. Dewey directed many community activities, including the construction of a Bishop.[3]

Deweyville was a stop on the Utah Northern Railroad. The Oregon Short Line Railroad took over the Utah Northern Line in 1874 and converted the tracks to standard gauge. The town served as the main shipping point for the Bear River Valley until 1901. This, along with the construction of the Bothwell and Hammond Canals, contributed to significant business development. Saloons, a brewery, two boarding houses, a barber shop, and lumber, hardware, and merchandise businesses were opened.[3]

On March 7, 1939, Deweyville was granted a municipal charter by the Box Elder County.[3]

In 1941, a water system was installed. This was one of the last Public Works Administration projects completed in Utah.[3]


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 278 people, 98 households, and 68 families residing in the town. The population density was 43.1 people per square mile (16.6/km2). There were 106 housing units at an average density of 16.4 per square mile (6.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.68% White, 0.72% Asian, 2.16% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.16% of the population.

There were 98 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.57.

In the town the age distribution of the population shows 30.2% under the age of 18, 12.9% from 18 to 24, 20.9% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $43,750, and the median income for a family was $58,750. Males had a median income of $42,500 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,260. About 5.0% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under the age of eighteen and 6.7% of those sixty five or over.


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Deweyville
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ a b c d e Box Elder County website
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

External links

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