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Milford, Utah

Milford, Utah
City
Location in Beaver County and the state of Utah
Location in Beaver County and the state of Utah
Location of Utah in the United States
Location of Utah in the United States
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Utah
County Beaver
Founded 1880
Incorporated 1903
Area
 • Total 3.1 sq mi (8.0 km2)
 • Land 3.1 sq mi (8.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 4,967 ft (1,514 m)
Population (2012 est.)
 • Total 1,368
 • Density 444/sq mi (171.5/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84751
Area code(s) 435
FIPS code 49-50040[2]
GNIS feature ID 1430317[1]
Website .com.milfordutwww

Milford is a city in Beaver County, Utah, United States. The population was 1,420 at the 2010 census[3] and 1,368 as of a 2012 Census Bureau estimate.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Milford Flat Wildfire 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Geography and climate 4
  • Historic photo gallery 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

Although there were ranches in the area in the 1870s, Milford did not come into being until the arrival of the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad in 1880.[4] Milford is an abbreviated form of mill and ford.[5]

Milford Flat Wildfire

Lightning caused a massive wildfire to start near Milford at 3:45 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2007.[6] On July 8 the fire was declared the largest in Utah's history, having burned more than 283,000 acres (1,150 km2).[7]

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,451 people, 484 households, and 357 families residing in the city. The population density was 753.7 people per square mile (290.3/km²). There were 589 housing units at an average density of 306.0 per square mile (117.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.42% White, 1.45% Native American, 1.45% Asian, 4.07% from other races, and 2.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.13% of the population.

There were 484 households out of which 45.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.58.

In the city the population was spread out with 37.2% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 17.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,809, and the median income for a family was $41,750. Males had a median income of $35,568 versus $19,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,889. About 9.2% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.1% of those under age 18 and 17.4% of those age 65 or over.

Geography and climate

Milford is located in east-central Beaver County in the Escalante Desert, a basin situated between the Mineral Mountains to the east and the smaller Star Range to the west. State Route 21 passes through the city, leading south 14 miles (23 km) to Minersville and northwest 84 miles (135 km) to U.S. Routes 6 and 50 near the Nevada line. State Route 257 runs north from Milford 74 miles (119 km) to Delta.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), all of it land.[3]

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 66 75 80 87 94 105 104 102 98 90 76 65
Norm High °F 40.6 47.1 56.7 65 74.2 86.2 92.9 90.7 81.3 68 52.2 42.2
Norm Low °F 15.5 20.2 26.4 31.6 38.9 47.1 55.4 54.5 44.9 33.1 23 15
Rec Low °F -28 -29 -14 9 17 24 38 34 23 -2 -13 -32
Precip (in) 0.73 0.77 1.21 0.99 0.94 0.44 0.76 1.04 0.92 1.12 0.77 0.58
Source: USTravelWeather.com [4]

Historic photo gallery

References

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Milford
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Milford city, Utah". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 23, 2014. 
  4. ^ Andrew Jenson. Encyclopedic History of the Church. p. 502
  5. ^ Van Atta, Dale (Jan 22, 1977). "You name it - there's a town for it". The Deseret News. pp. W6. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  6. ^ [5]
  7. ^ [6]
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

External links

  • City of Milford official website
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