Levan, Utah

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Levan, Utah
Town
Levan, Utah is located in Utah
Levan, Utah
Levan, Utah
Location within the state of Utah
Coordinates: 39°33′24″N 111°51′40″W / 39.55667°N 111.86111°W / 39.55667; -111.86111Coordinates: 39°33′24″N 111°51′40″W / 39.55667°N 111.86111°W / 39.55667; -111.86111
CountryUnited States
StateUtah
CountyJuab
Founded1867
Area
 • Total0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 • Land0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation5,315 ft (1,620 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total852
 • Density900.7/sq mi (347.7/km2)
Time zoneMountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code84639
Area code(s)435
FIPS code49-44650[1]
GNIS feature ID1442564[2]
 
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Levan, Utah
Town
Levan, Utah is located in Utah
Levan, Utah
Levan, Utah
Location within the state of Utah
Coordinates: 39°33′24″N 111°51′40″W / 39.55667°N 111.86111°W / 39.55667; -111.86111Coordinates: 39°33′24″N 111°51′40″W / 39.55667°N 111.86111°W / 39.55667; -111.86111
CountryUnited States
StateUtah
CountyJuab
Founded1867
Area
 • Total0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 • Land0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation5,315 ft (1,620 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total852
 • Density900.7/sq mi (347.7/km2)
Time zoneMountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code84639
Area code(s)435
FIPS code49-44650[1]
GNIS feature ID1442564[2]

Levan is a town in Juab County, Utah, United States. The population was 688 at the 2000 census. It is often said that the name of the town derives from its location at the center of Utah, because the name is navel spelled backwards.[3] Several other origins have been suggested for the name, from French, Latin, or Ute.[4] The current mayor is Russ Mangelson, who assumed the position in January 2010. The postal ZIP Code is 84639.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), all of it land.

Climate[edit]

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Levan has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
1900614
191075222.5%
1920634−15.7%
1930611−3.6%
19406211.6%
1950521−16.1%
1960421−19.2%
1970376−10.7%
198045320.5%
1990416−8.2%
200068865.4%
201084122.2%
Est. 20128521.3%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there are 688 people, 219 households, and 183 families residing in the town. The population density is 900.7 people per square mile (349.5/km²). There are 258 housing units at an average density of 337.7 per square mile (131.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.38% White, 0.15% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.29% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 1.89% from two or more races. 3.49% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 219 households out of which 49.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.4% are married couples living together, 10.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 16.0% are non-families. 15.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.14 and the average family size is 3.49.

In the town the population is spread out with 37.2% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 28 years. For every 100 females there are 103.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $34,632, and the median income for a family is $36,250. Males have a median income of $33,500 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town is $12,260. 6.1% of the population and 5.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 3.4% of those under the age of 18 and 8.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "The Naming of Levan". Fife Folklore Archives. Utah State University. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  4. ^ Van Cott, John W. (1990). Utah Place Names. Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Press. p. 225. ISBN 0-87480-345-4.