Huntsville, Utah

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Huntsville, Utah
The eastern part of Huntsville
The eastern part of Huntsville
Nickname(s): McKayville
Location in Weber County and the state of Utah
Location in Weber County and the state of Utah
Coordinates: 41°15′36″N 111°46′24″W / 41.26000°N 111.77333°W / 41.26000; -111.77333Coordinates: 41°15′36″N 111°46′24″W / 41.26000°N 111.77333°W / 41.26000; -111.77333
Country United States
State Utah
County Weber
Founded 1860
Incorporated 1924
Founded by Jefferson Hunt
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 • Land 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 4,928 ft (1,502 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 612
 • Density 965.3/sq mi (372.7/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84317
Area code(s) 385, 801
FIPS code 49-37060[1]
GNIS feature ID 1428949[2]

Huntsville is a town in Weber County, Utah, United States. The population was 608 at the 2000 census. It is part of the OgdenClearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Huntsville was founded in 1860 by Jefferson Hunt.[3] An LDS ward was organized there in 1877 with Francis Hammond as Bishop, and he was succeeded in 1885 by David McKay. This David McKay was the father of David O. McKay, later president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[4] A Trappist monastery, the Abbey of Our Lady of the Holy Trinity, was established there in 1947, and closed after 70 years in 2017.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (9.46%) is water.


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, Huntsville has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[5]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016632[6]3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 649 people, 194 households, and 163 families residing in the town. The population density was 965.3 people per square mile (374.0/km²). There were 219 housing units at an average density of 325.7 per square mile (126.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.77% White, 0.15% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.15% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.08% of the population.

There were 194 households out of which 46.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.6% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.5% were non-families. 13.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.35 and the average family size was 3.70.

In the town, the population was spread out with 33.7% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 108.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $50,625, and the median income for a family was $52,656. Males had a median income of $37,411 versus $31,528 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,232. About 4.3% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.


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  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine, Volumes 9-10. 1918. p. 188. 
  4. ^ Andrew Jenson. Encyclopedic History of the Church'. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1941) p. 347
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Huntsville, Utah
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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