Bunkerville, Nevada

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Bunkerville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Clark County, Nevada, United States. The population was 1,014 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Bunkerville is located at 36°45′55″N 114°8′11″W / 36.76528°N 114.13639°W / 36.76528; -114.13639 (36.765276, -114.136356)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 43.4 square miles (112.4 km²), of which, 43.0 square miles (111.2 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²) of it (1.06%) is water.

History

Bunkerville was settled in 1877 by Mormon pioneers from Utah. It is named after Edward Bunker, who was already a seasoned pioneer settler before he came to Bunkerville, having pioneered the settlement at Santa Clara, Utah.[2]

Bunker, on his own initiative but with permission from Brigham Young, moved his large polygamous family 25 miles southwest to Bunkerville after the settlers in Santa Clara had failed to live the communitarian United Order. The residents of Bunkerville, so named by Brigham Young, established a new communal effort, sharing the work and the fruits of their work, with all land being held in common. The communal experiment ended in 1880.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,014 people, 258 households, and 222 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 23.6 people per square mile (9.1/km²). There were 277 housing units at an average density of 6.4/sq mi (2.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 75.15% White, 0.69% African American, 1.87% Asian, 0.59% Pacific Islander, 15.68% from other races, and 6.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 24.85% of the population.

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