Charleston, Utah

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Charleston is a town in Wasatch County, Utah, United States. The population was 378 at the 2000 census.



Charleston is located at 40°28′1″N 111°28′7″W / 40.46694°N 111.46861°W / 40.46694; -111.46861 (40.466850, -111.468680).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km²), of which 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²) is land, and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²), or 10.16%, is water.


In 1858, trapper Aaron Daniels moved to a place on the Provo River just north of where Charleston is today.[4]

The first farmers put in crops at Charleston in 1859, and the first house was built by William Manning late that year. Manning and George Noakes were the only residents until 1863, when a few others moved in. In 1866, there were about a dozen families, and after that, the population began to grow even faster.[4]

Noakes was the first Presiding elder in Charleston. Until 1877, the branch was part of the Heber Ward. The Charlston Ward was formed in July 1877, with Nymphus C. Murdock as bishop. The ward had 397 members in 1930, with 467 people living within the ward boundaries.[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 378 people, 120 households, and 101 families residing in the town. The population density was 225.5 people per square mile (86.9/km²). There were 131 housing units at an average density of 78.2/sq mi (30.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.88% White, 0.26% African American, and 1.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.03% of the population.

There were 120 households out of which 48.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.0% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.8% were non-families. Of all households 12.5% were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.15 and the average family size was 3.49.

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