Garland, Utah

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Garland is a city in Box Elder County, Utah, United States. The population was 1,943 at the 2000 census.

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History

Garland was originally named Sunset and settled in 1890.[4] The first settler was David E. Manning.[5]

It was a company town and was renamed after William Garland, the contractor who built the Utah Sugar Company factory at the location, completed in 1903.[4] The company donated land to the LDS Church for a "ward chapel and amusement hall" and also built 14 homes, a hotel, and other buildings.[4] The town had a general store, a bank, a post office, and a newspaper named The Garland Globe in 1906.[4] By 1920s there were other merchants, a flour mill, a Carnegie Library, and a high school.[4]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,943 people, 588 households, and 476 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,097.8 people per square mile (423.8/km²). There were 621 housing units at an average density of 350.9/sq mi (135.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.99% White, 0.41% Native American, 3.14% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 5.46% from other races, and 1.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.87% of the population.

There were 588 households out of which 51.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.2% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.9% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.30 and the average family size was 3.74.

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