Hinckley, Utah

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Hinckley is a town in Millard County, Utah, United States, in the middle of the Sevier Desert. Irrigation water from the Sevier River, passing nearby, has been used to turn Hinckley into a farming oasis. The mountains that are common in Utah, are seen only in the distance, and beyond the reach of the river, a severe desert prevails. The population was 698 at the 2000 census.

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History

Hinckley was first settled by Erastus F. Pack, a son of John Pack. The area was part of the LDS Deseret Ward until 1891 when that ward was split and the area now known as Hinckley was made the Hinckley Ward, named after Ira N. Hinckley.[3] George Theobald surveyed the town and divided it into 14 blocks of 5 acres each.

Geography

Hinckley is located at 39°19′42″N 112°40′20″W / 39.32833°N 112.67222°W / 39.32833; -112.67222 (39.328466, -112.672277).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.0 square miles (13.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 698 people, 218 households, and 180 families residing in the town. The population density was 138.8 people per square mile (53.6/km²). There were 245 housing units at an average density of 48.7/sq mi (18.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.71% White, 0.43% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.57% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.15% of the population.

There were 218 households out of which 43.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.5% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.0% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.20 and the average family size was 3.61.

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