Manila, Utah

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Manila is a small town located in at the northern edge of Daggett County, Utah, just south of the Wyoming border. The town is at the junction of State Route 43 and State Route 44, and is the county seat of Daggett County.[3] Nearby sites include the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area and the Flaming Gorge Reservoir just east of town, and to the south is Ashley National Forest, which includes Kings Peak (13,528 ft), the highest point in Utah. The population was 308 at the 2000 census. The settlement was named Manila in 1898, commemorating the American victory at the Battle of Manila Bay.[4]



Manila is located at 40°59′33″N 109°43′10″W / 40.9925°N 109.71944°W / 40.9925; -109.71944 (40.992438, -109.719497).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 308 people, 105 households, and 66 families residing in the town. The population density was 379.3 people per square mile (146.8/km²). There were 401 housing units at an average density of 493.9/sq mi (191.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.56% White, 1.95% African American, 0.97% Native American, 4.55% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.09% of the population.

There were 105 households out of which 21.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.83.

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