Moroni, Utah

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Moroni is a city in Sanpete County, Utah, United States. The population was 1,280 at the 2000 census.

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Name

The city is named after Moroni, a prophet in the beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons).

History

Moroni was founded by George W. Bradley in 1859. That same year Bradley became the bishop of Moroni. He remained such until 1868 when he was succeeded by Lars Svendsen.[3]

Geography

Moroni is located at 39°31′41″N 111°34′59″W / 39.52806°N 111.58306°W / 39.52806; -111.58306 (39.528066, -111.583018).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,280 people, 399 households, and 316 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,194.1 people per square mile (461.9/km²). There were 430 housing units at an average density of 401.1/sq mi (155.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.58% White, 0.23% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.62% Pacific Islander, 12.03% from other races, and 4.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.55% of the population.

There were 399 households out of which 46.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.2% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.6% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.21 and the average family size was 3.70.

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