Scipio, Utah

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Scipio is a town in Millard County, Utah, United States. The population was 290 at the 2000 census.



Scipio is located at 39°14′51″N 112°6′17″W / 39.2475°N 112.10472°W / 39.2475; -112.10472 (39.247520, -112.104819).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.5 square miles (3.88 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 290 people, 112 households, and 91 families residing in the town. The population density was 340.8 people per square mile (131.7/km²). There were 139 housing units at an average density of 163.4/sq mi (63.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.59% White, 0.34% Native American, 0.69% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.79% of the population.

There were 112 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.3% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.8% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 14.8% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 27.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 105.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,227, and the median income for a family was $35,625. Males had a median income of $30,714 versus $13,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,003. None of the families and 1.7% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 1.3% of those over 64.


Scipio (Millard) was settled in 1859. The town is in oval-shaped Round Valley, thirty-seven miles south/southwest of Nephi, at the junction of I-15 and US-50. Early names included Round Valley and Craball. Then, in 1861, it was named for an early settler, Scipio Kenner. It was in this year that George A. Smith organized an LDS branch in the town.[4] A Fort Scipio also existed here at one time. The nearest town ca. 15 miles southwest of Scipio on I-15 is Holden. About 30 miles south/southeast are the towns of Redmond, Salina and Aurora. About half-way between Scipio and Salina is Lake Scipio on the west side of US-50. To the east lie the Valley Mountains with the highest peak reaching around 8,189' (2,496 m). To the south lie the Pahvant Mountains which rise above 10,000 ft (3,000 m).

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