Clarkston, Utah

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Clarkston is a town in Cache County, Utah, United States. The population was 688 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Logan, Utah-Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Clarkston is most noted for being the last home of Martin Harris, one of the three witnesses of the Book of Mormon. He is buried in Clarkston and every other year a pageant commemorates his life.[3]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.

History

The townsite of Clarkston was laid out in 1864. It was named for Israel J. Clark, who was an early settler and the first branch president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Clarkston.[4]

A Latter-day Saint ward was organized in Clarkston in the fall of 1867 with William F. Rigby as bishop.[5] A brick meetinghouse was built in 1910.[5]

In 1930 Clarkston had a population of 570.[5]

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 688 people, 206 households, and 172 families residing in the town. The population density was 718.0 people per square mile (276.7/km²). There were 219 housing units at an average density of 228.6/sq mi (88.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.78% White, 0.29% Native American, 1.60% from other races, and 2.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.18% of the population.

There were 206 households out of which 47.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.7% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.5% were non-families. 16.0% 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 3.34 and the average family size was 3.78.

In the town the population was spread out with 35.5% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 108.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.9 males.

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