Enoch, Utah

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Enoch is a mostly rural and agricultural city in Iron County, Utah, United States, and is located approximately 6 miles northeast of Cedar City. The population was 3,467 at the 2000 census.

Enoch was originally settled as part of an iron mission along with Cedar City and Parowan. The area was originally known as Johnson Springs, as named by Joel H. Johnson, the earliest known white settler. In 1890, the area's name was changed to Enoch, to avoid confusion with another settlement in Utah also named Johnson Springs. Enoch was officially incorporated on January 10, 1966, absorbing nearby Grimshawville, Stevensville, and Williamsville.

The current city council consists of Mayor Robert Rasmussen, with council members Steve Clarke, Brent Taylor, Rob Dotson, Celesta Lyman, and Gary Wilcken.

The city is organized under a six member council system of government where the mayor is a non-voting (except in the case of a tie) member. The mayor is charged with the executive duties of the city. Currently the city has employed a City Manager to handle the day to day administration of the city.

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Geography

Enoch is located at 37°45′32″N 113°2′23″W / 37.75889°N 113.03972°W / 37.75889; -113.03972 (37.758972, -113.039811).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.6 km²), all of it land.

History

Enoch was founded by Joel H. Johnson. It was originally known as Johnson's Springs and Johnson's Fort.

Enoch was incorporated on 10 January 1966 and at that time absorbed the neighboring communities of Grimshawville, Stevensville and Williamsville.[4]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,467 people, 958 households, and 858 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,047.1 people per square mile (404.4/km²). There were 1,029 housing units at an average density of 310.8/sq mi (120.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.78% White, 0.17% African American, 2.45% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.40% Pacific Islander, 1.07% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.54% of the population.

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