Minersville, Utah

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Minersville is a town in Beaver County, Utah, United States. The population was 817 at the 2000 census.

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History

Minersville was settled in 1859 at the direction of Brigham Young so a lead mine could be operated on the site where Jesse N. Smith and three others had found lead the previous year.[3]

Minersville had 446 residents in 1870, 525 in 1900 and in 1930 had 815 residents.[4]

Geography

Minersville is located at 38°12′48″N 112°55′30″W / 38.21333°N 112.925°W / 38.21333; -112.925 (38.213242, -112.924928).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 817 people, 256 households, and 204 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,289.3 people per square mile (500.7/km²). There were 274 housing units at an average density of 432.4/sq mi (167.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.76% White, 0.12% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 4.16% from other races, and 1.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.00% of the population.

There were 256 households out of which 49.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.0% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.19 and the average family size was 3.68.

In the town the population was spread out with 39.0% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 14.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 109.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.8 males.

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