Glenwood, Utah

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Glenwood, Utah
Glenwood, Sevier County, UT.jpg
Location in Sevier County and the state of Utah.
Location in Sevier County and the state of Utah.
Coordinates: 38°45′44″N 111°59′22″W / 38.76222°N 111.98944°W / 38.76222; -111.98944Coordinates: 38°45′44″N 111°59′22″W / 38.76222°N 111.98944°W / 38.76222; -111.98944
CountryUnited States
Named forRobert Wilson Glenn
 • Total0.52 sq mi (1.35 km2)
 • Land0.52 sq mi (1.35 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
5,272 ft (1,607 m)
 • Total464
 • Estimate 
 • Density913.63/sq mi (352.84/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code435
FIPS code49-29580[3]
GNIS feature ID1441332[4]

Glenwood is a town in Sevier County, Utah, United States. The population was 464 at the 2010 census.


Glenwood was established in 1863 by Mormon pioneers. It was named for an early pioneer, Robert Wilson Glenn. The settlement's original name was Glencoe or Glen Cove but was changed in November 1864 when Orson Hyde (an LDS Church leader) visited the settlement and recommended Glenwood. A stone fort was constructed in April 1866.

Glenwood Coop Store

The Black Hawk War of 1867 between the settlers and the local Indians left Glenwood deserted for one year, but it was later resettled in 1868 after peace resumed.

Glenwood was an excellent site for a settlement, owing to fresh springs that naturally bubbled from the hills east of town. The springs still feed Glenwood's culinary water supply and supply water for the State of Utah fish hatchery southeast of town. A gristmill was built in Glenwood that became the first of its kind in the county.

A ZCMI co-operative building was built at the intersection of Main and Center streets in 1878. For several years it was the largest building in the county. As families moved out of Glenwood, Isaac Washington Pierce Jr., a resident of Glenwood, bought out all shares in the store and ran the store as a privately owned business for many years.([5]). It still stands as the main historical landmark in town, although it is currently abandoned.


Field west of Glenwood, Sevier County, UT, showing irrigation.jpg

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square mile (1.4 km2), all land. The ZIP Code for the town is 84730.

The Mill Canyon-Sage Flat Watershed Project located in the drainage above Glenwood is designed to reduce flood damage in the area. Completed in 1959, this was the first project in the United States under the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act. A major flood occurred during the final stages of completion, and residents claimed the project paid for itself by controlling this one flood.[6]


Large seasonal temperature differences typify this climatic region, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Glenwood has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[7]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)476[2]2.6%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau[8]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 437 people, 140 households, and 120 families residing in the town. The population density was 813.1 people per square mile (312.5/km2). There were 152 housing units at an average density of 282.8 per square mile (108.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.40% White, 0.23% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 140 households, out of which 38.6% had children under 18 living with them, 82.9% were married couples living together, 3.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.6% were non-families. 13.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years or older. The average household size was 3.12, and the average family size was 3.44.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 30.9% under 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 18.8% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.1 males. For every 100 females aged 18 and over, there were 105.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $45,192, and the median income for a family was $47,396. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $19,286 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,571. About 2.3% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those aged 65 or over.

Historically the town population has cycled, with a high of 564 in the 1920 Census, and a low of 212 in the 1970 Census.[9]

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  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ Issac Washington Pierce Jr Families Histories, p19, compiled by Ruby Taylor Gourley
  6. ^ found on page 9-2
  7. ^ "Glenwood, Utah Köppen Climate Classification (Weatherbase)". Weatherbase.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 18, 2011.
  9. ^ "Population by Community and Census Precincts: From 1890 to 2000" (PDF). Historic Population Tables-Decennial Census. Utah Governor's Office of Planning & Budget. p. 2.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-09-04. Retrieved 2006-07-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "2004 annual rep 20050511.indd" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2005-12-08. Retrieved 2006-07-22.
  12. ^ "Gadfly Online".
  13. ^ The Fathers of Capitol Reef National Park Archived April 19, 2015, at the Wayback Machine

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