is a town in Piute County
Piute County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. The population in 2000 was 1,435, and by 2005 had been estimated to decrease to 1,365. It was named for the Paiute tribe of Native Americans. The county seat is Junction and the largest city is Circleville.-Geography:According to the U.S...
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, United States
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. The population was 505 at the 2000 census.
Circleville is located at 38°10′13"N 112°16′18"W (38.170173, -112.271682).
According to the United States Census Bureau
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, the town has a total area of 9.1 square miles (23.5 km²), all of it land.
Circleville was originally settled in 1864. The town was named for the shape of the valley in which it is located, Circle Valley. The valley is completely circled by mountains except where the Sevier River goes in and out of the valley on the north and south.
On Jun 28th, 1866, the town was abandoned by the original settlers. A few settlers began to trickle back into the area in 1873 and the town was re-established in 1874 when Charles Wakeman Dalton crossed the mountain from Beaver
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with two of his wives and family.
Circleville became an incorporated community on 24 August 1921. Local residents were interested in facilitating the public services which municipal government provides, and they were particularly interested in building a culinary water system.
As of the census
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of 2000, there were 505 people, 172 households, and 132 families residing in the town. The population density
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was 55.7 people per square mile (21.5/km²). There were 222 housing units at an average density of 24.5 per square mile (9.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.23% White, 0.20% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 0.99% from other races
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, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.36% of the population.
There were 172 households out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.0% were married couples
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living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.7% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.45.
In the town the population was spread out with 34.7% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 18.4% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $32,083, and the median income for a family was $36,875. Males had a median income of $25,536 versus $19,063 for females. The per capita income
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for the town was $12,919. About 8.7% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.
Robert Leroy Parker, alias Butch Cassidy
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, spent his childhood in Circleville. He grew up in a small cabin, just south of Circleville, between Richfield
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on Highway 89 http://www.piute.org/Attractions/Butch_Cassidys_Boyhood_Home.htm
Carrie Allen, born in Circleville in 1889. who was a spinster and a school teacher. She wrote a History of Circleville. She died in 1983 in Circleville.