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Mona, Utah
Mona city office
Mona city office
Location in Juab County and state of Utah.
Location in Juab County and state of Utah.
Country United States
State Utah
County Juab
Settled 1852
Incorporated 1924
Became a city April 1, 2001
Named for Isle of Man
 • Total 1.4 sq mi (3.7 km2)
 • Land 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
4,970 ft (1,515 m)
 • Total 1,558
 • Density 614.1/sq mi (237.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 435
FIPS code 49-51140
GNIS feature ID 1443548

Mona is a city in Juab County, Utah, United States. It is part of the ProvoOrem, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 850 at the 2000 census. At the time this was sufficient under Utah state law for Mona to become a city, which it did in 2001.

It is about halfway between Santaquin and Nephi, about 1.6 km (1 mi) west of Interstate 15.


Mona, one of the early settlements along the Old Mormon Road, was originally settled in 1852. First named Clover Creek for patches of wild clover that grew along the creek in the area. It was later renamed Willow Creek for its water source, then Starr for a local settler, before receiving its present name.

Burl Ives was once jailed in Mona for singing "Foggy Foggy Dew", because it was considered bawdy by the authorities.


Mona Rock Art
American Indian rock art near Mona

Mona is located at 39°48′55″N 111°51′23″W / 39.81528°N 111.85639°W / 39.81528; -111.85639 (39.815392, -111.856354).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km2), of which, 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (2.82%) is water.

Mona is at the foot of Mount Nebo, the southernmost and highest mountain in the Wasatch Range.

One of the unique things about Mona is a farm growing lavender. 200 acres (0.81 km2) of lavender are planted on the north side of town. Mona also has an annual Lavender Festival.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 315
1880 503 59.7%
1890 469 −6.8%
1900 469 0.0%
1910 467 −0.4%
1920 408 −12.6%
1930 338 −17.2%
1940 357 5.6%
1950 328 −8.1%
1960 347 5.8%
1970 309 −11.0%
1980 536 73.5%
1990 584 9.0%
2000 850 45.5%
2010 1,547 82.0%
Est. 2015 1,598 3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 850 people, 232 households, and 203 families residing in the town. The population density was 614.1 people per square mile (237.8/km2). There were 243 housing units at an average density of 175.5 per square mile (68.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.24% White, 0.35% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.41% of the population.

There were 232 households out of which 53.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.2% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.1% were non-families. 9.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.66 and the average family size was 3.97.

In the town the population was spread out with 40.7% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 16.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $49,464, and the median income for a family was $50,625. Males had a median income of $35,982 versus $22,222 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,474. About 0.5% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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