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Rocky Ridge, Utah
Location of Rocky Ridge within Juab County and the state of Utah
Location of Rocky Ridge within Juab County and the state of Utah
Coordinates: 39°55′30″N 111°49′35″W / 39.92500°N 111.82639°W / 39.92500; -111.82639Coordinates: 39°55′30″N 111°49′35″W / 39.92500°N 111.82639°W / 39.92500; -111.82639
Country United States
State Utah
County Juab
Incorporated January 1, 1998
Area
 • Total 1.71 sq mi (4.44 km2)
 • Land 1.71 sq mi (4.44 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
4,990 ft (1,521 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 733
 • Estimate 
(2019)
858
 • Density 500.58/sq mi (193.32/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code
84645
FIPS code 49-64590
GNIS feature ID 2412568

Rocky Ridge is a town on the northeastern edge of Juab County, Utah, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 733, and in 2018 the estimated population was 833.

The town is located on the northern edge of the Juab Valley in the eastern foothills of the Wasatch Range, but entirely west of Interstate 15 (I‑15). It is part of the ProvoOrem, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area.

While there is a "Rocky Ridge" and a "Rocky Ridge Canyon" in northeastern Juab County (both located east of the city of Nephi, approximately 16 miles [26 km] south‑southeast of the community), the town was named for "the rocks, in a bountiful array of types and colors, strewn plentifully across the surrounding ridges separating Juab and Utah counties," according to the town website.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 403
2010 733 81.9%
2019 (est.) 858 17.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 403 people, 61 households, and 60 families residing in the town. The population density was 214.9 people per square mile (82.8/km2). There were 73 housing units at an average density of 38.9 per square mile (15.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.26% White, 0.25% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.24% of the population.

There were 61 households, out of which 85.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 49.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 1.6% were non-families. No households were made up of individuals, and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 6.61 and the average family size was 6.53.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 59.6% under the age of 18, 16.4% from 18 to 24, 16.9% from 25 to 44, 6.0% from 45 to 64, and 1.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 14 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,944, and the median income for a family was $31,944. Males had a median income of $25,536 versus $25,179 for females. The per capita income for the town was $6,180. About 25.0% of families and 18.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.2% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Religion

The majority of the residents of Rocky Ridge are members of the Apostolic United Brethren.

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