According to Allpubliclibraries, Beaver, Utah is located in the southwestern corner of the state, in Beaver County. It is situated in a high desert valley, surrounded by mountains on all sides. The city has an arid climate, with hot summers and cold winters. Snowfall can be quite heavy during the winter months.
Beaver was founded in 1856 by Mormon pioneers from Parowan, Utah and is one of the oldest cities in the state. The economy of Beaver was initially based on agriculture and ranching, but it has since diversified to include tourism and manufacturing. There are several educational institutions located within the town limits including Beaver High School, which offers classes for grades 9-12; Beaver Valley Elementary School; and Southern Utah University’s branch campus.
The city also boasts a rich cultural heritage that includes several landmarks such as the Old Church Museum, which features artifacts from early settlers; The Tabernacle; and the historic Beaver County Courthouse. Other attractions include nearby national parks such as Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park as well as numerous ski resorts located within an hour’s drive from Beaver.
The people of Beaver take great pride in their community and strive to maintain a friendly small-town atmosphere while still offering modern amenities for its residents. The town has a mayor-council form of government with an elected mayor who serves a four year term along with five other council members who serve two year terms each. In addition to local government services, there are also many non-profit organizations that provide assistance to those in need such as food pantries, homeless shelters, substance abuse treatment centers and more.
Population: 2,454. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,558 (+4.2% change)
Males: 1,186 (48.3%), Females: 1,268 (51.7%)
Zip code: 84713
Median resident age: 31.5 years
Median household income: $33,646
Median house value: $96,200
Races in Beaver:
- White Non-Hispanic (93.0%)
- Hispanic (5.1%)
- Other race (3.1%)
- Two or more races (1.5%)
- American Indian (1.3%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)
Ancestries: English (38.1%), United States (10.2%), German (6.6%), Scottish (5.3%), Danish (4.7%), Irish (4.7%).
Elevation: 5898 feet
Land area: 4.6 square miles
Beaver, Utah is a small town located in the southwestern part of the state. It is situated in Beaver County and has a population of approximately 3,000 people. The majority of the population is white, making up roughly 91% of the total population. Other races account for 8% and 1% respectively.
The median age in Beaver, Utah is 37 years old. This means that half of all residents are under 37 years old while the other half are over this age. Additionally, females make up 52% of the population while males make up 48%. Education levels vary across the population as well with 17% having less than a high school education, 24% having some college education, 25% having an associates degree or higher, and 34% having a high school diploma or equivalent.
The economy in Beaver, Utah is primarily based on agriculture and tourism with some manufacturing and service industries also playing important roles. Most people work within the county but there are also many who commute to nearby cities for employment opportunities. The median household income in Beaver is $47,000 which is slightly lower than the national average but still higher than many towns in rural Utah. There are various types of housing available ranging from single family homes to apartment complexes that cater to different needs and budgets.
For population 25 years and over in Beaver
- High school or higher: 84.7%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.3%
- Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
- Unemployed: 3.2%
- Mean travel time to work: 15.6 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Beaver city
- Never married: 19.4%
- Now married: 63.9%
- Separated: 1.1%
- Widowed: 8.2%
- Divorced: 7.4%
4.0% Foreign born (3.1% Latin America, 0.5% Asia).
Population change in the 1990s: +449 (+22.4%).
Hospital/medical center in Beaver:
- BEAVER VALLEY HOSPITAL (1109 NORTH 100 WEST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Beaver:
- MILFORD VALLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 33 miles; MILFORD, UT)
- GARFIELD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 38 miles; PANGUITCH, UT)
- SEVIER VALLEY HOSPITAL (about 52 miles; RICHFIELD, UT)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Beaver:
- CEDAR CITY REGIONAL (about 51 miles; CEDAR CITY, UT; Abbreviation: CDC)
- ST GEORGE MUNI (about 105 miles; ST GEORGE, UT; Abbreviation: SGU)
- PAGE MUNI (about 126 miles; PAGE, AZ; Abbreviation: PGA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Beaver:
- BEAVER MUNI (about 5 miles; BEAVER, UT; Abbreviation: U52)
- MILFORD MUNI (about 27 miles; MILFORD, UT; Abbreviation: MLF)
- JUNCTION (about 30 miles; JUNCTION, UT; Abbreviation: U13)
Colleges and Universities
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Beaver:
- SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY (about 52 miles; CEDAR CITY, UT; Full-time enrollment: 5,091)
- DIXIE STATE COLLEGE OF UTAH (about 104 miles; ST GEORGE, UT; Full-time enrollment: 4,347)
- SNOW COLLEGE (about 105 miles; EPHRAIM, UT; Full-time enrollment: 2,632)
- UTAH VALLEY STATE COLLEGE (about 152 miles; OREM, UT; Full-time enrollment: 14,182)
- BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY (about 157 miles; PROVO, UT; Full-time enrollment: 29,977)
- UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-UTAH CAMPUS (about 172 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Full-time enrollment: 2,021)
- SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 172 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Full-time enrollment: 11,896)
Public high school in Beaver:
- BEAVER HIGH (Students: 431; Location: 195 E CENTER; Grades: 07 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Beaver:
- BELKNAP ELEM SCH (Students: 455; Location: 30 W 300 N; Grades: KG – 06)
Library in Beaver:
- BEAVER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $47,764; Location: 55 WEST CENTER STREET; 16,732 books; 179 audio materials; 212 video materials; 20 serial subscriptions)