Mapleton, UTAH

Mapleton City is nestled against the majestic foothills of Sierra Bonita Mountain in the Wasatch Range. A unique community having the advantage of 60 percent of the land being undeveloped within the corporate boundaries of the City. The rural atmosphere combined with the friendliness of its citizens have attracted an influx of new residents to the area. The current population is approximately 6,500 with the State projecting a population of 20,000 in the Year 2020. To avoid jeopardizing the open space ambiance and spectacular views in every direction, the City has been and will be pro-active in its planning scope to accommodate diversified residential, commercial, and recreational interests. 

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Mapleton Elementary School

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120 W Maple
Mapleton, UT
Phone Number: (801) 489-2850

Statistics for Mapleton Elementary School:

School District: Nebo School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 05
Locale: Urban Fringe of Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide: 
Number of Students: 839
Number of Teachers: 31.40
Teacher to Student Percent: 26.70
Male: 433
Female: 406
Native American: 2
Asian: 17
Black: 2
Hispanic: 19
White: 799
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 53
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 45
Migrant Students: 1

Statistics & Facts

The population of Mapleton is approximately 6,553 (2002). 
The amount of land area in Mapleton is 23.931 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Mapleton is 10.47 sq. miles.
Mapleton is positioned 40.12 degrees north of the equator and 111.57 degrees west of the prime meridian. 
Mapleton elevation is 4,724 feet above sea level.


Mapleton location: about one hour South of Salt Lake City and about ten minutes South of Provo on I-15. It lies at the foot of Sierra Bonita Mountain. Springville is to the North and Spanish Fork is to the West.

Climate & Weather

The climate for Mapleton is Moderate. There are approximately 10 to 20 inches of snow each year with much more in the mountain areas.
Mapleton average annual rainfall is 16 inches per year
Mapleton average temperature is (January) 21 (July) 83 degrees F.

History & History Related Items

Mapleton history:

The first permanent settlers came to Mapleton about 1870. A rural community, it was founded in 1900 as Union Bench. Maple Canyon and Hobble Creek Canyon offer scenic drives. To the east of Mapleton is Sierra Bonita Mountain. 
The town was originally known as “Union Bench” until 1901, when the name was changed to Mapleton.  Mapleton was officially incorporated in 1948.

The settling of Mapleton: 1870
The founding of Mapleton: 1900


Mapleton attractions:

Mapleton Town Square includes the 1941 LDS ward building, a park, the 1910 town hall and pioneer homes.

General Information

In its early days, Mapleton was mainly a farming and orchard community. Many early settlers planted cherry orchards on the area’s north bench. Now, much of the city’s farmland and many of its orchards have been converted into residential subdivisions, and the city is more of a bedroom community.

With a 5% average annual rate of growth, Mapleton has experienced a steady increase of population during the last decade. When compared with other Utah County cities, Mapleton’s median age and average household size are about average.

Origin of City’s Name

An outgrowth of Springville, the city was named after the groves of maple trees in the area. It was originally called Union Bench by a group of early settlers who grazed livestock on the bench south of Springville.

Date of Incorporation: April 1, 1948

Did You Know?
The majestic mountain that serves as the city’s backdrop is known throughout Utah County as Mapleton Mountain. However, some Mapleton residents call it Sierra Bonita, as named by a group of Ute Indians. The name means beautiful mountain, and geography experts say it is one of the best shaped in the country.

Recreation   Crime  
Baseball Diamonds 10 Aggravated Assault 2
Bowling Alleys 0 Arson 0
Covered Picnic Facilities 4 Auto Theft 4
Golf Courses 0 Burglary 27
Indoor Facilities 1 Larceny 68
Parks* 5 Murder 0
Rodeo Grounds 0 Rape 0
Soccer/Football Fields 7 Robbery 0
Swimming Pools 0    
Tennis Courts 2    
* includes 1 canyon park and 1 multi-purpose sports park.
Median Age: 24.9   Household Size: 3.97  

Here is a link (pdf) to the 2004 Zoning Map

Largest Employer: Mapleton City: 33 employees

Population: 5,809

State Rank by Population: 57

Political Profile
Out of the 3,036 registered voters, 2,524 cast ballots in the 2000 November election.

Sources: Mapleton City, 2000 Census, Utah County Elections, “Utah Place Names,” by John Van Cott, and State Bureau of Criminal identification.

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