Santaquin is a small, agricultural-based town in southern Utah County near the Juab County border. In December of 2000, the city council approved a 2,270 acre annexation, which nearly doubled the size of the community. The new development in this annexation will include a high-tech industrial park, a pair of golf courses, a major golf club and clubhouse, and a residential area.
Santaquin is a fast-growing community. From 1998 to 2000, it gained nearly 2,000 new residents. With a median age of 22.9 and an average household size of 3.63, Santaquin households are younger and slightly larger than most of the county’s.
Origin of Santaquin’s Name
Originally called Summit City because it lies on a summit between Juab and Utah counties, the name was changed to Santaquin in 1856 to honor the Sanpitch Indian chief who later became a farmer and cattle ranger in the area.
Date of Incorporation: January 4, 1932
Did You Know?
Black Hawk, leader of the Ute Indian tribe during the Black Hawk War of the 1860s, died at Spring Lake near Santaquin in 1870 and was buried in the foothills near the city. For many years Utah’s Ute Indians have held their annual celebration at Santaquin’s city park.
The city is also the center of the state’s sour cherry and apple industries. The city is surrounded by several fruit packing plants.
|Baseball Diamonds||5||Aggravated Assault||1|
|Covered Picnic Facilities||1||Auto Theft||N/A|
|* includes 1 canyon park.
Other: 1 boxing club, 1 pioneer museum, 1 canyon camping area
|Median Age: 22.9||Household Size: 3.63|
Largest Employer: Olson’s Greenhouse: 120 employees
State Rank by Population: 61
Out of the 1,825 registered voters, 1,404 cast ballots in the 2000 November election.
Statistics & Facts
The population of Santaquin is approximately 5,591 (2002).
The approximate number of families is 684 (1990).
The amount of land area in Santaquin is 3.182 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
Santaquin is positioned 39.97 degrees north of the equator and 111.78 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Climate & Weather
The climate for Santaquin is Moderate. There are approximately 10 to 20 inches of snow each year with much more in the mountain areas.
Santaquin average annual rainfall is 16 inches per year
Santaquin average temperature is (January) 21 (July) 83 degrees F.
History & History Related Items
Santaquin history: Santaquin is known as the hub of the county’s fruit growing.
Santaquin Chieftain Museum at 45 W. 100 S. Call (801) 754-5848 for more information. The museum preserves Native American and pioneer artifacts.
Santaquin Days at the City center. Call (801) 754-3211 for more information
Sources: Santaquin City Corp., U.S. Census, Utah County Elections, State Bureau of Criminal Identification, “Utah: A Guide to the State,” by Ward Roylance, and “Utah Place Names,” The Daily Herald.
Government And Information
City Hall – 45 W. 100 South
Phone: 801 423-2770
Santaquin, Utah Libraries
Santaquin Public Library at 45 W. 100 S.. For more information call (801) 754-3211
Santaquin Elementary School
25 S 400 W
Phone Number: (801) 754-3611
Statistics for Santaquin Elementary School:
School District: Nebo School District
Low Grade: PK
High Grade: 05
Locale: “Rural, inside MSA”
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 764
Number of Teachers: 29.00
Teacher to Student Percent: 26.30
Native American: 7
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 137
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 112
Migrant Students: 60
Santaquin City Website: www.Santaquin.org
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