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Bear River City, Utah

Bear River City is a town in Box Elder County, Utah, United States. The population was 750 at the 2000 census, an increase over the 1990 population of 700.


Bear River City is located at (41.615276, -112.125612).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 750 people, 226 households, and 195 families residing in the town. The population density was 477.5 people per square mile (184.4/km²). There were 233 housing units at an average density of 148.4/sq mi (57.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.27% White, 0.27% Native American, 2.27% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.87% of the population.

There were 226 households out of which 46.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.8% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.3% were non-families. 12.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.32 and the average family size was 3.64.

In the town the population was spread out with 36.7% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 110.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $52,212, and the median income for a family was $55,833. Males had a median income of $40,417 versus $24,821 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,296. None of the population or families were below the poverty line.

Major Landmarks


Century Elementary's principal is Colleen Shaffer and holds roughly 500 students. There will be new classrooms (for the 5th graders who last year where in portables), a new bathroom, and a new library. They are also remodeling the school.


There is one church and is owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It has an organ and several pianos. Visitors are welcome.


The town park is located east of the church. It includes two fields, a big toy, a corral, a stage, a gazebo, and a small shop used on special occasions.

Historical buildings

There are two buildings in excess of 100 years old. An old town hall that used to served as a post office as well and an old shop.


The Country Archer's, usually called The Little Store by locals, is the only shop.

Government buildings

The Post Office is the third of its kind. The first was the old town hall until it reached its limit according to the 2001 poll, 17% of people said that they preferred to use the internet instead of paying for postage and mailing a letter, but only a third of the 17% said they had a computer. The second was just one lot east of the current position until it burned down. There is a new City Civic Center west of the church and adjacent to the post office.


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