Mona, Utah

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Mona, Utah
Mona city office
Mona city office
Location in Juab County and state of Utah
Location in Juab County and state of Utah
Coordinates: 39°48′55″N 111°51′23″W / 39.81528°N 111.85639°W / 39.81528; -111.85639Coordinates: 39°48′55″N 111°51′23″W / 39.81528°N 111.85639°W / 39.81528; -111.85639
CountryUnited States
Became a cityApril 1, 2001
Named forIsle of Man
 • Total2.81 sq mi (7.29 km2)
 • Land2.77 sq mi (7.18 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.11 km2)
4,970 ft (1,515 m)
 • Total1,547
 • Density558/sq mi (215.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)435
FIPS code49-51140[1]
GNIS feature ID1443548[2]

Mona is a city in Juab County, Utah, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 1,547.[3] It is part of the Provo–Orem metropolitan area.

The city is about halfway between Santaquin and Nephi along Interstate 15. The population was 850 at the 2000 census, which at the time was sufficient under Utah state law for Mona to become a city.[4] It did so in 2001.

A farm owned by Young Living raises 200 acres (0.81 km2) of lavender on the north side of town.[5] Mona is known for its annual Lavender Festival.


Mona, one of the early settlements along the old Arrowhead Trail, was originally settled in 1852. First named "Clover Creek" for patches of wild clover that grew along the creek in the area, it was later renamed "Willow Creek" for its water source, then "Starr" for a local settler, before receiving its present name.

When he was a traveling worker and singer in the early 1930s, Burl Ives was once jailed in Mona for singing "Foggy Foggy Dew", because it was considered bawdy by the authorities.[6]

Native American rock art near Mona


Mona is located in northeastern Juab County at 39°48′55″N 111°51′23″W / 39.81528°N 111.85639°W / 39.81528; -111.85639 (39.815392, -111.856354).[7] Interstate 15 passes along the eastern edge of the city limits, with access from Exit 233. I-15 leads north 12 miles (19 km) to Santaquin and 33 miles (53 km) to Provo, while to the south it leads 9 miles (14 km) to Nephi.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Mona has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 1.50%, are water.[3] Part of the Mona Reservoir is in the northwest corner of the city. The reservoir is an impoundment on Currant Creek, which flows north to Utah Lake.

Mount Nebo, the southernmost and highest mountain in the Wasatch Range, rises 5 miles (8 km) east of Mona to an elevation of 11,928 feet (3,636 m).

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20161,662[8]7.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 850 people, 232 households, and 203 families residing in the town. The population density was 614.1 people per square mile (237.8/km2). There were 243 housing units at an average density of 175.5 per square mile (68.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.24% White, 0.35% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.41% of the population.

There were 232 households out of which 53.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.2% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.1% were non-families. 9.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.66 and the average family size was 3.97.

In the town the population was spread out with 40.7% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 16.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $49,464, and the median income for a family was $50,625. Males had a median income of $35,982 versus $22,222 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,474. About 0.5% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Mona city, Utah". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
  4. ^ Trauntvein, Myrna (December 9, 2000). "Mona is now a third-class city". Deseret News. p. A18. Retrieved June 17, 2009.
  5. ^ Young Living Farms Lavender Farm
  6. ^ Burl Ives (1948). Wayfaring Stranger. New York: Whittlesey House, p 129-132
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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