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The population of Delta is approximately 3,220 (2009), 3436 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,106 (2000), 1151 (2010).

The amount of land area in Delta is 8.2 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Delta is 3.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Delta to Washington DC is 2016 miles. The distance to the Utah state capital is 108 miles. (as the crow flies)
Delta is positioned 39.35 degrees north of the equator and 112.56 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Delta elevation is 4,649 feet above sea level.
Delta per capita income is $16,051 (2009).
Delta median income is $44,896 (2009).

The Delta median home price is $121,437 (2009).

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Delta location: in west-central Utah, west of I-15 on highway 50. It is about 78 miles southwest of Provo. Other nearby communities include Hinckley, Oak City, Lynndyl, Leamington, Holden, Scipio, Fillmore and Meadow.

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The geography for Delta is The Sevier River runs near Delta and is used for irrigation before it ends at the dry Sevier Lake. Upstream, the river has been dammed for water storage and irrigation. The reservoir is called the DMAD. Downstream of Delta, the river is once more dammed for irrigation and water storage purposes. This second reservoir is called the Gunnison Bend Reservoir. It was named for John Williams Gunnison.

The Little Sahara Sand Dunes are about 25 miles north of Delta and are a popular recreational area.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Delta is moderate. Here is a current weather page for the Delta area.
Delta average annual precipitation is 7.89 inches per year.
Delta average annual snowfall is 24.6 inches per year.
The average low temperature is 34.5 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 65.7 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Delta history:

Here is a history page for Delta.

The following are a few facts from that page. Much more information is available at the site

The founding of Delta is said to have originated with a railroad servicing facility called Akin sometime prior to 1905-07. A gentleman named James A. Melville, an engineer by profession was instrumental in helping the Melville Irrigation Company to divert water from the Sevier River to our area. The community was named Melville to honor him. At some point between 1905-1911, the name was changed to Burtner because the U.S. Postal Service objected to the name Melville due to a similarity in name to a town called Millville near the northern Utah town of Logan. Another name given the town was Burtner after a railroad employee. After some objections, there was a contest to officially name the town. Delta was submitted meaning a fertile area near a river's mouth. In 1911, Burtner was incorporated and the name was changed at the same time to Delta. Delta became a city in 1940.
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Delta attractions:

Fort Deseret
Near mile post 65 south of Deseret on Utah 257
Built initially when the residents worried over Indian uprisings in the 1865. Trouble was averted and the Fort was eventually used to house cattle. Restoration efforts are in progress.

Great Basin Historical Society Museum
328 W 100 N
Delta UT 84624
Phone: 435-864-5013

Great Stone Face
The turnoff is approximately 3 miles south of Deseret on Utah 257.
The locals refer to the face as the "Keeper of the Desert." It is made of black lava rock which has eroded over many years. It appears to have the form of a human face. Petroglyphs are also in the area and may be seen along the roadway.

Millard County Fairgrounds and Indoor Arena
Millard County Fair
110 S Manzanita Ave
Delta UT, 84624-8835

Millard County tourism
P.O. Box 606
Delta, UT 84624
Toll-free: 800-864-0345
Fax: 435-864-2537

U Dig Fossils
Just west of Delta is the site of the best Trilobite collecting in the world. Check the site for dates when the site is open.

Delta, Utah, Then and Now
Lots of pictures of the area from the past and the present.

Topaz Internment Camp Museum
P.O. Box 241
Delta, UT 84624

Little Sahara - ATV recreation area west of Delta

Information for Delta Municipal Airport

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Economy & Industry

Delta economy:

Agriculture is one of the main sectors of the local economy in Delta with the main crop being Alfalfa hay. Dairy farms are also here for milk and cheese production.

Another large sector in the economyis the IPP (Intermountain Power Project). This is a coal powered power plant that supplies power mainly for the Los Angeles area of California.
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