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Statistics & Facts

The Utah state capital is Salt Lake City.
The population of Holden is approximately 374 (2009), 378 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 155 (1990), 139 (2010).
The amount of land area in Holden is 1.378 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Holden is 0.55 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Holden to Washington DC is 1999 miles.
The distance to the Utah state capital is 121 miles. (as the crow flies)
Holden is positioned 39.09 degrees north of the equator and 112.26 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Holden elevation is 5,115 feet above sea level.
Holden per capita income is $ 18,233 (2009).
Holden median income is $ 46,669 (2009).
The Holden median home price is $ 145,297 (2009).


in central Utah about 86 miles south of Provo. Other nearby communities include Fillmore, Scipio, Meadow, Oak City, Aurora, Redmond, Kanosh and Sigurd.
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History & History Related Items

In 1855, Fort Cedar Springs was built by Mormon pioneers. The church wanted a settlement built here and soon a number of other families came to live. They built an adobe fort as a home for the settlers and a protection from the Paiute. Many travelers also stopped here to rest. Because the area had dairy cows, milk was often served to the travelers who began to call the fort, Buttermilk Fort. In 1858, the name was changed to Holden when a post office was opened here. The name was in honor of Elijah Holden who froze to death the previous year. He was caught in a snowstorm and had to leave his wagon and horses. He tried walking but quickly became exhausted and cold, especially since he was carrying his young son. Finally, he wrapped the boy in his shirt and left him by the road. Later both were found frozen to death a few miles apart.
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The incorporation of Holden




The population of Holden was:
1910 - 553
1920 - 642
1930 - 485
1940 - 500
1950 - 476
1960 - 388
1970 - 351
1980 - 364
1990 - 402
2000 - 400
2009 - 374

Median age:
2000 - 36.3 years

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 155
2000 - 162

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 34,000
2009 - $ 46,669

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 14,024
2009 - $ 18,233

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 76,800
2009 - $ 145,297

Holden is located in the Mountain Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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