Kanab, Utah

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Kanab, Utah
settlement_type = City
nickname = Utah's Little Hollywood
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image_caption = Highway 89 through Kanab


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mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Kanab, Utah


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Utah
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Kane

government_footnotes =
government_type = Council-manager
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Kim T. Lawson
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established_date =

unit_pref = Imperial
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area_magnitude =
area_total_km2 = 36.4
area_land_km2 = 36.3
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_total_sq_mi = 14.1
area_land_sq_mi = 14.0
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0

population_as_of = 2000
population_footnotes =
population_total = 3564
population_density_km2 = 98.1
population_density_sq_mi = 254.2

timezone = Mountain (MST)
utc_offset = -7
timezone_DST = MDT
utc_offset_DST = -6
elevation_footnotes =
elevation_m = 1515
elevation_ft = 4970
latd = 37 |latm = 2 |lats = 8 |latNS = N
longd = 112 |longm = 31 |longs = 52 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 84741
area_code = 435
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 49-39920GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1429276GR|3
website = http://kanab.utah.gov/
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Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States.GR|6 The population was 3,564 at the 2000 census. Locals refer to Kanab as "Little Hollywood" due to its history as a filming location for western movies and the television series Daniel Boone starring Fess Parker who also played Davy Crockett. Kanab is situated in the "Grand Circle," centrally located among Bryce Canyon National Park, the Grand Canyon (North Rim), and Zion National Park.

Geography

Kanab is located at coor dms|37|2|8|N|112|31|52|W|city (37.035510, -112.531112)GR|1. The city is located in the western Colorado Plateau.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.1 square miles (36.4 km²), of which, 14.0 square miles (36.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.28%) is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,564 people, 1,335 households, and 978 families residing in the city. The population density was 254.2 people per square mile (98.2/km²). There were 1,492 housing units at an average density of 106.4/sq mi (41.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.77% White, 0.06% African American, 0.98% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.67% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.88% of the population.

There were 1,335 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.2% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 19.9% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,125, and the median income for a family was $40,778. Males had a median income of $31,741 versus $19,116 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,128. About 4.0% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.

Controversy

On January 10, 2006, the mayor and city council passed "Resolution 1-1-06R", titled "The Natural Family: A Vision for the City of Kanab", codifying the definition of a "natural family":

:"We envision a local culture that upholds the marriage of a man to a woman, and a woman to a man, as ordained of God... We see our homes as open to a full quiver of children, the source of family continuity and social growth. We envision young women growing into wives, homemakers, and mothers; and we see young men growing into husbands, home-builders, and fathers." [ [http://kanab.utah.gov/artman/publish/council/article_187.shtml Kanab City Council - City of Kanab, Utah official site ] ]

The text of Kanab's Natural Family Resolution is identical to a draft resolution created by the Sutherland Institute, a political think tank based in Utah that works towards public policy reform to reflect its notion of "traditional values". Echoing language from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints "", the Sutherland Institute wrote the draft resolution and sent it to every city in Utah, hoping to see it adopted in as many places as possible. So far, Kanab is the only city to adopt the resolution.

Kanab Ambersnail

Three Lakes, a privately-owned wet meadow near Kanab, is one of only two natural habitats for the Kanab Ambersnail. The snail was listed as an endangered species in 1992 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and a species of conservation priority for the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

Notable residents

* Jacob Hamblin
* Levi Stewart
* William Thomas Stewart
* Kelly Sweet
* [ [Robin Neff]
* [ [Patrick Lopez]

Mayors of Kanab


*Allen Frost 1885 - 1887
*James L Bunting 1887 - 1889
*William Thomas Stewart 1889 - 1891
*W.S. Lewis 1891 - 1893
*John F. Brown 1894 - 1895
*Edwin Ford 1896 - 1901
*H.S. Cutler 1902 - 1903
*Taylor Crosby 1904 - 1905
*B.S. Young 1906 - 1909
*John F. Brown 1910 - 1911
*Mary Howard 1912 - 1913
*Heber J. Meeks 1914 - 1915
*B.S. Young 1916 - 1917
*David L. Pugh 1918 - 1919
*Othello C. Bowman 1920 - 1921
*David D. Rust 1922 - 1923
*Nephi W. Johnson 1924 - 1925
*William S. Swapp 1925 - 1931
*Carlos W. Judd 1932 - 1933
*E.J. Ford 1934 - 1935
*Alex Findley 1936 - 1937
*Elmer Jackson 1938 - 1939
*George R. Aiken 1940 - 1943
*Walter O. Ford 1943
*R.C. Lundquist 1944 - 1945
*Elmer Jackson 1945 - 1947
*George R. Aiken 1948 - 1949
*Daniel S. Frost 1950 - 1953
*H. Burnell Lewis 1953
*George R. Aiken 1954 - 1957
*Harmon C. Steed 1958 - 1959
*H. Burnell Lewis 1960 - 1965
*A. D. Findley 1966 - 1969
*S. Kent Carpenter 1970 - 1973
*Claud M. Glazier 1974 - 1981
*Paul M. Jenkins 1982 - 1989
*Bernard Ripper 1990 - 1993
*Viv Allen Adams 1994 - 1997
*Karen L. Avey 1998 - 2001
*Kim T. Lawson 2002 -

ee also

* Buckskin Gulch
* Coyote Buttes
* Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness
* The Wave
* Wire Pass Trailhead

References

External links

* [http://www.kanabchamber.com Kanab, Utah Chamber of Commerce : Business listings, area info and more.]
* [http://www.kaneutah.com Kane County, Utah Office of Tourism : Official Travel Information.]
* [http://kanab.utah.gov Kanab City official government website.]
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* [http://www.sunews.net Kanab, Utah's weekly news and information source.]
* [http://historyresearch.utah.gov/agencyhistories/566.html Agency History of Kanab]
* [http://www.bestfriends.org/ Best Friends Animal Society] Five miles north of Kanab, Best Friends operates the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for homeless animals
* [http://www.kane.k12.ut.us/ Kane County School District] Kanab Public Schools
* [http://www.kane4kids.com/ Kane 4 Kids] Kid activities in Kanab, Utah
* [http://www.stateparks.utah.gov/park_pages/parkpage.php?id=cpsp Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park] Natural Landmark
* [http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/la-na-kanab24jun24,1,1555844.story L.A. Times Article: "'Natural Family' Resolution Divides Utah City"]
* [http://travel2.nytimes.com/2006/04/30/us/30kanab.html New York Times Article: "Welcome to Our Town. Or, Maybe Not."]

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