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Welcome to Eureka ...

The city of Eureka is located in Juab County<1>.

When the people of Eureka refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Eurekan<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Eureka has a population of 706 people<3> (see below for details).

Eureka was established in 1870.

The community of Eureka is 6,530 feet [1,990 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Eureka is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Eureka lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Eureka: (435)

The ZIP code for Eureka: 84628<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Eureka had an population of 706 people. This is an increase of 5.53% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.83% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Eureka had a population of 669 people (or 6.53% of the total population of Juab County). This makes Eureka the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Eureka represents 0.02% of the population of Utah (which has 2,763,885 people), making it the state's 164th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 669 people, the population of Eureka decreased 12.66% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 766 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Eureka.

Communities Also Named Eureka ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 68 communities that are also named Eureka - they are located in Alabama (2), Alaska (2), California (2), Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia (3), Illinois, Indiana (3), Iowa (3), Kansas (6), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (4), Montana (2), Nebraska, Nevada (2), New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee (4), Texas (5), Virginia, Washington (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Eureka.

Communities near Eureka ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Eureka.

  • Santaquin [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santaquin
    • Santaquin [Utah County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Eureka
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,507 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santaquin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santaquin<7>
  • Mona [Juab County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mona
    • Mona [Juab County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Eureka
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,809 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mona
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mona<7>
  • Genola [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Genola
    • Genola [Utah County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Eureka
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,597 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Genola have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genola
  • Goshen [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
    • Goshen [Utah County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Eureka
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 904 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goshen<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rocky Ridge [Juab County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ridge
      • Rocky Ridge [Juab County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Eureka
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 851 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Ridge
    • Vernon [Tooele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernon
      • Vernon [Tooele County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Eureka
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 388 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vernon<7>
    • Diamond [Juab County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond
      • Diamond [Juab County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Eureka
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Boulter [Juab County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boulter
      • Boulter [Juab County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Eureka
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Boulter. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<9>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boulter
    • Scranton [Tooele County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scranton
      • Scranton [Tooele County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Eureka
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Scranton. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<9>
    • Elberta [Utah County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Eureka. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Eureka.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Eureka. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Eureka.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Eureka. See our Newspapers Page for Eureka.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Eureka ...

Looking for more information about Eureka? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Eureka, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Eureka.

Adding Eureka to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Eureka in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Eureka was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1890.

We also found Eureka in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Eureka on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Eureka. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Juab County: www.co.juab.ut.us/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including Juab, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Eureka refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Eureka may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Eureka.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Eureka - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Eureka). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Eureka or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Eureka) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Eureka. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from EurekaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eureka. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9554, Longitude: -112.1145    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<9>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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