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Welcome to Santaquin ...

The city of Santaquin is located in Utah County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Santaquin has a population of 12,865 people<2> (see below for details).

Santaquin was settled in 1851 and was incorporated January 4, 1932.

Going back to its beginning, The community of Santaquin was originally named Summit Creek. For more information about the names of Santaquin, see The Names of Santaquin on our Genealogy Page.

Santaquin is 5,120 feet [1,561 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Santaquin is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

Telephone area codes for Santaquin: (801) & (385)<4>

The ZIP code for Santaquin: 84655<5>

Websites for Santaquin ...

Official Website: www.santaquin.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Santaquin had an population of 12,865 people. This is an increase of 40.94% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 166.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Santaquin had a population of 9,128 people. This makes Santaquin the county's 15th most populous community.

The population of Santaquin represents 0.33% of the total population of Utah (which has 2,763,885 people), making it the state's 54th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,128 people, the population of Santaquin increased 88.83% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,834 people).

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

Adding Santaquin to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Santaquin elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a .

We also found Santaquin mentioned in the book Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities near Santaquin ...

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

  • Provo [Utah County]
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    • Provo [Utah County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Santaquin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 116,618 people
    • Former names for Provo:
    • Fort Provo
    • Fort Utah
    • Provo has also been known as:
    • Provo City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Provo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Provo<7>
  • Spanish Fork [Utah County]
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    • Spanish Fork [Utah County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Santaquin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40,913 people
    • Spanish Fork has also been known as:
    • Spanish Fork City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spanish Fork
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spanish Fork<7>
  • Springville [Utah County]
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    • Springville [Utah County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Santaquin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 33,310 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springville<7>
  • Mapleton [Utah County]
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    • Mapleton [Utah County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Santaquin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,731 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mapleton<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Salem [Utah County]
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      • Salem [Utah County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Santaquin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,621 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<7>
    • Nephi [Juab County]
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      • Nephi [Juab County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Santaquin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,378 people
      • Former name for Nephi:
      • Little Chicago
      • Nephi has also been known as:
      • Nephi City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nephi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nephi<7>
    • Elk Ridge [Utah County]
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      • Elk Ridge [Utah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Santaquin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Ridge
    • Mona [Juab County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mona
      • Mona [Juab County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Santaquin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,807 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mona<7>
    • Woodland Hills [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland Hills
      • Woodland Hills [Utah County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Santaquin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,590 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Hills
    • Goshen [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen [Utah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Santaquin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 915 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goshen<7>

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 Santaquin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Santaquin.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Santaquin. 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 Santaquin.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Santaquin ...

Looking for more information about Santaquin? 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 Santaquin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Santaquin.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Utah

About Utah County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Santaquin: www.santaquin.org/

The official website for Utah County: www.co.utah.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 Utah, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Santaquin.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Santaquin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (385) is an overlay for area code (801).
<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 Santaquin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Santaquin 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Santaquin) 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 Santaquin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Santaquin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Santaquin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9789, Longitude: -111.7854    
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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