Ivins is a city in Washington County, Utah, United States and is a part of the St. George Metropolitan Area as a suburb or “bedroom” community. Although Ivins was listed as a town in the 2000 census, it became a city in 1998. Ivins is home to the Kayenta Desert Community which includes the Coyote Gulch Art Village. It also has a labyrinth made from small stones called the Desert Rose. There are petroglyphs from the Anasazi tribe along the banks of the Santa Clara Creek northwest of Ivins. The Red Mountain Resort and The Biggest Loser Resort are two spas located in Ivins.
Ivins was born out of the fulfilled dream of several men to bring water to the Santa Clara bench. This was not easy to accomplish. An eight-mile canal had to be built from the Santa Clara creek near the Shem smelter to the bench. This was not an easy undertaking, the route took them over steep mountain sides and deep ravines that needed to be siphoned or plumed. Work began in 1911 and the canal was completed in 1914. Ivins Reservoir was built to store the water in 1918. Civil engineers, Leo A. Snow and Clarence S. Jarvis first conceived the idea in 1909.
The median income for a household in the town was $41,297, and the median income for a family was $43,103. Males had a median income of $30,868 versus $21,719 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,743. About 4.9% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.8% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.