Bonanza, Utah: 1Johnny Adolphson/Shutterstock
America is full of fascinating facts you never knew before, but one of the most surprising may be that there are at least five towns in the U.S. that have a population of one. Bonanza was founded in 1888 after miners discovered extensive deposits of gilsonite, a natural asphalt, there. Its name was inspired by the Spanish word for prosperity, suggesting that miners could potentially make a profit from the mineral. At the time of the 2010 U.S. Census, there was exactly one resident.
Brewster, Florida: 3Romrodphoto/Shutterstock
When Brewster was originally built to house miners working in a nearby phosphate mine, it had every amenity a town could ask for: schools, a medical clinic, a post office, a movie theater, and even a swimming pool. Then in the 1960s, American Cyanamid, the company operating the town, closed it down. The manufacturing giant eventually lost the deed to its own town as partial payment of a judgment against the company for environmental damages. Now owned by the state of Florida, Brewster is supposed to be abandoned but according to the 2010 census, three people lived there.