Juab County, Utah

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Juab County, Utah
Map of Utah highlighting Juab County
Location in the state of Utah
Map of the United States highlighting Utah
Utah's location in the U.S.
Founded 1852
Named for Native American word for valley
Seat Nephi
Largest city Nephi
Area
 • Total 3,406 sq mi (8,821 km2)
 • Land 3,392 sq mi (8,785 km2)
 • Water 14 sq mi (36 km2), 0.4%
Population
 • (2010) 10,246
 • Density 3.02/sq mi (1.16/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.co.juab.ut.us
A hill in Juab County, outside of Nephi, Utah.

Juab County /ˈæb/ is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,246.[1] Its county seat and largest city is Nephi.[2] The county was named from a Native American word meaning thirsty valley, or possibly only valley.

Juab County is part of the ProvoOrem Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,406 square miles (8,820 km2), of which 3,392 square miles (8,790 km2) is land and 14 square miles (36 km2) (0.4%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

State protected areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 672
1870 2,034 202.7%
1880 3,474 70.8%
1890 5,582 60.7%
1900 10,082 80.6%
1910 10,702 6.1%
1920 9,871 −7.8%
1930 8,605 −12.8%
1940 7,392 −14.1%
1950 5,981 −19.1%
1960 4,597 −23.1%
1970 4,574 −0.5%
1980 5,530 20.9%
1990 5,817 5.2%
2000 8,238 41.6%
2010 10,246 24.4%
Est. 2012 10,341 0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2012[1]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 8,238 people, 2,456 households, and 1,981 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 2,810 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.56% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 1.02% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.86% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. 2.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In 2000 there were 2,456 households out of which 49.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.10% were married couples living together, 7.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.30% were non-families. 17.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.31 and the average family size was 3.79.

In the county, the population was spread out with 38.60% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 16.90% from 45 to 64, and 9.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 100.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,139, and the median income for a family was $42,655. Males had a median income of $33,621 versus $21,394 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,790. About 7.90% of families and 10.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.70% of those under age 18 and 14.50% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Juab County, Utah at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 39°43′N 112°48′W / 39.71°N 112.80°W / 39.71; -112.80