Piute County, Utah

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Piute County, Utah
Piute County Utah.jpg
Map of Utah highlighting Piute County
Location in the state of Utah
Map of the United States highlighting Utah
Utah's location in the U.S.
Founded 1865
Named for Paiute Native Americans.[1]
Seat Junction
Largest town Circleville
Area
 • Total 766 sq mi (1,984 km2)
 • Land 758 sq mi (1,963 km2)
 • Water 8 sq mi (21 km2), 1.0%
Population
 • (2010) 1,556
 • Density 2.1/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website piutecounty.org

Piute County /ˈpjuːt/ is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,556,[2] making it the second-least populous county in Utah. The county seat is Junction,[3] and the largest city is Circleville. The county was named for the Paiute tribe of Native Americans.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 766 square miles (1,980 km2), of which 758 square miles (1,960 km2) is land and 8 square miles (21 km2) (1.0%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 82
1880 1,651 1,913.4%
1890 2,842 72.1%
1900 1,954 −31.2%
1910 1,734 −11.3%
1920 2,770 59.7%
1930 1,956 −29.4%
1940 2,203 12.6%
1950 1,911 −13.3%
1960 1,436 −24.9%
1970 1,164 −18.9%
1980 1,329 14.2%
1990 1,277 −3.9%
2000 1,435 12.4%
2010 1,556 8.4%
Est. 2013 1,510 −3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2012[2]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 1,435 people, 509 households, and 389 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 745 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.61% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 1.18% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.88% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. 4.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 509 households out of which 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.4% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the county, the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 19.7% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 104.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,625, and the median income for a family was $35,147. Males had a median income of $26,771 versus $18,438 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,697. About 11.7% of families and 16.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.1% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Map of Piute County communities

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Van Cott, John W. (1990). Utah Place Names. Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Press. p. 297. ISBN 0-87480-345-4. 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 38°20′N 112°08′W / 38.34°N 112.13°W / 38.34; -112.13