Wasatch County, Utah

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Wasatch County, Utah
Seal of Wasatch County, Utah
Seal
Map of Utah highlighting Wasatch County
Location in the state of Utah
Map of the United States highlighting Utah
Utah's location in the U.S.
Founded 1862
Named for Native American word for mountain pass
Seat Heber City
Largest city Heber City
Area
 • Total 1,206 sq mi (3,124 km2)
 • Land 1,175 sq mi (3,043 km2)
 • Water 30 sq mi (78 km2), 2.5%
Population
 • (2010) 23,530
 • Density 21.5/sq mi (8/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.co.wasatch.ut.us

Wasatch County /ˈwɑːsæ/ is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,530.[1] Its county seat and largest city is Heber City.[2] The county was named for a Ute Indian word meaning mountain pass or low place in the high mountains.

Wasatch County is part of the Heber, UT Micropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Salt Lake City-Provo-Orem, UT Combined Statistical Area.

The county is governed by a county council with an appointed county manager.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,206 square miles (3,120 km2), of which 1,175 square miles (3,040 km2) is land and 30 square miles (78 km2) (2.5%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 1,244
1880 2,927 135.3%
1890 3,595 22.8%
1900 4,786 33.1%
1910 8,920 86.4%
1920 4,625 −48.2%
1930 5,636 21.9%
1940 5,754 2.1%
1950 5,574 −3.1%
1960 5,308 −4.8%
1970 5,863 10.5%
1980 8,523 45.4%
1990 10,089 18.4%
2000 15,215 50.8%
2010 23,530 54.7%
Est. 2012 25,273 7.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2012[1]

As of the census[9] of 2010, there were 23,530 people, 4,743 households, and 3,870 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 inhabitants per square mile (7.7 /km2). There were 9,840 (2009) housing units at an average density of 8.4 per square mile (3.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 90.4% White, 0.3% Black or African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, and 1.4% from two or more races. 13.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,287 households out of which 43.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.70% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 20.1% were non-families. 15.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.18 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the county, the population was spread out with 36.3% under the age of 20, 5.2% from 20 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31.6 years. For every 100 females there were 103.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.5 males.

As of the census[10] of 2000, the median income for a household in the county was $49,612, and the median income for a family was $52,102. Males had a median income of $37,399 versus $23,571 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,869. About 4.20% of families and 5.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.60% of those under age 18 and 4.00% 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 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Wasatch County Administrative Services". Retrieved 2011-10-17. 
  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 30, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 40°20′N 111°10′W / 40.33°N 111.16°W / 40.33; -111.16