Duchesne County, Utah
|Duchesne County, Utah|
Duchesne County Courthouse in Duchesne
Location within the U.S. state of Utah
Utah's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Duchesne River|
|• Total||3,256 sq mi (8,433 km2)|
|• Land||3,241 sq mi (8,394 km2)|
|• Water||15 sq mi (39 km2), 0.50%|
|• Density||5.7/sq mi (2.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Mountain: UTC−7/−6|
Its name is of uncertain origin, but the holding theory is that it was named from the river that runs through town and may have been named by fur trappers in the 1820s in honor of Mother Rose Philippine Duchesne, founder of the School of the Sacred Heart near St. Louis, Missouri, although other theories as to the name exist.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,256 square miles (8,430 km2), of which 3,241 square miles (8,390 km2) is land and 15 square miles (39 km2) (0.5%) is water. The northern part of the county contains a large majority of the Uinta Mountains. The highest natural point in Utah, Kings Peak at 13,528 feet (4,123 m), is located in Duchesne County.
- Summit County (north)
- Daggett County (northeast)
- Uintah County (east)
- Carbon County (south)
- Utah County (southwest)
- Wasatch County (west)
National protected areas
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 18,607 people, 6,003 households, and 4,703 families residing in the county. The population density was 5.7 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 6,988 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.15% White, 0.24% Black or African American, 4.53% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.27% Pacific Islander, 2.64% from other races, and 2.89% from two or more races. 6.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 6,003 households out of which 40.23% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.72% were married couples living together, 8.65% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.66% were non-families. 45.0% of all households had individuals under 18 and 22.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.05 and the average family size was 3.47.
In the county, the population was spread out with 33.91% under the age of 18, 6.56% from 20 to 24, 25.38% from 25 to 44, 20.92% from 45 to 64, and 10.66% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29.7 years. For every 100 females there were 102.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $31,298, and the median income for a family was $35,350. Males had a median income of $31,988 versus $19,692 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,326. About 14.20% of families and 16.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.60% of those under age 18 and 12.40% of those age 65 or over.
As of 2015 the largest self-reported ancestry groups in Duchesne County, Utah are:
|Largest ancestries (2015)||Percent|
- Clair Poulson, West Side Precinct Justice Court Judge
- Dave Boren, Sheriff
- JoAnn Evans, County Clerk-Auditor
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- List of counties in Utah
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Duchesne County, Utah
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