Location in Uintah County and the state of Utah
|Named for||Lars Jensen|
|Elevation||4,760 ft (1,450 m)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|GNIS feature ID||2629950|
Jensen is a census-designated place in eastern Uintah County, Utah, United States. The population was 412 at the 2010 census. It lies along the Green River and U.S. Route 40, southeast of the city of Vernal, the county seat of Uintah County, and about 17 miles west of the Colorado border. Although Jensen is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 84035.
Jensen was first settled in 1877 and named for Lars Jensen, an early prospector and ferryman. Today its main importance is as the Utah entrance to Dinosaur National Monument.
As of the census of 2010, there were 412 people residing in the CDP. There were 156 housing units. The racial makeup of the town was 91.3% White, 0.2% Black or African American, 5.3% from some other race, and 3.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.3% of the population.
- "Jensen, Utah". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved May 25, 2011.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 25, 2011.
- Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 103.
- Zip Code Lookup
- Climate Summary for Jensen, Utah
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