Jensen, Utah

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Location in Uintah County and the state of Utah
Location in Uintah County and the state of Utah
Coordinates: 40°22′02″N 109°21′26″W / 40.36722°N 109.35722°W / 40.36722; -109.35722Coordinates: 40°22′02″N 109°21′26″W / 40.36722°N 109.35722°W / 40.36722; -109.35722
Country United States
State Utah
County Uintah
Settled 1877
Named for Lars Jensen
Elevation[1] 4,760 ft (1,450 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 412
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84035
Area code(s) 435
GNIS feature ID 2629950[1]

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.[3] Although Jensen is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 84035.[4]

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[2] 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.


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Jensen has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[5]