Juab County, Utah

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Juab County, Utah
Nephi Utah post office.jpeg
U.S. Post Office in Nephi, April 2010
Map of Utah highlighting Juab County
Location in the U.S. state of Utah
Map of the United States highlighting Utah
Utah's location in the U.S.
39°43′N 112°48′W / 39.71°N 112.80°W / 39.71; -112.80Coordinates: 39°43′N 112°48′W / 39.71°N 112.80°W / 39.71; -112.80
Founded 1852
Named for Native American word for valley
Seat Nephi
Largest city Nephi
Area
 • Total 3,406 sq mi (8,821 km2)
 • Land 3,392 sq mi (8,785 km2)
 • Water 14 sq mi (36 km2), 0.4%
Population (est.)
 • (2017) 11,250[1]
 • Density 3.3/sq mi (1.3/km2)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Mountain: UTC−7/−6
Website www.co.juab.ut.us

Juab County (/ˈæb/ JOO-ab) is a county in western Utah, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of the county was 10,246.[2] Its county seat and largest city is Nephi.[3] The county was named from a Native American word meaning thirsty valley, or possibly only valley.

Juab County is part of the ProvoOrem, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Salt Lake City-Provo-Orem, Utah Combined Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,406 square miles (8,820 km2), of which 3,392 square miles (8,790 km2) is land and 14 square miles (36 km2) (0.4%) is water.[4]

Looking east across the Juab Valley and Mount Nebo, June 2012

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

State protected areas[edit]


Historical population
Census Pop.
1860672
18702,034202.7%
18803,47470.8%
18905,58260.7%
190010,08280.6%
191010,7026.1%
19209,871−7.8%
19308,605−12.8%
19407,392−14.1%
19505,981−19.1%
19604,597−23.1%
19704,574−0.5%
19805,53020.9%
19905,8175.2%
20008,23841.6%
201010,24624.4%
Est. 201711,250[5]9.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790–1960[7] 1900–1990[8]
1990–2000[9] 2010–2014[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of July 1, 2015,[10] the US Census Bureau estimates that there were 10,594 people and 3,557 housing units in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²).[11] There were 3,066 households. The racial makeup of the county was 96.4% White, 0.4% Black or African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, and 1.5% from two or more races. 4.7% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In 2010,[12] there were 3,093 households out of which 47.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.50% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.40% were non-families. 17.30% of all households the householder lived alone. The average household size was 3.27 and the average family size was 3.74.

In the county, the population was spread out with 40.1% 19 and younger, 5.0% from 20 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29.3 years. 51% of the population was male and 49% was female.

View north along Interstate 15 in the Juab Valley, near milepost 219, September 2013

The median income for a household in the county was $56,976. The per capita income for the county was $18,503 and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line.

Transportation[edit]

In addition to the Nephi Municipal Airport, the county ia served by the following major transportation routes (all of which are on the eastern end of the county):[13]

Politics[edit]

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 67.0% 2,827 10.5% 442 22.6% 952
2012 86.0% 3,448 11.3% 451 2.8% 111
2008 73.2% 2,683 20.2% 741 6.6% 242
2004 78.5% 2,681 17.7% 605 3.8% 131
2000 72.6% 2,023 22.2% 619 5.1% 143
1996 49.1% 1,290 35.3% 928 15.5% 408
1992 42.7% 1,237 28.4% 823 28.8% 835
1988 59.7% 1,505 38.6% 974 1.7% 44
1984 67.2% 1,902 32.4% 917 0.4% 10
1980 69.3% 1,872 26.7% 720 4.0% 109
1976 51.6% 1,290 43.6% 1,091 4.8% 120
1972 67.1% 1,629 28.5% 691 4.5% 109
1968 54.0% 1,201 40.8% 907 5.3% 118
1964 41.3% 926 58.8% 1,319
1960 51.0% 1,203 49.1% 1,158
1956 59.6% 1,512 40.4% 1,025
1952 58.7% 1,711 41.3% 1,203
1948 47.9% 1,396 51.6% 1,501 0.5% 15
1944 44.5% 1,192 55.3% 1,483 0.2% 5
1940 39.7% 1,412 60.1% 2,136 0.1% 5
1936 30.4% 1,027 68.7% 2,319 0.9% 31
1932 37.6% 1,220 60.7% 1,969 1.7% 56
1928 47.5% 1,557 52.3% 1,714 0.2% 8
1924 43.6% 1,325 40.8% 1,241 15.6% 475
1920 53.1% 1,692 41.1% 1,308 5.8% 185
1916 34.5% 1,248 61.3% 2,221 4.3% 154
1912 35.4% 1,171 29.8% 985 34.9% 1,154
1908 48.4% 1,615 42.6% 1,421 9.0% 301
1904 48.3% 1,493 39.0% 1,206 12.7% 391
1900 42.5% 1,532 55.0% 1,986 2.5% 90
1896 15.7% 439 84.3% 2,360

Education[edit]

The county is served by two school districts:

Communities[edit]

Map of Juab County communities

Currently populated communities in Juab County:


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/juabcountyutah/PST045216
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 12 Jul 2011. Retrieved 29 Dec 2013 – via Wayback Machine. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 31 May 2011. Retrieved 7 Jun 2011. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". census.gov. United States Census Bureau. 22 Aug 2012. Retrieved 25 Jun 2015. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 9 Jun 2017. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". census.gov. United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 12 May 2015. Retrieved 25 Jun 2015. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". lib.virginia.edu. University of Virginia Library. Retrieved 25 Jun 2015. 
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (25 Jun 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". census.gov. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 27 Mar 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). census.gov. United States Census Bureau. 2 Apr 2001. Retrieved 25 Jun 2015. 
  10. ^ "Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2010-2014". census.gov. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 21 Apr 2016. 
  11. ^ "Juab County UT Demographics data". towncharts.com. Retrieved 21 Apr 2016. 
  12. ^ Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". factfinder.census.gov. Archived from the original on 29 Nov 2014. Retrieved 22 Apr 2016 – via Wayback Machine. 
  13. ^ Google (25 Mar 2018). "Juab County, Utah" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 25 Mar 2018. 
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-03-31. 

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