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Wasatch County, Utah
WasatchCountyUtahSeal
Seal
Map of Utah highlighting Wasatch County
Location in the state of Utah
Map of USA UT
Utah's location in the U.S.
Founded 1862
Named for Native American word for mountain pass
Seat Heber
Largest city Heber
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,209 sq mi (3,132 km²)
1,177 sq mi (3,049 km²)
32 sq mi (82 km²), 2.63%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

15,215

Wasatch County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of 2000 the population was 15,215, and by 2005 was estimated at 18,974. It was named for a Ute Indian word meaning mountain pass or low place in the high mountains. Its county seat and largest city is Heber City.6

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,132 km² (1,209 sq mi). 3,049 km² (1,177 sq mi) of it is land and 82 km² (32 sq mi) of it (2.63%) is water.

Adjacent Counties Edit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 15,215 people, 4,743 households, and 3,870 families residing in the county. The population density was 5/km² (13/sq mi). There were 6,564 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (6/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.62% White, 0.22% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 1.96% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. 5.09% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

By 2005 90.0% of the county population was non-Hispanic whites. African-Americans were 0.5% of the population, a higher percentage than in neighboring Utah County. This also represented a more than 100% growth in the African American population of the county. Native Americans were now 0.8% of the population, also approaching a percentage growth of nearly 100%. Asians made up 0.6% of the population, also a large percentage growth. Latinos were 7.7% of the population, not as large a percentage growth but still a growth of over 200 people, large by Wasatch county standards.[1]

There were 4,743 households out of which 46.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.00% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.40% were non-families. 14.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.00% 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 3.55.

In the county, the population was spread out with 34.20% under the age of 18, 9.90% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 18.50% from 45 to 64, and 8.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 103.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.50 males.

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.

By 2006 Wasatch County's population had risen 33.1% to 20,255.

Cities and towns Edit

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

ReferencesEdit

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