Duchesne County, Utah

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Duchesne County, Utah
Duchesne County Courthouse, Duchesne, Utah.jpg
Duchesne County Courthouse in Duchesne
Map of Utah highlighting Duchesne County
Location in the U.S. state of Utah
Map of the United States highlighting Utah
Utah's location in the U.S.
Founded 1915
Named for Duchesne River
Seat Duchesne
Largest city Roosevelt
Area
 • Total 3,256 sq mi (8,433 km2)
 • Land 3,241 sq mi (8,394 km2)
 • Water 15 sq mi (39 km2), 0.50%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2015) 20,862
 • Density 5.7/sq mi (2/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/ -6
Website duchesne.utah.gov
Footnotes: Pretty Fun

Duchesne County /dˈʃn/ is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,607. [1] Its county seat is Duchesne, [2] and the largest city is Roosevelt.

Etymology

Its name is of uncertain origin, there being seven origins given:

  1. The Ute Indian word doo-shane meaning dark canyon.
  2. Fort Duquesne, built by the French in what is now Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  3. Rose du Chesne, founder of the Sacred Heart in St. Louis, MO.
  4. An early Indian chief in the region.
  5. An 1830s French fur trapper.
  6. Andre Duchesne, a French geographer and historian
  7. Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, is about 200 miles northwest of Nauvoo, Illinois and sixty miles south of the Black River, which led to the LDS Church's 1840s lumber mills on the Mississippi river. (Robert Flanders, Nauvoo, page 289)

Geography

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. [3] The northern part of the county contains part of the Uinta Mountains. The highest natural point in Utah, Kings Peak at 13,528 feet (4,123 m), is located in Duchesne County.

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 9,093
1930 8,263 −9.1%
1940 8,958 8.4%
1950 8,134 −9.2%
1960 7,179 −11.7%
1970 7,299 1.7%
1980 12,565 72.1%
1990 12,645 0.6%
2000 14,371 13.6%
2010 18,607 29.5%
Est. 2016 20,337 [4] 9.3%
U.S. Decennial Census [5]
1790–1960 [6] 1900–1990 [7]
1990–2000 [8] 2010–2014 [1]

As of the census [9] 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. [10]

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 $12,751,350. 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.

2015

As of 2015 the largest self-reported ancestry groups in Duchesne County, Utah are: [11]

Largest ancestries (2015) Percent
English England 31.9%
German Germany 10.6%
Irish Republic of Ireland 7.4%
"American" United States 6.4%
Danish Denmark 4.5%
Scottish Scotland 4.3%
Swedish Sweden 3.2%
Italian Italy 2.3%
Norwegian Norway 1.6%
Welsh Wales 3.1%

Government

Presidential Elections Results [12]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 78.8% 5,508 7.2% 500 14.0% 980
2012 89.3% 5,698 9.1% 581 1.6% 100
2008 81.2% 4,689 15.8% 911 3.0% 172
2004 85.4% 4,742 13.3% 738 1.4% 76
2000 79.7% 3,622 17.1% 779 3.2% 145
1996 63.7% 2,648 21.5% 892 14.9% 619
1992 43.4% 1,983 16.9% 772 39.7% 1,810
1988 70.8% 3,118 27.9% 1,227 1.3% 58
1984 85.2% 4,437 14.3% 746 0.5% 27
1980 79.4% 3,827 17.7% 854 2.9% 138
1976 65.8% 2,619 27.9% 1,110 6.4% 253
1972 70.5% 2,183 20.3% 629 9.2% 285
1968 61.2% 1,733 30.3% 858 8.6% 243
1964 48.7% 1,251 51.3% 1,320
1960 57.0% 1,546 43.0% 1,166 0.0% 1
1956 68.0% 1,856 32.0% 874
1952 61.3% 1,969 38.7% 1,242
1948 44.1% 1,266 55.3% 1,588 0.6% 16
1944 41.2% 1,140 58.8% 1,629
1940 40.0% 1,322 59.9% 1,982 0.1% 4
1936 34.7% 1,070 63.9% 1,970 1.5% 45
1932 43.4% 1,333 51.8% 1,590 4.9% 149
1928 63.5% 1,585 36.0% 899 0.5% 13
1924 57.6% 1,277 33.0% 731 9.4% 209
1920 61.8% 1,523 33.3% 822 4.9% 121
1916 27.0% 687 56.6% 1,443 16.4% 419
  • Clair Poulson, West Side Precinct Justice Court Judge
  • Dave Boren, Sheriff
  • JoAnn Evans, County Clerk-Auditor

Communities

Cities

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 9, 2011. Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2012-07-12. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 27, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved March 27, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 27, 2015. 
  7. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 27, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 27, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  10. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search". Archived from the original on 2012-06-14. 
  11. ^ https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/15_5YR/DP02/0500000US49013
  12. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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