Wasatch County, Utah

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Wasatch County, Utah
Heber Tabernacle 2.jpg
Seal of Wasatch County, Utah
Seal
Map of Utah highlighting Wasatch County
Location in the U.S. state of Utah
Map of the United States highlighting Utah
Utah's location in the U.S.
Founded 1862
Named for Native American word for mountain pass
Seat Heber City
Largest city Heber City
Area
 • Total 1,206 sq mi (3,124 km2)
 • Land 1,176 sq mi (3,046 km2)
 • Water 30 sq mi (78 km2), 2.5%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2015) 29,161
 • Density 20/sq mi (8/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/ -6
Website www.co.wasatch.ut.us

Wasatch County /ˈwɑːsæ/ is a county in the U.S. state of Utah. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,530. [1] Its county seat and largest city is Heber City. [2] The county was named for a Ute Indian word meaning mountain pass or low place in the high mountains.

Wasatch County is part of the Heber, UT Micropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Salt Lake City- Provo- Orem, UT Combined Statistical Area.

The county is governed by a seven-member county council with an appointed county manager. [3] As of 2017 County Council members are Danny Goode, Kendall Crittenden, Mark Nelson, Steve Farrell, Spencer Park, Mike Petersen, and Greg McPhie. [4] Mike Davis serves as the appointed County Manager.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,206 square miles (3,120 km2), of which 1,176 square miles (3,050 km2) is land and 30 square miles (78 km2) (2.5%) is water. [5]

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 1,244
1880 2,927 135.3%
1890 3,595 22.8%
1900 4,786 33.1%
1910 8,920 86.4%
1920 4,625 −48.2%
1930 5,636 21.9%
1940 5,754 2.1%
1950 5,574 −3.1%
1960 5,308 −4.8%
1970 5,863 10.5%
1980 8,523 45.4%
1990 10,089 18.4%
2000 15,215 50.8%
2010 23,530 54.7%
Est. 2016 30,528 [6] 29.7%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]
1790–1960 [8] 1900–1990 [9]
1990–2000 [10] 2010–2014 [1]

As of the census [11] of 2010, there were 23,530 people, 4,743 households, and 3,870 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 inhabitants per square mile (7.7/km2). There were 9,840 (2009) housing units at an average density of 8.4 per square mile (3.2/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 90.4% White, 0.3% Black or African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, and 1.4% from two or more races. 13.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,287 households out of which 43.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.70% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 20.1% were non-families. 15.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% 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 3.19.

In the county, the population was spread out with 36.3% under the age of 20, 5.2% from 20 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31.6 years. For every 100 females there were 103.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.5 males.

As of the census [12] of 2000, 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.

Communities

Cities

Towns

Census-designated place

Politics

Presidential Elections Results [13]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 49.9% 6,115 25.0% 3,063 25.2% 3,088
2012 74.9% 7,220 22.7% 2,191 2.4% 229
2008 63.0% 5,430 33.5% 2,892 3.5% 303
2004 73.3% 5,503 24.7% 1,854 2.1% 155
2000 67.3% 3,819 26.0% 1,476 6.7% 380
1996 52.4% 2,222 32.4% 1,374 15.2% 646
1992 42.0% 1,822 24.0% 1,042 34.0% 1,472
1988 62.2% 2,487 36.3% 1,451 1.5% 59
1984 72.9% 2,789 26.5% 1,015 0.5% 20
1980 70.9% 2,799 25.2% 994 3.9% 153
1976 61.6% 1,940 34.7% 1,092 3.8% 118
1972 70.2% 2,046 23.8% 693 6.0% 175
1968 61.0% 1,611 35.6% 941 3.4% 91
1964 44.9% 1,158 55.1% 1,420
1960 58.1% 1,480 41.9% 1,066 0.0% 1
1956 66.8% 1,738 33.2% 864
1952 63.4% 1,677 36.6% 968
1948 48.8% 1,165 51.0% 1,219 0.2% 5
1944 45.8% 1,058 54.1% 1,249 0.1% 2
1940 44.4% 1,199 55.6% 1,502 0.0% 1
1936 44.1% 1,029 55.7% 1,299 0.3% 6
1932 48.2% 1,042 51.0% 1,103 0.8% 18
1928 57.8% 1,340 42.0% 973 0.2% 4
1924 52.4% 1,105 34.5% 727 13.1% 277
1920 61.1% 1,061 38.3% 665 0.7% 12
1916 47.6% 817 51.6% 885 0.8% 14
1912 41.7% 1,210 33.0% 957 25.3% 734
1908 53.8% 1,265 41.9% 985 4.3% 100
1904 60.8% 1,042 38.3% 656 0.9% 16
1900 47.9% 723 51.8% 781 0.3% 5
1896 3.7% 51 96.3% 1,333

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