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Daggett County
Daggett County Courthouse in Manila, May 2008
Daggett County Courthouse in Manila, May 2008
Map of Utah highlighting Daggett County
Location within the U.S. state of Utah
Map of the United States highlighting Utah
Utah's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Utah
Founded January 7, 1918
Named for Ellsworth Daggett
Seat Manila
Largest town Manila
Area
 • Total 721 sq mi (1,870 km2)
 • Land 697 sq mi (1,810 km2)
 • Water 24 sq mi (60 km2)  3.3%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 935
 • Density 1.2968/sq mi (0.5007/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district 1st

Daggett County ( DAG-ət) is a county in the northeastern corner of the U.S. state of Utah. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population was 935, making it the least populous county in Utah. Its county seat is Manila. The county was named for Ellsworth Daggett, the first surveyor-general of Utah. The small community of Dutch John, located near the state line with Colorado and Wyoming, became an incorporated town in January 2016.

History

Daggett County was formed in 1918. It received its name from Ellsworth Daggett, the first surveyor.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 721 square miles (1,870 km2), of which 697 square miles (1,810 km2) is land and 24 square miles (62 km2) (3.3%) is water. It is the fourth-smallest county in Utah by area. Over 90% of the land of Daggett County is under federal ownership.

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 400
1930 411 2.8%
1940 564 37.2%
1950 364 −35.5%
1960 1,164 219.8%
1970 666 −42.8%
1980 769 15.5%
1990 690 −10.3%
2000 921 33.5%
2010 1,059 15.0%
2020 935 −11.7%
US Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2018 2020

2016

As of 2016, the largest self reported ancestry groups in Daggett County, Utah were:

  • 35.4% were of English ancestry
  • 9.2% were of Scots-Irish ancestry
  • 8.8% were of German ancestry
  • 8.3% were of Irish ancestry
  • 7.9% were of American ancestry
  • 7.2% were of Dutch ancestry
  • 5.5% were of Danish ancestry.
  • 3.3% were of Swedish ancestry
  • 2.5% were of Scottish ancestry
  • 2.1% were of Italian ancestry
  • 1.6% were of Swiss ancestry
  • 1.6% were of French ancestry
  • 1.5% were of Norwegian ancestry
  • 0.7% were of Polish ancestry

Communities

Daggett County Utah incorporated and unincorporated areas
Map of Daggett County communities

Towns

Census-designated place

Other

Commerce and transportation

The few commercial establishments in Daggett County exist to service tourists and users of the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. Throughout the county there is one small general store, several gas stations, five cafes or restaurants, five inns/motels, and a few miscellaneous businesses that offer raft rentals. There are also businesses that offer guided fishing trips on the Flaming Gorge Reservoir and the Green River. The economy is primarily related to recreation, management of government land, and ranching. There are no railroads within Daggett County.

Daggett County Utah incorporated and unincorporated areas
Map of Daggett County communities
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