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Daggett County, Utah
Map of Utah highlighting Daggett County
Location in the state of Utah
Map of the USA highlighting Utah
Utah's location in the U.S.
Founded 1918
Seat Manila
Largest town Manila
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

721 sq mi (1,867 km²)
697 sq mi (1,805 km²)
24 sq mi (62 km²), 3.3%
 - (2015)
 - Density

1.5/sq mi (1/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Named for: Ellsworth Daggett

Daggett County is a county located in the northeastern corner of the U.S. state of Utah. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,059, making it the least populous county in Utah. Its county seat and only municipality is Manila. The county was named for Ellsworth Daggett, the first surveyor-general of Utah. There is one other small community, Dutch John, which became an incorporated town in January 2016. It is in the corner of the Colorado-Wyoming state line.


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


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

  • Ashley National Forest (part)
  • Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area (part)


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 1,061 15.2%
Est. 2015 1,109 4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2014

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,059 people, 426 households, and 287 families residing in the county. The population density was 1.52 people per square mile (0.59/km²). There were 1,141 housing units at an average density of 1.63 per square mile (0.63/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.94% White, 0.38% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 1.42% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. 3.12% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 426 households out of which 25.12% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.37% were married couples living together, 4.93% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.63% were non-families. 29.11% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.62% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.61% under the age of 20, 3.78% from 20 to 24, 24.93% from 25 to 44, 28.71% from 45 to 64, and 18.98% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.8 years. For every 100 females there were 129.22 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 135.17 males.


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


Census-designated place


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