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Juab County
Nephi Post Office (2010)
Nephi Post Office (2010)
Map of Utah highlighting Juab 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 March 3, 1852
Named for Ute word for valley
Seat Nephi
Largest city Nephi
Area
 • Total 3,406 sq mi (8,820 km2)
 • Land 3,392 sq mi (8,790 km2)
 • Water 14 sq mi (40 km2)  0.4%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 11,786
 • Density 3.4604/sq mi (1.33605/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district 2nd

Juab County ( JOO-ab) is a county in western Utah, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 10,246. Its county seat and largest city is Nephi.

Juab County is part of the ProvoOrem, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Salt Lake City–Provo–Orem, Utah Combined Statistical Area.

Geography

Hill, Utah
A hill in Juab County, situated southwest of Nephi, Utah adjacent to I-15

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,406 square miles (8,820 km2), of which 3,392 square miles (8,790 km2) is land and 14 square miles (36 km2) (0.4%) is water.

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National protected areas

State protected areas

Demographics

As of July 1, 2018, the US Census Bureau estimates that there were 11,555 people and 3,557 housing units in the county. The population density was 3.12/sqmi (1.21/km2). There were 3,066 households. The racial makeup of the county was 96.4% White, 0.4% Black or African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, and 1.5% from two or more races. 4.7% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In 2010, there were 3,093 households, out of which 47.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.50% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.40% were non-families. 17.30% of all households the householder lived alone. The average household size was 3.27 and the average family size was 3.74.

The county population contained 40.1% 19 and younger, 5.0% from 20 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29.3 years. 51% of the population was male and 49% was female.

2013-09-23 18 36 50 View north along Interstate 15 in Utah near milepost 219
View north along Interstate 15 in the Juab Valley, near milepost 219, September 2013

The median income for a household in the county was $56,976. The per capita income for the county was $18,503 and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line.

Communities

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

Currently populated communities in Juab County:

Education

The county is served by two school districts:

  • Juab School District, serving the Juab Valley area on the eastern end of the county
  • Tintic School District, serving the remaining western part of the county
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