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Juab County, Utah
Map
Map of Utah highlighting Juab County
Location in the state of Utah
Map of the USA highlighting Utah
Utah's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1852
Seat Nephi
Largest City Nephi
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

3,406 sq mi (8,821 km²)
3,392 sq mi (8,785 km²)
14 sq mi (36 km²), 0.4%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

10,594
3.0/sq mi (1/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website: www.co.juab.ut.us
Named for: Native American word for valley


Juab County /ˈæb/ is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,246. Its county seat and largest city is Nephi. The county was named from a Native American word meaning thirsty valley, or possibly only valley.

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

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

State protected areas

  • Yuba State Park

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 672
1870 2,034 202.7%
1880 3,474 70.8%
1890 5,582 60.7%
1900 10,082 80.6%
1910 10,702 6.1%
1920 9,871 −7.8%
1930 8,605 −12.8%
1940 7,392 −14.1%
1950 5,981 −19.1%
1960 4,597 −23.1%
1970 4,574 −0.5%
1980 5,530 20.9%
1990 5,817 5.2%
2000 8,238 41.6%
2010 10,246 24.4%
Est. 2015 10,594 3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2014

As of July 1, 2015, the US Census Bureau estimates that there were 10,594 people, 3,557 housing units, and 3,557 housing units in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/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.

In the county, the population was spread out with 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.

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:


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