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Kane County
Narrows in Diana's Throne Canyon, also known as the Huntress Slot in vicinity of Mount Carmel Junction.
Narrows in Diana's Throne Canyon, also known as the Huntress Slot in vicinity of Mount Carmel Junction.
Map of Utah highlighting Kane 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 16, 1864
Named for Thomas L. Kane
Seat Kanab
Largest city Kanab
Area
 • Total 4,109 sq mi (10,640 km2)
 • Land 3,990 sq mi (10,300 km2)
 • Water 118 sq mi (310 km2)  2.9%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 7,667
 • Density 1.8659/sq mi (0.72043/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district 2nd

Kane County is a county in the U.S. state of Utah. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 7,125. Its county seat and largest city is Kanab.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,109 square miles (10,640 km2), of which 3,990 square miles (10,300 km2) is land and 118 square miles (310 km2) (2.9%) is water. The Colorado River, reformed as Lake Powell, forms its eastern boundary. Arizona lies on the southern boundary. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument covers much of the county. A rugged and inhospitable country of deserts, mountains and cliffs makes up the terrain, with breath-taking scenery in every area. Parts of Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park extend into the northern and western portions of the county. The eastern part of the county is part of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Utah protected areas

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 1,513
1880 3,085 103.9%
1890 1,685 −45.4%
1900 1,811 7.5%
1910 1,652 −8.8%
1920 2,054 24.3%
1930 2,235 8.8%
1940 2,561 14.6%
1950 2,299 −10.2%
1960 2,667 16.0%
1970 2,421 −9.2%
1980 4,024 66.2%
1990 5,169 28.5%
2000 6,046 17.0%
2010 7,125 17.8%
Est. 2015 7,131 0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2014

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,046 people, 2,237 households, and 1,628 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 3,767 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.00% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 1.55% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.74% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. 2.32% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The top 5 ethnic groups in Kane County are:

There were 2,237 households out of which 32.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.60% were married couples living together, 6.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.20% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the county, the population was spread out with 29.40% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 21.20% from 25 to 44, 25.90% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,247, and the median income for a family was $40,030. Males had a median income of $30,655 versus $20,406 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,455. About 5.50% of families and 7.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.30% of those under age 18 and 5.40% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

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

City

Towns

Unincorporated communities

Ghost town

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