Morgan County, Utah facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMorgan County, Utah
Location in the state of Utah
Utah's location in the U.S.
611 sq mi (1,582 km²)
609 sq mi (1,577 km²)
1.7 sq mi (4 km²), 0.3%
16/sq mi (6/km²)
|Time zone||Mountain: UTC-7/-6|
|Named for: Jedediah Morgan Grant|
Morgan County is a county in the U.S. state of Utah. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,469. Its county seat and largest city is Morgan. The county was named for Jedediah Morgan Grant, father of Heber J. Grant, who served as president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
An early route of the Hastings Cutoff ran through the Morgan Valley and down through a narrow gorge in Weber Canyon. The Donner Party avoided going through the Morgan Valley in order to speed up their journey. However, their alternate route proved more time-consuming.
In 1855, Charles Sreeve Peterson and his family became the first white settlers to take up permanent residence in the Morgan Valley after cutting a road through Weber Canyon.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 611 square miles (1,580 km2), of which 609 square miles (1,580 km2) is land and 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) (0.3%) is water. It is Utah's third-smallest county by land area and smallest by total area.
- Weber County (north)
- Summit County (east)
- Salt Lake County (southwest)
- Davis County (west)
- Rich County (northeast)
National protected areas
- Cache National Forest (part)
- Wasatch National Forest (part)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,129 people, 2,046 households, and 1,782 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 2,158 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.11% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.45% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. 1.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 2,046 households out of which 49.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.60% were married couples living together, 5.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.90% were non-families. 11.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.48 and the average family size was 3.81.
In the county, the population was spread out with 37.10% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 24.30% from 25 to 44, 20.20% from 45 to 64, and 8.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 102.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $50,273, and the median income for a family was $53,365. Males had a median income of $42,350 versus $23,036 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,684. About 3.70% of families and 5.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.70% of those under age 18 and 6.90% of those age 65 or over.
- Morgan (county seat)
Other unincorporated places
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