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Piute County
Grass Valley and the Sevier Plateau from SR-25
Grass Valley and the Sevier Plateau from SR-25
Map of Utah highlighting Piute 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, 1865
Named for Paiute Native Americans
Seat Junction
Largest town Circleville
Area
 • Total 766 sq mi (1,980 km2)
 • Land 758 sq mi (1,960 km2)
 • Water 7.9 sq mi (20 km2)  1.0%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,438
 • Density 1.8773/sq mi (0.7248/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district 2nd

Piute County ( PY-yoot) is a county in south-central Utah, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 1,556, making it the second-least populous county in Utah. The county seat is Junction, and the largest town is Circleville.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 766 square miles (1,980 km2), of which 758 square miles (1,960 km2) is land and 7.9 square miles (20 km2) (1.0%) is water. It is the fifth-smallest county in Utah by total area.

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

  • Dixie National Forest (part)
  • Fishlake National Forest (part)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 82
1880 1,651 1,913.4%
1890 2,842 72.1%
1900 1,954 −31.2%
1910 1,734 −11.3%
1920 2,770 59.7%
1930 1,956 −29.4%
1940 2,203 12.6%
1950 1,911 −13.3%
1960 1,436 −24.9%
1970 1,164 −18.9%
1980 1,329 14.2%
1990 1,277 −3.9%
2000 1,435 12.4%
2010 1,556 8.4%
2020 1,438 −7.6%
US Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2018 2019 2020

As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 1,435 people, 509 households, and 389 families in the county. The population density was 1.89/sqmi (0.73/km2). There were 745 housing units at an average density of 0.98/sqmi (0.38/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 95.61% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 1.18% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.88% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. 4.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 509 households, out of which 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.4% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.25.

The county population contained 30.7% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 19.7% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 104.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,625, and the median income for a family was $35,147. Males had a median income of $26,771 versus $18,438 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,697. About 11.7% of families and 16.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.1% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

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