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Wasatch County, Utah
Seal of Wasatch County, Utah
Map
Map of Utah highlighting Wasatch County
Location in the state of Utah
Map of the USA highlighting Utah
Utah's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1862
Seat Heber City
Largest City Heber City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,206 sq mi (3,124 km²)
1,176 sq mi (3,046 km²)
30 sq mi (78 km²), 2.5%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

29,161
20/sq mi (8/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website: http://www.co.wasatch.ut.us
Named for: Native American word for mountain pass

Wasatch County /ˈwɑːsæ/ is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,530. Its county seat and largest city is Heber City. The county was named for a Ute Indian word meaning mountain pass or low place in the high mountains.

Wasatch County is part of the Heber, UT Micropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Salt Lake City-Provo-Orem, UT Combined Statistical Area.

The county is governed by a seven-member county council with an appointed county manager. As of 2016 County Council members are Danny Goode, Kendall Crittenden, Mike Kohler, Steve Farrell, Kipp Bangerter, Mike Petersen, and Greg McPhie. Mike Davis serves as the appointed County Manager.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,206 square miles (3,120 km2), of which 1,176 square miles (3,050 km2) is land and 30 square miles (78 km2) (2.5%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

  • Ashley National Forest (part)
  • Uinta National Forest (part)
  • Wasatch National Forest (part)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 1,244
1880 2,927 135.3%
1890 3,595 22.8%
1900 4,786 33.1%
1910 8,920 86.4%
1920 4,625 −48.2%
1930 5,636 21.9%
1940 5,754 2.1%
1950 5,574 −3.1%
1960 5,308 −4.8%
1970 5,863 10.5%
1980 8,523 45.4%
1990 10,089 18.4%
2000 15,215 50.8%
2010 23,530 54.7%
Est. 2015 29,161 23.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2014

As of the census of 2010, there were 23,530 people, 4,743 households, and 3,870 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 inhabitants per square mile (7.7/km2). There were 9,840 (2009) housing units at an average density of 8.4 per square mile (3.2/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 90.4% White, 0.3% Black or African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, and 1.4% from two or more races. 13.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,287 households out of which 43.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.70% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 20.1% were non-families. 15.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.18 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the county, the population was spread out with 36.3% under the age of 20, 5.2% from 20 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31.6 years. For every 100 females there were 103.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.5 males.

As of the census of 2000, the median income for a household in the county was $49,612, and the median income for a family was $52,102. Males had a median income of $37,399 versus $23,571 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,869. About 4.20% of families and 5.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.60% of those under age 18 and 4.00% of those age 65 or over.

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Cities

Towns

Census-designated place


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