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Wasatch County
Wasatch Stake Tabernacle  in Heber City.
Official seal of Wasatch County
Seal
Map of Utah highlighting Wasatch 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 1862
Named for Ute word for mountain pass
Seat Heber City
Largest city Heber City
Area
 • Total 1,206 sq mi (3,120 km2)
 • Land 1,176 sq mi (3,050 km2)
 • Water 30 sq mi (80 km2)  2.5%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 34,788
 • Density 28.846/sq mi (11.137/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district 3rd

Wasatch County ( WAH-satch) is a county in the U.S. state of Utah. As of the 2010 United States 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.

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%
2020 34,788 47.8%
US Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2018 2019 2020

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 23,530 people, 4,743 households, and 3,870 families in the county. The population density was 20.0/sqmi (7.73/km2). There were 9,840 (2009) housing units at an average density of 8.37/sqmi (3.23/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.

The county population contained 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.

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Cities

Towns

Census-designated place

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