Utah County, Utah

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Template:UTcounty Utah County is a county located in the state of Utah. As of 2000, the population is 368,536 and by 2004 was estimated at 403,352. It was named for the Spanish name (Yuta) for the Ute Indians. The county seat and largest city is Provo.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,545 km² (2,141 mi²). 5,176 km² (1,998 mi²) of it is land and 369 km² (143 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 6.66% water.

Utah Valley lies at the center of the county, lined by the mountains of the Wasatch Front on the east. Utah Lake occupies a large part of the valley. The elevation ranges from 4,487 at the lake to 11,749 at the peak of Mount Timpanogas.


Adjacent Counties

Politics

This county is often referred to as "the most Republican county in the most Republican state in the United States." In the 2004 presidential election, 85.99% voted for George W. Bush. [1] (http://www.co.utah.ut.us/Dept/ClerkAud/Elections/ElectRslts/2004_gen/index.htm#1) However, this title is inaccurate as Rich County, Utah casted 88.91% of its vote for Bush.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 368,536 people, 99,937 households, and 80,749 families residing in the county. The population density is 71/km² (184/mi²). There are 104,315 housing units at an average density of 20/km² (52/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 92.36% White, 0.30% Black or African American, 0.60% Native American, 1.06% Asian, 0.58% Pacific Islander, 3.25% from other races, and 1.85% from two or more races. 7.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 99,937 households out of which 48.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.80% are married couples living together, 8.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 19.20% are non-families. 11.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 4.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.59 and the average family size is 3.86.

In the county, the population is spread out with 34.10% under the age of 18, 21.00% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 12.70% from 45 to 64, and 6.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 23 years. For every 100 females there are 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $45,833, and the median income for a family is $50,196. Males have a median income of $37,878 versus $22,656 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,557. 12.00% of the population and 6.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.40% of those under the age of 18 and 4.80% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

About 88% of Utah County residents are LDS; [2] (http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0%2C1249%2C455030805%2C00.html) this is probably the highest concentration of Latter-day Saints in the world.

"Happy Valley" is a common nickname for the region. The term is sometimes used in a pejorative or ironic sense.

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State Capital:

Salt Lake City

Regions:

Dixie | Great Salt Lake | Great Salt Lake Desert | Uinta Mountains | Wasatch Front | Wasatch Back | Wasatch Range

Major Metros:

Ogden | Provo | Saint George | Salt Lake City

Suburbs:

Bountiful | Clearfield | Draper | Layton | Midvale | Murray | Orem | Roy | Sandy | Taylorsville | West Jordan | West Valley City

Smaller Cities:

Brigham City | Cedar City | Logan | Moab | Park City | Price | Richfield | Tooele | Vernal

Counties:

Beaver | Box Elder | Cache | Carbon | Daggett | Davis | Duchesne | Emery | Garfield | Grand | Iron | Juab | Kane | Millard | Morgan | Piute | Rich | Salt Lake | San Juan | Sanpete | Sevier | Summit | Tooele | Uintah | Utah | Wasatch | Washington | Wayne | Weber

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