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Beaver County, Utah
Map of Utah highlighting Beaver County
Location in the state of Utah
Map of the U.S. highlighting Utah
Utah's location in the U.S.
Seat Beaver
Largest city Beaver
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,592 sq mi (6,714 km²)
2,590 sq mi (6,708 km²)
2 sq mi (6 km²), 0.09%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

6,005
Founded 1856
Named for North American Beaver
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Beaver County (UT) Details

Beaver County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of 2000 the population was 6,005, a 26% increase over the 1990 figure of 4,765. By 2005 the population was estimated at 6,204. It was named for the abundance of beavers in the area. Its county seat and largest city is Beaver.[1]

Contents

History

While explorers first visited present-day Beaver County in the 1776 Dominguez-Escalante Expedition, the county was created by the Utah territorial legislature from a section of Iron County on January 5, 1856 when Latter-day Saint settlers founded the city of Beaver, Utah. The county was named after the animal which was plentiful there.[2]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,592 square miles (6,714 km²), of which, 2,590 square miles (6,708 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) of it (0.09%) is water. The Tushar Mountains lie on the eastern boundary of the county, reaching to 12,000 feet in elevation, and providing water for the farming communities of Beaver and Manderfield. To the west, wide, barren desert valleys typify the scenery, separated by mountains lightly forested with junipers.

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 6,005 people, 1,982 households, and 1,530 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 2,660 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.24% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 0.90% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 3.13% from other races, and 1.77% from two or more races. 5.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.The top 5 Ethnic groups in Beaver County are:

There were 1,982 households out of which 41.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.10% were married couples living together, 7.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.80% were non-families. 20.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.42.

In the county, the population was spread out with 33.50% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 24.00% from 25 to 44, 19.20% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 106.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,544, and the median income for a family was $39,253. Males had a median income of $31,083 versus $17,635 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,957. About 6.20% of families and 8.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.00% of those under age 18 and 9.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ Van Cott, J. W., 1990, Utah Place Names, ISBN 0-87480-345-4
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 38°20′N 113°14′W / 38.34°N 113.23°W / 38.34; -113.23


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Beaver County, Utah
Map
File:Map of Utah highlighting Beaver County.png
Location in the state of Utah
Map of the USA highlighting Utah
Utah's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1856
Seat Beaver
Largest City Beaver
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.09%
wikipedia:Population
 -  Density

6005
Time zone Central : UTC-7/-8
Beaver County (UT) Details

Beaver County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of 2000 the population was 6,005, a 26% increase over the 1990 figure of 4,765. By 2005 the population was estimated at 6,204. It was named for the abundance of beavers in the area. Its county seat and largest city is Beaver6.

Contents

History

While explorers first visited present-day Beaver County in the 1776 Dominguez-Escalante Expedition, the county was created by the Utah territorial legislature when Latter-day Saint settlers founded the city of Beaver in 1856.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,714 km² (2,592 sq mi). 6,708 km² (2,590 sq mi) of it is land and 6 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.09%) is water. The Tushar Mountains lie on the eastern boundary of the county, reaching to 12,000 feet in elevation, and providing water for the farming communities of Beaver and Manderfield. To the west, wide, barren desert valleys typify the scenery, separated by mountains lightly forested with junipers.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 6,005 people, 1,982 households, and 1,530 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (2/sq mi). There were 2,660 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 93.24% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 0.90% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 3.13% from other races, and 1.77% from two or more races. 5.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.The top 5 Ethnic groups in Beaver County are:

There were 1,982 households out of which 41.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.10% were married couples living together, 7.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.80% were non-families. 20.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.42.

In the county, the population was spread out with 33.50% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 24.00% from 25 to 44, 19.20% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 106.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,544, and the median income for a family was $39,253. Males had a median income of $31,083 versus $17,635 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,957. About 6.20% of families and 8.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.00% of those under age 18 and 9.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

External links

Coordinates: 38°20′N 113°14′W / 38.34, -113.23

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