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Box Elder County, Utah
Map of Utah highlighting Box Elder County
Location in the state of Utah
Map of the U.S. highlighting Utah
Utah's location in the U.S.
Seat Brigham City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

6,729 sq mi (17,428 km²)
5,723 sq mi (14,823 km²)
1,006 sq mi (2,605 km²), 14.95%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

42,745
Founded 1856
Named for Box elder tree
Box Elder County float, 1912
Box Elder County (details)

Box Elder County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. It lies on the north end of the Great Salt Lake, covering a large area north to the Idaho border and west to the Nevada border. Included in this area are large tracts of barren desert, contrasted by high, forested mountains. The Wasatch Front lies along the south-eastern border, where the main cities are found. As of the 2000 Census, the population was 42,745, a small increase over the 1990 figure of 36,485. By 2005 it had reached an estimated population of 46,440. It was named for the box elder trees with which the county abounds. Its county seat and largest city is Brigham City[1].

Box Elder County is part of the Brigham City Micropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Salt Lake CityOgdenClearfield Combined Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,729 square miles (17,428 km²), of which, 5,723 square miles (14,823 km²) of it is land and 1,006 square miles (2,605 km²) of it (14.95%) is water.

In the east lie the Wellsville Mountains, a branch of the Wasatch Range. In the west is a large, mostly uninhabited desert area. The Great Salt Lake lies in the southern portion of the county. Interstate 15 runs through the eastern portion merged with Interstate 84 past Brigham City. They split at Tremonton, with 84 heading northwest past Snowville into Idaho and 15 heading north past Plymouth and Portage into Idaho.

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Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1860 1,608
1870 4,855 201.9%
1880 6,761 39.3%
1890 7,642 13.0%
1900 10,009 31.0%
1910 13,894 38.8%
1920 18,788 35.2%
1930 17,810 −5.2%
1940 18,832 5.7%
1950 19,734 4.8%
1960 25,061 27.0%
1970 28,129 12.2%
1980 33,222 18.1%
1990 36,485 9.8%
2000 42,745 17.2%
Source: US Census Bureau

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 42,745 people, 13,144 households, and 10,804 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 14,209 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.87% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.88% Native American, 0.96% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 3.45% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. 6.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The top 5 Ethnic groups in Box Elder County are:

There were 13,144 households out of which 47.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.00% were married couples living together, 7.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.80% were non-families. Of the 13,144 households, 281 are unmarried partner households: 247 heterosexual, 22 same-sex male, and 12 same-sex female. 16.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.22 and the average family size was 3.63.

In the county, the population was spread out with 36.10% under the age of 18, 10.50% from 18 to 24, 25.40% from 25 to 44, 17.70% from 45 to 64, and 10.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 101.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $44,630, and the median income for a family was $49,421. Males had a median income of $38,814 versus $22,435 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,625. About 5.80% of families and 7.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.30% of those under age 18 and 5.30% of those age 65 or over

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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. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 41°31′N 113°06′W / 41.51°N 113.10°W / 41.51; -113.10


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

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 14.95%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

42745
Box Elder County (details)

Box Elder County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. It lies on the north end of the Great Salt Lake, covering a large area north to the Idaho border and west to the Nevada border. Included in this area are large tracts of barren desert, contrasted by high, forested mountains. The Wasatch Front lies along the south-eastern border, where the main cities are found. As of the 2000 Census, the population was 42,745, a small increase over the 1990 figure of 36,485. By 2005 it had reached an estimated population of 46,440. It was named for the box elder trees with which the county abounds. Its county seat and largest city is Brigham City6.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 17,428 km² (6,729 sq mi). 14,823 km² (5,723 sq mi) of it is land and 2,605 km² (1,006 sq mi) of it (14.95%) is water.

In the east lie the Wellsville Mountains, a branch of the Wasatch Range. In the west is a large, mostly uninhabited desert area. The Great Salt Lake lies in the southern portion of the county. Interstate 15 runs through the eastern portion merged with Interstate 84 past Brigham City. They split at Tremonton, with 84 heading northwest past Snowville into Idaho and 15 heading north past Plymouth and Portage into Idaho.

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 42,745 people, 13,144 households, and 10,804 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (8/sq mi). There were 14,209 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 92.87% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.88% Native American, 0.96% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 3.45% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. 6.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The top 5 Ethnic groups in Box Elder County are:

There were 13,144 households out of which 47.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.00% were married couples living together, 7.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.80% were non-families. Of the 13,144 households, 281 are unmarried partner households: 247 heterosexual, 22 same-sex male, and 12 same-sex female. 16.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.22 and the average family size was 3.63.

In the county, the population was spread out with 36.10% under the age of 18, 10.50% from 18 to 24, 25.40% from 25 to 44, 17.70% from 45 to 64, and 10.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 101.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $44,630, and the median income for a family was $49,421. Males had a median income of $38,814 versus $22,435 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,625. About 5.80% of families and 7.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.30% of those under age 18 and 5.30% of those age 65 or over

Cities and towns

Schools

Elementary

Intermediate

Middle

High

External links

Coordinates: 41°31′N 113°06′W / 41.51, -113.10

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