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

723 sq mi (1,873 km²)
698 sq mi (1,809 km²)
24 sq mi (64 km²), 3.42%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

921
1/sq mi (1/km²)
Founded 1918
Named for Ellsworth Daggett
Time zone Mountain (MST) : -7/-6
Website www.daggettcounty.org/

Daggett County is a county located in the northeastern corner of the U.S. state of Utah. The population was 921 at the 2000 census. It was named for Ellsworth Daggett, the first surveyor-general of Utah. Its county seat and only municipality is Manila.[1] There is one other small community, Dutch John, which is unincorporated.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 723 square miles (1,873 km²), of which 698 square miles (1,809 km²) is land and 25 square miles (64 km²) (3.42%) is water. Over 90% of the land of Daggett County is under federal ownership.

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 921 people, 340 households, and 240 families residing in the county. The population density was 1 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,084 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.57% White, 0.65% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 2.39% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. 5.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 340 households out of which 27.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.90% were married couples living together, 4.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.40% were non-families. 25.90% 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 2.48 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 27.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 125.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 132.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,833, and the median income for a family was $41,484. Males had a median income of $35,938 versus $21,583 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,511. About 4.40% of families and 5.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.60% of those under age 18 and 1.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Government

Daggett County is governed by three commissioners, an auditor/recorder, a clerk/treasurer, an assessor and a sheriff, all elected for four-year terms in partisan elections. Judges stand for non-partisan retention election every four years. Current officeholders and the year his/her current term began:

  • Commissioner A: Floyd Briggs(R) 2007
  • Commissioner B: Stew Leith(R) 2005(chairman)
  • Commissioner C: Henry Gutz(R) 2007
  • Auditor/Recorder: Keri Pallesen(R) 2007
  • Clerk/Treasurer: Vicky McKee(R) 2007
  • Assessor: Lesa Asay(R) 2007
  • Sheriff: Richard Ellsworth(R) 2007
  • Justice Court Judge (Manila): Judge Charlene Hartmann (appointed 2007)
  • Justice Court Judge (Dutch John): Judge Anne Steen (appointed 2007)

Commerce and transportation

The few commercial establishments in Daggett County exist to service visitors to the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. There are one small general store, three gas stations, five cafes or restaurants, five inns/motels, and a few miscellaneous businesses. The economy is primarily related to recreation, management of government land, and ranching. There are no railroads within Daggett County. Main highways include U.S. Route 191, State Route 43, and State Route 44.

See also

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.  

Coordinates: 40°53′N 109°31′W / 40.89°N 109.51°W / 40.89; -109.51

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Daggett County, Utah
Map
File:Map of Utah highlighting Daggett County.png
Location in the state of Utah
Map of the USA highlighting Utah
Utah's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1918
Seat Manila
Largest City Manila
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 3.42%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

921
Website: www.daggettcounty.org/
Named for: Ellsworth Daggett

Daggett County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of 2000 the population was 921, and by 2005 had been estimated to increase slightly to 943. It was named for Ellsworth Daggett, the first surveyor-general of Utah. Its county seat and largest city is Manila6. There is one other small town, Dutch John, which is unincorporated. Dutch John was built in the 1950s to facilitate the construction of Flaming Gorge Dam. It was privatized by Congressional action in 1998.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,873 km² (723 sq mi). 1,809 km² (698 sq mi) of it is land and 64 km² (25 sq mi) of it (3.42%) is water. Over 90% of the land of Daggett County is under federal ownership.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 921 people, 340 households, and 240 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (1/sq mi). There were 1,084 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.57% White, 0.65% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 2.39% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. 5.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 340 households out of which 27.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.90% were married couples living together, 4.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.40% were non-families. 25.90% 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 2.48 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 27.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 125.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 132.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,833, and the median income for a family was $41,484. Males had a median income of $35,938 versus $21,583 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,511. About 4.40% of families and 5.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.60% of those under age 18 and 1.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Government

Daggett County is governed by three commissioners, an auditor/recorder, a clerk/treasurer, an assessor and a sheriff, all elected for four-year terms in partisan elections. Judges stand for non-partisan retention election every four years. Current officeholders and the year his/her current term began:

  • Commissioner A: Floyd Briggs(R)2007
  • Commissioner B: Stew Leith(R)2005(chairman)
  • Commissioner C: Henry Gutz(R)2007
  • Auditor/Recorder: Keri Pallesen(R)2007
  • Clerk/Treasurer: Vicky McKee(R)2007
  • Assessor: Lesa Asay(R)2007
  • Sheriff: Richard Ellsworth(R)2007
  • Justice Court Judge (Manila): (Vacant)
  • Justice Court Judge (Dutch John): Judge Anne Steen (appointed 2007)

The county courthouse is located at 95 N. 1st West, Manila, UT, and its mailing address is PO Box 219, Manila, UT 84046-0219. The primary telephone number for the courthouse is (435)784-3210. The sheriff's office telephone number (for non-emergency calls) is (435)784-3255. The telephone number for the Daggett County Jail is (435)784-3518.

Commerce and Transportation

The few commercial establishments in Daggett County exist to service visitors to the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. There is one small general store, three gas stations, five cafes or restaurants, five inns/motels, and a few miscellaneous businesses. The economy is primarily related to recreation, management of government land, and ranching. There are no railroads within Daggett County. Main highways include US 191, UT 43 and UT 44.

See also

Coordinates: 40°53′N 109°31′W / 40.89, -109.51

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