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

3,256 sq mi (8,433 km²)
3,238 sq mi (8,387 km²)
18 sq mi (46 km²), 0.55%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

14,371
Founded 1915
Named for see main article
Website www.duchesnegov.net

Duchesne County (pronounced /duːˈʃeɪn/) is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of 2000 the population was 14,371, and by 2005 had been estimated at 15,354. Its county seat is Duchesne and the largest city is Roosevelt.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,256 square miles (8,433 km²), of which, 3,238 square miles (8,387 km²) of it is land and 18 square miles (46 km²) of it (0.55%) is water. The northern part of the county contains part of the Uinta Mountains.

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Adjacent counties

Name

Its name is of uncertain origin, there being six origins given:

  1. The Ute Indian word doo-shane meaning dark canyon.
  2. Fort Duquesne, built by the French in what is now Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  3. Rose du Chesne, founder of the Sacred Heart in Utah.
  4. An early Indian chief in the region.
  5. An 1830s French fur trapper.
  6. Andre Duchesne, a French geographer and historian.

National protected areas

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 14,371 people, 4,559 households, and 3,669 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 6,988 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.15% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 5.35% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.59% from other races, and 2.50% from two or more races. 3.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,559 households out of which 46.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.90% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.50% were non-families. 16.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.11 and the average family size was 3.51.

In the county, the population was spread out with 36.80% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 19.80% from 45 to 64, and 9.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 102.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,298, and the median income for a family was $35,350. Males had a median income of $31,988 versus $19,692 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,326. About 14.20% of families and 16.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.60% of those under age 18 and 12.40% of those age 65 or over.

Elected Officials

Clair Poulson, West Side Precinct Justice Court Judge

Jack Petersen, East Side Precinct Justice Court Judge

Travis Mitchel, Sheriff

Diane Freston, County Clerk-Auditor

Cities and towns

Unincorporated communities

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.  

See also

Coordinates: 40°17′N 110°26′W / 40.28°N 110.44°W / 40.28; -110.44


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Duchesne County, Utah
Map
File:Map of Utah highlighting Duchesne County.png
Location in the state of Utah
Map of the USA highlighting Utah
Utah's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1915
Seat Duchesne
Largest City Roosevelt
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.55%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

14371
Website: www.duchesnegov.net
Named for: see main article

Duchesne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of 2000 the population was 14,371, and by 2005 had been estimated at 15,354. Its county seat is Duchesne and the largest city is Roosevelt.6

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 8,433 km² (3,256 sq mi). 8,387 km² (3,238 sq mi) of it is land and 46 km² (18 sq mi) of it (0.55%) is water. The northern part of the county contains part of the Uinta Mountains.

County Name

Its name is of uncertain origin, there being six origins given:

  1. The Ute Indian word doo-shane meaning dark canyon.
  2. Fort Duchesne, built by the French in what is now Pittsburgh.
  3. Rose du Chesne, founder of the Sacred Heart in Utah.
  4. An early Indian chief in the region.
  5. An 1830s French fur trapper.
  6. Andre Duchesne, a French geographer and historian.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 14,371 people, 4,559 households, and 3,669 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (4/sq mi). There were 6,988 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 90.15% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 5.35% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.59% from other races, and 2.50% from two or more races. 3.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,559 households out of which 46.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.90% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.50% were non-families. 16.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.11 and the average family size was 3.51.

In the county, the population was spread out with 36.80% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 19.80% from 45 to 64, and 9.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 102.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,298, and the median income for a family was $35,350. Males had a median income of $31,988 versus $19,692 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,326. About 14.20% of families and 16.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.60% of those under age 18 and 12.40% of those age 65 or over.

Elected Officials

Clair Poulson, West Side Precinct Justice Court Judge

Jack Petersen, East Side Precinct Justice Court Judge

Travis Mitchel, Sheriff

Diane Freston, County Clerk-Auditor

Cities and towns

Coordinates: 40°17′N 110°26′W / 40.28, -110.44

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