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

5,208 sq mi (13,489 km²)
5,174 sq mi (13,401 km²)
34 sq mi (88 km²), 0.65%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

4,735
Founded 1882
Named for James A. Garfield

Garfield County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of 2000 the population was 4,735. It was named for James A. Garfield, President of the United States in 1881. Its county seat and largest city is Panguitch.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,208 square miles (13,489 km²), of which, 5,174 square miles (13,401 km²) of it is land and 34 square miles (88 km²) of it (0.65%) is water. The Colorado River, passing through a deep gorge, forms the eastern boundary. Westward, the cliffs of tributary canyons give way to the barren stretches of the San Rafael Desert, beyond which a variety of mountains, plateaus and canyons make up the terrain. Most of Bryce Canyon National Park lies in the southwestern part of the county. A large portion of Capitol Reef National Park lies in the east-central part of the county. A very small part of Canyonlands National Park lies in the northeast corner of the county.

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Bordering Counties

National protected areas

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,735 people, 1,576 households, and 1,199 families residing in the county. The population density was 1 person per square mile (0/km²). There were 2,767 housing units at an average density of 0 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.95% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 1.84% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.12% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. 2.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,576 households out of which 38.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.40% were married couples living together, 6.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.90% were non-families. 20.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.43.

In the county, the population was spread out with 32.60% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 23.10% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 104.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,180, and the median income for a family was $40,192. Males had a median income of $30,239 versus $20,408 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,439. About 6.10% of families and 8.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.80% of those under age 18 and 10.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

County Courthouse in Panguitch

References

Coordinates: 37°52′N 111°26′W / 37.87°N 111.44°W / 37.87; -111.44


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Garfield County, Utah
Map
File:Map of Utah highlighting Garfield County.png
Location in the state of Utah
Map of the USA highlighting Utah
Utah's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1882
Seat Panguitch
Largest City Panguitch
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.65%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

4735
Named for: James A. Garfield

Garfield County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of 2000 the population was 4,735, and by 2005 had been estimated to decrease to 4,470. It was named for James A. Garfield, President of the United States in 1892. Its county seat and largest city is Panguitch6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 13,489 km² (5,208 sq mi). 13,401 km² (5,174 sq mi) of it is land and 88 km² (34 sq mi) of it (0.65%) is water. The Colorado River, passing through a deep gorge, forms the eastern boundary. Westward, the cliffs of tributary canyons give way to the barren stretches of the San Rafael Desert, beyond which a variety of mountains, plateaus and canyons make up the terrain.

Bordering Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 4,735 people, 1,576 households, and 1,199 families residing in the county. The population density was 0/km² (1/sq mi). There were 2,767 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (0/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.95% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 1.84% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.12% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. 2.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,576 households out of which 38.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.40% were married couples living together, 6.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.90% were non-families. 20.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.43.

In the county, the population was spread out with 32.60% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 23.10% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 104.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,180, and the median income for a family was $40,192. Males had a median income of $30,239 versus $20,408 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,439. About 6.10% of families and 8.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.80% of those under age 18 and 10.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

County Courthouse in Panguitch

Coordinates: 37°52′N 111°26′W / 37.87, -111.44

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