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

4,108 sq mi (10,641 km²)
3,992 sq mi (10,339 km²)
116 sq mi (302 km²), 2.83%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

6,046
1.5/sq mi (0.57/km²)
Founded 1864
Named for Col. Thomas L. Kane
Website kane.utah.gov

Kane County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of 2000 the population was 6,046, and by 2005 had been estimated at 6,202. It was named for Col. Thomas L. Kane, a friend of the Mormon settlers. Its county seat and largest city is Kanab[1].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,108 square miles (10,641 km²), of which, 3,992 square miles (10,339 km²) of it is land and 116 square miles (302 km²) of it (2.83%) is water. The Colorado River, reformed as Lake Powell, forms its eastern boundary. Arizona lies on the southern boundary. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument covers much of the county. A rugged and inhospitable country of deserts, mountains and cliffs makes up the terrain, with breath-taking scenery in every area. Parts of Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park extend into the northern and western portions of the county. The eastern part of the county is part of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

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Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Utah protected areas

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,046 people, 2,237 households, and 1,628 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 3,767 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.00% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 1.55% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.74% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. 2.32% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The top 5 ethnic groups in Kane County are:

There were 2,237 households out of which 32.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.60% were married couples living together, 6.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.20% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the county, the population was spread out with 29.40% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 21.20% from 25 to 44, 25.90% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,247, and the median income for a family was $40,030. Males had a median income of $30,655 versus $20,406 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,455. About 5.50% of families and 7.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.30% of those under age 18 and 5.40% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

The county is traditionally Republican. Of "straight-ticket" voters in the 2008 election there were 992 Republicans and 326 Democrats. In the Utah gubernatorial election, 2004 nearly 70% of the county's vote went for Jon Huntsman, Jr. and in the 2008 election he received roughly 75% of the vote. That stated it is part of Utah's 2nd congressional district and is thus represented by Democrat Jim Matheson. Jim Matheson also received the majority of the county's votes in 2008.[3]

In Presidential elections the county has not been won by a Democratic candidate since Woodrow Wilson in 1916 and was the only county in Utah carried by Alf Landon.[4] It has solidly favored the Republican candidate since, at least, 1956 when Dwight D. Eisenhower received approximately 90% of the vote.[5][6] In 1964 the county went solidly for Barry Goldwater who lost the state by over 9%.[7] No Democratic candidate for President has received more than 30% of the county's vote in, at least, 16 years.[8]

Communities

City

Towns

Unincorporated communities

Ghost town

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.  
  3. ^ Utah Election site (source for whole paragraph
  4. ^ Geographie Electorale
  5. ^ David Leip Presidential Election Atlas (Statistics for 1956)
  6. ^ David Leip's Presidential Election Atlas (Election maps for Utah for post-1956 elections)
  7. ^ David Leip's Presidential Election Atlas - 1964 statistics for Utah
  8. ^ The New York Times Electoral Map (Zoom in on Utah)

Coordinates: 37°17′N 111°53′W / 37.29°N 111.89°W / 37.29; -111.89


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Kane County, Utah
Map
File:Map of Utah highlighting Kane County.png
Location in the state of Utah
Map of the USA highlighting Utah
Utah's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1864
Seat Kanab
Largest City Kanab
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 2.83%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

6046
Website: kane.utah.gov
Named for: Col. Thomas L. Kane

Kane County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of 2000 the population was 6,046, and by 2005 had been estimated at 6,202. It was named for Col. Thomas L. Kane, a friend of the Mormon settlers. Its county seat and largest city is Kanab6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 10,641 km² (4,108 sq mi). 10,339 km² (3,992 sq mi) of it is land and 302 km² (116 sq mi) of it (2.83%) is water. The Colorado River, reformed as Lake Powell, forms its eastern boundary. Arizona lies on the southern boundary. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument covers much of the county. A rugged and inhospitable country of deserts, mountains and cliffs makes up the terrain, with breath-taking scenery in every area.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 6,046 people, 2,237 households, and 1,628 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (2/sq mi). There were 3,767 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.00% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 1.55% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.74% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. 2.32% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The top 5 ethnic groups in Kane County are:

There were 2,237 households out of which 32.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.60% were married couples living together, 6.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.20% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the county, the population was spread out with 29.40% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 21.20% from 25 to 44, 25.90% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,247, and the median income for a family was $40,030. Males had a median income of $30,655 versus $20,406 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,455. About 5.50% of families and 7.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.30% of those under age 18 and 5.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

External links

Zion National Park is one of the main attractions for Kane County, Utah

Coordinates: 37°17′N 111°53′W / 37.29, -111.89

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