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

611 sq mi (1,582 km²)
609 sq mi (1,578 km²)
2 sq mi (4 km²), 0.27%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

7,129
Founded 1862
Named for Jedediah Morgan Grant

Morgan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of 2000 the population was 7,129, and by 2005 had been estimated at 7,906. It was named for Jedediah Morgan Grant, father of Heber J. Grant, who served as president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Its county seat and largest city is Morgan[1].

Morgan County is part of the OgdenClearfield Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Salt Lake City–Ogden–Clearfield Combined Statistical Area.

Contents

History

An early route of the Hastings Cutoff ran through the Morgan Valley and down through a narrow gorge in Weber Canyon. The Donner Party avoided going through the Morgan Valley in order to speed up their journey. However, their alternate route proved more time-consuming.

In 1855, Charles Shreeve Peterson and his family became the first white settlers to take up permanent residence in the Morgan Valley after cutting a road through Weber Canyon.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 611 square miles (1,582 km²), of which, 609 square miles (1,578 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (4 km²) of it (0.27%) is water.

Major highways

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Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,129 people, 2,046 households, and 1,782 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 2,158 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.11% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.45% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. 1.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,046 households out of which 49.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.60% were married couples living together, 5.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.90% were non-families. 11.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.48 and the average family size was 3.81.

In the county, the population was spread out with 37.10% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 24.30% from 25 to 44, 20.20% from 45 to 64, and 8.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 102.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $50,273, and the median income for a family was $53,365. Males had a median income of $42,350 versus $23,036 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,684. About 3.70% of families and 5.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.70% of those under age 18 and 6.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

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°05′N 111°35′W / 41.08°N 111.58°W / 41.08; -111.58


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Morgan County, Utah
Map
File:Map of Utah highlighting Morgan County.png
Location in the state of Utah
Map of the USA highlighting Utah
Utah's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1862
Seat Morgan
Largest City Morgan
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.27%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

7129

Morgan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of 2000 the population was 7,129, and by 2005 had been estimated at 7,906. It was named for Jedediah Morgan Grant, father of Heber J. Grant, who served as president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Its county seat and largest city is Morgan6.

Contents

History

An early route of the Hastings Cutoff ran through the Morgan Valley and down through a narrow gorge in Weber Canyon. The Donner Party avoided going through the Morgan Valley in order to speed up their journey. However, their alternate route proved more time-consuming.

In 1855, Charles Shreeve Peterson and his family became the first white settlers to take up permanent residence in the Morgan Valley after cutting a road through Weber Canyon.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,582 km² (611 sq mi). 1,578 km² (609 sq mi) of it is land and 4 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.27%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 7,129 people, 2,046 households, and 1,782 families residing in the county. The population density was 5/km² (12/sq mi). There were 2,158 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (4/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.11% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.45% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. 1.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,046 households out of which 49.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.60% were married couples living together, 5.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.90% were non-families. 11.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.48 and the average family size was 3.81.

In the county, the population was spread out with 37.10% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 24.30% from 25 to 44, 20.20% from 45 to 64, and 8.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 102.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $50,273, and the median income for a family was $53,365. Males had a median income of $42,350 versus $23,036 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,684. About 3.70% of families and 5.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.70% of those under age 18 and 6.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

  • Morgan
  • Mountain Green
  • Petersen
  • Richville
  • Stoddard
  • Monte Verde

External links

Coordinates: 41°05′N 111°35′W / 41.08, -111.58

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