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

1,603 sq mi (4,151 km²)
1,588 sq mi (4,113 km²)
15 sq mi (38 km²), 0.91%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

22,763
Founded 1852
Named for Ute Chief Sanpitch
Website www.sanpete.com

Sanpete County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of 2000 the population was 22,763 and by 2005 was estimated at 24,044. It was possibly named for a Ute Indian chief named Sanpitch, which was corrupted to Sanpete. Its county seat is Manti and its largest city is Ephraim.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,603 square miles (4,151 km²), of which, 1,588 square miles (4,113 km²) of it is land and 15 square miles (38 km²) of it (0.91%) is water. Sanpete is located in the geographical center of Utah

Sanpete is bounded along its eastern side by the Wasatch Plateau (sometimes known as the Manti Mountains). The Wasatch Plateau rises to elevations of approximately 11,000 feet (3,300 m). Most of the Wasatch Plateau is encompassed by the Manti Division of the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Runoff from the western slopes of these mountains provides water to the county's cities and agricultural areas. Central Sanpete is dominated by the Sanpete Valley (sometimes known as the Sanpitch Valley), where most of the county's cities are located. The western side of the valley is bounded by the lower and drier Sanpitch Mountains, which also form part of the western boundary of the county. The Sanpitch River, runs from north to south through Sanpete and empties into the Sevier River in southwestern Sanpete. This portion of the Sevier River Valley is known as Gunnison Valley.

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Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Industry and Economy

Turkeys in a typical holding pen in northern Sanpete County near Moroni.

Sanpete County is a largely agricultural region of the state, and it is dotted with small rural farming towns. Agriculture, livestock, small businesses, government employment and Snow College form the economic backbone of the county.

A significant industry in the county is turkey ranching and the Moroni Feed Company, a Turkey producing and processing cooperative. Moroni Feed Company is a part owner of the marketing cooperative Norbest[1]. Moroni Feed Company operates several divisions throughout the county, including a turkey processing plant, hatchery, feed mill, propane store, and sales office located in and near the town of Moroni. The company employees over 600 people throughout the state, with the corporate headquarters located near Moroni. Numerous turkey barns and sheds dot the landscape; primarily around Moroni and the other northern Sanpete towns.

Alfalfa fields and other animal feed crops make up the bulk of the agricultural activity and economy of the county.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 22,763 people, 6,547 households, and 5,067 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 7,879 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.43% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 0.87% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.36% Pacific Islander, 4.06% from other races, and 1.49% from two or more races. 6.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In 2005 Sanpete County had a population that was 88.7% non-Hispanic whites. African Americans now constituted 0.5% of the population. Native Americans were 1.0% of the population. Asians were 0.8% of the population. Pacific Islanders were growing faster in numbers than Asians and were tied with Asians at 0.8%. 8.1% of the population was now Latino.[3]

There were 6,547 households out of which 43.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.00% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.60% were non-families. 17.80% 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 3.27 and the average family size was 3.68.

In the county, the population was spread out with 33.20% under the age of 18, 16.40% from 18 to 24, 21.80% from 25 to 44, 17.80% from 45 to 64, and 10.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females there were 102.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,042, and the median income for a family was $37,796. Males had a median income of $30,527 versus $19,974 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,442. About 10.40% of families and 15.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.90% of those under age 18 and 9.60% of those age 65 or over.

History

Pioneer settlers first inhabited the Sanpete Valley in the late 1840s. Over the course of the 19th Century, many of the settlers came from Scandinavian countries, as documented in the Saga of the Sanpitch.

Coordinates: 39°22′N 111°35′W / 39.37°N 111.58°W / 39.37; -111.58

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. ^ 2005 Census Reports at www.census.gov

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Sanpete County, Utah
Map
File:Map of Utah highlighting Sanpete County.png
Location in the state of Utah
Map of the USA highlighting Utah
Utah's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1852
Seat Manti
Largest City Ephraim
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.91%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

22763
Website: www.sanpete.com

Sanpete County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of 2000 the population was 22,763 and by 2005 was estimated at 24,044. It was possibly named for a Ute Indian chief named San Pitch, which was corrupted to Sanpete. Its county seat is Manti and its largest city is Ephraim.6

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,151 km² (1,603 sq mi). 4,113 km² (1,588 sq mi) of it is land and 38 km² (15 sq mi) of it (0.91%) is water. Sanpete is located in the geographical center of Utah.

Sanpete is bounded along its eastern side by the Wasatch Plateau (sometimes known as the Manti Mountains). The Wasatch Plateau rises to elevations of approximately 11,000 feet (3,300 m). Most of the Wasatch Plateau is encompassed by the Manti Division of the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Runoff from the western slopes of these mountains provides water to the county's cities and agricultural areas. Central Sanpete is dominated by the Sanpete Valley (sometimes known as the Sanpitch or San Pitch Valley), where most of the county's cities are located. The western side of the valley is bounded by the lower and drier Sanpitch Mountains, which also form part of the western boundary of the county. The Sanpitch River, runs from north to south through Sanpete and empties into the Sevier River in southwestern Sanpete. This portion of the Sevier River Valley is known as Gunnison Valley.

Adjacent counties

Industry and Economy

Turkeys in a typical holding pen in northern Sanpete County near Moroni.

Sanpete County is a largely agricultural region of the state, and it is dotted with small rural farming towns. Agriculture, livestock, small businesses, government employment and Snow College form the economic backbone of the county.

A significant industry in the county is turkey ranching and the Moroni Feed Company, a Turkey producing and processing cooperative. This company is part owner of the marketing cooperative Norbest[1]. Moroni Feed Company, operates several businesses throughout the county, including a turkey processing plant, hatchery, feed mill, propane store, and sales office located in and near the town of Moroni. The company employees over 700 people throughout the state, with the corporate headquarters located near Moroni. Numerous turkey barns and sheds dot the landscape &emdash; primarily around Moroni and the other northern Sanpete towns.

Alfalfa fields and other animal feed crops make up the bulk of the agricultural activity and economy of the county.

Sanpete County [2]is also the home of Snow College[3], a two-year college, located in Ephraim, Utah.

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 22,763 people, 6,547 households, and 5,067 families residing in the county. The population density was 6/km² (14/sq mi). There were 7,879 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (5/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 92.43% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 0.87% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.36% Pacific Islander, 4.06% from other races, and 1.49% from two or more races. 6.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In 2005 Sanpete County had a population that was 88.7% non-Hispanic whites. African Americans now constituted 0.5% of the population. Native Americans were 1.0% of the population. Asians were 0.8% of the population. Pacific Islanders were growing faster in numbers than Asians and were tied with Asians at 0.8%. 8.1% of the population was now Latino.[1]

There were 6,547 households out of which 43.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.00% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.60% were non-families. 17.80% 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 3.27 and the average family size was 3.68.

In the county, the population was spread out with 33.20% under the age of 18, 16.40% from 18 to 24, 21.80% from 25 to 44, 17.80% from 45 to 64, and 10.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females there were 102.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,042, and the median income for a family was $37,796. Males had a median income of $30,527 versus $19,974 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,442. About 10.40% of families and 15.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.90% of those under age 18 and 9.60% of those age 65 or over.

History

White settlers first inhabited the Sanpete Valley in the late 1840s. Over the course of the 19th Century, many of the settlers came from Scandinavian countries, as documented in the Saga of the Sanpitch.

Manti Temple Sanpete County, Utah
Manti (county seat)
Cities and Towns

Axtell | Centerfield | Chester | Ephraim | Fairview | Fayette | Fountain Green | Freedom | Gunnison | Indianola | Manti | Mayfield | Milburn | Moroni | Mount Pleasant | Spring City | Sterling | Wales

Geography

Manti-La Sal National Forest | Colorado Plateau

History

Chief Wakara | Isaac Morley | Welcome Chapman | Saga of the Sanpitch | Salt Creek Canyon Massacre

Other

Snow College | Mormon Miracle Pageant | Manti Temple

Coordinates: 39°22′N 111°35′W / 39.37, -111.58

References

  1. ^ 2005 Census Reports at www.census.gov
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