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

1,918 sq mi (4,968 km²)
1,910 sq mi (4,948 km²)
8 sq mi (21 km²), 0.42%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

18,842
Founded 1865
Named for The Sevier River

Coordinates: 38°45′N 111°48′W / 38.75°N 111.80°W / 38.75; -111.80

Sevier County (pronounced /sɛˈvɪər/) is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. It formed on January 16, 1865, split off from Sanpete County to the north. It was named for the nearby Sevier River.[1] As of 2000 the population was 18,842, and by 2005 was estimated at 19,386. Its county seat and largest city is Richfield.[2]

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,918 square miles (4,968 km²), of which, 1,910 square miles (4,948 km²) of it is land and 8 square miles (21 km²) of it (0.42%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 18,842 people, 6,081 households, and 4,907 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 7,016 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.61% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 2.00% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 2.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,081 households out of which 43.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.10% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.30% were non-families. Of the 6,081 households in Sevier County, 155 are unmarried partner households: 137 heterosexual, 11 same-sex male, and 7 same-sex female. 17.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.44.

In the county, the population was spread out with 34.50% under the age of 18, 10.10% from 18 to 24, 22.90% from 25 to 44, 19.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 99.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,822, and the median income for a family was $40,110. Males had a median income of $32,632 versus $19,228 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,180. About 8.30% of families and 10.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.80% of those under age 18 and 8.50% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Fishlake Forest SR 72s,June 2005
Fishlake Forest SR 72s,June 2005
Fishlake Forest SR 72s,June 2005

Features

Interstate 70 runs through the county. Richfield is about halfway between Los Angeles, California and Denver, Colorado; this has led to something of a boom in the hospitality industry (motels, restaurants, etc.).

Fremont Indian State Park is found in the Clear Creek Canyon, adjacent to I-70. It is noted for is archaeological remains from the ancient Native-American Fremont culture. It has a museum displaying artifacts found at the site.

Beware of speed traps.

See also

References

  1. ^ Van Cott, J. W., 1990, Utah Place Names, ISBN 0-87480-345-4
  2. ^ "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.  
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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Sevier County, Utah
Map
File:Map of Utah highlighting Sevier County.png
Location in the state of Utah
Map of the USA highlighting Utah
Utah's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1865
Seat Richfield
Largest City Richfield
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.42%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

18842
Named for: The Sevier River

Coordinates: 38°45′N 111°48′W / 38.75, -111.80

Sevier County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of 2000 the population was 18,842, and by 2005 was estimated at 19,386. It was named for the nearby Sevier River. Its county seat and largest city is Richfield6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,968 km² (1,918 sq mi). 4,948 km² (1,910 sq mi) of it is land and 21 km² (8 sq mi) of it (0.42%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 18,842 people, 6,081 households, and 4,907 families residing in the county. The population density was 4/km² (10/sq mi). There were 7,016 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (4/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.61% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 2.00% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 2.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,081 households out of which 43.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.10% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.30% were non-families. Of the 6,081 households in Sevier County, 155 are unmarried partner households: 137 heterosexual, 11 same-sex male, and 7 same-sex female. 17.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.44.

In the county, the population was spread out with 34.50% under the age of 18, 10.10% from 18 to 24, 22.90% from 25 to 44, 19.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 99.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,822, and the median income for a family was $40,110. Males had a median income of $32,632 versus $19,228 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,180. About 8.30% of families and 10.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.80% of those under age 18 and 8.50% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Fishlake Forrest SR 72s,June 2005
Fishlake Forrest SR 72s,June 2005
Fishlake Forrest SR 72s,June 2005

Features

Interstate 70 runs through the county. Richfield is about halfway between Los Angeles and Denver; this has led to something of a boom in the hospitality industry (motels, restaurants, etc.).

Fremont Indian State Park is found in the Clear Creek Canyon, adjacent to I-70. It is noted for is archaeological remains from the ancient Native-American Fremont culture. It has a museum displaying artifacts found at the site.

See also

External links

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