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

2,466 sq mi (6,388 km²)
2,460 sq mi (6,372 km²)
6 sq mi (16 km²), 0.25%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

2,509
Founded 1892
Named for Wayne County, Tennessee
Website www.waynecnty.com

Wayne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. It was formed from Piute County in 1892. The county gets its name from a man who served as delegate to the constitutional convention, in honor of his son who was dragged to death by a horse [1]. As of 2000 the population was 2,509, and by 2005 had been estimated to decrease to 2,450. Its county seat is Loa[2].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,466 square miles (6,388 km²), of which, 2,460 square miles (6,372 km²) of it is land and 6 square miles (16 km²) of it (0.25%) is water. The Green River, passing through the canyons of Canyonlands National Park, forms the eastern boundary. The San Rafael Desert occupies the center of the county. Thousand Lake Mountain and Boulder Mountain flank Rabbit Valley on the western end of the county, where beautiful forests contrast with the deserts to the east. The small population of the county is centered in Rabbit Valley, with one town of 200, Hanksville, located in Graves Valley North of the Henry Mountains. Wayne County is also home of Capitol Reef National Park.

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Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 1,907
1910 1,749 −8.3%
1920 2,097 19.9%
1930 2,067 −1.4%
1940 2,394 15.8%
1950 2,205 −7.9%
1960 1,728 −21.6%
1970 1,483 −14.2%
1980 1,911 28.9%
1990 2,177 13.9%
2000 2,509 15.3%
Source: US Census Bureau

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,509 people, 890 households, and 669 families residing in the county. The population density was 1 people per square mile (0/km²). There were 1,329 housing units at an average density of 0 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.29% White, 0.16% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 1.24% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 1.99% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 890 households out of which 36.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.50% were married couples living together, 5.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.80% were non-families. 21.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the county, the population was spread out with 32.40% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 22.50% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 103.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,000, and the median income for a family was $36,940. Males had a median income of $26,645 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,392. About 12.70% of families and 15.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.10% of those under age 18 and 8.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Wayne County, Utah

References

  1. ^ http://www.waynecountyutah.org/History
  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. 

External links

Coordinates: 38°22′N 110°54′W / 38.36°N 110.90°W / 38.36; -110.90


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Wayne County, Utah
Map
File:Map of Utah highlighting Wayne County.png
Location in the state of Utah
Map of the USA highlighting Utah
Utah's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1892
Seat Loa
Largest City Loa
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.25%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

2509
Website: www.waynecnty.com

Wayne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of 2000 the population was 2,509, and by 2005 had been estimated to decrease to 2,450. Its county seat is Loa6.

Its name is of uncertain origin, there being two origins given:

  1. For Wayne Robinson, whose father Willis E. Robinson served in the Utah State legislature.
  2. For American Revolutionary War general Anthony Wayne.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,388 km² (2,466 sq mi). 6,372 km² (2,460 sq mi) of it is land and 16 km² (6 sq mi) of it (0.25%) is water. The Green River, passing through the canyons of Canyonlands National Park, forms the eastern boundary. The San Rafael Desert occupies the center of the county. Thousand Lake Mountain and Boulder Mountain flank Rabbit Valley on the western end of the county, where beautiful forests contrast with the deserts to the east. The small population of the county is centered in Rabbit Valley. With one town of 200, Hankville, located in Graves Valley North of the Henry Mountains. The name of the county did indeed derive from Wayne Robison not Robinson son of Willis Robison.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 2,509 people, 890 households, and 669 families residing in the county. The population density was 0/km² (1/sq mi). There were 1,329 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (0/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.29% White, 0.16% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 1.24% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 1.99% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 890 households out of which 36.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.50% were married couples living together, 5.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.80% were non-families. 21.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the county, the population was spread out with 32.40% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 22.50% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 103.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,000, and the median income for a family was $36,940. Males had a median income of $26,645 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,392. About 12.70% of families and 15.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.10% of those under age 18 and 8.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

External links

Coordinates: 38°22′N 110°54′W / 38.36, -110.90

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