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

659 sq mi (1,705 km²)
576 sq mi (1,491 km²)
84 sq mi (217 km²), 12.73%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

196,533
298/sq mi (115/km²)
Founded 1852
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Footnotes: Named for the Weber River

Weber County (pronounced /ˈwiːbər/) is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah, occupying a stretch of the Wasatch Front, part of the eastern shores of Great Salt Lake, and much of the rugged Wasatch Mountains. As of the 2000 census, the population was 196,533, an increase of 24.1% over its population in 1990. By 2008 its population was estimated at 227,487. Its county seat and largest city is Ogden.

Weber State University, founded in 1889, is located in Ogden.

The county was formed[1] on March 3, 1852 and named after the Weber River, which in turn was named for John Henry Weber (1779-1859), a fur trapper and trader in the area in the mid-1820s.

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

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Geography

The county extends from high in the Wasatch Range in the east into a portion of the Great Salt Lake to the west. The Weber and Ogden rivers and their tributaries run through its valleys. The Weber County Surveyor's office divides the county into two regions, the "Lower Valley" and the "Upper Valley", divided by the ridge of the Wasatch front range running north-south through the county. The "Lower Valley" is the more populous part of the county and is adjacent to the Great Salt Lake. The "Upper Valley" is the eastern part of the county and consists mostly of the Ogden Valley, the watershed of the Ogden River.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 659 square miles (1708 km²), of which, 576 square miles (1491 km²) of it is land and 217 km² (84 sq mi or 12.73%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 25,239
1910 35,179 39.4%
1920 43,663 24.1%
1930 52,172 19.5%
1940 56,714 8.7%
1950 83,319 46.9%
1960 110,744 32.9%
1970 126,278 14.0%
1980 144,616 14.5%
1990 158,330 9.5%
2000 196,533 24.1%
Est. 2008 227,487 15.8%
sources:[1][2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there are 196,533 people in the county, organized into 65,698 households and 49,536 families. The population density is 342 people per square mile (132/km²). There are 70,454 housing units at an average density of 122 per square mile (47/km²). The racial makeup of the county is 87.69% White, 1.40% Black or African American, 1.28% Asian, 0.77% Native American, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 6.59% from other races, and 2.12% from two or more races. 12.65% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

By 2005 80.4% of the population was non-Hispanic whites. 1.5% was African-Americans while 0.9% was Native American. Asians were 1.4% of the population. Latinos were 15.2% of the county population.

There are 65,698 households out of which 40.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.20% are married couples living together, 10.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.60% are non-families. 20.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.95 and the average family size is 3.42.

In the county, the population is spread out with 31% under the age of 18, 12.6% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 29 years. For every 100 females there are 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $44,014, and the median income for a family is $49,724. Males have a median income of $36,239 versus $24,719 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,246. 9.30% of the population and 6.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.10% of those under the age of 18 and 5.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

By 2006 the county population had risen to 213,247.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated communities

These communities are enumerated by the Census Bureau as part of the Ogden Valley CCD, a census county division:

Education

Famous residents

References

  1. ^ census.gov Utah population by county, 1900-90 accessed 2009-05-14
  2. ^ quickfacts.census.gov - Weber County accessed 2009-05-14
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 41°18′N 111°55′W / 41.30°N 111.92°W / 41.30; -111.92


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