Beaver County, Utah
Infobox U.S. County
county = Beaver County
state = Utah
map size = 150
founded year = 1856
seat wl = Beaver
largest city wl = Beaver
area_total_sq_mi = 2592
area_total_km2 = 6714
area_land_sq_mi = 2590
area_land_km2 = 6708
area_water_sq_mi = 2
area_water_km2 = 6
area percentage = 0.09%
census yr = 2000
pop = 6005
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -7
DST offset = -8
Beaver County is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof Utah. As of 2000 the population was 6,005, a 26% increase over the 1990 figure of 4,765. By 2005 the population was estimated at 6,204. It was named for the abundance of beavers in the area. Its county seatand largest city is BeaverGR|6.
While explorers first visited present-day Beaver County in the
1776 Dominguez-Escalante Expedition, the county was created by the Utah territorial legislature when Latter-day Saintsettlers founded the city of Beaver, Utahin 1856.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,592
square miles (6,714 km²), of which, 2,590 square miles (6,708 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) of it (0.09%) is water. The Tushar Mountainslie on the eastern boundary of the county, reaching to 12,000 feet in elevation, and providing water for the farming communities of Beaver and Manderfield. To the west, wide, barren desert valleys typify the scenery, separated by mountains lightly forested with junipers.
Lincoln County, Nevada- (west)
Millard County, Utah- (north)
Iron County, Utah- (south)
Sevier County, Utah- (east 1)
Piute County, Utah- (east 2)
Fishlake National Forest(part)
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 6,005 people, 1,982 households, and 1,530 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 2,660 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.24% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 0.90% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 3.13% from other races, and 1.77% from two or more races. 5.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.The top 5 Ethnic groups in Beaver County are:
* English-36% [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genealogyInfo.php?locIndex=22830]
There were 1,982 households out of which 41.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.10% were married couples living together, 7.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.80% were non-families. 20.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.42.
In the county, the population was spread out with 33.50% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 24.00% from 25 to 44, 19.20% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 106.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $34,544, and the median income for a family was $39,253. Males had a median income of $31,083 versus $17,635 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $14,957. About 6.20% of families and 8.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.00% of those under age 18 and 9.00% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
* [http://www.beaver.state.ut.us/ Official Beaver County Website]
* [http://www.media.utah.edu/UHE/b/BEAVERCOUNTY.html Beaver County] — "Utah History Encyclopedia"
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