Garfield County, Utah
Garfield County Courthouse
|US state :||Utah|
|Administrative headquarters :||Panguitch|
|Residents :||5172 (2010)|
|Population density :||0.4 inhabitants / km 2|
|Total area :||13,489 km²|
|Water surface :||88 km²|
Garfield County is a county in the southern US state of Utah . It was named after President James A. Garfield . On July 1, 2005, there were 4,470 residents in Garfield County. The largest city and county seat is in Panguitch .
Garfield County covers an area of 13,489 square kilometers. 88 km² of which are water areas. The Colorado River flows through a deep gorge in the eastern part and forms the eastern border with San Juan County . The Calf Creek Canyon lies between the towns of Boulder and Escalante . The county is bordered clockwise by Wayne County , San Juan County , Kane County , Iron County, and Piute County .
The region belongs to the northern Colorado Plateau , in it lie the uppermost, youngest layers of the Grand Staircase , the "stairs" made of sandstone layers that shape the image of the southwest of the United States . High parts, mainly in the west of the county, are largely forested. Here prevail ponderosa pine and watercourses, the Populus tremuloides before. The forest areas belong to the Dixie National Forest , a national forest under the administration of the US Forest Service .
According to the 2000 census , Garfield County had 4,735 people. There were 1,576 households and 1,199 families. The population density was less than 1 person per square kilometer. The racial the population was composed of 94.95% White, 0.17% African American, 1.84% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, and 1.12% other races Groups; 1.48% from two or more races. 2.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Of the 1,576 households, 38.40% had children and adolescents under the age of 18 living with them. 66.40% were married couples living together, 6.80% were single mothers. 23.90% were not families. 20.50% are single households and 10.10% have someone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.43 people.
For the entire county, the population was composed of 32.60% of residents under 18 years of age, 7.80% between 18 and 24 years of age, 23.10% between 25 and 44 years of age, 22.40% between 45 and 64 years of age 14.10% were 65 years of age or over. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 104.60 males, and for every 100 females aged 18 and over there were 102.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $ 35,180 , and the median income for a family is $ 40,192. Males had a median income of $ 30,239 versus $ 20,408 for females. The per capita income was $ 13,439. 8.10% of the population and 6.10% of families are below the poverty line. 8.80% of them were under 18 years of age and 10.40% were 65 years of age or older.
towns and places
State Route 12 from Torrey Wayne County to Panguitch passes many attractions. First through the Boulder Montains to Boulder , on through the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to Escalante (Escalante State Parks), on through the Table Reef Plateau to Ruby's Inn. From here, State Route 64 leads into Bryce Canyon . Continue from Ruby's Inn through the Red Canyon to Panguitch.
- Garfield County in the United States Geological Survey's Geographic Names Information System . Retrieved February 22, 2011
- US Census Bureau _ Census of Population and Housing . Retrieved February 28, 2011
- Extract from Census.gov . Retrieved February 28, 2011
- Excerpt from factfinder.census.gov.Retrieved February 28, 2011
- Virtual tour of Garfield County (English)