Daggett County, Utah


Flaming Gorge Dam
The downstream side of Flaming Gorge Dam
    Cities & Towns:
  • Manila

Daggett County is in northeastern Utah, against the Colorado and Wyoming state lines. Part of Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is here. Most of the county is part of the Ashley National Forest. Daggett County was named for the first surveyor-general of Utah, Ellsworth Daggett.

Daggett County contains 698 square miles of land and 25 square miles of water. More than 90% of Daggett County is owned by the federal government.

I drove through Daggett County in May, 2017. I didn't find much of a town at Manila but that was more than made up for by the grandeur of the countryside. I especially enjoyed the drive from Manila to Flaming Gorge Dam and want to commend the Flaming Gorge-Uintas Scenic Byway folks for an excellent job with the signage and the pullouts. The visitor center at the dam was also an excellent stop with some nice exhibits, great views and friendly people.

Looking southwest up a valley through walls of colored sandstone in Daggett County
A view through a valley on the south side of Flaming Gorge Reservoir

Fast Facts about Daggett County, Utah

Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 47%
Government Sector: 40%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 12%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Cost of Living Index for Daggett County: 83.4
Median Resident Age: 39.2 Years
2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $37,100
Median Home Value: $170,900
Major Industries:
Government, Agriculture & Forestry, Educational Services, Construction, Entertainment & Recreation, Lodging & Food Services, Postal Service, Mining, Chemicals, Social Services, Personal & Laundry Services
 

Population Demographics: 2010

Total Population
1,059
Males
597
Females
462
Population by Age
Under 18
243
18 & over
816
20-24
40
25-34
147
35-49
182
50-64
239
65 & over
201
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
33
Non Hispanic or Latino
1,026
Population by Race
White
1,016
African-American
4
Asian
4
Native American
8
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
1
Other
15
Two or more
11
Area map of Daggett County
Map of Daggett County
Photos courtesy of TheArmchairExplorer, CCA-by-SA 4.0 license
Map courtesy of National Geographic Topo!