Duchesne County, Utah


A typical view in Duchesne County, Utah
A typical view in Duchesne County

Duchesne County is in east central Utah, running south from the Uinta Mountains to the West Tavaputs Plateau. A large part of the county is in the High Uintas Wilderness Area, Ashley National Forest and in the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation.

Duchesne County contains 3,238 square miles of land and 18 square miles of water. The county seat is Duchesne, the largest city Roosevelt. The county is crossed east/west by the Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway. The north end of the Ninemile Canyon Backway is at Myton.

Duchesne County has seen a lot of oil and gas exploration and development activity.

A view in Duchesne County
Another typical view in Duchesne County
Starvation Reservoir
Starvation Reservoir

Fast Facts about Duchesne County, Utah

Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 65%
Government Sector: 25%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 9%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Population Density: 5 People per Square Mile
Cost of Living Index for Duchesne County: 83.6
Median Resident Age: 28.3 Years
2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $47,700
Median Home Value: $176,600
Major Industries:
Educational Services, Health Care, Mining, Agriculture & Forestry, Construction, Lodging & Food Services, Transportation Services, Government, Retail Services, Social Services, Finance & Insurance Services
 

Population Demographics: 2010

Total Population
18,607
Males
9,455
Females
9,152
Population by Age
Under 18
6,309
18 & over
12,298
20-24
1,220
25-34
2,753
35-49
3,020
50-64
2,841
65 & over
1,984
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
1,117
Non Hispanic or Latino
17,490
Population by Race
White
16,589
African-American
44
Asian
52
Native American
842
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
51
Other
491
Two or more
538
 
Map of the Duchesne County, Utah area
Duchesne County, Utah area map

Duchesne County Pages

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Map courtesy of National Geographic Topo!