The Duchesne Welcome Center on the Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway
Duchesne was first settled in 1905, after the Federal Land Office reserved three sections in the area for townsites and held a lottery for the surrounding homesteadable acreage. Lots in the townsite of Duchesne sold quickly but the location near the junction of the Duchesne and Strawberry Rivers was easily flooded. That first winter was hard and the rivers kept the area flooded well into summer that year. Many folks dropped their dreams and left. Those that stayed worked to alleviate the flooding problem but that project wasn't finished for several years.
Duchesne was finally incorporated in 1913 and when Duchesne County was carved out of Wasatch County in 1914, Duchesne became the county seat.
The population of Duchesne is up more than 25% since 2000.
Duchesne High School
Duchesne County Library
High School or Higher: 78.0%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 10.2%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 8.8%
Cost of Living Index for Duchesne: 83.3
Median Household Income: $49,500
Median Home Value: $144,900
Median Resident Age: 32.5 Years
Oil and Gas Production, Government, Construction, Manufacturing, Transportation and Warehousing, Recreation, Waste Management Services
Unemployed (March 2015): 3.0%
Duchesne County, Utah area map