Duchesne, Utah


The Duchesne Welcome Center
The Duchesne Welcome Center on the Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway
The Post Office in Duchesne

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 High School
The county library in Duschesne
Duchesne County Library
Fast Facts about Duchesne, Utah
Duchesne, Duchesne County, UT 84021
Latitude: 40.164444°N
Longitude: 110.400556°W
Founded: 1905
Elevation: 5,518'

Education:
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

2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $49,500
Median Home Value: $144,900
Median Resident Age: 32.5 Years
Major Industries:
Oil and Gas Production, Government, Construction, Manufacturing, Transportation and Warehousing, Recreation, Waste Management Services
Unemployed (March 2015): 3.0%
 
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population
1,690
Males
913
Females
777
Population by Age
Under 18
542
18 & over
1,148
20-24
122
25-34
254
35-49
286
50-64
249
65 & over
188
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
74
Non Hispanic or Latino
1,616
Population by Race
White
1,594
African-American
7
Asian
4
Native American
20
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
4
Other
40
Two or more
21
 
Map of the Duchesne County, Utah area
Duchesne County, Utah area map

Duchesne County Pages

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