Garfield County, Utah


The county courthouse in Panguitch
Garfield County Courthouse

Garfield County is in the center of Utah. Lake Powell, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Waterpocket Fold of Capitol Reef National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Dixie National Forest, Fishlake National Forest,Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Anasazi State Park Museum, Escalante Petrified Forest State Park...this is the place.

Garfield County was named for President James A. Garfield.

Garfield County contains 5,174 square miles of land and 34 square miles of water. The county seat and largest city is Panguitch. Panguitch is also the eastern terminus of Parowan-Brian Head-Panquitch Scenic Byway. The county is also crossed east/west by Scenic Byway 12, Utah's first All American Road.

School District office in Panguitch
Garfield County School District office in Panguitch

Fast Facts about Garfield County, Utah

Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 62%
Government Sector: 27%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 10%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Cost of Living Index for Garfield County: 83.5
Median Resident Age: 33.8 Years
2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $42,400
Median Home Value: $134,500
Major Industries:
Lodging & Food Services, Educational Services, Agriculture & Forestry, Health Care, Government, Entertainment & Recreation, Retail Services, Utilities, Social Services, Telecommunications
 

Population Demographics: 2010

Total Population
5,172
Males
2,674
Females
2,4100
Population by Age
Under 18
1,379
18 & over
3,793
20-24
258
25-34
583
35-49
839
50-64
1,146
65 & over
831
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
234
Non Hispanic or Latino
4,938
Population by Race
White
4,869
African-American
22
Asian
61
Native American
85
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
10
Other
81
Two or more
44
 

Garfield County Pages

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