Iron County, Utah


Cedar Breaks National Monument
In Cedar Breaks National Monument
    Cities & Towns
  • Brian Head
  • Cedar City
  • Enoch
  • Kanarraville
  • Paragonah
  • Parowan

Iron County is in southwestern Utah, stretching from the Nevada border to the heights of the Wasatch Front. The area is home to the Cedar Breaks National Monument and Ashdown Gorge Wilderness. This is also where the Brian Head Ski Resort is.

Iron County was originally named Little Salt Lake Valley but was renamed for the iron mines that once operated west of Cedar City.

Iron County contains 3,298 square miles of land and 4 square miles of water. Parowan counts itself "the Mother town of south-central Utah" but the county seat and largest city in Iron County is Cedar City. Cedar City is also the home of the University of Southern Utah.

View over Cedar City
View from an overlook above Cedar City

Fast Facts about Iron County, Utah

Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 73%
Government Sector: 20%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 6%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Cost of Living Index for Iron County: 86.0
Median Resident Age: 24.2 Years
2015 Estimates:
EMedian Household Income: $41,900
Median Home Value: $220,700
Major Industries:
Educational Services, Lodging & Food Services, Construction, Health Care, Agriculture & Forestry, Waste Management Services, Government, Finance & Insurance Services, Social Services, Miscellaneous Manufacturing
 

Population Demographics: 2010

Total Population
46,163
Males
22,953
Females
23,210
Population by Age
Under 18
13,219
18 & over
32,219
20-24
5,288
25-34
6,717
35-49
6,857
50-64
6,422
65 & over
4,533
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
3,563
Non Hispanic or Latino
42,600
Population by Race
White
41,848
African-American
227
Asian
349
Native American
1,019
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
139
Other
1,502
Two or more
1,079
Area map of iron County
Map of Iron County
Photos courtesy of TheArmchairExplorer, CCA-by-SA 4.0 License
Map courtesy of National Geographic Topo!