Sevier County, Utah


Fish Lake
Fish Lake on Fishlake National Forest in Sevier County
    Cities & Towns
  • Annabella
  • Aurora
  • Central Valley
  • Elsinore
  • Glenwood
  • Joseph
  • Koosharem
  • Monroe
  • Redmond
  • Richfield
  • Salina
  • Sigurd

Sevier County is in central Utah, having been split off from the original Sanpete County to the north in 1865. Sevier County contains 1,910 square miles of land and 8 square miles of water. The county seat and largest city is Richfield. The majority of Sevier County is part of Fishlake National Forest.

The first Europeans to enter the area were most likely traveling with the Dominguez-Escalante Expedition, a group trying to find a new route between Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Spanish missions in southern California in 1776. They didn't make it to California but the route they mapped into what is now Sevier County eventually became part of the Old Spanish Trail and was used by fur trappers, outlaws, merchants, government officials, polygamists and others for a hundred years.

The first Mormon settlers arrived in the Richfield area on June 15, 1864. Most of those frst settlers were of Scandinavian origin and folks in the area are still of predominantly Scandinavian heritage.

Sevier County is crossed by Interstate 70 and it was during construction of that route through Clear Creek Canyon that the Fremont culture artifacts now preserved at Fremont Indian State Park were first discovered.

Fast Facts about Sevier County, Utah

Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 72%
Government Sector: 20%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 7%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Cost of Living Index for Sevier County: 84.2
Median Resident Age: 30.3 Years
2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $43,100
Median Home Value: $151,300
Major Industries:
Educational Services, Lodging & Food Services, Health Care, Construction, Government, Transportation Services, Agriculture & Forestry, Mining, Retail Services, Social Services, Finance & Insurance Services
 

Population Demographics: 2010

Total Population
20,802
Males
10,494
Females
10,308
Population by Age
Under 18
6,600
18 & over
14,202
20-24
1,076
25-34
2,808
35-49
3,389
50-64
3,368
65 & over
3,016
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
932
Non Hispanic or Latino
19,870
Population by Race
White
19,734
African-American
39
Asian
67
Native American
230
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
36
Other
377
Two or more
319
Sevier county area map
Sevier county, UT map
Upper photo courtesy of the US Forest Service
Map courtesy of National Geographic Topo!