Summit County, Utah


A view in Wanship
A view in Wanship, Summit County
    Cities & Towns
  • Coalville
  • Francis
  • Henefer
  • Kamas
  • Oakley
  • Park City

Summit County is in northeastern Utah, against the Wyoming state line. Summit County is home to Park City Mountain, Deer Valley and The Canyons Ski Resorts. Summit County got its name because 39 of the highest peaks in Utah are here. Outside of Colorado, Summit County is the second highest county in the United States (mean elevation: 8,388 feet).

Summit County contains 1,871 square miles of land and 11 square miles of water. The county seat is Coalville, the largest city Park City. In recent years Park City has earned a reputation as an upscale getaway, a reputation that has fueled considerable development in the area.

Summit County is probably the most Democrat of all the counties in very Republican Utah. After Grand County, Summit County has the smallest proportion of Mormons in the total population.

Fast Facts about Summit County, Utah

Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 80%
Government Sector: 11%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 9%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Cost of Living Index for Summit County: 95.7
Median Resident Age: 33.3 Years
2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $78,300
Median Home Value: $493,900
Major Industries:
Lodging & Food Services, Educational Services, Health Care, Professional Services, Real Estate Services, Construction, Finance & Insurance Services, Government
 

Population Demographics: 2010

Total Population
36,324
Males
18,724
Females
17,600
Population by Age
Under 18
10,070
18 & over
26,254
20-24
1,846
25-34
4,429
35-49
8,678
50-64
7,753
65 & over
2,768
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
4,190
Non Hispanic or Latino
32,134
Population by Race
White
32,890
African-American
154
Asian
446
Native American
122
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
38
Other
2,077
Two or more
597
Map of the Summit County area
Summit County, UT map
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Map courtesy of National Geographic Topo!