Uintah County, Utah


Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum
Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum in Vernal
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Uintah County is in northeastern Utah against the Colorado state line. Part of Dinosaur National Monument is here.

Uintah County was named for the Ute Indians, and a large part of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation is here. Uintah County contains 4,477 square miles of land and 22 square miles of water. The county seat and largest city is Vernal. Uintah County is the largest natural gas producer in Utah.

Uintah County is home to Steinaker State Park, Red Fleet State Park and the Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum. Located south of Vernal are the Ouray National Wildlife Refuge and the Ouray National Fish Hatchery. East of Vernal, against the northwest boundary of Dinosaur National Monument, is the Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery. The Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway crosses the northern part of Uintah county east-west through Vernal and the Flaming Gorge-Uintas Scenic Byway runs north-south from Vernal.

Between the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation, Ashley National Forest, Dinosaur National Monument and the Bureau of Land Management, there isn't much private land in Uintah County.

Fast Facts about Uintah County, Utah

Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 71%
Government Sector: 20%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 8%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Cost of Living Index for Uintah County: 82.6
Median Resident Age: 29.0 Years
2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $41,600
Median Home Value: $183,300
Major Industries:
Mining, Educational Services, Health Care, Construction, Government, Lodging & Food Services, Agriculture & Forestry, Social Services, Transportation Services, Utilities, Retail Services
 

Population Demographics: 2010

Total Population
32,588
Males
16,569
Females
16,019
Population by Age
Under 18
10,857
18 & over
21,731
20-24
2,234
25-34
5,300
35-49
5,471
50-64
4,819
65 & over
2,997
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
2,330
Non Hispanic or Latino
30,258
Population by Race
White
28,232
African-American
121
Asian
166
Native American
2,509
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
74
Other
728
Two or more
758
 
Uintah county, Utah area map
Uintah County area map

Uintah County Pages

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Map courtesy of National Geographic Topo!