Uintah County, Utah
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
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
Median Household Income: $41,600
Median Home Value: $183,300
Mining, Educational Services, Health Care, Construction, Government, Lodging & Food Services, Agriculture & Forestry, Social Services, Transportation Services, Utilities, Retail Services
Population Demographics: 2010
Uintah County area map
Uintah County Pages
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