Utah County, Utah


Mount Timpanogos
Mount Timpanogos from Provo
    Cities & Towns
  • Alpine
  • American Fork
  • Cedar Fort
  • Cedar Hills
  • Draper
  • Eagle Mountain
  • Elk Ridge
  • Fairfield
  • Genola
  • Goshen
  • Highland
  • Lehi
  • Lindon
  • Mapleton
  • Orem
  • Payson
  • Pleasant Grove
  • Provo
  • Salem
  • Santaquin
  • Saratoga Springs
  • Spanish Fork
  • Springville
  • Vineyard
  • Woodland Hills

Utah County is in the heart of Utah with the eastern county line along the top ridgeline of the Wasatch Front. Mt. Timpanogos Wilderness, Timpanogos Cave National Monument and Sundance Resort are here.

Utah County is often referred to as "the most Republican County in the most Republican state." Utah County contains 1,998 square miles of land and 143 square miles of water. The county seat is Provo.

In the late spring of 2013 I passed through Provo twice: once going north and once coming back south. On the way south I thought I'd try to drive the Alpine Loop Scenic Byway. I fought my way through ridiculous traffic only to reach the mouth of the canyon and find the road barricaded... Utah still hadn't plowed the snow off the road. So I fought my way through several more miles of suburban traffic and turned up the Provo Canyon Scenic Byway.

A view in Provo Canyon
Waterfalls in Provo Canyon

Fast Facts about Utah County, Utah

Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 82%
Government Sector: 12%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 6%
Cost of Living Index for Utah County: 87.4
Median Resident Age: 23.3 Years
2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $57,700
Median Home Value: $238,800
Major Industries:
Educational Services, Professional Services, Health Care, Construction, Lodging & Food Services, Waste Management Services, Finance & Insurance Services, Retail Services
 

Population Demographics: 2010

Total Population
516,564
Males
258,761
Females
257,803
Population by Age
Under 18
181,977
18 & over
334,587
20-24
58,410
25-34
88,102
35-49
78,834
50-64
52,611
65 & over
33,457
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
55,793
Non Hispanic or Latino
460,771
Population by Race
White
461,775
African-American
2,799
Asian
7,032
Native American
3,074
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
3,905
Other
23,943
Two or more
14,036
 
Map of the Utah County area
Utah County, Utah area map

Utah County Pages

Photos courtesy of TheArmchairExplorer, CCA-by-SA 4.0 License
Map courtesy of National Geographic Topo!