Washington County, Utah


Red Mountain
Red Mountain rises above Ivins

Washington County is in far southwestern Utah with Arizona to the south and Nevada to the west. This is where Zion National Park and the Pine Valley Mountain Wilderness Area are. You'll also find Snow Canyon State Park, Gunlock State Park, Sand Hollow State Park, Quail Creek State Park, Smithsonian Butte Backcountry Byway, Red Cliffs National Conservation Area, the Santa Clara River Reserve and the Utah part of the Beaver Dam Mountains Wilderness. And that corner of the county west of the Beaver Dam Mountains Wilderness is part of the Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area. North of that along the state line is Doc's Pass Wilderness, Slaughter Creek Wilderness and Cougar Canyon Wilderness. Just north of St. George you'll also find Cottonwood Canyon Wilderness and Cottonwood Forest Wilderness.

This area straddles the juncture of the Great Basin Desert, the Colorado Plateau and the Mojave Desert. Elevations in Washington County range from 2,178' to 10,194'.

The county was named for George Washington and contains 2,427 square miles of land and 3 square miles of water. The county seat and largest city is St. George.

Smithsonian Butte Backcountry Byway
A view along the Smithsonian Butte Backcountry Byway
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Fast Facts about Washington County, Utah

Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 78%
Government Sector: 13%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 8%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Cost of Living Index for Washington County: 90.3
Median Resident Age: 31.0 Years
2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $46,400
Median Home Value: $234,800
Major Industries:
Educational Services, Lodging & Food Services, Construction, Health Care, Professional Services, Retail Services, Government, Repair & Maintenance, Automotive Parts & Dealers
 

Population Demographics: 2010

Total Population
138,115
Males
68,292
Females
69,823
Population by Age
Under 18
41,686
18 & over
96,429
20-24
9,131
25-34
18,020
35-49
20,324
50-64
20,866
65 & over
23,826
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
13,486
Non Hispanic or Latino
124,629
Population by Race
White
123,914
African-American
490
Asian
982
Native American
1,869
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
1,078
Other
6,313
Two or more
3,169
 
Washington county, Utah area map
Map of Washington County

Washington County Pages

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