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Weber County, Utah

Weber County, Utah
Old Post Office Ogden Utah.jpeg
Map of Utah highlighting Weber County
Location in the U.S. state of Utah
Map of the United States highlighting Utah
Utah's location in the U.S.
Founded 1850
Named for Weber River
Seat Ogden
Largest city Ogden
Area
 • Total 659 sq mi (1,707 km2)
 • Land 576 sq mi (1,492 km2)
 • Water 83 sq mi (215 km2), 13%
Population
 • (2010) 231,236
 • Density 401/sq mi (155/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.co.weber.ut.us

Weber County /ˈwbər/ is a county in the U.S. state of Utah. As of the 2010 census, the population was 231,236,[1] making it Utah's fourth-most populous county. Its county seat and largest city is Ogden,[2] the home of Weber State University. The county was formed in 1850[3] and named after the Weber River, which in turn was named for John Henry Weber (1779–1859), a fur trapper and trader in the area in the mid-1820s.

Weber County is part of the Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Salt Lake City-Provo-Orem, UT Combined Statistical Area.

Historically Weber County stretched from the California, Oregon, Utah Territory border in the north west, to the current boundary in the south east.[4] As Nevada and the State of Utah evolved, Weber County shrunk to its current size. It occupies a stretch of the Wasatch Front, part of the eastern shores of Great Salt Lake, and much of the rugged Wasatch Mountains.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 659 square miles (1,710 km2), of which 576 square miles (1,490 km2) is land and 83 square miles (210 km2) (13%) is water.[5] It is the second-smallest county in Utah by land area and third-smallest by total area.

The county extends from high in the Wasatch Range in the east into a portion of the Great Salt Lake to the west. The Weber and Ogden rivers and their tributaries run through its valleys. The Weber County Surveyor's office divides the county into two regions, the "Lower Valley" and the "Upper Valley", divided by the ridge of the Wasatch front range south through the county. The "Lower Valley" is the more county's populous part and is next to the Great Salt Lake. The "Upper Valley" is the eastern part of the county and consists mostly of the Ogden Valley, the watershed of the Ogden River.

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 1,186
1860 8,675 631.5%
1870 7,858 −9.4%
1880 12,344 57.1%
1890 22,723 84.1%
1900 25,239 11.1%
1910 35,179 39.4%
1920 43,663 24.1%
1930 52,172 19.5%
1940 56,714 8.7%
1950 83,319 46.9%
1960 110,744 32.9%
1970 126,278 14.0%
1980 144,616 14.5%
1990 158,330 9.5%
2000 196,533 24.1%
2010 231,236 17.7%
Est. 2016 247,560 [6] 7.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790–1960[8] 1900–1990[9]
1990–2000[10] 2010–2014[1]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there are 196,533 people in the county, organized into 65,698 households and 49,536 families. The population density is 342 people per square mile (132/km²). There are 70,454 housing units at an average density of 122 per square mile (47/km²). The racial makeup of the county is 87.69% White, 1.40% Black or African American, 1.28% Asian, 0.77% Native American, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 6.59% from other races, and 2.12% from two or more races. 12.65% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

By 2005 80.4% of the population was non-Hispanic whites. 1.5% was African-Americans while 0.9% was Native American. Asians were 1.4% of the population. Latinos were 15.2% of the county population.

There are 65,698 households out of which 40.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.20% are married couples living together, 10.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.60% are non-families. 20.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.95 and the average family size is 3.42.

In the county, the population is spread out with 31% under the age of 18, 12.6% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 29 years. For every 100 females there are 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $44,014, and the median income for a family is $49,724. Males have a median income of $36,239 versus $24,719 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,246. 9.30% of the population and 6.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.10% of those under the age of 18 and 5.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Education

Communities

Cities

Town

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Notable residents

Politics

Presidential Elections Results[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 46.8% 40,235 26.9% 23,131 26.3% 22,640
2012 71.1% 54,224 26.0% 19,841 2.9% 2,225
2008 62.0% 45,885 34.7% 25,666 3.3% 2,471
2004 70.4% 51,199 27.3% 19,862 2.2% 1,630
2000 62.6% 39,254 31.7% 19,890 5.7% 3,598
1996 48.8% 27,443 38.1% 21,404 13.2% 7,395
1992 39.3% 26,812 26.1% 17,795 34.6% 23,609
1988 64.0% 39,676 34.6% 21,431 1.5% 911
1984 70.4% 44,590 29.0% 18,346 0.6% 398
1980 70.0% 43,807 24.6% 15,404 5.4% 3,388
1976 58.3% 34,811 38.7% 23,111 3.0% 1,762
1972 68.2% 37,753 26.2% 14,503 5.6% 3,078
1968 52.8% 27,034 40.0% 20,465 7.2% 3,683
1964 40.5% 20,206 59.5% 29,666
1960 47.9% 22,293 52.1% 24,239 0.1% 31
1956 56.0% 22,542 44.1% 17,747
1952 51.1% 20,692 48.9% 19,795
1948 37.1% 12,445 62.2% 20,861 0.8% 253
1944 32.6% 9,518 67.3% 19,639 0.2% 48
1940 30.6% 7,946 69.4% 18,037 0.1% 24
1936 21.9% 4,989 77.1% 17,594 1.1% 243
1932 39.0% 8,019 56.2% 11,541 4.8% 989
1928 53.8% 9,934 45.3% 8,361 0.9% 173
1924 43.6% 7,382 23.5% 3,970 33.0% 5,579
1920 50.7% 7,122 37.3% 5,239 12.0% 1,684
1916 35.5% 4,720 61.1% 8,139 3.4% 454
1912 29.3% 3,171 27.6% 2,986 43.1% 4,661
1908 56.1% 5,881 37.8% 3,965 6.1% 644
1904 62.4% 6,331 30.6% 3,108 7.0% 714
1900 52.4% 4,585 46.7% 4,092 0.9% 82
1896 17.8% 1,373 82.2% 6,343

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Utah: Individual County Chronologies". Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2008. Retrieved June 26, 2015. 
  4. ^ Fisher, Richard Swainson (1855). A new and complete statistical gazetteer of the United States of America. New York: J.H. Colton and Company. p. 870. Retrieved February 5, 2011. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved June 26, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 26, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 26, 2015. 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 26, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved June 26, 2015. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  12. ^ [uselectionatlas.org]

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