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Beaver County, Utah

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Beaver County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of 2000 the population was 6,005, a small increase over the 1990 figure of 4,765. By 2004 the population was estimated at 6,077. It was named for the abundance of beavers in the area. Its county seat and largest city is Beaver6.

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History

While explorers first visited present-day Beaver County in the 1776 Dominguez-Escalante expedition, the county was created by the Utah territorial legislature when Latter-day Saint settlers founded the city of Beaver, Utah in 1856.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,714 km² (2,592 mi²). 6,708 km² (2,590 mi²) of it is land and 6 km² (2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.09% water. The Tushar Mountains lie on the eastern boundary of the county, reaching to 12,000 feet in elevation, and providing water for the farming communities of Beaver and Manderfield. To the west, wide, barren desert valleys typify the scenery, separated by mountains lightly forested with junipers.

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Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 6,005 people, 1,982 households, and 1,530 families residing in the county. The population density is 1/km² (2/mi²). There are 2,660 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 93.24% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 0.90% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 3.13% from other races, and 1.77% from two or more races. 5.55% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,982 households out of which 41.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.10% are married couples living together, 7.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.80% are non-families. 20.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.93 and the average family size is 3.42.

In the county, the population is spread out with 33.50% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 24.00% from 25 to 44, 19.20% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 106.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 106.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $34,544, and the median income for a family is $39,253. Males have a median income of $31,083 versus $17,635 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,957. 8.30% of the population and 6.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.00% of those under the age of 18 and 9.00% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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