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Cache County, Utah

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Template:UTcounty Cache County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah, comprising the Cache Valley, up to the Idaho border, and the surrounding mountains. The Bear River Mountains, the northernmost extension of the Wasatch Range, which reach as high as 10,000 feet, cover the eastern half of the county. The Bear River flows through Cache Valley. Wellsville was the first settlement in the county, settled by Peter Maughan in 1853. According to the 2000 census the population was 91,391, a modest increase over the 1990 population of 70,183. By 2004 the population had been predicted to increase to 97,467. It was named for the fur stashes made by many of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company trappers. Its county seat and largest city is Logan6.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,038 km² (1,173 mi²). 3,016 km² (1,165 mi²) of it is land and 22 km² (9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.73% water.

On the western edge of the county lies the Wellsville Mountains and on the eastern edge lie the Bear River Mountains, both northern branches of the Wasatch Range. A canyon carves its way through the Wellsville Mountains. Up this canyon climb US Highways 89 and 91 together. In downtown Logan the highways split, with US 91 heading north into Idaho and US 89 heading east and northeast into Logan Canyon. Taking up the land between the Wellsville and Bear River Mountains is Cache Valley, a relatively flat valley traversed by the Bear River and dotted with small farm towns in the west and the larger, more urban, and faster-growing ares in the east, along the benches of the Bear River Mountains. The county climbs to an elevation of 9,980 ft (3,042 m) at Naomi Peak in the Bear River Mountains.


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Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 91,391 people, 27,543 households, and 21,015 families residing in the county. The population density is 30/km² (78/mi²). There are 29,035 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (25/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 92.23% White, 0.38% Black or African American, 0.58% Native American, 1.98% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 3.31% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. 6.33% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 27,543 households out of which 43.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.40% are married couples living together, 7.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 23.70% are non-families. 14.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.24 and the average family size is 3.59.

In the county, the population is spread out with 31.30% under the age of 18, 22.20% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 13.70% from 45 to 64, and 7.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 24 years. For every 100 females there are 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $39,730, and the median income for a family is $44,453. Males have a median income of $32,397 versus $21,079 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,094. 13.50% of the population and 8.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.80% of those under the age of 18 and 6.20% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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