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Weber County, Utah

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Template:UTcounty Weber County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah, occupying a stretch of the Wasatch Front, part of the eastern shores of Great Salt Lake, and much of the rugged Wasatch Mountains. As of the 2000 census, the population is 196,533, an increase of 24.1% over its population in 1990. By 2004 its population was estimated at 208,633. Its county seat and largest city is Ogden.

Weber State University, founded in 1889, is located in Ogden.

The county was formed[1] (http://archives.utah.gov/referenc/utcolist.htm) on March 3, 1852 and named after 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.

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Geography

The county's eastern boundary is the backbone of the Wasatch Range. It extends west into the Great Salt Lake. The Weber and Ogden rivers and their tributaries run through its valleys.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1708 km² (659 mi²). 1491 km² (576 mi²) of it is land and 217 km² (84 mi² or 12.73%) is water.


Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 196,533 people in the county, organized into 65,698 households and 49,536 families. The population density is 132/km² (342/mi²). There are 70,454 housing units at an average density of 47/km² (122/mi²). 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.

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.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated communities

These communities are enumerated by the Census Bureau as part of the Ogden Valley CCD, a census county division:

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Salt Lake City

Regions:

Dixie | Great Salt Lake | Great Salt Lake Desert | Uinta Mountains | Wasatch Front | Wasatch Back | Wasatch Range

Major Metros:

Ogden | Provo | Saint George | Salt Lake City

Suburbs:

Bountiful | Clearfield | Draper | Layton | Midvale | Murray | Orem | Roy | Sandy | Taylorsville | West Jordan | West Valley City

Smaller Cities:

Brigham City | Cedar City | Logan | Moab | Park City | Price | Richfield | Tooele | Vernal

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