Rich County, Utah (UT)

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County population in 2012: 2,267 (all rural); it was 1,961 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 384
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 275
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 540
Renter-occupied apartments: 146 (it was 105 in 2000)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

30%

Land area: 1029 sq. mi.

Water area: 57.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 2 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Rich County: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (45.0%), Educational, health and social services (12.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 44%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 16%
  • Unpaid family work: 30%
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Races in Rich County, Utah:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.2%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Utah median age:  29.0 years
Males: 1,170  (44.1%)
Females: 1,094  (55.9%)
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Average household size:
Rich County:

2.0 people
Utah:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $50,806 ($39,766 in 1999)

This county:

$50806
Utah:

$59770

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $535 (lower quartile is $356, upper quartile is $659)
This county:

$535
State:

$766


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $155,570 (it was $83,800 in 2000)
Rich:

$155,570
Utah:

$211,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $104,617 - $301,203
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,059
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $319

Institutionalized population: 1

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

Rich County, UT map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 68 buildings, average cost: $215,400
  • 2005: 77 buildings, average cost: $229,700
  • 2006: 126 buildings, average cost: $250,400
  • 2007: 107 buildings, average cost: $249,000
  • 2008: 54 buildings, average cost: $236,200
  • 2009: 61 buildings, average cost: $130,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $734 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $551 (0.4%)

Rich County household income distribution in 2009 Rich County home values distribution Rich County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.0%
(6.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.9%
Rich County:

6.9%
Utah:

12.7%
(6.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 35 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 35 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18 years old, Other race residents: 18 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Rich County is $477 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $597 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $802 a month.

Cities in this county include: Randolph, Garden City, Woodruff, Laketown, Garden.

Rich County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Rich County: Bear Lake Marina Campground (A), Bear Lake Rendezvous Beach Campground (B), Birch Creek Campground (C), Home Ranch (D), Wyuta (E), Sixmile Ranch (F), Round Valley (G), Little Creek Campground (H), Highway Ranch (I), Kearl Ranch (J), Zeke Hollow Corral (K), Shearing Corral (L), Nebeker Ranch (M), Monte Cristo Campground (N), Camp Bear Lake (O), Camp Hunt (P), Randolph Ranger Station (Q), Rex Ranch (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Rich County: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Meadowville Cemetery (1), Woodruff Cemetery (2), Eastman Family Cemetery (3), Round Valley Cemetery (4), Garden City Cemetery (5), Laketown Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Green Fork Sink (A), Swan Peak Pond (B), Blue Grass Pond (C), South Lake (D), Dry Lake (E), North Lake (F), Live Slough (G), Bug Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dip Creek (A), South Fork Tufts Creek (B), Pole Fork (C), Swan Creek (D), Genes Creek (E), Middle Fork Tufts Creek (F), Big Crawford Creek (G), Duck Creek (H), Christy Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Rich County include: Bear Lake State Park (1), Rendezvous Beach State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Rendezvous Beach (A), Cisco Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Cache County , Bear Lake County, Idaho , Lincoln County, Wyoming , Morgan County , Franklin County, Idaho , Uinta County, Wyoming , Summit County , Weber County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

2.2%
Utah:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 51
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 38 (26% naturalized citizens)

Rich County:

1.9%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 22
  • 1990 to 1994: 1
  • 1985 to 1989: 4
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1965 to 1969: 5

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 64.7%

Rich County marital status for males Rich County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Rich County with a mortgage: 228 (26 second mortgage, 26 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 170

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Rich County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other1,9926
None272-
Rich County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Rich County:

4.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Rich County:

14.36 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

9.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.09 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Rich County:

8.0%
Utah:

6.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Rich County:

23.7%
State:

23.6%

Agriculture in Rich County:

Average size of farms: 3772 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $97,415
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $9.54
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 97.62%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $93,871
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 6.45%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 88.83%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $106,390
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 74.07%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.54
Vegetables: 1 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 2 acres

Tornado activity:

Rich County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Utah state average. It is 53791667.4 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Rich County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Utah state average. It is 246% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 202.9 miles away from Rich County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 210.3 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 334.6 miles away from the county center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 66.5 miles away from the county center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 78.3 miles away from Rich County center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 421.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Rich County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • South Africa (32%)
  • Mexico (24%)
  • Austria (13%)
  • Guatemala (13%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Japan (5%)
  • Honduras (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Rich County (%):

  • English (44%)
  • United States or American (13%)
  • German (7%)
  • Scottish (5%)
  • Danish (4%)
  • Swiss (3%)
  • European (2%)

Rich County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 520 (66%)
  • Carpooled: 150 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 45 (6%)
  • Other means: 5 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 68 (9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

12 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
5 people in nursing homes
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,480.

8.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,544 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.46%
Utah average:

6.32%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.04% relocated from other counties in Utah ($22,754 average AGI)
3.41% relocated from other states ($15,789 average AGI)
Rich County:

3.41%
Utah average:

3.05%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



8.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,339 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.73%
Utah average:

6.46%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.88% relocated to other counties in Utah ($28,695 average AGI)
3.85% relocated to other states ($13,644 average AGI)
Rich County:

3.85%
Utah average:

3.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cache County, UT  1.48% ($16,800 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.2

Births per 1000 population in Rich County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 1.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Rich County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Rich County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 282 (262 aged, 20 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1462.700
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 828.860

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 390.050

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,263

Size of family households: 311 2-persons, 100 3-persons, 101 4-persons, 58 5-persons, 50 6-persons, 22 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 148 1-person, 15 2-persons.

606 married couples with children.
44 single-parent households (19 men, 25 women).

96.7% of residents of Rich County speak English at home.
2.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 30% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $9,683,000 ($4714 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $243,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $4,555,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,179,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $300,000
Federal grants: $2,807,000
Federal procurement contracts: $162,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $680,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $643,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,400,000
Federal Government insurance: $453,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 155
Here:

76 per 1000 residents
State:

103 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 63
Here:

31 per 1000 residents
State:

28 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +17
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -14
Here -7 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Rich County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.32 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.2
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 589
  • 1990 to 1999: 724
  • 1980 to 1989: 418
  • 1970 to 1979: 575
  • 1960 to 1969: 172
  • 1950 to 1959: 115
  • 1940 to 1949: 53
  • 1939 or earlier: 230
Rooms in houses/apartments in Rich County, Utah
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 13
  • 4 rooms: 44
  • 5 rooms: 102
  • 6 rooms: 85
  • 7 rooms: 90
  • 8 rooms: 76
  • 9+ rooms: 126
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 12
  • 4 rooms: 17
  • 5 rooms: 24
  • 6 rooms: 18
  • 7 rooms: 10
  • 8 rooms: 10
  • 9+ rooms: 8
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Rich County, Utah
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 16
  • 2 bedrooms: 97
  • 3 bedrooms: 178
  • 4 bedrooms: 153
  • 5+ bedrooms: 96
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 15
  • 2 bedrooms: 22
  • 3 bedrooms: 50
  • 4 bedrooms: 10
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8
Cars and other vehicles available in Rich County, Utah in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 11
  • 1 vehicle: 106
  • 2 vehicles: 232
  • 3 vehicles: 125
  • 4 vehicles: 37
  • 5+ vehicles: 29
  • no vehicle: 10
  • 1 vehicle: 34
  • 2 vehicles: 33
  • 3 vehicles: 18
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5+ vehicles: 6

66% of Rich County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Utah.

Rich County:

65.8%
State average:

51.0%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $57,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Rich County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (39.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36.3%)
  • Wood (8.3%)
  • Electricity (6.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.6%)
  • Coal or coke (2.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (47.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22.9%)
  • Electricity (16.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11.4%)
  • Wood (1.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 8
Here:

2.5%
Utah:

4.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4
Here:

2.1%
Utah:

3.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Utah:

27.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Rich County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $14,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $358,000
    Central Staff Services: $316,000
    Corrections - Other: $210,000
    Police Protection: $183,000
    General - Other: $176,000
    Financial Administration: $169,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $161,000
    Health Services - Other: $90,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $74,000
    Welfare - Other: $66,000
    General Public Buildings: $57,000
    Libraries: $40,000
    Parks & Recreation: $22,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $48,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $28,000
    General - Other: $12,000
    Judicial: $5,000
    Financial Administration: $3,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $744,000

Rich County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $302,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $188,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $44,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $102,000
    Interest Earnings: $37,000
    Property Sale Other: $13,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $387,000
    All Other: $235,000
  • Tax - Property: $822,000
    Total General Sales: $54,000
    Other Selective Sales: $54,000
    NEC: $48,000

Rich County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,039,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Rich County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Rich County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Rich County, UT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Helen576.2 years
Mary566.0 years
William575.0 years
Frank480.5 years
Charles366.0 years
Joseph375.0 years
Lawrence381.0 years
David376.3 years
James354.1 years
John373.3 years
Most common last names in Rich County, UT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kennedy1272.3 years
Hoffman1178.7 years
Hatch979.7 years
Jackson881.5 years
Norris876.0 years
Mckinnon786.9 years
Hansen676.5 years
Rex584.4 years
Pope586.0 years
Muir579.2 years

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