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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. 2012 cost of living index in Rich County: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (26.8%), Educational,health and social services (18.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 24%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Rich County, Utah:


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 2009: $47,932 ($39,766 in 1999)
This county:

$47932
Utah:

$55117

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $374 (lower quartile is $274, upper quartile is $481)
This county:

$374
State:

$700


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $141,558 (it was $83,800 in 2000)
Rich County:

$141,558
Utah:

$224,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $84,766 - $226,804

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $228,292
Here:

$228,292
State:

$270,407

Townhouses or other attached units: $475,530
Here:

$475,530
State:

$209,353

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $47,503
Here:

$47,503
State:

$183,037

Mobile homes: $110,104
Here:

$110,104
State:

$47,459
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,131
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $237

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:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $464 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $390 (0.3%)


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 2009: 6.8%
(6.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 33.3% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 34 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 34 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 27 years old, Asian residents: 23 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

10.2%
Whole state:

9.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

3.7%
Whole state:

3.9%

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 .

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


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:

57.3% with mortgage
State:

75.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 84.91%
Here84.9%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 1,665
Total congregations: 5
Religions in Rich County - Randolph, Garden City, Woodruff, Laketown, Garden

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

4.79 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
This county:

14.36 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Rich County:

9.57 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

5.09 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.0%
Utah:

6.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

23.7%
Utah:

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 above Utah state average. It is 8.8 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Rich County-area historical earthquake activity is above Utah state average. It is 166% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 the county center
On 4/21/2001 at 17:18:56, a magnitude 5.4 (5.4 MB, 4.9 MS, 5.3 MW, Depth: 0.5 mi) earthquake occurred 87.2 miles away from the county center
On 2/11/1994 at 14:59:50, a magnitude 5.3 (4.8 MB, 5.1 ML, 5.3 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.1 miles away from Rich County center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 84.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/7/1994 at 16:16:44, a magnitude 5.2 (4.3 MB, 4.8 ML, 5.2 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.0 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 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (29%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (18%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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




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





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 2005 was $46,987.

9.29% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,655 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.29%
Utah average:

8.03%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.56% relocated from other counties in Utah ($15,764 average AGI)
4.73% relocated from other states ($18,909 average AGI)
Rich County:

4.73%
Utah average:

3.99%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Salt Lake County, UT  1.86% ($36,727 average AGI)


12.11% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,189 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.11%
Utah average:

7.46%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.86% relocated to other counties in Utah ($26,473 average AGI)
4.26% relocated to other states ($10,716 average AGI)
Rich County:

4.26%
Utah average:

3.49%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Salt Lake County, UT  1.96% ($35,583 average AGI)
to Cache County, UT  1.64% ($24,400)

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 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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Rich County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Rich County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Rich County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Rich County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Rich County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

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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