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Wasatch County, Utah (UT)


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County population in 2012: 25,273 (73% urban, 27% rural); it was 15,215 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,175
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,296
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,824
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,816 (it was 919 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

30%

Land area: 1177 sq. mi.
Water area: 31.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 21 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wasatch County: 90.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (17.6%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (16.3%), Retail trade (11.5%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (11.1%), Construction (10.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Wasatch County, Utah:


Median resident age:  31.0 years
Utah median age:  29.0 years

Males: 11,962  (32.9%)
Females: 11,568  (67.1%)

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Wasatch County,UT real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Wasatch County:

3.0 people
Utah:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $59,801 ($49,612 in 1999)
This county:

$59801
Utah:

$55117

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $879 (lower quartile is $660, upper quartile is $1,204)
This county:

$879
State:

$700


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $321,987 (it was $186,800 in 2000)
Wasatch County:

$321,987
Utah:

$224,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $225,308 - $478,419

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $377,795
Here:

$377,795
State:

$270,407

Townhouses or other attached units: $437,869
Here:

$437,869
State:

$209,353

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $21,146
Here:

$21,146
State:

$165,540

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $125,177
Here:

$125,177
State:

$183,037

Mobile homes: $76,284
Here:

$76,284
State:

$47,459
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,427
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $376

Institutionalized population: 245

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


Wasatch County, UT map from a distance

Health of residents in Wasatch County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.7. This is better than average.
83.5% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
24.7% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
100.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 197 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 160 pounds. This is more than average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,365 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,409 (0.5%)


Wasatch County household income distribution in 2009 Wasatch County home values distribution


Wasatch County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 7.8%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.5% for Black residents, 27.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 44.9% for other race residents, 14.2% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 31 years old
(Males: 31 years old, Females: 31 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 32 years old, Black residents: 17 years old, American Indian residents: 28 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 22 years old)

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

5.2%
Whole state:

9.4%

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

2.3%
Whole state:

3.9%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wasatch County is $584 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $769 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $919 a month.

Cities in this county include: Heber, Midway, Daniel, Hideout, Charleston, Timber Lakes, Wallsburg, Soldier Summit.

Wasatch County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Local government website: www.co.wasatch.ut.us

Click to draw/clear Wasatch County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Wasatch County: Clarks Camp (A), Cloud Rim Girl Scout Camp (B), Cow Camp (C), Currant Creek Guard Station (D), Midway Fish Hatchery (E), Keetley Station (F), Wolf Creek Campground (G), Racetrack Campground (H), Nobletts Administrative Site (I), Moymer Cabin (J), Mill Hollow Campground (K), Murdock Powerhouse (L), Soapstone Guard Station (M), East Portal (N), West Portal Fisherman Access (O), Mill Hollow Guard Station (P), Soldier Creek Overlook (Q), Sage Creek Fisherman Access (R), Soldier Creek Campground (S), Soldier Creek Bay Fisherman Access (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wasatch County include: First Baptist Church (A), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (B), Heber Valley Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Center Creek Cemetery (1), Midway City Cemetery (2), William Walter Wilson Burial Site (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Blizzard Lake (A), Blue Lake (B), Iron Mine Lake (C), Lake Brimhall (D), Joan Lake (E), Broadhead Lake (F), Lackawaxen Lake (G), Yellow Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Penrod Creek (A), Sage Creek (B), Trout Creek (C), Tut Creek (D), Snake Creek (E), Buckboard Creek (F), Twin Creek (G), Vat Creek (H), Mud Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wasatch County include: Deer Creek State Park (1), Wasatch Mountain State Park (2), Soldier Creek Dam Day Use Area (3), Soldier Creek Recreation Complex (4), Strawberry Bay Recreation Complex (5), Strawberry River Day Use Area (6), Wallsburg Wildlife Management Area (7), Wildcat Wildlife Management Area (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Duchesne County , Salt Lake County , Summit County , Utah County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 620
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 640 (24% naturalized citizens)

Wasatch County:

4.2%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 56.2%

Wasatch County marital status for males
Wasatch County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Wasatch County with a mortgage: 2,359 (322 second mortgage, 312 home equity loan, 17 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 855

Here:

73.4% with mortgage
State:

75.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.14%
Here74.1%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 11,281
Total congregations: 29
Religions in Wasatch County - Heber, Midway, Daniel, Hideout, Charleston

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Wasatch County:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

2.94 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Wasatch County:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

5.09 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

4.9%
Utah:

6.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

20.0%
Utah:

23.6%



Agriculture in Wasatch County:

Average size of farms: 183 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $14,965
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $110.14
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 83.86%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $16,787
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.97%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 92.58%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $30,665
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.21%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.65
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 12.32%
Land in orchards: 1 acres

Earthquake activity:

Wasatch County-area historical earthquake activity is below Utah state average. It is 8% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/17/2003 at 01:04:19, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.4 ML, Depth: 0.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 69.6 miles away from the county center
On 3/16/1992 at 14:42:49, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.2 ML, Depth: 7.6 mi) earthquake occurred 35.4 miles away from the county center
On 3/7/2000 at 02:16:04, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.2 ML, Depth: 1.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.0 miles away from the county center
On 8/6/2007 at 08:48:40, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 3.9 ML, Depth: 1.0 mi) earthquake occurred 68.5 miles away from Wasatch County center
On 1/6/1996 at 12:55:58, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.2 MD, Depth: 0.4 mi) earthquake occurred 95.7 miles away from the county center
On 7/5/1992 at 12:22:23, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Wasatch County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)

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




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





Wasatch County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,123 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 1,121 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 21 (0%)
  • Walked: 188 (3%)
  • Other means: 45 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 362 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Wasatch County, Utah in 2000:

People in group quarters in Wasatch County, Utah in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $60,851.

14.80% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($59,013 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

14.80%
Utah average:

8.03%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
9.57% relocated from other counties in Utah ($30,594 average AGI)
5.23% relocated from other states ($28,419 average AGI)
Wasatch County:

5.23%
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 Summit County, UT  3.28% ($47,649 average AGI)
from Salt Lake County, UT  2.30% ($47,294)
from Utah County, UT  2.12% ($52,280)
from Davis County, UT  0.34% ($52,050)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.32% ($39,263)
from Washington County, UT  0.30% ($44,056)
from Weber County, UT  0.29% ($33,824)


11.46% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($42,035 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.46%
Utah average:

7.46%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
8.13% relocated to other counties in Utah ($29,788 average AGI)
3.33% relocated to other states ($12,246 average AGI)
Wasatch County:

3.33%
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  2.96% ($40,411 average AGI)
to Utah County, UT  1.88% ($39,757)
to Summit County, UT  1.64% ($49,011)
to Washington County, UT  0.32% ($45,944)
to Duchesne County, UT  0.25% ($30,786)
to Clark County, NV  0.21% ($36,333)
to Davis County, UT  0.19% ($39,455)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 20.8

Births per 1000 population in Wasatch County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Wasatch County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Wasatch County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,512 (1,342 aged, 170 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.51
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3688.190
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 104.750
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 28138.27

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1928.960
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 384.740

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 60.3
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 73.79

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.54

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 23,280

Size of family households: 2,052 2-persons, 1,028 3-persons, 1,087 4-persons, 791 5-persons, 471 6-persons, 393 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,132 1-person, 278 2-persons, 31 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 9 5-persons.

92.0% of residents of Wasatch County speak English at home.
5.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (45% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (91% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (90% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $47,004,000 ($2591 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,439,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $24,356,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $6,600,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $36,000
Federal grants: $10,495,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,082,000 ($550,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,435,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $559,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $17,678,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,390,000

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

Births: 1,904
Here:

100 per 1000 residents
State:

103 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 481
Here:

25 per 1000 residents
State:

28 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +241
Here:

+13 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,128
Here +112 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Wasatch County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.91 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.0

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Wasatch County, Utah
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 40
  • 3 rooms: 176
  • 4 rooms: 305
  • 5 rooms: 606
  • 6 rooms: 576
  • 7 rooms: 622
  • 8 rooms: 543
  • 9+ rooms: 948
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 90
  • 3 rooms: 107
  • 4 rooms: 254
  • 5 rooms: 177
  • 6 rooms: 120
  • 7 rooms: 63
  • 8 rooms: 49
  • 9+ rooms: 50
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wasatch County, Utah
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 126
  • 2 bedrooms: 663
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,376
  • 4 bedrooms: 958
  • 5+ bedrooms: 693
  • no bedroom: 18
  • 1 bedroom: 129
  • 2 bedrooms: 368
  • 3 bedrooms: 256
  • 4 bedrooms: 121
  • 5+ bedrooms: 27
Cars and other vehicles available in Wasatch County, Utah in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 83
  • 1 vehicle: 701
  • 2 vehicles: 1,818
  • 3 vehicles: 819
  • 4 vehicles: 296
  • 5+ vehicles: 107
  • no vehicle: 58
  • 1 vehicle: 335
  • 2 vehicles: 394
  • 3 vehicles: 104
  • 4 vehicles: 19
  • 5+ vehicles: 9

51% of Wasatch 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.

Wasatch County:

50.8%
State average:

51.0%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $160,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wasatch County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (82.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.6%)
  • Electricity (4.6%)
  • Wood (3.0%)
  • Utility gas (79.4%)
  • Electricity (13.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.7%)
  • Other fuel (1.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 85
Here:

3.5%
Utah:

4.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 53
Here:

4.3%
Utah:

3.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 78
Here:

14.6%
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

Wasatch County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Wasatch County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Wasatch County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Wasatch County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Wasatch County, UT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William4473.4 years
John3374.5 years
George2779.1 years
Joseph2578.9 years
Mary2583.8 years
Robert2464.4 years
James2276.1 years
Thomas1975.6 years
Helen1779.4 years
Earl1581.5 years
Most common last names in Wasatch County, UT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis3376.1 years
Smith3277.1 years
Giles2779.6 years
Anderson2375.9 years
Mair2377.4 years
Carlile2380.7 years
Johnson2275.0 years
Murdock2183.0 years
Mecham1973.0 years
Rasband1876.8 years
Businesses in Wasatch County, UT
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Nike2
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
Arby's1Sears1
Cricket Wireless1Subway1
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
FedEx2True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1UPS3
Kroger1Walgreens1
McDonald's1Wendy's1

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