Uintah County, Utah
Uintah County is in northeastern Utah against the Colorado state line. Part of Dinosaur National Monument is here. Uintah County was named for the Ute Indians, and a large part of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation is here. Uintah County contains 4,477 square miles of land and 22 square miles of water. The county seat and largest city is Vernal. Uintah County is the largest natural gas producer in Utah.
Uintah County is home to Steinaker State Park, Red Fleet State Park and the Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum. South of Vernal you'll also find the Ouray National Wildlife Refuge and the Ouray National Fish Hatchery. East of Vernal, against the boundary of Dinosaur National Monument, you'll find the Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery. The Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway crosses the northern part of Uintah county east-west through Vernal while the Flaming Gorge-Uintas Scenic Byway runs north-south from Vernal.
Between the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation, Ashley National Forest, Dinosaur National Monument and the Bureau of Land Management, there is very little private land in Uintah County.
Private Sector, wages or salary: 71%
Government Sector: 20%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 8%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Population Density: 7 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Uintah County: 82.6
Median Resident Age: 29.0 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $41,600
Estimated Median Home Value: $183,300
Mining, Educational Services, Health Care, Construction, Government, Lodging & Food Services, Agriculture & Forestry, Social Services, Transportation Services, Utilities, Retail Services
Population Demographics: 2010
|Population by Age|
|18 & over||21,731|
|65 & over||2,997|
|Population by Ethnicity|
|Hispanic or Latino||2,330|
|Non Hispanic or Latino||30,258|
|Population by Race|
|Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||74|
|Two or more||758|