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The 2000 Census showed that Utah County had a population of 368,536 people. This represented 16.5% of the total population of Utah, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 29 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Utah had a population of 545,307 people. This is an increase of 47.97% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010516,564+40.17%-5.27% since 2009
2009545,307+47.97%+2.94% since 2008
2008529,755+43.75%+3.29% since 2007
2007512,902+39.17%+6.35% since 2006
2006482,291+30.87%+6.07% since 2005
2005454,694+23.38%+4.74% since 2004
2004434,114+17.79%+6.02% since 2003
2003409,465+11.11%+3.07% since 2002
2002397,269+7.8%+2.43% since 2001
2001387,853+5.24%+5.24% since 2000
2000368,536The Last Census

Utah County had 104,315 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Utah County has a total area<3> of 2,140 square miles [5,545 km²]. Of this total, 1,998 square miles [5,175 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (6.66%) being water (142.6 square miles [369.4 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Utah County had a population density of 184.4 people per square mile [71.2 people/km²], making it the state's 4th most densely populated county (out of 29 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Utah County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Utah and the state of Utah.

Click here for the Utah County QuickFact (QF-49049).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Utah County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Pleasant GroveQF-496093035,20123,46850%
Spanish Fork CityQF-497129032,64320,24661.23%
American ForkQF-490131028,54221,94130.09%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Utah County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CarbonQF-49007   SE19,98920,422-2.12%
DuchesneQF-49013   E17,94814,37124.89%
JuabQF-49023   SW10,2448,23824.35%
Salt LakeQF-49035   N1,034,989898,38715.21%
SanpeteQF-49039   S25,94622,76313.98%
TooeleQF-49045   W58,33540,73543.21%
WasatchQF-49051   NE21,60015,21541.97%

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About Utah

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Utah

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U.S. Census Bureau
Census QuickFact for Utah County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Utah. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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