Duchesne County, Utah

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Duchesne County (pronounced /duːˈʃeɪn/) is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of 2000 the population was 14,371, and by 2005 had been estimated at 15,354. Its county seat is Duchesne and the largest city is Roosevelt.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,256 square miles (8,433.0 km2), of which 3,238 square miles (8,386.4 km2) is land and 18 square miles (46.6 km2) (0.55%) is water. The northern part of the county contains part of the Uinta Mountains. The highest natural point in Utah, Kings Peak at 13,528 feet (4,123 m), is located in Duchesne County.

Adjacent counties

Name

Its name is of uncertain origin, there being six origins given:

National protected areas

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 14,371 people, 4,559 households, and 3,669 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 6,988 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.15% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 5.35% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.59% from other races, and 2.50% from two or more races. 3.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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