Iron County, Utah

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Iron County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of 2000 the population was 33,779 and by 2007 was estimated at 43,526. It was originally named Little Salt Lake Valley, and renamed for the iron mines west of Cedar City. Its county seat is Parowan and the largest city is Cedar City.[1]

The Cedar City Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Iron County.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,302 square miles (8,552.1 km2), of which 3,298 square miles (8,541.8 km2) is land and 4 square miles (10.4 km2) (0.12%) is water. A small part of Zion National Park extends northward into the county, near Kanarraville. Cedar Breaks National Monument is located entirely within the county, near its southeastern corner.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 33,779 people, 10,627 households, and 8,076 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 13,618 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.00% White, 0.35% Black or African American, 2.18% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.27% Pacific Islander, 1.78% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. 4.09% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The top 5 Ethnic groups in Iron County are:

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