Duchesne County

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Duchesne County, Utah

734 N Center St
Duchesne, UT 84021
Phone: (435) 738-1101
Fax: (435) 738-5522
www.duchesnegov.net

In north-central UT, east of Provo; organized Aug 13, 1914 from Wasatch County. Name Origin: For the Duchesne River, which flows through the county. Origin of name unknown. Possibly for Rose Du Chesne (1769-1852), founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart in America; for a fur trapper of that name; or for Fort Duquesne, PA

Area (sq mi):: 3255.97 (land 3238.05; water 17.92) Population per square mile: 4.70
Population 2005: 15,354 State rank: 16 Population change: 2000-20005 6.80%; 1990-2000 13.60% Population 2000: 14,371 (White 88.80%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 3.50%; Asian 0.20%; Other 9.60%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 28.30
Income 2000: per capita $12,326; median household $31,298; Population below poverty level: 16.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,981-$21,091
Unemployment (2004): 6.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 22.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 20.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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