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Garfield County, Utah
Garfield County is a county located in the state of Utah. As of 2000, the population is 4,735. It was named for James A. Garfield, President of the United States in 1892. Its county seat and largest city is Panguitch6.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 13,489 km² (5,208 mi²). 13,401 km² (5,174 mi²) of it is land and 88 km² (34 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.65% water. The Colorado River, passing through a deep gorge, forms the eastern boundary. Westward the cliffs of tributary canyons give way to the barren stretches of the San Rafael Desert beyond which a variety of mountains, plateaus and canyons make up the terrain.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 4,735 people, 1,576 households, and 1,199 families residing in the county. The population density is 0/km² (1/mi²). There are 2,767 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (0/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 94.95% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 1.84% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.12% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. 2.87% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 1,576 households out of which 38.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.40% are married couples living together, 6.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 23.90% are non-families. 20.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.92 and the average family size is 3.43.
In the county, the population is spread out with 32.60% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 23.10% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 104.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 102.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $35,180, and the median income for a family is $40,192. Males have a median income of $30,239 versus $20,408 for females. The per capita income for the county is $13,439. 8.10% of the population and 6.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.80% of those under the age of 18 and 10.40% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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