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Wasatch County, Utah
Wasatch County is a county located in the state of Utah. As of 2000, the population is 15,215. It was named for a Lite Indian word meaning mountain pass or low place in the high mountains. Its county seat and largest city is Heber City6.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 15,215 people, 4,743 households, and 3,870 families residing in the county. The population density is 5/km² (13/mi²). There are 6,564 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (6/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 95.62% White, 0.22% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 1.96% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. 5.09% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 4,743 households out of which 46.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.00% are married couples living together, 7.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 18.40% are non-families. 14.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.18 and the average family size is 3.55.
In the county, the population is spread out with 34.20% under the age of 18, 9.90% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 18.50% from 45 to 64, and 8.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 30 years. For every 100 females there are 103.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $49,612, and the median income for a family is $52,102. Males have a median income of $37,399 versus $23,571 for females. The per capita income for the county is $19,869. 5.20% of the population and 4.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 5.60% of those under the age of 18 and 4.00% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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