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Piute County, Utah
Map of Utah highlighting Piute County
Location in the state of Utah
Map of USA UT
Utah's location in the U.S.
Founded 1865
Named for Paiute Native Americans.[1]
Seat Junction
Largest city Circleville
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

766 sq mi (1,983 km²)
758 sq mi (1,963 km²)
8 sq mi (21 km²), 1.04%
 - (2010)
 - Density

2/sq mi (.8/km²)

Piute County (play /ˈpjuːt/) is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. The population in 2000 was 1,435, and by 2005 had been estimated to decrease to 1,365. It was named for the Paiute tribe of Native Americans. The county seat is Junction and the largest city is Circleville.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 766 square miles (1,983 km²), of which 758 square miles (1,963 km²) is land and 8 square miles (21 km²) (1.04%) is water.

Adjacent countiesEdit

National protected areasEdit


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1870 82
1880 1,651 1,913.4%
1890 2,842 72.1%
1900 1,954 −31.2%
1910 1,734 −11.3%
1920 2,770 59.7%
1930 1,956 −29.4%
1940 2,203 12.6%
1950 1,911 −13.3%
1960 1,436 −24.9%
1970 1,164 −18.9%
1980 1,329 14.2%
1990 1,277 −3.9%
2000 1,435 12.4%
2010 1,556 8.4%
Source: US Census Bureau

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,435 people, 509 households, and 389 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 745 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.61% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 1.18% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.88% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. 4.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 509 households out of which 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.4% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.25.

Piute County Utah

Grass Valley and the Sevier Plateau from SR-25

In the county, the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 19.7% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 104.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,625, and the median income for a family was $35,147. Males had a median income of $26,771 versus $18,438 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,697. About 11.7% of families and 16.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.1% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Van Cott, John W. (1990). Utah Place Names. Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Press. p. 297. ISBN 0-87480-345-4. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 38°20′N 112°08′W / 38.34, -112.13

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