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The 2000 Census showed that Box Elder County had a population of 42,745 people. This represented 1.91% of the total population of Utah, making it the state's 7th most populous county (out of 29 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Box Elder had a population of 49,902 people. This is an increase of 16.74% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201049,975+16.91%+0.15% since 2009
200949,902+16.74%+1.72% since 2008
200849,059+14.77%+2.5% since 2007
200747,863+11.97%+2.44% since 2006
200646,722+9.3%+1.71% since 2005
200545,938+7.47%+0.8% since 2004
200445,575+6.62%+0.76% since 2003
200345,229+5.81%+1.59% since 2002
200244,522+4.16%+2.04% since 2001
200143,632+2.08%+2.08% since 2000
200042,745The Last Census

Box Elder County had 14,209 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Box Elder County has a total area<3> of 6,729 square miles [17,428 km²]. Of this total, 5,723 square miles [14,823 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (14.95%) being water (1,005 square miles [2,604 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Box Elder County had a population density of 7.47 people per square mile [2.88 people/km²], making it the state's 14th most densely populated county (out of 29 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Box Elder County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Box Elder and the state of Utah.

Click here for the Box Elder County QuickFact (QF-49003).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Box Elder County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Brigham CityQF-490846018,90017,4118.55%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Box Elder County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Cassia (ID)QF-16031   NW21,69821,4161.32%
Oneida (ID)QF-16071   N4,2214,1252.33%
Elko (NV)QF-32007   W47,89645,2915.75%
CacheQF-49005   E115,26991,39126.13%
TooeleQF-49045   S58,33540,73543.21%
WeberQF-49057   SE231,834196,53317.96%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Box Elder. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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