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The 2000 Census showed that Iron County had a population of 33,779 people. This represented 1.51% of the total population of Utah, making it the state's 9th most populous county (out of 29 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Iron had a population of 45,280 people. This is an increase of 34.05% 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
201046,163+36.66%+1.95% since 2009
200945,280+34.05%+2.46% since 2008
200844,194+30.83%+2.1% since 2007
200743,283+28.14%+3.79% since 2006
200641,703+23.46%+6.12% since 2005
200539,298+16.34%+6.12% since 2004
200437,030+9.62%+2.69% since 2003
200336,061+6.76%+1.16% since 2002
200235,648+5.53%+2.66% since 2001
200134,724+2.8%+2.8% since 2000
200033,779The Last Census

Iron County had 13,618 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Iron County has a total area<3> of 3,301 square miles [8,551 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (3.87 square miles [10.01 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Iron County had a population density of 10.24 people per square mile [3.95 people/km²], making it the state's 12th 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 Iron County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Iron and the state of Utah.

Click here for the Iron County QuickFact (QF-49021).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Iron County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Cedar CityQF-491132029,15520,52742.03%

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Lincoln (NV)QF-32017   W4,7944,16515.1%
BeaverQF-49001   N6,2676,0054.36%
GarfieldQF-49017   E4,6254,735-2.32%
KaneQF-49025   SE6,6016,0469.18%
WashingtonQF-49053   S137,47390,35452.15%

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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 Iron. 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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