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The 2000 Census showed that San Juan County had a population of 14,413 people. This represented 0.65% of the total population of Utah, making it the state's 16th most populous county (out of 29 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, San Juan had a population of 15,049 people. This is an increase of 4.41% 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
201014,746+2.31%-2.01% since 2009
200915,049+4.41%+1.22% since 2008
200814,868+3.16%+3.41% since 2007
200714,378-0.24%+2.96% since 2006
200613,964-3.12%+0.55% since 2005
200513,887-3.65%-0.29% since 2004
200413,928-3.37%+1.46% since 2003
200313,727-4.76%-0.36% since 2002
200213,776-4.42%+1.42% since 2001
200113,583-5.76%-5.76% since 2000
200014,413The Last Census

San Juan County had 5,449 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that San Juan County has a total area<3> of 7,933 square miles [20,546 km²]. Of this total, 7,820 square miles [20,254 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.42%) being water (112.9 square miles [292.4 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, San Juan County had a population density of 1.84 people per square mile [0.71 people/km²], making it the state's 23rd 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 San Juan County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between San Juan and the state of Utah.

Click here for the San Juan County QuickFact (QF-49037).

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Apache (AZ)QF-04001   S70,59169,4231.68%
Coconino (AZ)QF-04005   SW129,849116,32011.63%
Navajo (AZ)QF-04017   S112,97597,47015.91%
Dolores (CO)QF-08033   NE1,9401,8445.21%
Montezuma (CO)QF-08083   E25,36823,8306.45%
Montrose (CO)QF-08085   NE41,41233,43223.87%
San Miguel (CO)QF-08113   NE7,5586,59414.62%
San Juan (NM)QF-35045   SE124,131113,8019.08%
EmeryQF-49015   NW10,62910,860-2.13%
GarfieldQF-49017   W4,6254,735-2.32%
GrandQF-49019   N9,6608,48513.85%
KaneQF-49025   W6,6016,0469.18%
WayneQF-49055   NW2,6012,5093.67%

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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 San Juan. 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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