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The 2000 Census showed that Tooele County had a population of 40,735 people. This represented 1.82% of the total population of Utah, making it the state's 8th most populous county (out of 29 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Tooele had a population of 58,335 people. This is an increase of 43.21% 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
201058,218+42.92%-0.2% since 2009
200958,335+43.21%+2.59% since 2008
200856,865+39.6%+3.92% since 2007
200754,720+34.33%+4.52% since 2006
200652,353+28.52%+4.51% since 2005
200550,092+22.97%+2.92% since 2004
200448,669+19.48%+2.82% since 2003
200347,333+16.2%+3.85% since 2002
200245,577+11.89%+4.23% since 2001
200143,726+7.34%+7.34% since 2000
200040,735The Last Census

Tooele County had 13,812 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Tooele County has a total area<3> of 7,287 square miles [18,873 km²]. Of this total, 6,930 square miles [17,949 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (4.9%) being water (356.8 square miles [924 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Tooele County had a population density of 5.88 people per square mile [2.27 people/km²], making it the state's 16th 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 Tooele County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Tooele and the state of Utah.

Click here for the Tooele County QuickFact (QF-49045).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Elko (NV)QF-32007   W47,89645,2915.75%
White Pine (NV)QF-32033   SW9,1889,181---
Box ElderQF-49003   N49,90242,74516.74%
DavisQF-49011   NE300,827238,99425.87%
JuabQF-49023   S10,2448,23824.35%
Salt LakeQF-49035   NE1,034,989898,38715.21%
UtahQF-49049   E545,307368,53647.97%
WeberQF-49057   NE231,834196,53317.96%

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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 Tooele. 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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