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The 2000 Census showed that Wasatch County had a population of 15,215 people. This represented 0.68% of the total population of Utah, making it the state's 15th most populous county (out of 29 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Wasatch had a population of 21,600 people. This is an increase of 41.97% 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201023,530+54.65%+8.94% since 2009
200921,600+41.97%+2.97% since 2008
200820,976+37.86%+2.85% since 2007
200720,395+34.05%+2.53% since 2006
200619,891+30.73%+6.22% since 2005
200518,726+23.08%+5.04% since 2004
200417,827+17.17%+2.56% since 2003
200317,382+14.24%+3.87% since 2002
200216,735+9.99%+4.01% since 2001
200116,090+5.75%+5.75% since 2000
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200015,215The Last Census

Wasatch County had 6,564 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Wasatch County has a total area<3> of 1,209 square miles [3,131 km²]. Of this total, 1,177 square miles [3,049 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.63%) being water (31.78 square miles [82.3 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Wasatch County had a population density of 12.92 people per square mile [4.99 people/km²], making it the state's 10th 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 Wasatch County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Wasatch and the state of Utah.

Click here for the Wasatch County QuickFact (QF-49051).

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

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
HeberQF-493420010,1077,29138.62%

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

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
DuchesneQF-49013   E17,94814,37124.89%
Salt LakeQF-49035   NW1,034,989898,38715.21%
SummitQF-49043   N36,96929,73624.32%
UtahQF-49049   SW545,307368,53647.97%

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Census QuickFact for Wasatch County

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 Wasatch. 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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