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Encyclopedia > Summit County, Utah
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Summit County is a county located in the state of Utah, occupying a rugged and mountainous area. As of 2000, the population is 29,736. It was so named because it includes 39 of the highest mountain peaks in Utah. Its county seat is Coalville and the largest city is Park City6. The resort city Park City, being close to Salt Lake City, has made tremendous growth as an upscale getaway from the city, bringing surprising development to the area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,874 km˛ (1,882 mi˛). 4,846 km˛ (1,871 mi˛) of it is land and 28 km˛ (11 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.58% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 29,736 people, 10,332 households, and 7,501 families residing in the county. The population density is 6/km˛ (16/mi˛). There are 17,489 housing units at an average density of 4/km˛ (9/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 91.80% White, 0.24% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.96% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 5.43% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. 8.09% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 10,332 households out of which 40.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.50% are married couples living together, 6.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% are non-families. 18.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.87 and the average family size is 3.30.

In the county, the population is spread out with 29.80% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 34.00% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 4.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 108.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 108.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $64,962, and the median income for a family is $72,510. Males have a median income of $47,236 versus $28,621 for females. The per capita income for the county is $33,767. 5.40% of the population and 3.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 5.60% of those under the age of 18 and 3.90% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

  • Coalville
  • Echo
  • Francis
  • Henefer
  • Kamas
  • North Snyderville Basin
  • Oakley
  • Park City
  • Samak
  • South Snyderville Basin
  • Summit Park
  • Woodland

External link

  • Photographic virtual tour of Summit County. (http://www.Untraveledroad.com/USA/Utah/Summit.htm)
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  Results from FactBites:
Summit County, Utah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (588 words)
Summit County is a county located in the state of Utah, occupying a rugged and mountainous area.
As of 2000 the population was 29,736 and by 2004 was estimated at 33,843.
County residents are highly educated with 45.5% holding a Bachelors Degree or higher (in comparison to 26.1% statewide.) A highly affluent and mobile population, only 42.9% are native Utahn's.
Summit County - Utah Education Network (468 words)
Summit County, found entirely in the Uintah mountains, receives its name from the many mountain summits that are found within the county borders.
The Utah Olympic Park and the Park City Mountain Resort are open to visitors who want to see where the events took place or even try out the sports.
While recreation has provided much economically for Summit County, many farms and lakes still dot the land and are equally important to the state.
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