Cache County, Utah

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Cache County, Utah
Map of Utah highlighting Cache County
Location in the state of Utah
Map of the United States highlighting Utah
Utah's location in the U.S.
Founded1856
Named forCaches of furs found in the area by early fur trappers[citation needed]
SeatLogan
Largest cityLogan
Area
 • Total1,173 sq mi (3,038 km2)
 • Land1,165 sq mi (3,016 km2)
 • Water9 sq mi (22 km2)
Population
 • (2010)112,656
 • Density96.7/sq mi (37/km²)
Time zoneMountain: UTC-7/-6
 
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Cache County, Utah
Map of Utah highlighting Cache County
Location in the state of Utah
Map of the United States highlighting Utah
Utah's location in the U.S.
Founded1856
Named forCaches of furs found in the area by early fur trappers[citation needed]
SeatLogan
Largest cityLogan
Area
 • Total1,173 sq mi (3,038 km2)
 • Land1,165 sq mi (3,016 km2)
 • Water9 sq mi (22 km2)
Population
 • (2010)112,656
 • Density96.7/sq mi (37/km²)
Time zoneMountain: UTC-7/-6

Cache County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah, comprising the Cache Valley, up to the Idaho border, and the surrounding mountains. The Bear River Mountains, the northernmost extension of the Wasatch Range, which reach as high as 10,000 feet (3048 m), cover the eastern half of the county. The Bear River flows through Cache Valley. Wellsville was the first European settlement in the county, settled by Peter Maughan in 1853. According to the 2010 Census the population was 112,656. It is included in the Logan, Utah-Idaho (partial) Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was named for the fur stashes made by many of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company trappers. Its county seat and largest city is Logan.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,173 square miles (3,038.1 km2), of which 1,165 square miles (3,017.3 km2) is land and 9 square miles (23.3 km2) (0.73%) is water.

On the western edge of the county lies the Wellsville Mountains and on the eastern edge lie the Bear River Mountains, both northern branches of the Wasatch Range. A canyon carves its way through the Wellsville Mountains. Up this canyon climb U.S. Routes 89 and 91 together. In downtown Logan the highways split, with US-91 heading north into Idaho and US-89 heading east and northeast into Logan Canyon. Taking up the land between the Wellsville and Bear River Mountains is Cache Valley, a relatively flat valley traversed by the Bear River and dotted with small farm towns in the west and the larger, more urban, and faster-growing areas in the east, along the benches of the Bear River Mountains. The county climbs to an elevation of 9,980 ft (3,042 m) at Naomi Peak in the Bear River Mountains.

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
CensusPop.
190018,139
191023,06227.1%
192026,99217.0%
193027,4241.6%
194029,7978.7%
195033,53612.5%
196035,7886.7%
197042,33118.3%
198057,17635.1%
199070,18322.7%
200091,39130.2%
2010112,65623.3%
sources:[2]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 112,656 people, 34,722 households, and 26,464 families residing in the county. The population density was 96.7 people per square mile (37.35/km²). There were 37,024 housing units at an average density of 31.78 per square mile (12.28/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.12% White, 0.62% Black or African American, 0.61% Native American, 1.88% Asian, 0.39% Pacific Islander, 5.48% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. 9.96% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 34,722 households out of which 41.34% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.22% were married couples living together, 7.73% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.78% were non-families. 16.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.54% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.14 and the average family size was 3.55.

In the county, the population was spread out with 36.3% under the age of 20, 12.59% from 20 to 24, 26.97% from 25 to 44, 16.41% from 45 to 64, and 7.72% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25.5 years. For every 100 females there were 98.84 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.53 males.

Cities and towns[edit]

Downtown of the county seat, Logan.

Incorporated areas[edit]

Census Designated Places (CDP's)[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ census.gov Utah population by county, 1900-90 accessed 2009-05-14
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 41°41′N 111°45′W / 41.69°N 111.75°W / 41.69; -111.75