Cache County, Utah
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Cache County, Utah
LoganUtahCourthouse.jpg
Cache County Courthouse
Map of Utah highlighting Cache County
Location in the U.S. state of Utah
Map of the United States highlighting Utah
Utah's location in the U.S.
Founded 1857
Named for Caches of furs found in the area by early fur trappers[]
Seat Logan
Largest city Logan
Area
 o Total 1,173 sq mi (3,038 km2)
 o Land 1,165 sq mi (3,017 km2)
 o Water 8.2 sq mi (21 km2), 0.7%
Population
 o (2010) 112,656
 o Density 97/sq mi (37/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.cachecounty.org

Cache County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of the 2010 Census the population was 112,656.[1] Its county seat and largest city is Logan.[2] The county was created in 1856 and organized the next year.[3] It was named for the fur stashes made by many of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company trappers.

The Cache Valley and surrounding mountains are located in the county, which reaches up to the Idaho border. The Bear River Mountains, the northernmost extension of the Wasatch Range, which reach as high as 10,000 feet (3,000 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.

Cache County is included in the Logan, UT-ID Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,173 square miles (3,040 km2), of which 1,165 square miles (3,020 km2) is land and 8.2 square miles (21 km2) (0.7%) is water.[4]

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 feet (3,040 m) at Naomi Peak in the Bear River Mountains.

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Demographics

As of the census[10] 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.

2015

As of 2015, the largest self reported ancestry groups in Cache County were:

  • 27.9% were of English ancestry
  • 12.1% were of German ancestry
  • 7.3% were of Danish ancestry.
  • 6.1% were of American ancestry
  • 5.2% were of Swedish ancestry
  • 5.0% were of Scottish ancestry
  • 4.5% were of Irish ancestry
  • 3.0% were of Norwegian ancestry
  • 2.6% were of Welsh ancestry
  • 2.1% were of Italian ancestry
  • 2.0% were of Swiss ancestry
  • 2.0% were of Dutch ancestry
  • 1.5% were of French ancestry
  • 0.7% were of Polish ancetry[11]

Government and politics

Cache County is governed by a seven-member county council and also elects eight officials at large. At the end of 2013, all county elected officials were members of the Republican Party.[]

Communities

Map of Cache County communities

Cities

Towns

Census-designated places

Gallery

Politics

Presidential Elections Results[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 45.3% 21,139 18.3% 8,563 36.4% 17,016
2012 82.9% 35,039 14.8% 6,244 2.4% 1,010
2008 69.5% 29,127 24.6% 10,294 6.0% 2,501
2004 81.8% 32,486 16.1% 6,375 2.2% 870
2000 78.2% 25,920 15.6% 5,170 6.2% 2,052
1996 63.8% 16,832 25.0% 6,595 11.2% 2,967
1992 52.0% 15,971 16.2% 4,973 31.8% 9,781
1988 77.8% 21,766 21.0% 5,871 1.2% 326
1984 83.7% 22,127 15.6% 4,123 0.7% 192
1980 78.7% 20,251 14.1% 3,639 7.2% 1,845
1976 71.7% 16,636 23.4% 5,430 4.9% 1,128
1972 76.8% 16,538 18.7% 4,018 4.5% 969
1968 68.8% 11,906 25.0% 4,327 6.2% 1,070
1964 58.5% 9,326 41.5% 6,627
1960 67.7% 10,281 32.4% 4,917
1956 73.8% 10,349 26.2% 3,671
1952 70.6% 10,167 29.4% 4,242
1948 50.3% 6,514 49.3% 6,383 0.4% 49
1944 41.3% 4,938 58.6% 6,998 0.1% 12
1940 39.7% 5,184 60.3% 7,867 0.1% 7
1936 27.3% 3,258 72.0% 8,606 0.8% 93
1932 42.2% 4,829 57.0% 6,522 0.8% 93
1928 52.6% 5,297 47.2% 4,748 0.3% 26
1924 52.0% 4,973 40.9% 3,915 7.1% 674
1920 53.9% 5,063 45.1% 4,239 1.0% 95
1916 41.1% 3,756 58.0% 5,305 0.9% 81
1912 37.9% 2,825 44.3% 3,296 17.8% 1,328
1908 52.8% 3,787 46.3% 3,317 0.9% 67
1904 56.9% 4,008 41.9% 2,948 1.3% 89
1900 47.6% 2,820 52.0% 3,082 0.4% 23
1896 16.0% 839 84.0% 4,395

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "Utah: Individual County Chronologies". Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2008. Retrieved 2015. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved 2015. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2017. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved 2015. 
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved 2015. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved . 
  11. ^ https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/15_5YR/DP02/0500000US49005
  12. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

External links

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


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