Garfield County (Utah)

Garfield County is a county in the south of the U.S. state of Utah. It was named after President James A. Garfield. On 1 July 2005 lived in Garfield County 4470 inhabitants. The largest city and the county seat ( county seat ) is in Panguitch.


Garfield County has an area of ​​13,489 square kilometers. 88 km ² of which are water surfaces. The Colorado River flows through the eastern part of a deep gorge and forms the eastern border to the San Juan County. Between the towns of Boulder and Escalante is the Calf Creek Canyon. The County cross- clockwise to the County's Wayne County, San Juan County, Kane County, Iron County and Piute County.

The region belongs to the northern Colorado Plateau, in her are the top, most recent layers of the Grand Staircase, the " stairs " from sandstone layers that affect the image of the Southwestern United States. High Points of parts, mainly in the west of the county are largely forested. A land of ponderosa pine and along waterways before the American Aspen Tree. The forest areas are part of the Dixie National Forest, a National Forest under management of the U.S. Forest Service.

In the County of Bryce Canyon National Park are, parts of Capitol Reef National Park, the Grand Staircase- Escalante National Monument and Glen Canyon National Recreation Areas; is also in Garfield County the Kennecott Smokestack, with 370.33 meters, the tallest chimney in the Western world.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census of 2000, there were 4,735 people in Garfield County. There were 1,576 households and 1,199 families. The population density was less than 1 inhabitant per square kilometer. The racial the population was composed of 94.95 % White, 0.17 % African American, 1.84 % Native American, 0.40 % Asian, 0.04 % Pacific Islander residents from the and 1.12 % from other races groups; 1.48% were descended from two or more races. 2.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 1,576 households out of which 38.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them. 66.40 % were married couples living together, 6.80 % had a female householder with no husband. 23.90 % were non-families. 20.50% of all households and 10.10% had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.43 persons.

Based on the county the population was spread out with 32.60 % under the age of 18, 7.80 % from 18 to 24, 23.10% from 25 to 44 years, 22.40 % between 45 and 64 years and 14.10% were 65 years old or older. The average age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 104.60 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.20 males.

The median income for a household was $ 35,180, and the median income for a family was $ 40,192. Males had a median income of $ 30,239, women $ 20,408. The per capita income was $ 13,439. 8.10% of the population and 6.10% of families are below the poverty line. 8.80 % of those under age 18 and 10.40 % were 65 years or older.

Cities and towns

  • Antimony
  • Bear Valley Junction
  • Bone Valley
  • Boulder Town
  • Bryce Canyon
  • Cannon Ville
  • Eggnog
  • Escalante
  • Hatch
  • Henrieville
  • Hillsdale
  • Osiris
  • Panguitch
  • Spry
  • Three Forks
  • Tropic
  • Widtsoe


The State Route 12 from Torrey Wayne County to Panguitch passes many attractions. First, by the boulder montains to Boulder, continue through the Grand Staircase- Escalante National Monument Escalante ( Escalante State Park ), continuing through the Table reef plateau after Ruby's Inn. From here, the State Route 64 leads into the Bryce Canyon. Next by Ruby's Inn by the Red Canyon to Panguitch.