San Juan County (Utah)

San Juan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. In 2010, the County had 14,746 inhabitants and a population density of 0.7 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Monticello, the largest town is Blanding.


The County is located in the extreme southeastern Utah and abuts the Four Corners on the interface between the states of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.

It has an area of ​​20,547 square kilometers ( 7933 mi ² ), of which 292 square kilometers of water surfaces. The county is drained by the eponymous San Juan River, a tributary of the Colorado River, which also forms the western border of the county.

The San Juan River forms within the county 's northern border of the Navajo Nation Reservation, which is otherwise predominantly in Arizona. But parts of the Reservation area extend into the neighboring states of Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. Within the Reservation area, on the southern border of the San Juan County to Arizona, is the Monument Valley.

At the San Juan County borders the following Nachbarcountys:

* at a single point


San Juan County was founded in 1880.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2010, lived in San Juan County 14,746 people in 4241 households. The population density was 0.7 people per square kilometer. In the 4241 households lived statistically 3.35 per person.

The racial the population was composed of 47.6 percent white, 0.5 percent African American, 49.0 percent Native American, 0.5 percent Asian, 0.1 percent Polynesians as well as other ethnic groups; 2.2 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity were 5.3 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

33.2 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 55.7 percent were between 18 and 64 and 11.1 percent were 65 years or older. 49.6 percent of the population was female.

The median income for a household was $ 37,611. The per capita income was $ 14,853. 29.4 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Places in San Juan County


  • Blanding
  • Monticello

Census-designated places (CDP )

  • Aneth
  • Bluff
  • Halchita
  • Halls Crossing
  • Hite
  • La Sal
  • Mexican Hat
  • Montezuma Creek
  • Navajo Mountain
  • Oljato
  • Spanish Valley
  • Tselakai Dezza
  • White Mesa

Other Unincorporated communities

  • Fry Canyon
  • Ucolo


The San Juan County is divided into four Census County Divisions (CCD):