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Summit County, Utah

Summit County, Utah
Summit County Courthouse in Coalville
Map of Utah highlighting Summit County
Location in the state of Utah
Map of the United States highlighting Utah
Utah's location in the U.S.
Founded 1861
Named for The summits of the mountains
Seat Coalville
Largest city Park City
 • Total 1,882 sq mi (4,874 km2)
 • Land 1,872 sq mi (4,848 km2)
 • Water 10 sq mi (26 km2), 0.5%
 • (2010) 36,324
 • Density 19/sq mi (7/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website .us.ut.summit.cowww

Summit County is a

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See also

Census-designated places




Summit County was one of only two counties (along with Grand County) to vote against Utah's same-sex marriage ban in 2004. In June 2010, Summit County became the sixth local government of Utah to prohibit discrimination in employment or housing based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.[15]

On the county level, most of the elected offices are held by Democrats; including four of the five seats on the newly created Summit County Council.[14] -John Hanrahan, D; Claudia McMullin, D; Sally Elliott, D; Chris Robinson, D; David Ure, R

Summit County has traditionally been a Republican stronghold. In recent years, however, it has become more competitive, and Democrats have at times won a plurality or even a majority of the votes. Although 2008 U.S. Presidential election, Barack Obama carried the county by a 15.3% margin over John McCain, while McCain carried Utah by 28.1% over Obama.[12] However, in the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney defeated Obama in the county, 51% to 46%.[13]


According to a 2000 survey by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, Summit County is much more diverse in religious belief than Utah as a whole. Fully two in five people (44.2%) of the population claim no religion at all while among those that do, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) make up the largest group at 36.8% (compared with some 66% statewide), followed by Roman Catholics at 10.6%.

The median income for a household in the county was $64,962, and the median income for a family was $72,510. Males had a median income of $47,236 versus $28,621 for females. The per capita income for the county was $33,767. Only 42.9% are natives of Utah. 5.40% of the population and 3.00% of families were below the poverty line.

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

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 29,736 people, 10,332 households, and 7,501 families residing in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile (6.2/km2). There were 17,489 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (3.5/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 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 were Hispanic or Latino of any race.


National protected areas

Adjacent counties

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,882 square miles (4,870 km2), of which 1,872 square miles (4,850 km2) is land and 10 square miles (26 km2) (0.5%) is water.[5]



  • Geography 1
    • Adjacent counties 1.1
    • National protected areas 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Politics 3
  • Communities 4
    • Cities 4.1
    • Towns 4.2
    • Census-designated places 4.3
  • See also 5
  • References 6

Summit County comprises the Summit Park, UT Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Salt Lake City-Provo-Orem, UT Combined Statistical Area.

The county's mean elevation is 8,388 feet (2,557 m) above sea level, which is the second-highest of any county outside of Colorado.[4] Owing to its proximity to Salt Lake City, Park City has acquired a reputation as an upscale getaway, bringing new development to the area.

It is so named because it includes 39 of the highest mountain peaks in Utah. [3]

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