Washington County, Utah
Santa Clara/Land Hill ACEC, Santa Clara River Reserve
Washington County is in far southwestern Utah with Arizona to the south and Nevada to the west. This is where Zion National Park and the Pine Valley Mountain Wilderness Area are. You'll also find Snow Canyon State Park, Gunlock State Park, Sand Hollow State Park, Quail Creek State Park, Smithsonian Butte Back Country Byway, Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, the Santa Clara River Reserve and the Utah part of the Beaver Dam Mountains Wilderness. And that corner of the county west of the Beaver Dam Mountains Wilderness is part of the Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area. North of that along the state line is Doc's Pass Wilderness, Slaughter Creek Wilderness and Cougar Canyon Wilderness. Just north of St. George you'll also find Cottonwood Canyon Wilderness and Cottonwood Forest Wilderness.
This area straddles the juncture of the Great Basin Desert, the Colorado Plateau and the Mojave Desert. Elevations in Washington County range from 2,178' to 10,194'.
The county was named for George Washington.
Washington County contains 2,427 square miles of land and 3 square miles of water. The county seat and largest city is St. George.
View from the top of Smithsonian Butte
Private Sector, wages or salary: 78%
Government Sector: 13%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 8%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Population Density: 57 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Washington County: 90.3
Median Resident Age: 31.0 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $46,400
Estimated Median Home Value: $234,800
Educational Services, Lodging & Food Services, Construction, Health Care, Professional Services, Retail Services, Government, Repair & Maintenance, Automotive Parts & Dealers
Population Demographics: 2010
|Population by Age|
|18 & over||96,429|
|65 & over||23,826|
|Population by Ethnicity|
|Hispanic or Latino||13,486|
|Non Hispanic or Latino||124,629|
|Population by Race|
|Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||1,078|
|Two or more||3,169|