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Utah County Resource Assessment

Utah County Resource Assessment

Utah County is located in central Utah about 44 miles south of the Salt Lake metropolitan area. It is a diverse area with everything from urbanized areas to wide open spaces. Utah County is replete with numerous cultural, retail, commercial, entertainment and recreational opportunities within its varying land areas.

Utah County consists of 2,143.5 square miles and has the second largest population of all the counties in Utah. Utah Lake covers an average of 132.6 square miles. Elevation in the county varies from 11,928 feet at the highest point on Mt. Nebo to the low point at 4,480 feet on the Jordan River Flood Plain.

Average low winter temperatures: 14 degrees; average high summer temperatures: 92 degrees; average precipitation: 14.2 inches.

Utah County Land Use Map

Complete Assessment - Land Use Statistics

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Utah County, Utah Resource Assessment (PDF, 3.09 MB)

Summary Assessment - Land Use Statistics

Land Use Acres
Forest 479,653
Grain Crops 31,706
Conservation Reserve Program 6,641
Grass/Pasture/Haylands 224,516
Orchards/Vineyards 5,522
Row Crops 395
Shrub/Rangeland 274,281
Water 91,801
Wetlands 8,266
Developed 199,474
County Total 1,371,406