Utah County Government
Quick Facts about Utah County
  • Utah County is located 44 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • The name "Utah" comes from the Native American "Ute" tribe and means 'people of the mountains'.
  • Utah County is the second largest county, in terms of population, in the state of Utah. The population is 516,564* residents.
  • Population density of 234.1 people per square mile.
  • The county seat is the city of Provo.
  • The elevation in the valley ranges between 4,480 - 4,700 feet above sea level. The highest point is Mt. Nebo at 11,928 ft. and the lowest point is at the Jordan River Flood Plain at 4,480 ft.
  • The county is 2,142 square miles, 2.45% of the State of Utah and 16th largest in area in the state.
  • The average winter temperatures are a maximum of 37 degrees and a minimum of 14 degrees.
  • The average summertime temperatures are a maximum of 92 degrees and a minimum of 54 degrees.

* Based on US Census Bureau 2010 population data.