Farm Bureau Leadership
County President: Brandon Yardley (435-691-43438)
Beaver County Facts
Area: 2,592 square miles
County Seat: Beaver City
Origin of County Name: from Beaver River, so called because of the many beaver once found there
Economy: livestock, transportation, trade
County Website: Beaver County
Beaver County is located in west central Utah and is 90 miles in length from east to west and 30 miles wide from north to south, with an area of 2,568 square miles. It is crossed by a number of short mountain ranges oriented generally on a north-south axis.
The climate is temperate and not subject to either extreme heat or cold. There are four well-defined seasons. The sun shines an average of 320 days each year. Precipitation averages 11.65 inches annually in Beaver Valley and 8.5 inches in the Milford area. Snowfall and wells provide additional water, which is always a scarce resource, except in the Upper Beaver Canyon. In Beaver Valley, June 10 generally marks the end of late frosts, while September 25 is generally the first of the early frosts. Average growing season is 106 days, and the mean temperature is 47 degrees F.
Beaver County Agricultural Statistics (2017 Census)
References: ilovehistory.utah.gov, nass.ufda.gov, and bestplaces.com