County President: Shane Rowley (435-823-1627)

duchesne county facts

Area:  2,800 square miles

Population:  20,219

County Seat: Duchesne City

Economy: livestock, oil, natural gas

County Website :  Duchesne County

Duchesne County is located near the eastern side of the sate and can be reached by driving on Highway 40, which breaks off from I-80 near Park City. The largest city is Roosevelt, which is located right on the county border with Uintah County.

Much of present-day Duchesne County was once part of the sprawling Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation. At the turn of the century under the Dawes Act, both Indian reservations were open to homesteaders. This was done after allotments of land were made to Indians of the three tribes. On August 27, 1905, homesteading began in earnest on the former Uintah Reservation. Duchesne County is bordered on the east and west by Uintah and Wasatch counties respectively, on the north by Summit County, and on the south by Carbon County. The legislature created Duchesne County in 1914 from part of Wasatch County. The state's highest mountain, King's Peak at 13,528 feet above sea level, is located in the county's Uinta Mountains. Major streams running through the county include the Strawberry, Duchesne, Lake Fork, and Yellowstone rivers.


Duchesne County Agricultural Statistics (2017 Census)