Uintah County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of 2000 the population was 25,224 and by 2007 had been estimated at 29,042. It was named for the Ute Indians, the tribe that lives in the basin. Its county seat and largest city is Vernal. Located just outside Vernal, the Vernal-Uintah County Airport provides daily scheduled air service to Denver, Colorado.
The Vernal Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Uintah County.
There were 8,187 households out of which 44.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.70% were married couples living together, 10.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.10% were non-families. 17.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.05 and the average family size was 3.45.
In the county, the population was spread out with 34.60% under the age of 18, 10.70% from 18 to 24, 25.40% from 25 to 44, 19.30% from 45 to 64, and 9.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 99.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.90 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $34,518, and the median income for a family was $38,877. Males had a median income of $33,966 versus $21,199 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,571. About 12.00% of families and 14.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.60% of those under age 18 and 10.40% of those age 65 or over.