Place:Rich, Utah, United States

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Rich County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,264. Its county seat is Randolph, and the largest town is Garden City. It was named for an early LDS apostle, Charles C. Rich.

The southern half of Bear Lake and the Bear Lake Valley lie on the northern edge of the county. The Bear River Valley lies in most of the eastern portion of the county. The elevation of these valleys is close to , and the rest of the county is covered by mountains, including the Bear River Range. Because of the high elevation the climate is cold in winter and mild in summer, and the population is limited. There are only four significant settlements in Rich County.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1864 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1872 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1872 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1872 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1888 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1898 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1870 1,955
1880 1,263
1890 1,527
1900 1,946
1910 1,883
1920 1,890
1930 1,873
1940 2,028
1950 1,673
1960 1,685
1970 1,615
1980 2,100
1990 1,725

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