Place:Sanpete, Utah, United States

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Sanpete County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,822. Its county seat is Manti, and its largest city is Ephraim. The county was created in 1850. It was named for the Ute chief Sanpitch, which was changed to Sanpete. According to William Bright, the name comes from the Ute word saimpitsi, meaning "people of the tules".

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Date Event Source
1850 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1852 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1852 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1855 Land 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
1850 365
1860 3,815
1870 6,786
1880 11,557
1890 13,146
1900 16,313
1910 16,704
1920 17,505
1930 16,022
1940 16,063
1950 13,891
1960 11,053
1970 10,976
1980 14,620
1990 16,259

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