Beaver County received its name from all of the beaver once found in the Beaver River. It is located in southwestern Utah. The Nevada State border is on the west and Piute County on the east. On the south is Iron County, with a little bit of Garfield County in the southeast corner. The northern boundry is Millard County.

Area: 2,586 sq. miles

Average income: $14,250

County Seat: Beaver

Economy: The economy is mainly based on tourism, transportation, and livestock.

Points of interest: Cove Fort Historical Site, Frisco ghost town, Minersville Reservoir State Park, Beaver City Historic District, Puffer Lake.


1980 – 4,378
1990 – 4,765
1996 – 5,607
2006 – 6,294
percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 – 4.8%

Beaver County History

Beaver County Courthouse
P.O. Box 431
Beaver, UT 84713
Phone: 435-438-2352
FAX: 435-438-2330

Beaver County Library
55 W Center St
Beaver, UT 84713
Phone: 435-438-5274

Beaver School District
P.O. Box 31
Beaver, UT 84713
Phone: 435-438-2291
Number of Schools: 5
Number of Students: 1,398