Big Water, Utah

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Population in 2013: 468 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.2%
 
Males: 199  (42.5%)
Females: 269  (57.5%)
Median resident age:  47.1 years
Utah median age:  30.7 years

Zip codes: 84741.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,759 (it was $30,278 in 2000)
Big Water:

$35,759
UT:

$57,049
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,957 (it was $15,026 in 2000)

Big Water town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $113,512 (it was $59,200 in 2000)
Big Water:

$113,512
UT:

$199,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $110,942; Detached houses: $157,714; Townhouses or other attached units: $41,245; In 2-unit structures: $412,447; Mobile homes: $51,947; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $18,748

Median gross rent in 2012: $725.

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  • White alone - 434 (91.4%)
  • Hispanic - 14 (2.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 12 (2.5%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.8%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.2%)

Races in Big Water detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Big Water: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (21.6%), Irish (12.2%), English (10.8%), Swedish (4.3%), French (3.2%), Italian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated in 1983

Elevation: 4100 feet

Land area: 6.07 square miles.

Population density: 77 people per square mile   (very low).

Big Water,UT real estate house value index trend

Big Water, Utah map

For population 25 years and over in Big Water:

  • High school or higher: 95.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big Water town:

  • Never married: 36.3%
  • Now married: 46.3%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

7 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.4%
Utah:  8.4%



According to our research of Utah and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Big Water, Utah as of April 20, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Big Water to the number of sex offenders is 472 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $936 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $800 (0.6%)

Big Water satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Flagstaff, AZ (130.1 miles , pop. 52,894).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Las Vegas, NV (207.1 miles , pop. 478,434).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (246.8 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Page, AZ (4.0 miles ), Lechee, AZ (4.3 miles ), Bitter Springs, AZ (5.6 miles ), Henrieville, UT (6.2 miles) , Cannonville, UT (6.3 miles) , Tropic, UT (6.7 miles ), Kaibito, AZ (6.8 miles ), Escalante, UT (6.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $93,400
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $93,400
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $93,400
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $93,400
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $31,800
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $158,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $262,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.08 N, Longitude: 111.66 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 928

Big Water household income distribution Big Water home values distribution

Crime rates in Big Water by Year
Type 2003 2004 2005 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 10000002
per 100,000 233.10.00.00.00.00.00.0407.3
Robberies 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 20234000
per 100,000 466.20.0464.0761.4992.60.00.00.0
Burglaries 40430040
per 100,000 932.40.0928.1761.40.00.0826.40.0
Thefts 40010121
per 100,000 932.40.00.0253.80.0250.0413.2203.7
Auto thefts 00010010
per 100,000 0.00.00.0253.80.00.0206.60.0
Arson 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 288.8) 291.30.0120.2179.9151.37.669.3254.5

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Crime rate in Big Water detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.04
Utah average:

1.73
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.8%
Utah:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +102 (+32.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (36%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Rail and water transportation workers (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4%)

Work and jobs in Big Water: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Big Water, Utah

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Earthquake activity:

Big Water-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Utah state average. It is 475% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 339.3 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 321.3 miles away from Big Water center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 393.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 435.0 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 351.2 miles away from Big Water center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 364.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kane County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Big Water topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Big Water:

  • PAGE HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; PAGE, AZ)
  • HORIZON HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; PAGE, AZ)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Big Water:

  • Southern Utah University (about 88 miles; Cedar City, UT; Full-time enrollment: 6,522)
  • Dixie State University (about 106 miles; Saint George, UT; FT enrollment: 6,485)
  • Northern Arizona University (about 132 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 22,494)
  • Coconino Community College (about 133 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,090)
  • Snow College (about 158 miles; Ephraim, UT; FT enrollment: 3,224)
  • Northcentral University (about 176 miles; Prescott Valley, AZ; FT enrollment: 5,927)
  • Yavapai College (about 181 miles; Prescott, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,258)

Public high school in Big Water:

  • BIG WATER SCHOOL (Students: 24; Location: AARON BURR RD; Grades: 07 - 12)

Public elementary/middle school in Big Water:

  • BIG WATER SCHOOL (Students: 36; Location: AARON BURR RD; Grades: KG - 06)

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Notable location: Big Water Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Kane County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.2%
(23.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Utah:  3.1 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  58.9%
Whole state:  75.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.6%
Whole state:  4.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households

Big Water compared to Utah state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Big Water travel time to work - commute Big Water mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (59%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Big Water town (based on Kane County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.86%
Here: 69.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)United Church of ChristOther
Adherents88.9%3.6%2.1%1.8%3.7%
Congregations63.2%5.3%5.3%5.3%21.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Kane County:

3.07 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Kane County:

3.07 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Kane County:

13.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

19.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.09 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Utah:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kane County:

23.1%
Utah:

23.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$137
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$3,025
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$2,130
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$1,064
Police - Other 1$2,303$27,6360$0
Firefighters 0$0 15$213
Water Supply 0$0 4$100
Totals for Government 1$2,303$27,63626$6,669

Big Water government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,000 ($10.68)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $76,000 ($162.39)
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000 ($59.83)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000 ($25.64)
    Fire Protection: $10,000 ($21.37)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $9,000 ($19.23)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($6.41)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($4.27)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($4.27)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($2.14)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $30,000 ($64.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $7,000 ($14.96)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($4.27)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($2.14)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $52,000 ($111.11)

Big Water government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $29,000 ($61.97)
    All Other: $10,000 ($21.37)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $11,000 ($23.50)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($6.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $25,000 ($53.42)
  • Tax - Property: $96,000 ($205.13)
    Total General Sales: $38,000 ($81.20)
    NEC: $6,000 ($12.82)

Big Water government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $132,000 ($282.05)

9.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,752 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.30%
Utah average:

6.32%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Coconino County, AZ  0.98% ($35,174 average AGI)
from Washington County, UT  0.98% ($34,304)
from Clark County, NV  0.55% ($33,000)


8.32% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,731 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.32%
Utah average:

6.46%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Washington County, UT  0.86% ($32,050 average AGI)
to Coconino County, AZ  0.82% ($33,737)
to Iron County, UT  0.82% ($26,158)

Strongest AM radio stations in Big Water:

  • KPGE (1340 AM; 1 kW; PAGE, AZ; Owner: LAKE POWELL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KNNZ (940 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: MB MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KDXU (890 AM; 10 kW; ST. GEORGE, UT; Owner: WESTERN BROADCASTING, LS, LLC)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSUB (590 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: MB MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KUNF (1210 AM; 10 kW; WASHINGTON, UT; Owner: MARATHON MEDIA GROUP, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Big Water:

  • KNAD (91.7 FM; PAGE, AZ; Owner: AZ BOARD OF REGENTS FOR N. AZ UNIV.)
  • KPLD (101.1 FM; KANAB, UT; Owner: MARATHON MEDIA GROUP, L.L.C.)
  • K282AC (104.3 FM; RURAL GARFIELD COUNT, UT; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • KXAZ (93.3 FM; PAGE, AZ; Owner: LAKE POWELL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Cindy Phillips, Big Water (Lat: 37.011639 Lon: -111.680806), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 57.6 m
    Registrant: 7207337854, Cphillips@commnetwireless.Com, 1562 NORTH PARK STREET, SUITE E
  • Cindy Phillips, Big Water (Lat: 37.011639 Lon: -111.680806), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 57.6 m
    Registrant: 7207337854, Cphillips@commnetwireless.Com, 1562 NORTH PARK STREET, SUITE E

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 37.078750 Lon: -111.664528, Call Sign: WQHQ207
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.075 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/02/2007, Expiration Date: 10/02/2017, Certifier: Erick Lassen
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc., Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Big Water, Block A Lot 3 Boston Harbor (Lat: 37.081722 Lon: -111.670167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WPNA876
    Assigned Frequencies: 6695.00 MHz, 10915.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/02/2011, Expiration Date: 08/07/2021
    Registrant: State Of Utah, Department Of Technology Services, 4501 S. 2700 W., Salt Lake City, UT 84119, Phone: (801) 633-2387, Fax: (801) 965-4519, Email:
  • Wahweep Marina, Stateline Drive At Wahweep Marina (Lat: 37.002083 Lon: -111.510139), Type: Bant, Structure height: 7.3 m, Overall height: 7.7 m, Call Sign: WQPE380
    Assigned Frequencies: 11405.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/20/2012, Expiration Date: 04/20/2022, Certifier: Harold C Clements
    Registrant: State Of Utah, Department Of Technology Services, 4501 S. 2700 W., Salt Lake City, UT 84119, Phone: (801) 633-2387, Fax: (801) 965-4519, Email:
  • BIG WATER, Big Water (Lat: 37.011639 Lon: -111.680806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.6 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WQPU439
    Assigned Frequencies: 11425.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/16/2012, Expiration Date: 08/16/2022, Certifier: Louis Tomasetti
    Registrant: Commnet Four Corners, LLC, 1562 Park Street, Castle Rock, CO 80109, Phone: (720) 733-5383, Fax: (303) 968-4233, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • 19 5th Ave (Lat: 37.124972 Lon: -111.628500), Type: Building, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: WRV476
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.350 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/14/2000, Expiration Date: 08/17/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006
    Registrant: Patrick L Huntoon, 19 5th Ave, Big Water, UT 84741

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: K7ZZM, Licensee ID: L00828739
    Grant Date: 03/11/2004, Expiration Date: 05/31/2014, Certifier: Norman V Luckey
    Registrant: Norman V Luckey, Big Water, UT 84741
  • Call Sign: KD7CKG
    Grant Date: 07/31/1998, Expiration Date: 07/31/2008, Cancellation Date: 08/03/2010
    Registrant: Ronald K Lee, Big Water, UT 84741-2197

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-180 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-360-A1D (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 131DP , Serial Number: 23-1044, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 12/23/1999
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Keith B Crowley, Po Box 410041, Big Water, UT 84741, Other Owners: Doris K Crowley

Businesses in Big Water, UT

  • U-Haul: 1
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