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Population in 2010: 258. Population change since 2000: -19.4%
Males: 151  (58.7%)
Females: 107  (41.3%)

Median resident age:  51.0 years
Utah median age:  30.7 years

Zip codes: 84512, 84531.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,020 (it was $23,906 in 2000)
Bluff:

$39,020
UT:

$57,049
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,331

Bluff CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $136,893 (it was $55,900 in 2000)
Bluff:

$136,893
UT:

$199,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $284,583; Detached houses: $418,158; Mobile homes: $75,986

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  • White alone - 170 (65.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 66 (25.6%)
  • Hispanic - 13 (5.0%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (2.7%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.8%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bluff: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (24.5%), German (19.7%), French (17.0%), United States (7.9%), Swiss (6.9%), Italian (3.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4320 feet

Land area: 22.1 square miles.

Population density: 12 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Bluff:

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 74.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 40.4%
  • Unemployed: 13.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bluff CDP:

  • Never married: 20.2%
  • Now married: 46.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 23.1%

16 residents are foreign born

This place:  4.6%
Utah:  8.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $963 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $804 (1.0%)

Bluff satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Flagstaff, AZ (185.0 miles , pop. 52,894).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (222.6 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (296.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Tselakai Dezza, UT (2.3 miles) , White Mesa, UT (3.7 miles ), Red Mesa, UT (3.7 miles) , Montezuma Creek, UT (3.7 miles ), Mexican Hat, UT (4.4 miles) , Aneth, UT (4.7 miles ), Halchita, UT (4.8 miles ), Red Mesa, AZ (4.9 miles ).

Latitude: 37.28 N, Longitude: 109.55 W

Area code: 435

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.2%
Utah:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (21%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (15%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (75%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (32%)
  • Construction laborers (14%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (11%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (9%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Business operations specialists (8%)
  • Computer specialists (14%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (12%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (11%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (8%)

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Earthquake activity:

Bluff-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Utah state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/2000 at 21:58:18, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 06:54:59, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 ML, Depth: 0.4 mi) earthquake occurred 74.5 miles away from Bluff center
On 6/6/2008 at 20:09:59, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 ML, Depth: 6.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 7.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/3/1999 at 15:35:34, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 ML, Depth: 2.6 mi) earthquake occurred 77.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/6/1999 at 22:05:45, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.0 miles away from Bluff center
On 3/15/2000 at 12:14:27, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML, 3.1 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in San Juan County (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Charles Lang - Cinematographer, Neil Williams (artist) - Painter.

Political contributions by individuals in Bluff, UT

Airports located in Bluff:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bluff:

  • San Juan College (about 85 miles; Farmington, NM; Full-time enrollment: 3,028)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 93 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Mesa State College (about 136 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 5,126)
  • Western State College of Colorado (about 169 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Snow College (about 182 miles; Ephraim, UT; FT enrollment: 2,666)
  • Northern Arizona University (about 187 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 17,288)
  • Southern Utah University (about 196 miles; Cedar City, UT; FT enrollment: 5,635)

Public elementary/middle school in Bluff:

  • BLUFF SCHOOL (Students: 96; Location: OLD MAIN HWY; Grades: PK - 05)

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Notable location: San Juan Fire Department Bluff Volunteer Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Bluff include: Saint Christophers Mission (A), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Bluff Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Cottonwood Creek (A), Buck Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bluff include: Hobbs Wash Historical Marker (1), Turquoise RV Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Far Out Expeditions (Tours & Charters; 7th & Mulberry) (1), Cottonwood Creek Cowboy Tours (Tours & Charters; 35 North 6th East) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Desert Rose Inn (701 West Main) (1), Kokopelli Inn (Po Box 27) (2), Cottonwood Rv Park Motel (311 West Main Street) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
San Juan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bluff and their reported violations in the past:

BLUFF WATER WORKS SERVICE DISTRICT (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2006, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-1997, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2003 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Notification, Public - In APR-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Notification, Public - In JUN-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1998 and JUN-1996, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Hook-up/Extension Ban (DEC-04-1995), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-1996)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 127 regular monitoring violations
  • 4 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.9%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.0 people
Utah:  3.1 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  49.6%
Whole state:  75.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.5%
Whole state:  4.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bluff, UT

Bluff compared to Utah state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bluff, Utah:

  • Kokopelli Inn, PO Box 27 Hwy 191, Bluff, UT 84512 , Phone: (435) 672-2322
  • Dersert Rose Inn, S Hwy 191 Box 148, Bluff, UT 84512 , Phone: (435) 672-2303
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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bluff travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (58%)
  • Wood (26%)
  • Electricity (17%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Bluff CDP (based on San Juan County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.16%
Here43.2%
USA50.2%

Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEpiscopal ChurchCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents89.1%3.3%3.2%2.0%2.4%
Congregations55.9%8.8%8.8%11.8%14.7%
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: 3
San Juan County:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
San Juan County:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

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

6.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Utah:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Juan County:

25.3%
Utah:

23.6%

12.78% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,266 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.78%
Utah average:

8.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from San Juan County, NM  2.71% ($26,311 average AGI)
from Salt Lake County, UT  1.17% ($37,469)
from Navajo County, AZ  0.55% ($30,800)


12.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,397 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.98%
Utah average:

7.46%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to San Juan County, NM  2.56% ($22,686 average AGI)
to Salt Lake County, UT  1.35% ($36,568)
to Utah County, UT  0.55% ($23,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bluff:

  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KNDN (960 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: BASIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bluff:

  • K248AJ (97.5 FM; MONTICELLO, UT; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)
  • KRTZ (98.7 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO., LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Bluff:

  • K08HQ (Channel 8; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K06MM (Channel 6; BLUFF, UT; Owner: SAN JUAN COUNTY)

Bluff fatal accident list:

Nov 3, 2001 09:49 PM, Countyrd441, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 6, 1990 11:00 AM, Sr19102503, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Sep 19, 1986 02:42 AM, Hwy191, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Cindy Phillips, 55 North 500 East (Lat: 37.268639 Lon: -109.556944), Type: 48.7, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 7207337854, Cphillips@commnetwireless.Com, 1562 NORTH PARK STREET, SUITE E
  • Cindy Phillips, 55 North 500 East (Lat: 37.268639 Lon: -109.556944), Type: 48.7, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 7207337854, Cphillips@commnetwireless.Com, 1562 NORTH PARK STREET, SUITE E
  • LESTER LEE, Mexican Water Ntua Water Tank (Lat: 37.026278 Lon: -109.581083), Type: 55.2, Overall height: 54.9 m
    Registrant: 9287296223, Lesterl@ntua.Com, NORTH INDIAN ROUTE 12
  • Lester Lee, Mexican Water Ntua Water Tank (Lat: 37.026278 Lon: -109.581083), Type: 55.2, Structure height: 49037 m, Overall height: 54.9 m
    Registrant: 9287296223, Lesterl@ntua.Com, NORTH INDIAN ROUTE 12

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Red Mesa Pump Sta 21 Mi Se (Lat: 37.013611 Lon: -109.409000), Call Sign: WNQY744
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.7200 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/20/2004, Expiration Date: 07/12/2014
    Registrant: Lockard & White, Inc., 14511 Falling Creek, Ste. 507, Houston, TX 77014, Phone: (979) 220-6996, Fax: (281) 586-0044, Email:
  • 20.2 Mi Sse (Lat: 37.017389 Lon: -109.403028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQEN335
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/09/2006, Expiration Date: 03/09/2016, Certifier: Jon Howard
    Registrant: Questar Gas Company, 333 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0433, Phone: (801) 324-1924, Fax: (801) 324-5613, Email:
  • Red Mesa Compressor 19 Miles Sse Of (Lat: 37.017861 Lon: -109.403167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQKS284
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.925 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/28/2009, Expiration Date: 08/28/2019, Certifier: Jon Howard
    Registrant: Questar Gas Company, Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0433, Phone: (801) 324-1924, Fax: (801) 324-1959, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172D (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2584U , Serial Number: 17250184, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 03/15/1963
    Registrant (Individual): Eugene D Foushee, Po Box 36, Bluff, UT 84512
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T210L (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5007V , Serial Number: 21060820, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 06/02/1975
    Registrant (Corporation): High Country Tree Galleries Inc, Po Box 334, Bluff, UT 84512


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Hazardous Condition: 1


Most common first names in Bluff, UT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1174.7 years
Mary975.1 years
James567.0 years
Robert483.2 years
Stella381.3 years
Alice275.0 years
Betty269.9 years
Helen267.0 years
Jean283.0 years
William265.0 years
Most common last names in Bluff, UT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Tsosie571.2 years
Blackhorse475.0 years
Begay489.2 years
Jones471.3 years
Smith476.5 years
Stash459.5 years
Black351.0 years
Johnson382.6 years
Pelt364.3 years
Yanito368.7 years
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