Bluff, Utah

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Population in 2010: 258. Population change since 2000: -19.4%
Males: 172  (66.7%)
Females: 86  (33.3%)
Median resident age:  59.2 years
Utah median age:  30.2 years

Zip codes: 84512, 84531.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,947 (it was $23,906 in 2000)
Bluff:

$39,947
UT:

$59,770

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $31,126 (it was $13,567 in 2000)

Bluff CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $152,291 (it was $55,900 in 2000)
Bluff:

$152,291
UT:

$211,400

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $330,393; Detached houses: $465,472; Mobile homes: $70,357
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  • Races in Bluff, UT (2010)

    Bluff races chart
    • 17065.9%White alone
    • 6625.6%American Indian alone
    • 135.0%Hispanic
    • 72.7%Two or more races
    • 20.8%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bluff: 87.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (21.8%), German (19.5%), French (17.0%), United States (6.7%), Swiss (5.7%), Italian (4.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4320 feet

Land area: 22.1 square miles.

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

Bluff, Utah map

For population 25 years and over in Bluff:

  • High school or higher: 90.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 71.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 37.6%
  • Unemployed: 13.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bluff CDP:

  • Never married: 26.8%
  • Now married: 44.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 24.3%

15 residents are foreign born

This place:

4.8%
Utah:

8.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $952 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $599 (0.7%)

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

Bluff household income distribution Bluff home values distribution

Bluff tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.2%
Utah:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (16%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (71%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (31%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (71%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Bluff, Utah

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Bluff-area historical earthquake activity is near Utah state average. It is 336% 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 446.5 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 430.4 miles away from Bluff center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 481.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 446.3 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 9/2/1992 at 10:26:20, a magnitude 5.9 (5.7 MB, 5.6 MS, 5.6 MW, 5.9 ML, Depth: 9.3 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 216.7 miles away from Bluff center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 550.5 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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).
Bluff topographic map

Birthplace of: Charles Lang - Cinematographer, Neil Williams (artist) - Painter.

airports located in Bluff:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bluff:

  • San Juan College (about 85 miles; Farmington, NM; Full-time enrollment: 5,112)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 93 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 136 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 169 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Snow College (about 181 miles; Ephraim, UT; FT enrollment: 3,224)
  • Northern Arizona University (about 187 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 22,494)
  • Coconino Community College (about 188 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,090)

Public elementary/middle school in Bluff:

  • BLUFF SCHOOL (Students: 84, Location: OLD MAIN HIGHWAY, Grades: PK-5)
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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.6%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Utah average:

10.5

Bluff travel time to work - commute Bluff mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other6,53322
Evangelical Protestant5359
Catholic1772
Mainline Protestant1774
None7,324-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bluff:

50.0%
State:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bluff:

45.7%
Utah:

45.5%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.4
Utah:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bluff:

25.0%
Utah:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.8%
Utah:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
Utah:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bluff:

31.5%
Utah:

31.6%

General health condition:
Bluff:

55.4%
Utah:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Bluff:

79.1%
State:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bluff, UT Residents

9.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,371 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.67%
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 San Juan County, NM  2.02% ($29,508 average AGI)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.86% ($21,000)
from Utah County, UT  0.77% ($39,542)


11.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,616 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.29%
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 San Juan County, NM  2.04% ($30,662 average AGI)
to Salt Lake County, UT  1.01% ($36,563)
to Apache County, AZ  0.75% ($27,333)

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 persons involved: 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
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 6m20ftTotal length
  • 2,019Total average daily traffic
  • 363Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,524Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Nw 1/4 Sw 1/4 S 22, T 40 S, R 24 E (108633) (Lat: 37.319417 Lon: -109.353528), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 86.9 m, Call Sign: KNKN286
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHzGrant Date: 11/16/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Michael P GogginRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

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 MHzGrant Date: 05/20/2004, Expiration Date: 07/12/2014, Cancellation Date: 09/13/2014Registrant: 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, Licensee ID: L00007075
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.000 MHzGrant Date: 01/21/2016, Expiration Date: 03/09/2026, Certifier: Jon HowardRegistrant: Questar Infocomm Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0433, Phone: (801) 324-1941, 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 MHzGrant Date: 08/28/2009, Expiration Date: 08/28/2019, Certifier: Jon HowardRegistrant: Questar Gas Company, Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0433, Phone: (801) 324-1924, Fax: (801) 324-1959, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • 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

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

BLUFF WATER WORKS SERVICE DISTRICT (Population served: 230, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-09-2012), St Public Notif requested (SEP-09-2012)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-09-2011), St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2011), St Boil Water Order (NOV-09-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-18-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-18-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-11-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-1998, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Hook-up/Extension Ban (DEC-04-1995), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUN-30-1996 to MAR-31-2011)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-1997, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Hook-up/Extension Ban (DEC-04-1995), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-1996), Fed Compliance achieved (MAR-06-1997), Fed FAO issued (MAR-20-1997), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2011)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-1997, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Hook-up/Extension Ban (DEC-04-1995), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-1996), Fed Formal NOV issued (JUL-09-1996), Fed PAO issued (OCT-07-1996), Fed Compliance achieved (MAR-06-1997), Fed FAO issued (MAR-20-1997), Fed Compliance achieved (MAR-20-1997), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2011)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-1996, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Hook-up/Extension Ban (DEC-04-1995), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-1996), Fed Formal NOV issued (JUL-09-1996), Fed PAO issued (OCT-07-1996), Fed Compliance achieved (MAR-06-1997), Fed FAO issued (MAR-20-1997), Fed Compliance achieved (MAR-20-1997), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2011)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 96 regular monitoring violations

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Wood (24%)

Bluff compared to Utah 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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