Castle Valley, Utah

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Population in 2014: 334 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.3%
 
Males: 182  (54.7%)
Females: 152  (45.3%)
Median resident age:  59.4 years
Utah median age:  30.7 years

Zip codes: 84532.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $38,016 (it was $33,068 in 2000)
Castle Valley:

$38,016
UT:

$65,977

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $29,683 (it was $19,726 in 2000)

Castle Valley town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $300,895 (it was $158,600 in 2000)
Castle Valley:

$300,895
UT:

$250,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $354,965; Detached houses: $357,710; Mobile homes: $236,785

Median gross rent in 2016: $892.

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  • Races in Castle Valley, UT (2010)

    Castle Valley races chart
    • 30796.2%White alone
    • 61.9%Hispanic
    • 41.3%Two or more races
    • 20.6%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Castle Valley: 90.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (33.9%), Irish (9.8%), German (8.9%), Russian (8.9%), Italian (7.1%), European (5.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4800 feet

Land area: 8.08 square miles.

Population density: 41 people per square mile   (very low).

Castle Valley, Utah map

For population 25 years and over in Castle Valley:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 43.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.0%
  • Unemployed: 13.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Castle Valley town:

  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 60.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

8 residents are foreign born (2.3% Europe, 1.8% Asia).

This town:

2.3%
Utah:

8.3%



According to our research of Utah and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Castle Valley, Utah as of December 14, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Castle Valley to the number of sex offenders is 342 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,912 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,427 (0.6%)

Castle Valley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Provo, UT (163.9 miles , pop. 105,166).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (243.1 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (383.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Moab, UT (2.9 miles ), Spanish Valley, UT (3.2 miles) , La Sal, UT (4.9 miles ), Thompson, UT (4.9 miles ), Thompson Springs, UT (5.3 miles) , Glade Park-Gateway, CO (6.2 miles ), Green River, UT (6.9 miles ), Loma, CO (7.1 miles ).

Latitude: 38.63 N, Longitude: 109.41 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 435

Castle Valley household income distribution Castle Valley home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
Utah:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +138 (+65.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (25%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Other services, except public administration (21%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Information (10%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (10%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (11%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Castle Valley, Utah

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Earthquake activity:

Castle Valley-area historical earthquake activity is near Utah state average. It is 314% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 450.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 440.0 miles away from Castle Valley center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
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) earthquake occurred 501.6 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 482.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 284.0 miles away from Castle Valley center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 468.9 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 Grand County (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Castle Valley topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Castle Valley:

  • CANYONLANDS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MOAB, UT)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Castle Valley:

  • Colorado Mesa University (about 56 miles; Grand Junction, CO; Full-time enrollment: 7,671)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 127 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Snow College (about 128 miles; Ephraim, UT; FT enrollment: 3,224)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 129 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 135 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • San Juan College (about 146 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • Brigham Young University-Provo (about 164 miles; Provo, UT; FT enrollment: 33,525)

Public high school in Castle Valley:

  • PARK VALLEY SECONDARY (Location: 788 EDUCATION DR, Grades: 7-10)

Public elementary/middle school in Castle Valley:

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Notable location: Castle Valley Fire Department Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Grand County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 27.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 22.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.9
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 24.8%
(25.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  1.9 people
Utah:  3.1 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  52.4%
Whole state:  75.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.8%
Whole state:  4.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.2% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Utah average:

10.5

Castle Valley travel time to work - commute Castle Valley mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Castle Valley town (based on Grand County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other2,94810
Evangelical Protestant8237
Catholic6351
Mainline Protestant5554
None4,264-
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: 2
Grand County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

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

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Grand County:

3.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Here:

26.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
Utah:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Grand County:

19.7%
Utah:

23.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

57.5%
Utah:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Castle Valley:

61.1%
Utah:

45.5%

Average BMI:
Castle Valley:

27.8
Utah:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.9%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Castle Valley:

9.5%
Utah:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.1
Utah:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

39.6%
Utah:

31.6%

General health condition:
Castle Valley:

63.9%
Utah:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

84.6%
Utah:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Castle Valley, UT Residents
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$568
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$4,126
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$1,591
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$307
Water Supply 0$0 1$375
Totals for Government 0$0 13$6,967

Castle Valley government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $63,000 ($188.62)
    Central Staff Services: $48,000 ($143.71)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($2.99)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $54,000 ($161.68)

Castle Valley government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($14.97)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($5.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $37,000 ($110.78)
    Highways: $19,000 ($56.89)
  • Tax - Property: $65,000 ($194.61)
    Total General Sales: $24,000 ($71.86)
    NEC: $1,000 ($2.99)

Castle Valley government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $90,000 ($269.46)

7.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,985 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.38%
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 Salt Lake County, UT  1.08% ($39,718 average AGI)
from San Juan County, UT  0.47% ($38,765)
from Utah County, UT  0.31% ($57,455)


7.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,639 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
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 Salt Lake County, UT  0.72% ($26,500 average AGI)
to Mesa County, CO  0.47% ($39,294)
to San Juan County, UT  0.28% ($31,800)

Strongest AM radio stations in Castle Valley:

  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOAL (750 AM; 10 kW; PRICE, UT; Owner: EASTERN UTAH BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KSLL (1080 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PRICE, UT; Owner: AGAINST THE WIND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMTI (650 AM; 10 kW; MANTI, UT; Owner: SANPETE COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Castle Valley:

  • KCYN (97.1 FM; MOAB, UT; Owner: MOAB COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K291AF (106.1 FM; CASTLE VALLEY, UT; Owner: MOAB PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • K277AF (103.3 FM; CASTLE VALLEY, ETC., UT; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K201CW (88.1 FM; MOAB, UT; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K248AJ (97.5 FM; MONTICELLO, UT; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)
  • K256AD (99.1 FM; PALISADE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • K205CK (88.9 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K214CA (90.7 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KEKB (99.9 FM; FRUITA, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KMXY (104.3 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBKL (107.9 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KMGJ (93.1 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M.B.C. GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMOZ-FM (100.7 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: MBC GRAND BROADCASTING INC)
  • KMSA (91.3 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: MESA STATE COLLEGE)
  • KPRN (89.5 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO INC.)
  • KLFV (90.3 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KAFM (88.1 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: GRAND VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO CO, INC)
  • KZKS-FM1 (105.3 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 593Total average daily traffic
  • 11Total average daily truck traffic
  • 694Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • CASTLE VALLEY, .7 Mi Nw Of (Lat: 38.642750 Lon: -109.423167), Overall height: 7.6 m, Call Sign: WFY922, Licensee ID: L00007521
    Assigned Frequencies: 11185.0 MHzGrant Date: 03/22/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021Registrant: Citizens Telecommunications Company Of Utah

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Solar energy (7%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

Castle Valley compared to Utah state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
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