Joseph, Utah

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Population in 2013: 344 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +27.9%
Males: 179  (52.1%)
Females: 165  (47.9%)
Median resident age:  49.2 years
Utah median age:  30.2 years

Zip codes: 84739.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,794 (it was $29,375 in 2000)
Joseph:

$42,794
UT:

$59,770

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,910 (it was $12,456 in 2000)

Joseph town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $124,873 (it was $84,700 in 2000)
Joseph:

$124,873
UT:

$211,400

Median gross rent in 2013: $731.

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  • Races in Joseph, UT (2010)

    Joseph races chart
    • 33697.7%White alone
    • 61.7%Hispanic
    • 10.3%Black alone
    • 10.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Joseph: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (31.8%), German (14.5%), Danish (9.3%), Welsh (6.8%), Irish (5.0%), United States (5.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5435 feet

Land area: 0.89 square miles.

Population density: 386 people per square mile   (very low).

Joseph,UT real estate house value index trend

Joseph, Utah map

For population 25 years and over in Joseph:

  • High school or higher: 78.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Joseph town:

  • Never married: 11.3%
  • Now married: 73.3%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 2.3%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.0%
Utah:

8.2%



According to our research of Utah and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Joseph, Utah as of September 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Joseph to the number of sex offenders is 114 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $588 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $863 (0.6%)

Joseph satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Provo, UT (115.8 miles , pop. 105,166).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Las Vegas, NV (235.7 miles , pop. 478,434).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (352.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Monroe, UT (2.3 miles ), Elsinore, UT (2.3 miles ), Central Valley, UT (2.9 miles ), Jensen, UT (3.0 miles ), Annabella, UT (3.2 miles ), Richfield, UT (3.4 miles ), Marysvale, UT (3.5 miles ), Glenwood, UT (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 38.63 N, Longitude: 112.22 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 435

Joseph household income distribution Joseph home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.4%
Utah:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +67 (+33.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (34%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Retail trade (44%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Construction (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (32%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (40%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (3%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in Joseph, Utah

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Earthquake activity:

Joseph-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Utah state average. It is 486% 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 310.0 miles away from the city center
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 389.9 miles away from Joseph 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 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 317.3 miles away from the city center
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 368.4 miles away from the city center
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 313.7 miles away from Joseph center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 451.5 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 Sevier County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Landslides: 3, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Joseph topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Joseph:

  • STONEHENGE OF RICHFIELD (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; RICHFIELD, UT)
  • SEVIER VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; RICHFIELD, UT)
  • SEVIER VALLEY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; RICHFIELD, UT)
  • RICHFIELD CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; RICHFIELD, UT)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Joseph:

  • Snow College (about 62 miles; Ephraim, UT; Full-time enrollment: 3,224)
  • Southern Utah University (about 81 miles; Cedar City, UT; FT enrollment: 6,522)
  • Brigham Young University-Provo (about 117 miles; Provo, UT; FT enrollment: 33,525)
  • Utah Valley University (about 118 miles; Orem, UT; FT enrollment: 24,403)
  • Dixie State University (about 129 miles; Saint George, UT; FT enrollment: 6,485)
  • Stevens-Henager College-Murray (about 142 miles; Murray, UT; FT enrollment: 6,395)
  • Salt Lake Community College (about 143 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 20,797)

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

Creek: Indian Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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

JOSEPH TOWN (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-22-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-22-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-22-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-22-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2003, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2001), Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-13-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 22 regular monitoring violations
COVE SPECIAL SERVICE DISTRICT (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-29-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAY-29-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2002, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-13-2009)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.3%
(20.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  3.1 people
Utah:  3.1 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  83.6%
Whole state:  75.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.5%
Whole state:  4.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Joseph compared to Utah state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Utah average:

10.5

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)
  • Wood (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 Joseph town (based on Sevier County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other17,39440
Evangelical Protestant5397
Catholic2731
Mainline Protestant441
None2,552-
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: 5
Sevier County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

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

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Sevier County:

6.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

7.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
Utah:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Sevier County:

23.5%
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$3,681
Totals for Government 0$0 1$3,681

Joseph government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $46,000 ($133.72)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $41,000 ($119.19)
    Water Utilities: $40,000 ($116.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($46.51)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($20.35)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($2.91)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($2.91)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $31,000 ($90.12)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($11.63)

Joseph government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($46.51)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,000 ($5.81)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($8.72)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($8.72)
    Rents: $1,000 ($2.91)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $48,000 ($139.53)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $19,000 ($55.23)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $23,000 ($66.86)
    Property: $6,000 ($17.44)
    NEC: $2,000 ($5.81)

Joseph government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $72,000 ($209.30)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $63,000 ($183.14)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $9,000 ($26.16)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $136,000 ($395.35)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,000 ($2.91)

5.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,733 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
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 Utah County, UT  0.93% ($30,610 average AGI)
from Washington County, UT  0.50% ($34,906)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.46% ($29,138)


6.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,903 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.46%
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  0.90% ($28,569 average AGI)
to Utah County, UT  0.76% ($31,000)
to Washington County, UT  0.56% ($32,778)

Strongest AM radio stations in Joseph:

  • KSVC (980 AM; 5 kW; RICHFIELD, UT; Owner: MID-UTAH RADIO, INC.)
  • KMTI (650 AM; 10 kW; MANTI, UT; Owner: SANPETE COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KNNZ (940 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: MB MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KOAL (750 AM; 10 kW; PRICE, UT; Owner: EASTERN UTAH BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KSUB (590 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: MB MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSLL (1080 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PRICE, UT; Owner: AGAINST THE WIND BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Joseph:

  • KCYQ (93.7 FM; RICHFIELD, UT; Owner: MID-UTAH RADIO, INC.)
  • K255AD (98.9 FM; RURAL GARFIELD, ETC., UT; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • K203CA (88.5 FM; MILFORD, UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • KLGL (97.5 FM; RICHFIELD, UT; Owner: SANPETE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • K211CL (90.1 FM; BEAVER, UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • K282AC (104.3 FM; RURAL GARFIELD COUNT, UT; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)

TV broadcast stations around Joseph:

  • K03AS (Channel 3; RICHFIELD, ETC., UT; Owner: SEVIER COUNTY)
  • K07CQ (Channel 7; RICHFIELD, ETC., UT; Owner: SEVIER COUNTY)
  • KUES (Channel 19; RICHFIELD, UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • K38AQ (Channel 38; RICHFIELD, ETC., UT; Owner: SEVIER COUNTY)
  • K40AB (Channel 40; RICHFIELD, ETC., UT; Owner: SEVIER COUNTY)
  • K42AJ (Channel 42; RICHFIELD, ETC., UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • K06BQ (Channel 6; RICHFIELD, ETC., UT; Owner: SEVIER COUNTY)
  • K35GQ (Channel 35; RICHFIELD/MONROE, UT; Owner: SEVIER COUNTY)
  • K36CB (Channel 36; RICHFIELD, ETC., UT; Owner: UTAH STATE BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • K44DU (Channel 44; RICHFIELD, ETC., UT; Owner: SEVIER COUNTY)

Joseph fatal accident list:

Sep 30, 1998 09:55 AM, I-70, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 18, 1986 11:04 PM, Sr89, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 13m43ftTotal length
  • 9,411Total average daily traffic
  • 2,219Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KE7HVS, Licensee ID: L01153080
    Grant Date: 05/18/2006, Expiration Date: 05/18/2016, Certifier: Ralls L Jones
    Registrant: Ralls L Jones, 315 N State, Joseph, UT 84739
  • Call Sign: KF7FRB, Licensee ID: L01528123
    Grant Date: 11/04/2009, Expiration Date: 11/04/2019, Certifier: Gerald A Marsh
    Registrant: Gerald A Marsh, 110 N 100 E, Joseph, UT 84739
  • Call Sign: KF7FRK, Licensee ID: L01528132
    Grant Date: 11/04/2009, Expiration Date: 11/04/2019, Certifier: Thomas K Payne
    Registrant: Thomas K Payne, 395 North Shelton Dr, Joseph, UT 84739

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 71220 , Serial Number: 18259537, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 01/23/1969
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Travis Childers, 130 S State St, Joseph, UT 84739, Other Owners: Yvonne Childers

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
Most common first names in Joseph, UT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Charles381.6 years
Glen271.9 years
Grace278.5 years
James282.0 years
John280.4 years
Margaret275.0 years
Most common last names in Joseph, UT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Parker787.5 years
Utley784.1 years
Owens579.8 years
Mills478.3 years
Hyatt372.3 years
Shipp384.3 years
Beck278.0 years
Gay284.5 years
Carter272.5 years
Baker265.5 years
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  • Travis Childers (1)
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2015.