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Population in 2012: 342 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +27.1%
Males: 172  (50.6%)
Females: 170  (49.4%)

Median resident age:  33.0 years
Utah median age:  30.7 years

Zip codes: 84739.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,174 (it was $29,375 in 2000)
Joseph:

$41,174
UT:

$57,049
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,367

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $122,222 (it was $84,700 in 2000)
Joseph:

$122,222
UT:

$199,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $144,881; Detached houses: $158,745; Townhouses or other attached units: $111,031; Mobile homes: $89,318

Median gross rent in 2012: $908.

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  • White alone - 336 (97.7%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (1.7%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Joseph: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (32.5%), German (12.5%), Danish (9.3%), Welsh (7.3%), Irish (5.4%), Dutch (5.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5435 feet

Land area: 0.89 square miles.

Population density: 384 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Joseph:

  • High school or higher: 76.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 17.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Joseph town:

  • Never married: 11.8%
  • Now married: 75.6%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.6%
Utah:  8.4%



According to our research of Utah and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Joseph, Utah as of July 22, 2014.
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 2012: $600 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $788 (0.5%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.1%
Utah:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +67 (+33.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (14%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Retail trade (43%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Extraction workers (7%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (15%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (6%)

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Earthquake activity:

Joseph-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Utah state average. It is 274% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/17/2003 at 01:04:19, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.4 ML, Depth: 0.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 64.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/2/1998 at 07:28:29, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 32.1 miles away from Joseph center
On 7/19/2001 at 20:15:34, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.3 ML, Depth: 2.3 mi) earthquake occurred 38.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1992 at 07:31:20, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 ML, Depth: 0.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1994 at 03:48:37, a magnitude 4.3 (3.9 MB, 4.3 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 38.4 miles away from Joseph center
On 2/23/2001 at 21:43:50, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 ML, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 19.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

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: 2, Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Joseph:

  • STONEHENGE OF RICHFIELD (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; RICHFIELD, UT)
  • SEVIER VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 13 miles away; RICHFIELD, UT)
  • SEVIER VALLEY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 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: 2,666)
  • Southern Utah University (about 81 miles; Cedar City, UT; FT enrollment: 5,635)
  • Brigham Young University (about 117 miles; Provo, UT; FT enrollment: 30,109)
  • Utah Valley University (about 118 miles; Orem, UT; FT enrollment: 15,072)
  • Dixie State College of Utah (about 129 miles; Saint George, UT; FT enrollment: 4,520)
  • University of Phoenix-Utah Campus (about 142 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 3,097)
  • Salt Lake Community College (about 143 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 11,080)

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

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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 (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Failure to Filter (SWTR) - Between FEB-01-1999 and AUG-03-2004. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (NOV-19-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-2003 and AUG-01-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2001)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-1998 and JUN-1997, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-1997)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-1997 and JUN-1997, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (APR-15-1997), Fed FAO issued (JUN-19-1997), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-1997), Fed Compliance achieved (AUG-31-1998)
  • 11 regular monitoring violations
COVE SPECIAL SERVICE DIST (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-22-2001), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-22-2001), St Public Notif received (JUL-02-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2002 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Notification, Public - In JUN-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 12 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.6%
(23.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Joseph, UT

Joseph compared to Utah state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Joseph travel time to work - commute


Joseph mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Coal or coke (6%)
  • Wood (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Joseph town (based on Sevier County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 85.79%
Here85.8%
USA50.2%

Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents95.9%1.1%1.1%0.9%0.9%
Congregations85.4%2.4%2.4%2.4%7.3%
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: 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 2007)
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$1,472
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$500
Sewerage 1$1,794$21,5280$0
Totals for Government 1$1,794$21,5282$1,972

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $46,000 ($134.50)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $41,000 ($119.88)
    Water Utilities: $40,000 ($116.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($46.78)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($20.47)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($2.92)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($2.92)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $31,000 ($90.64)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($11.70)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($46.78)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,000 ($5.85)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($8.77)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($8.77)
    Rents: $1,000 ($2.92)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $48,000 ($140.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $19,000 ($55.56)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $23,000 ($67.25)
    Property: $6,000 ($17.54)
    NEC: $2,000 ($5.85)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $72,000 ($210.53)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $63,000 ($184.21)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $9,000 ($26.32)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $136,000 ($397.66)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,000 ($2.92)

7.56% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,323 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.56%
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 Salt Lake County, UT  1.03% ($31,417 average AGI)
from Washington County, UT  0.71% ($39,854)
from Clark County, NV  0.67% ($43,769)


7.53% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,249 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.53%
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 Washington County, UT  1.03% ($27,083 average AGI)
to Salt Lake County, UT  0.98% ($27,474)
to Utah County, UT  0.96% ($25,714)

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 drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 13 meters (43ft)
Total average daily traffic: 9,096
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,204


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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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Travis Childers (1)
  • Farral D. Gay (1)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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