Junction, Utah

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Population in 2019: 172 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.8%
 
Males: 112  (65.5%)
Females: 60  (34.5%)
Median resident age:

52.9 years
Utah median age:

31.2 years

Zip code: 84740

Estimated median household income in 2019: $37,474 (it was $25,625 in 2000)
Junction:

$37,474
UT:

$75,780

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $15,613 (it was $11,356 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $216,216 (it was $63,000 in 2000)
Junction:

$216,216
UT:

$330,300

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $230,038; detached houses: $228,031

Median gross rent in 2019: $879.

March 2019 cost of living index in Junction: 89.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 37.2%
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According to our research of Utah and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Junction, Utah as of May 16, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Junction is 195 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (52.4%), English (17.1%), Welsh (13.4%), European (8.5%), Polish (8.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6002 feet

Land area: 14.4 square miles.

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

Junction, Utah map

4 residents are foreign born (2.3% Latin America).

This town:

2.3%
Utah:

7.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,125 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $953 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Provo, UT (142.1 miles , pop. 105,166).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Las Vegas, NV (217.3 miles , pop. 478,434).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (325.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Kingston, UT (1.7 miles),
Circleville, UT (2.3 miles ),
Marysvale, UT (3.8 miles ),
Antimony, UT (4.1 miles),
Beaver, UT (4.8 miles ),
Koosharem, UT (5.1 miles ),
Joseph, UT (5.2 miles ),
Monroe, UT (5.3 miles )

Latitude: 38.24 N, Longitude: 112.22 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 435

Distribution of median household income in Junction, UT in 2019
Distribution of house value in Junction, UT in 2019

Junction satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.0%
Utah:

3.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +46 (+35.1%).
Most common industries in Junction, UT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (18.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.5%)
  • Construction (11.5%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Health care (11.5%)
  • Public administration (9.8%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (20.0%)
  • Construction (20.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (20.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (8.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.6%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Truck transportation (5.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (26.9%)
  • Educational services (19.2%)
  • Public administration (15.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (15.4%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (11.5%)
  • Utilities (7.7%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Junction, UT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (13.1%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.2%)
  • Construction laborers (6.6%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (4.9%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (17.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (17.1%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (17.1%)
  • Construction laborers (11.4%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (8.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (19.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15.4%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (11.5%)
  • Cashiers (11.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.7%)

Average climate in Junction, Utah

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Junction-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Utah state average. It is 3122% 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 322.6 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 369.2 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 348.2 miles away from Junction center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 318.3 miles away from Junction center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 437.6 miles away from Junction center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 445.3 miles away from Junction center, causing $26,000,000 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 Piute County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Junction topographic map

Airports located in Junction:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Junction:

  • Southern Utah University (about 61 miles; Cedar City, UT; Full-time enrollment: 6,522)
  • Snow College (about 86 miles; Ephraim, UT; FT enrollment: 3,224)
  • Dixie State University (about 108 miles; Saint George, UT; FT enrollment: 6,485)
  • Brigham Young University-Provo (about 143 miles; Provo, UT; FT enrollment: 33,525)
  • Utah Valley University (about 144 miles; Orem, UT; FT enrollment: 24,403)
  • Stevens-Henager College-Murray (about 169 miles; Murray, UT; FT enrollment: 6,395)
  • Salt Lake Community College (about 170 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 20,797)

Public high school in Junction:

  • PIUTE HIGH (Students: 173, Location: 550 N 100 W, Grades: 7-12)
See full list of schools located in Junction

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Junction: Piute County Ambulance (A), Junction Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Terrace Hill Cemetery (1), Junction Lower Cemetery (2), Junction Hill Cemetery (3), Junction Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Piute Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Piute County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.8 people
Utah:

3.1 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

70.6%
Whole state:

75.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

1.5%
Whole state:

4.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Junction:

Marital status in Junction, UT
  • Never married: 14.4%
  • Now married: 49.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 15.3%
  • Divorced: 20.9%

For population 25 years and over in Junction:

  • High school or higher: 94.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 17.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

3.9
Utah average:

10.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Junction, UT (based on Piute County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other1,0363
None520-
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: 1
Piute County:

7.49 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
This county:

14.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

22.46 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

5.09 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Piute County:

8.8%
Utah:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.1%
Utah:

23.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Junction:

46.3%
Utah:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.6%
Utah:

47.0%

Average BMI:
Junction:

29.3
Utah:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Junction:

19.0%
Utah:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.6%
Utah:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Utah:

6.8

Overweight people:
Junction:

32.8%
State:

31.9%

General health condition:
Junction:

48.3%
Utah:

57.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

84.5%
State:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Junction, UT Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$1,980
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$510
Totals for Government 0$0 7$2,490

Junction government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • General - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($81.40)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Water Utilities: $19,000 ($110.47)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($75.58)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($52.33)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,000 ($52.33)

Junction government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $23,000 ($133.72)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $65,000 ($377.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $59,000 ($343.02)
    Highways: $43,000 ($250.00)
  • Tax - Property: $26,000 ($151.16)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $19,000 ($110.47)

Junction government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $347,000 ($2017.44)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $328,000 ($1906.98)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,000 ($110.47)

Strongest AM radio stations in Junction:

  • KSVC (980 AM; 5 kW; RICHFIELD, UT; Owner: MID-UTAH RADIO, INC.)
  • KNNZ (940 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: MB MEDIA GROUP, 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.)
  • KSUB (590 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: MB MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • 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.)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • KDXU (890 AM; 10 kW; ST. GEORGE, UT; Owner: WESTERN BROADCASTING, LS, LLC)
  • KOAL (750 AM; 10 kW; PRICE, UT; Owner: EASTERN UTAH BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Junction:

  • K255AD (98.9 FM; RURAL GARFIELD, ETC., UT; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • KCYQ (93.7 FM; RICHFIELD, UT; Owner: MID-UTAH RADIO, INC.)
  • K282AC (104.3 FM; RURAL GARFIELD COUNT, UT; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • K203CA (88.5 FM; MILFORD, UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • K274AH (102.7 FM; JUNCTION, UT; Owner: PIUTE COUNTY)
  • K280AB (103.9 FM; KINGSTON, ETC., UT; Owner: PIUTE COUNTY)
  • K292AE (106.3 FM; KINGSTON, UT; Owner: PIUTE COUNTY)
  • K211CL (90.1 FM; BEAVER, UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • KREC (98.1 FM; BRIAN HEAD, UT; Owner: MARATHON MEDIA GROUP, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Junction:

  • K07JV (Channel 7; CIRCLEVILLE, UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • K09FX (Channel 9; CIRCLEVILLE, UT; Owner: PIUTE COUNTY)
  • K11FZ (Channel 11; CIRCLEVILLE, UT; Owner: PIUTE COUNTY)
  • K13EK (Channel 13; CIRCLEVILLE, UT; Owner: PIUTE COUNTY)
  • K18BK (Channel 18; CIRCLEVILLE, ETC., UT; Owner: PIUTE COUNTY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 8.8mTotal length
  • 2,087Total average daily traffic
  • 551Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,607Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Junction)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • PIUTE TV HILL, Approx. 2 Miles Sw Of (Lat: 38.211333 Lon: -112.234472), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 10.3 m, Call Sign: WQQM892,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.120 MHz, 458.025 MHz, Grant Date: 01/30/2013, Expiration Date: 01/30/2023, Certifier: Harold C Clements, Registrant: County Of Sevier, 50 W. 925 N., Richfield, UT 84701, Phone: (435) 893-9166, Email:
  • PIUTE TV HILL, Approx. 2 Miles Sw Of (Lat: 38.211333 Lon: -112.234472), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 10.3 m, Call Sign: WQQN667,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.730 MHz, 460.437 MHz, Grant Date: 02/04/2013, Expiration Date: 02/04/2023, Certifier: Harold C Clements, Registrant: County Of Sevier, 50 W. 925 N., Richfield, UT 84701, Phone: (435) 893-9166, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • JUNCTION, 1740 South 800 West (Lat: 38.211111 Lon: -112.234583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WQJE311,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17755.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/07/2008, Expiration Date: 08/07/2018, Cancellation Date: 10/13/2018, Certifier: Brant Barton, Registrant: Blooston Mordkofsky Dickens Duffy & Prendergast LLP, 2120 L Street Nw, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 828-5520, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: AE7YC, Previous Call Sign: KE6PXD, Licensee ID: L00929903, Grant Date: 12/09/2016, Expiration Date: 01/12/2025, Certifier: Bruce A Blakemore, Registrant: Bruce A Blakemore, 95 N Main Street, Junction, UT 84740

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Junction, UT
  • 71.6%Utility gas
  • 16.4%Wood
  • 11.9%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Junction, UT
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Junction compared to Utah state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are no pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2022.