Koosharem, Utah

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Population in 2013: 319 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +15.6%
 
Males: 158  (49.8%)
Females: 161  (50.2%)
Median resident age:  36.1 years
Utah median age:  30.2 years

Zip codes: 84744.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $61,875 (it was $34,583 in 2000)
Koosharem:

$61,875
UT:

$59,770

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,210 (it was $13,481 in 2000)

Koosharem town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $102,720 (it was $89,400 in 2000)
Koosharem:

$102,720
UT:

$211,400

Median gross rent in 2013: $643.

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  • Races in Koosharem, UT (2010)

    Koosharem races chart
    • 27383.5%White alone
    • 3310.1%Hispanic
    • 103.1%Two or more races
    • 61.8%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 41.2%Black alone
    • 10.3%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Koosharem: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (28.0%), Norwegian (9.8%), Swedish (7.1%), United States (7.1%), Irish (6.8%), German (5.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6914 feet

Land area: 0.56 square miles.

Population density: 575 people per square mile   (low).

Koosharem, Utah map

For population 25 years and over in Koosharem:

  • High school or higher: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Koosharem town:

  • Never married: 39.5%
  • Now married: 47.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 5.3%

22 residents are foreign born (1.1% Europe).

This town:

8.4%
Utah:

8.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $647 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $383 (0.5%)

Koosharem satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Provo, UT (120.5 miles , pop. 105,166).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Las Vegas, NV (243.7 miles , pop. 478,434).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (344.8 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Fremont, UT (3.8 miles) , Loa, UT (3.9 miles ), Monroe, UT (3.9 miles ), Annabella, UT (4.1 miles ), Central Valley, UT (4.2 miles ), Lyman, UT (4.2 miles ), Glenwood, UT (4.3 miles ), Elsinore, UT (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 38.51 N, Longitude: 111.88 W

Area code: 435

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

4.4%
Utah:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +10 (+3.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Educational services (40%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Information (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Community and social service occupations (9%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (5%)
  • Community and social service occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)

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

Average climate in Koosharem, Utah

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Koosharem-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Utah state average. It is 468% 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 329.8 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 395.7 miles away from Koosharem 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 374.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 335.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 463.0 miles away from Koosharem center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 332.9 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 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).
Koosharem topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Koosharem:

  • Snow College (about 61 miles; Ephraim, UT; Full-time enrollment: 3,224)
  • Southern Utah University (about 87 miles; Cedar City, UT; FT enrollment: 6,522)
  • Brigham Young University-Provo (about 121 miles; Provo, UT; FT enrollment: 33,525)
  • Utah Valley University (about 123 miles; Orem, UT; FT enrollment: 24,403)
  • Dixie State University (about 134 miles; Saint George, UT; FT enrollment: 6,485)
  • Stevens-Henager College-Murray (about 149 miles; Murray, UT; FT enrollment: 6,395)
  • Salt Lake Community College (about 150 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 20,797)

Private high school in Koosharem:

  • SORENSON`S RANCH SCHOOL (Students: 88; Location: 410 N 100 E; Grades: 7 - 12)

Public elementary/middle school in Koosharem:

  • KOOSHAREM SCHOOL (Students: 55; Location: 75 EAST CENTER; Grades: KG - 06)

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Notable location: Koosharem Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Koosharem: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Koosharem 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 Koosharem and their reported violations in the past:

KOOSHAREM (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-21-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-21-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 5.0%
(5.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.8 people
Utah:  3.1 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  77.8%
Whole state:  75.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  0.0%
Whole state:  4.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported
71 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010

Koosharem compared to Utah state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly 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:

8.3
Utah average:

10.5

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Koosharem 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
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$1,131
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$600
Totals for Government 0$0 7$1,731

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($125.39)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($31.35)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $41,000 ($128.53)
    Fire Protection: $39,000 ($122.26)
    Financial Administration: $37,000 ($115.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000 ($87.77)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $3,000 ($9.40)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($9.40)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $53,000 ($166.14)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $71,000 ($222.57)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($18.81)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $28,000 ($87.77)
    All Other: $10,000 ($31.35)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $5,000 ($15.67)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $98,000 ($307.21)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($6.27)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($9.40)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($9.40)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $48,000 ($150.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $36,000 ($112.85)
    Highways: $32,000 ($100.31)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $22,000 ($68.97)
    Property: $6,000 ($18.81)
    NEC: $1,000 ($3.13)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $91,000 ($285.27)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $124,000 ($388.71)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $112,000 ($351.10)
    Water Utilities: $89,000 ($279.00)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $12,000 ($37.62)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($6.27)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $117,000 ($366.77)

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 Koosharem:

  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KSLL (1080 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PRICE, UT; Owner: AGAINST THE WIND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSUB (590 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: MB MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Koosharem:

  • K255AD (98.9 FM; RURAL GARFIELD, ETC., UT; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • KCYQ (93.7 FM; RICHFIELD, UT; Owner: MID-UTAH RADIO, INC.)
  • KLGL (97.5 FM; RICHFIELD, UT; Owner: SANPETE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • K282AC (104.3 FM; RURAL GARFIELD COUNT, UT; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • K203CA (88.5 FM; MILFORD, UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • K211CL (90.1 FM; BEAVER, UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • K288AF (105.5 FM; RURAL WAYNE COUNTY, UT; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY)
  • K296AA (107.1 FM; WAYNE COUNTY, UT; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY)

TV broadcast stations around Koosharem:

  • K03FF (Channel 3; KOOSHAREM, UT; Owner: SEVIER COUNTY)
  • K06IG (Channel 6; KOOSHAREM, UT; Owner: SEVIER COUNTY)
  • K08CL (Channel 8; KOOSHAREM, UT; Owner: SEVIER COUNTY)
  • K10CU (Channel 10; KOOSHAREM, UT; Owner: SEVIER COUNTY)
  • K12CT (Channel 12; KOOSHAREM, UT; Owner: SEVIER COUNTY)
  • K33DU (Channel 33; RURAL SEVIER COUNTY, UT; Owner: SEVIER COUNTY)
  • K35DX (Channel 35; RURAL SEVIER COUNTY, UT; Owner: SEVIER COUNTY)
  • K41GA (Channel 41; RURAL SEVIER COUNTY, UT; Owner: SEVIER COUNTY)
  • K45FT (Channel 45; RURAL SEVIER COUNTY, UT; Owner: SEVIER COUNTY)
  • K39FO (Channel 39; WAYNE COUNTY (RURAL), UT; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY)
  • K41FZ (Channel 41; KOOSHAREM, UT; Owner: SEVIER COUNTY)
  • K45FV (Channel 45; KOOSHAREM, UT; Owner: SEVIER COUNTY)
  • K39GN (Channel 39; RURAL SEVIER COUNTY, UT; Owner: SEVIER COUNTY)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 6 Miles South East (Lat: 38.452500 Lon: -111.832778), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 4 m, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPTE436
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/2011, Expiration Date: 09/10/2021, Certifier: Mike Avant
    Registrant: Garkane Energy, 1802 South Highway 89a, Kanab, UT 84741, Phone: (435) 644-5026, Fax: (435) 644-8120, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • KOOSHAREM, Telephone Office (Lat: 38.509417 Lon: -111.876833), Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WLT440
    Assigned Frequencies: 2120.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 04/24/2013
    Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, Nw, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KE7UZR, Licensee ID: L01417201
    Grant Date: 07/18/2008, Expiration Date: 07/18/2018, Certifier: Leeann Fielding
    Registrant: Leeann Fielding, Koosharem, UT 84744
  • Call Sign: KE7YSI, Licensee ID: L01450179
    Grant Date: 12/04/2008, Expiration Date: 12/04/2018, Certifier: Jeff S Gallacher
    Registrant: Jeff S Gallacher, Koosharem, UT 84744

Most common first names in Koosharem, UT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William381.3 years
Elmer277.5 years
Joseph267.5 years
Wallace276.9 years
Most common last names in Koosharem, UT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hatch881.6 years
Brown778.0 years
Bagley577.8 years
Torgerson583.0 years
Anderson471.0 years
Delange381.0 years
Torgersen374.3 years
Lewis274.6 years
Christensen278.1 years
Manwill276.9 years
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