La Sal, Utah

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Population in 2010: 395. Population change since 2000: +16.5%
Males: 222  (56.3%)
Females: 173  (43.7%)
Median resident age:  35.5 years
Utah median age:  30.7 years

Zip codes: 84530, 84535.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $57,027 (it was $25,926 in 2000)
La Sal:

$57,027
UT:

$57,049
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,204 (it was $7,567 in 2000)

La Sal CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $45,570 (it was $43,600 in 2000)
La Sal:

$45,570
UT:

$199,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $77,176; Detached houses: $104,516; Mobile homes: $63,705; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $7,963
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La Sal races chart
  • White alone - 359 (90.9%)
  • Hispanic - 35 (8.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in La Sal: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (39.7%), German (28.6%), United States (14.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 7125 feet

Land area: 45.8 square miles.

Population density: 8.6 people per square mile   (very low).

La Sal, Utah map

For population 25 years and over in La Sal:

  • High school or higher: 97.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in La Sal CDP:

  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 59.8%
  • Separated: 14.5%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

38 residents are foreign born (28.4% Oceania).

This place:  24.5%
Utah:  8.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199

La Sal satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Provo, UT (185.6 miles , pop. 105,166).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (244.9 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (365.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Spanish Valley, UT (4.0 miles) , Moab, UT (4.9 miles ), Castle Valley, UT (4.9 miles ), Monticello, UT (5.5 miles ), Gladel, CO (5.5 miles) , Naturita, CO (6.2 miles ), Nucla, CO (6.3 miles ), Dove Creek, CO (6.5 miles ).

Latitude: 38.30 N, Longitude: 109.27 W

Area code: 435

La Sal household income distribution La Sal home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.7%
Utah:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (69%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (31%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (53%)
  • Manufacturing (47%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (26%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (14%)
  • Life and physical scientists (10%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (11%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)

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

Average climate in La Sal, Utah

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

La Sal-area historical earthquake activity is near Utah state average. It is 311% 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 465.2 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 495.0 miles away from La Sal 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 477.0 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 463.7 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 477.8 miles away from La Sal center
On 9/2/1992 at 10:26:20, a magnitude 5.9 (5.7 MB, 5.6 MS, 5.6 MW, 5.9 ML, Depth: 9.3 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 246.4 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 San Juan County (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Airports located in La Sal:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to La Sal:

  • Colorado Mesa University (about 67 miles; Grand Junction, CO; Full-time enrollment: 7,671)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 105 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • San Juan College (about 122 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 129 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 136 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Snow College (about 145 miles; Ephraim, UT; FT enrollment: 3,224)
  • Brigham Young University-Provo (about 186 miles; Provo, UT; FT enrollment: 33,525)

Public elementary/middle school in La Sal:

  • LA SAL SCHOOL (Students: 25; Location: STATE HWY 46; Grades: KG - 03)

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Notable location: San Juan Fire Department La Sal Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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

Reservoirs: Rio Algom Upper Tailings Pond (A), Upper Bankhead Reservoir (B), Lower Bankhead Reservoir (C), Rattlesnake Ranch Number Two Reservoir (D), Upper Rattlesnake Ranch Number One Reservoir (E), Wilcox Reservoir (F), Rio Algom Lower Tailings Pond (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

San Juan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate 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.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 22.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.9
U.S.:

20.2
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 43.7%
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Utah:  3.1 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.3%
Whole state:  75.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  14.0%
Whole state:  4.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households
77 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

La Sal compared to Utah state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

La Sal travel time to work - commute La Sal mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36%)
  • Electricity (22%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for La Sal CDP (based on San Juan County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.16%
Here: 43.2%
USA: 50.2%

Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEpiscopal ChurchCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents89.1%3.3%3.2%2.0%2.4%
Congregations55.9%8.8%8.8%11.8%14.7%
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: 3
San Juan County:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

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

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
San Juan County:

6.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Utah:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Juan County:

25.3%
Utah:

23.6%

9.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,371 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.67%
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 San Juan County, NM  2.02% ($29,508 average AGI)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.86% ($21,000)
from Utah County, UT  0.77% ($39,542)


11.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,616 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.29%
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 San Juan County, NM  2.04% ($30,662 average AGI)
to Salt Lake County, UT  1.01% ($36,563)
to Apache County, AZ  0.75% ($27,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in La Sal:

  • 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)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOAL (750 AM; 10 kW; PRICE, UT; Owner: EASTERN UTAH BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in La Sal:

  • KCYN (97.1 FM; MOAB, UT; Owner: MOAB COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K291AF (106.1 FM; CASTLE VALLEY, UT; Owner: MOAB PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • K248AJ (97.5 FM; MONTICELLO, UT; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)
  • K277AF (103.3 FM; CASTLE VALLEY, ETC., UT; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K213BX (90.5 FM; NUCLA, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KVMT (89.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • KRYD (104.9 FM; NORWOOD, CO; Owner: ROCKY III INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • K201CW (88.1 FM; MOAB, UT; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 7 Rankine Road (Lat: 38.163889 Lon: -109.275944), Call Sign: KNFK622
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.775 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/14/2003, Expiration Date: 07/29/2013, Certifier: Joe Rothbauer
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • #7 Rankine Rd (Lat: 38.163889 Lon: -109.275944), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 4.6 m, Overall height: 5.5 m, Call Sign: KE3164
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.362 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/11/2002, Expiration Date: 05/27/2012, Cancellation Date: 07/28/2012, Certifier: Eric L Thayn
    Registrant: Patara Oil & Gas LLC, #7 Rankine Road, La Sal, UT 84530, Phone: (435) 686-7637, Fax: (435) 686-2341, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • LA SAL ELEMENTARY, La Sal Elementary School (Lat: 38.304417 Lon: -109.252056), Structure height: 6.1 m, Overall height: 7.6 m, Call Sign: WPNN898
    Assigned Frequencies: 6770.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/10/1999, Expiration Date: 02/10/2009, Cancellation Date: 04/18/2009
    Registrant: Phone: (435) 472-8847
  • MOAB, 11.5 Miles Nw Of (Lat: 38.388583 Lon: -109.434833), Overall height: 25.6 m, Call Sign: KPX89
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.90 MHz, 6315.90 MHz, 11035.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/16/1990, Expiration Date: 02/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 01/28/1998
    Registrant: At&t Corp, 1200 Peachtree St 15w24, Atlanta, GA 30309
  • LA SAL, Telephone Central Office (Lat: 38.309139 Lon: -109.294000), Overall height: 7.6 m, Call Sign: WAH452, Licensee ID: L00007521
    Assigned Frequencies: 6152.75 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/22/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Citizens Telecommunications Company Of Utah

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KD7GKM, Licensee ID: L00147305
    Grant Date: 09/12/2009, Expiration Date: 09/12/2019, Certifier: William B Sloan
    Registrant: William B Sloan, La Sal, UT 84530-0263
  • Call Sign: KD7GKN, Licensee ID: L00147306
    Grant Date: 08/27/2009, Expiration Date: 09/01/2019, Certifier: Isaac B Sloan
    Registrant: Isaac B Sloan, La Sal, UT 84530
  • Call Sign: KD7GKQ, Licensee ID: L00147305
    Grant Date: 09/01/1999, Expiration Date: 09/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 09/01/1999, Certifier: William B Sloan
    Registrant: William B Sloan, La Sal, UT 84530-0263
  • Call Sign: KD7GKR, Licensee ID: L00147306
    Grant Date: 09/01/1999, Expiration Date: 09/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 09/01/1999, Certifier: Isaac B Sloan
    Registrant: Isaac B Sloan, La Sal, UT 84530-0263
  • Call Sign: KD7IAW, Licensee ID: L00212982
    Grant Date: 02/29/2000, Expiration Date: 02/28/2010, Cancellation Date: 02/29/2012, Certifier: Ian B Sloan
    Registrant: Ian B Sloan, La Sal, UT 84530
  • Call Sign: KD7IAX, Licensee ID: L00212983
    Grant Date: 02/29/2000, Expiration Date: 02/28/2010, Cancellation Date: 02/29/2012, Certifier: Jesse B Sloan
    Registrant: Jesse B Sloan, La Sal, UT 84530
  • Call Sign: KD7YOW, Licensee ID: L00756707
    Grant Date: 10/20/2003, Expiration Date: 10/20/2013, Certifier: Carl A Ericsson
    Registrant: Carl A Ericsson, 400 Charlie Ln, La Sal, UT 84530

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 121 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1732C , Serial Number: 30432, Year manufactured: 1953, Airworthiness Date: 10/07/1955
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Thomas H Keogh, Po Box 176, La Sal, UT 84530, Other Owners: Anita G Keogh
  • Aircraft: T BIRD AIRCRAFT TBIRD II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 7513Y , Serial Number: UTA3469TBA
    Registrant (Individual): Charles H Redd, Po Box 278, La Sal, UT 84530
  • Aircraft: TOPDOG ULTRALIGHTS TOPDOG (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 7644C , Serial Number: UTA13TDA
    Registrant (Individual): Charles H Redd, Po Box 278, La Sal, UT 84530
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9104G , Serial Number: 18260644, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 05/28/1971
    Registrant (Individual): Robert F Singler, Po Box 253, La Sal, UT 84530

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
Most common first names in La Sal, UT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William377.7 years
Robert369.6 years
Jack277.5 years
George272.0 years
Max272.0 years
Roy264.0 years
Most common last names in La Sal, UT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Stocks358.3 years
Mcdermott274.0 years
Jaramillo281.5 years
Crary277.5 years
Smith272.0 years
Turner273.0 years
Wharton260.4 years
Wilcox280.0 years
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