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Population in 2010: 395.
Population change since 2000: +16.5%
Males: 179  (45.5%)
Females: 216  (54.5%)
Median resident age:

49.9 years
Utah median age:

31.0 years

Zip codes: 84530, 84535.

La Sal Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,758 (it was $25,926 in 2000)
La Sal:

$38,758
UT:

$68,358

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $11,687 (it was $7,567 in 2000)

La Sal CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $84,112 (it was $43,600 in 2000)
La Sal:

$84,112
UT:

$275,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $180,861; detached houses: $180,173

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,405.

March 2019 cost of living index in La Sal: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 35.5%
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  • Races in La Sal, UT (2010)
    • 35990.9%White alone
    • 358.9%Hispanic
    • 10.3%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Utah and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in La Sal, Utah as of June 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in La Sal is 158 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (42.0%), Danish (18.4%), Irish (7.3%), German (2.4%).

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

13 residents are foreign born (3.8% Latin America).

This place:

3.8%
Utah:

7.1%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
La Sal CDP:

0.5% ($199)
Utah:

0.7% ($956)

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

Distribution of median household income in La Sal, UT in 2017
La Sal satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.5%
Utah:

3.0%
Most common industries in La Sal, UT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (24.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (22.6%)
  • Construction (16.4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (9.6%)
  • Public administration (8.2%)
  • Social assistance (7.5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (43.2%)
  • Construction (29.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (14.8%)
  • Public administration (7.4%)
  • Wood products (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (32.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (21.5%)
  • Social assistance (16.9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (10.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (9.2%)
  • Public administration (9.2%)
Most common occupations in La Sal, UT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (14.4%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7.5%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (7.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Life and physical scientists (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (25.9%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (13.6%)
  • Life and physical scientists (9.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8.6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (16.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10.8%)
  • Cashiers (9.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9.2%)

Average climate in La Sal, Utah

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 52.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.8
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 35.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.6
U.S.:

33.3

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 La Sal 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 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 477.0 miles away from La Sal 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 La Sal 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 the city 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 La Sal 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 (13).
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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in La Sal:

Marital status in La Sal, UT
  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 36.5%
  • Separated: 6.4%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 57.1%

For population 25 years and over in La Sal:

  • High school or higher: 80.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.2
Utah average:

10.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other6,53322
Evangelical Protestant5359
Catholic1772
Mainline Protestant1774
None7,324-
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: 3
Here:

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.
Utah:

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

6.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.09 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.4%
Utah:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.3%
Utah:

23.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
La Sal:

49.1%
Utah:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.5%
State:

45.5%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.3
State:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.9%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
La Sal:

6.4%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
La Sal:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

31.9%
State:

31.6%

General health condition:
This city:

57.0%
Utah:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
La Sal:

77.1%
Utah:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of La Sal, UT Residents

12.80% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($33,511 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.80%
Utah average:

7.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from San Juan County, NM  6.04% ($31,729 average AGI)
from Apache County, AZ  0.94% ($21,412)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.89% ($35,500)


7.60% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,873 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.60%
Utah average:

6.65%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Salt Lake County, UT  0.79% ($29,704 average AGI)

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.)

La Sal fatal accident list:

Jun 16, 2001 01:35 PM, Sr-46, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 1.0mTotal length
  • 4,080Total average daily traffic
  • 1,672Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,100Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • #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:
  • 7 Rankine Road (Lat: 38.163889 Lon: -109.275944), Call Sign: KNFK622,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.775 MHz, Grant Date: 05/21/2013, Expiration Date: 07/29/2023, 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:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • 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, Phone: (435) 472-8847
  • LASAL, 1.37km Nw Of (Lat: 38.318944 Lon: -109.235167), Type: Mast, Structure height: 4.9 m, Call Sign: WRAK313, Licensee ID: L00002296,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz... (+12 more), Grant Date: 12/12/2017, Expiration Date: 12/12/2027, Certifier: Royce Henningson, Registrant: Royces Electronics Inc, 611 South Main Street, Moab, UT 84532, Phone: (435) 259-5018, Fax: (435) 259-6675, Email:
  • 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: 08/12/2013, Expiration Date: 10/20/2023, Certifier: Carl A Ericsson, Registrant: Carl A Ericsson, 3 Homestake Lane, La Sal, UT 84530

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 09/27/2007
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Thomas H Keogh, Po Box 176, La Sal, UT 84530, Other Owners: Anita G Keogh
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 07/07/2017

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in La Sal, UT
  • 100.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in La Sal, UT
  • 43.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 33.3%Wood
  • 23.1%Electricity


La Sal compared to Utah state average:

  • Median household income 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 above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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