Loa, Utah

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Population in 2013: 569 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.4%
 
Males: 255  (44.9%)
Females: 314  (55.1%)
Median resident age:  32.2 years
Utah median age:  30.2 years

Zip codes: 84747.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,264 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Loa:

$38,264
UT:

$59,770

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $14,973 (it was $18,842 in 2000)

Loa town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $150,404 (it was $92,100 in 2000)
Loa:

$150,404
UT:

$211,400

Median gross rent in 2013: $597.

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  • Races in Loa, UT (2010)

    Loa races chart
    • 53293.0%White alone
    • 234.0%Hispanic
    • 91.6%Two or more races
    • 50.9%Asian alone
    • 10.2%Black alone
    • 10.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Loa: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (48.9%), Danish (8.3%), Scottish (7.1%), Irish (5.8%), German (5.3%), Norwegian (4.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 04/17/1919

Elevation: 7000 feet

Land area: 0.88 square miles.

Population density: 645 people per square mile   (low).

Loa, Utah map

For population 25 years and over in Loa:

  • High school or higher: 93.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Loa town:

  • Never married: 9.4%
  • Now married: 77.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $569 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $535 (0.4%)

Loa satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Provo, UT (127.4 miles , pop. 105,166).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Las Vegas, NV (249.2 miles , pop. 478,434).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (338.0 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Lyman, UT (1.7 miles ), Fremont, UT (2.0 miles) , Bicknell, UT (2.6 miles ), Teasdale, UT (3.5 miles) , Torrey, UT (3.7 miles) , Koosharem, UT (3.9 miles ), Antimony, UT (5.3 miles) , Monroe, UT (5.5 miles ).

Latitude: 38.40 N, Longitude: 111.64 W

Area code: 435

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

7.0%
Utah:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +62 (+13.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (26%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (33%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Loa, Utah

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Loa, Utah average temperatures Loa, Utah average precipitation Loa, Utah humidity Loa, Utah wind speed Loa, Utah snowfall Loa, Utah sunshine Loa, Utah clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Loa-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Utah state average. It is 455% 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 344.7 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 399.1 miles away from Loa 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 378.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 348.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 470.7 miles away from Loa center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 346.9 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 Wayne 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).
Loa topographic map

Airports located in Loa:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Loa:

  • Snow College (about 67 miles; Ephraim, UT; Full-time enrollment: 3,224)
  • Southern Utah University (about 93 miles; Cedar City, UT; FT enrollment: 6,522)
  • Brigham Young University-Provo (about 128 miles; Provo, UT; FT enrollment: 33,525)
  • Utah Valley University (about 130 miles; Orem, UT; FT enrollment: 24,403)
  • Dixie State University (about 139 miles; Saint George, UT; FT enrollment: 6,485)
  • Stevens-Henager College-Murray (about 157 miles; Murray, UT; FT enrollment: 6,395)
  • Salt Lake Community College (about 158 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 20,797)

Private high school in Loa:

  • ASPEN RANCH (Students: 69; Location: 2000 W DRY VALLEY RD; Grades: 8 - 12)

Public elementary/middle school in Loa:

  • LOA SCHOOL (Students: 284; Location: 50 SOUTH 100 EAST; Grades: PK - 05)

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Notable locations in Loa: Loa District Ranger Station (A), Loa Fire Department (B), United States Forest Service Loa Office (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Hotels: Snuggle Inn (55 South Main Street), Super8 Torry Capitol Reef Area (600 East Highway 24), Road Creek Ranch Office (139 South 300 West).

Courts: Wayne County - County Offices- Courts- District Court (18 South Main), Wayne County - County Offices- Courts- Justice Court (18 South Main).

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Loa and their reported violations in the past:

LOA TOWN WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 490, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-02-2014), St Public Notif requested (JAN-02-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-06-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-06-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-30-2011)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-1997, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUN-30-1995 to MAR-30-2011)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.5%
(15.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  3.0 people
Utah:  3.1 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  78.0%
Whole state:  75.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.1%
Whole state:  4.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.0% of all households
2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
7 people in nursing homes in 2000

Loa 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.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Loa (2011 data):

  • AmericanWest Bank: Loa Branch at 105 South Main Street, branch established on 1920/01/01. Info updated 2011/12/12: Bank assets: $2,274.6 mil, Deposits: $1,889.1 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 76 total offices, Holding Company: Skbhc Holdings Llc

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.5
Utah average:

10.5

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (33%)
  • Wood (21%)
  • Coal or coke (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

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 Loa town (based on Wayne County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other2,1596
Catholic151
Evangelical Protestant101
None594-
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: 2
Wayne County:

7.95 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Wayne County:

11.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

23.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.2%
Utah:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Wayne County:

22.8%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 3$497
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,297
Streets and Highways 1$4,780$57,3600$0
Totals for Government 1$4,780$57,36010$1,794

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

  • Construction - Fire Protection: $167,000 ($293.50)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $54,000 ($94.90)
    Parks & Recreation: $22,000 ($38.66)
    Financial Administration: $21,000 ($36.91)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $7,000 ($12.30)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($12.30)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $50,000 ($87.87)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $14,000 ($24.60)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,000 ($1.76)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $80,000 ($140.60)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $14,000 ($24.60)
    Rents: $1,000 ($1.76)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $56,000 ($98.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $66,000 ($115.99)
    Highways: $38,000 ($66.78)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $83,000 ($145.87)
    Property: $7,000 ($12.30)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.76)

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

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $344,000 ($604.57)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $344,000 ($604.57)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $344,000 ($604.57)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $423,000 ($743.41)

6.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,847 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.95%
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 Salt Lake County, UT  1.65% ($46,786 average AGI)


8.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,534 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.46%
Utah average:

6.46%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Loa:

  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • KNNZ (940 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: MB MEDIA GROUP, 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 Loa:

  • 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)
  • KLGL (97.5 FM; RICHFIELD, UT; Owner: SANPETE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • K221DL (92.1 FM; TEASDALE, ETC., UT; Owner: COUNTY OF WAYNE)

TV broadcast stations around Loa:

  • K03AU (Channel 3; LOA, ETC., UT; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY)
  • K07CT (Channel 7; LOA, ETC., UT; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY)
  • K06BS (Channel 6; LOA, ETC., UT; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY)
  • K15GI (Channel 15; FREMONT, UT; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY)
  • K17FQ (Channel 17; FREMONT, UT; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Towers Manager, Se 1/4 Nw 1/4 Section 4 (Lat: 38.406778 Lon: -111.698722), Type: 48.8, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 7035353009, , 301 NORTH FAIRFAX STREET #101
  • Towers Manager, Se 1/4 Nw 1/4 Section 4 (Lat: 38.406778 Lon: -111.698722), Type: 48.8, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 4256435000, Fcc@wacorp.Net, 111 108TH AVE NE, SUITE 160

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 130w 3rd South (Lat: 38.397500 Lon: -111.645556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 22 m, Overall height: 32 m, Call Sign: WPWE801
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.200 MHz, 153.440 MHz, 457.200 MHz, 158.220 MHz, 452.200 MHz, 452.200 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/26/2012, Expiration Date: 10/31/2022, Certifier: Mike Avant
    Registrant: Garkane Energy, 1802 South Highway 89a, Kanab, UT 84741, Phone: (435) 644-5026, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Loa, 61 West Center (Lat: 38.401917 Lon: -111.643889), Type: Pole, Structure height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WQAF869
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/24/2004, Expiration Date: 05/24/2014, Certifier: Brant Barton
    Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, 2120 L Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 828-5520, Fax: (202) 828-5568
  • LOA, 61 West Center Street (Lat: 38.401917 Lon: -111.643778), Overall height: 12.5 m, Call Sign: WGX543
    Assigned Frequencies: 2113.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/21/1994, Expiration Date: 08/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 12/31/1996
    Registrant: U S West Communications Inc, 700 W Mineral Ave Room Co G1.24, Littleton, CO 80120

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: N7WUN, Licensee ID: L00468020
    Grant Date: 01/18/2012, Expiration Date: 03/10/2022, Certifier: Lee Macklin
    Registrant: Lee Macklin, 387 West 200 South, Loa, UT 84747
  • Call Sign: KE7IOK, Licensee ID: L01174338
    Grant Date: 07/20/2006, Expiration Date: 07/20/2016, Certifier: Eric T Ehlers
    Registrant: Eric T Ehlers, Box 337, Loa, UT 84747
  • Call Sign: KE7IOL, Licensee ID: L01174339
    Grant Date: 07/20/2006, Expiration Date: 07/20/2016, Certifier: Taylor J Ehlers
    Registrant: Taylor J Ehlers, Loa, UT 84747
  • Call Sign: KE7IOM, Licensee ID: L01174340
    Grant Date: 07/20/2006, Expiration Date: 07/20/2016, Certifier: Julianne Ehlers
    Registrant: Julianne Ehlers, Loa, UT 84747
  • Call Sign: KE7KOY, Licensee ID: L01237913
    Grant Date: 01/24/2007, Expiration Date: 01/24/2017, Certifier: Thomas R Gilgs
    Registrant: Thomas R Gilgs, Loa, UT 84747

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 21495 , Serial Number: 18261670, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 01/22/1973
    Registrant (Corporation): Harward And Rees, Po Box 279, Loa, UT 84747

Most common first names in Loa, UT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William478.3 years
George372.0 years
Floyd383.7 years
Evan268.5 years
Joseph281.0 years
John276.0 years
Lee276.0 years
Leonard276.5 years
Mary270.0 years
Melvin271.5 years
Most common last names in Loa, UT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Taylor3080.1 years
Brown979.1 years
Brian984.4 years
Blackburn881.9 years
Sorenson679.0 years
Ellett582.8 years
Nelson577.8 years
Chappell484.5 years
Christensen471.5 years
Okerlund483.0 years

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