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Population in 2012: 564 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.4%
 

Males: 248  (44.1%)
Females: 316  (55.9%)

Median resident age:  30.4 years
Utah median age:  30.7 years

Zip codes: 84747.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,911 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Loa:

$42,911
UT:

$57,049
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,350

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $138,176 (it was $92,100 in 2000)
Loa:

$138,176
UT:

$199,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $150,086; Detached houses: $151,263; Mobile homes: $115,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $492.

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  • White alone - 532 (93.0%)
  • Hispanic - 23 (4.0%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Loa: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (48.9%), Danish (8.5%), Scottish (7.9%), Irish (6.3%), Norwegian (5.7%), German (3.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 04/17/1919

Elevation: 7000 feet

Land area: 0.88 square miles.

Population density: 640 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Loa:

  • High school or higher: 93.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Loa town:

  • Never married: 10.2%
  • Now married: 75.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 4.1%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.3%
Utah:  8.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $650 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $526 (0.5%)

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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.8%
Utah:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +62 (+13.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (18%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (17%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (13%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Loa-area historical earthquake activity is above Utah state average. It is 155% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/19/2001 at 20:15:34, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.3 ML, Depth: 2.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 23.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/2003 at 01:04:19, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.4 ML, Depth: 0.2 mi) earthquake occurred 77.8 miles away from Loa center
On 1/2/1998 at 07:28:29, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1992 at 07:31:20, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 ML, Depth: 0.1 mi) earthquake occurred 26.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1994 at 03:48:37, a magnitude 4.3 (3.9 MB, 4.3 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 43.4 miles away from Loa center
On 1/6/1996 at 12:55:58, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.2 MD, Depth: 0.4 mi) earthquake occurred 64.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

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).
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Political contributions by individuals in Loa, UT

Airports located in Loa:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Loa:

  • Snow College (about 67 miles; Ephraim, UT; Full-time enrollment: 2,666)
  • Southern Utah University (about 93 miles; Cedar City, UT; FT enrollment: 5,635)
  • Brigham Young University (about 128 miles; Provo, UT; FT enrollment: 30,109)
  • Utah Valley University (about 130 miles; Orem, UT; FT enrollment: 15,072)
  • Dixie State College of Utah (about 139 miles; Saint George, UT; FT enrollment: 4,520)
  • University of Phoenix-Utah Campus (about 157 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 3,097)
  • Salt Lake Community College (about 158 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 11,080)

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 (Population served: 490, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-26-2002), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-26-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-1997, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Notification, Public - In AUG-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Notification, Public - In DEC-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Notification, Public - In JUN-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-1997 and JUN-1995, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-1995)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
FREMONT WATERWORKS CO (Population served: 240, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-1997, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.3%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Loa, UT

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:

  • 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 below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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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

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Loa travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (26%)
  • Wood (24%)
  • Coal or coke (18%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Solar energy (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Loa town (based on Wayne County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 81.31%
Here81.3%
USA50.2%

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 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$306
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$799
Streets and Highways 1$3,944$47,3280$0
Totals for Government 1$3,944$47,3287$1,105

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

  • Construction - Fire Protection: $167,000 ($296.10)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $54,000 ($95.74)
    Parks & Recreation: $22,000 ($39.01)
    Financial Administration: $21,000 ($37.23)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $7,000 ($12.41)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($12.41)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $50,000 ($88.65)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $14,000 ($24.82)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,000 ($1.77)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $80,000 ($141.84)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $14,000 ($24.82)
    Rents: $1,000 ($1.77)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $56,000 ($99.29)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $66,000 ($117.02)
    Highways: $38,000 ($67.38)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $83,000 ($147.16)
    Property: $7,000 ($12.41)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.77)

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

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $344,000 ($609.93)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $344,000 ($609.93)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $344,000 ($609.93)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $423,000 ($750.00)

11.71% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,387 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.71%
Utah average:

8.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Salt Lake County, UT  2.27% ($25,722 average AGI)


9.66% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,933 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.66%
Utah average:

7.46%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Washington County, UT  2.06% ($27,813 average AGI)
to Salt Lake County, UT  1.29% ($28,800)

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

Businesses in Loa, UT

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  • U-Haul: 1

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