Paragonah, Utah

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Population in 2013: 493 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.9%
 
Males: 252  (51.2%)
Females: 241  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  48.5 years
Utah median age:  30.2 years

Zip codes: 84760, 84761.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,732 (it was $33,958 in 2000)
Paragonah:

$42,732
UT:

$59,770

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,617 (it was $11,352 in 2000)

Paragonah town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $157,358 (it was $95,900 in 2000)
Paragonah:

$157,358
UT:

$211,400

Median gross rent in 2013: $711.

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  • Races in Paragonah, UT (2010)

    Paragonah races chart
    • 46495.1%White alone
    • 142.9%Hispanic
    • 81.6%Two or more races
    • 10.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Paragonah: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (31.5%), German (12.1%), Danish (8.9%), Irish (5.2%), United States (4.8%), Norwegian (3.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated in 1916

Elevation: 5897 feet

Land area: 0.58 square miles.

Population density: 850 people per square mile   (low).

Paragonah,UT real estate house value index trend

Paragonah, Utah map

For population 25 years and over in Paragonah:

  • High school or higher: 94.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Paragonah town:

  • Never married: 18.7%
  • Now married: 61.8%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.4%
Utah:

8.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $886 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $718 (0.5%)

Paragonah satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sunrise Manor, NV (173.0 miles , pop. 156,120).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Las Vegas, NV (178.7 miles , pop. 478,434).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (303.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Parowan, UT (2.1 miles ), Summit, UT (3.3 miles) , Brian Head, UT (3.7 miles) , Enoch, UT (4.1 miles ), Panguitch, UT (4.4 miles ), Cedar City, UT (4.6 miles ), Minersville, UT (4.9 miles ), Hatch, UT (5.0 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $69,500

Latitude: 37.89 N, Longitude: 112.77 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 435

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

4.7%
Utah:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +161 (+52.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (15%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)

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

Average climate in Paragonah, Utah

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Paragonah-area historical earthquake activity is above Utah state average. It is 539% 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 311.2 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 331.2 miles away from Paragonah 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 309.9 miles away from the city center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 291.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 399.7 miles away from Paragonah center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 296.9 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 Iron County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Paragonah:

  • IRON COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; PAROWAN, UT)

Airports located in Paragonah:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Paragonah:

  • Southern Utah University (about 22 miles; Cedar City, UT; Full-time enrollment: 6,522)
  • Dixie State University (about 70 miles; Saint George, UT; FT enrollment: 6,485)
  • Snow College (about 121 miles; Ephraim, UT; FT enrollment: 3,224)
  • Brigham Young University-Provo (about 175 miles; Provo, UT; FT enrollment: 33,525)
  • Utah Valley University (about 175 miles; Orem, UT; FT enrollment: 24,403)
  • Nevada State College (about 178 miles; Henderson, NV; FT enrollment: 2,346)
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas (about 180 miles; Las Vegas, NV; FT enrollment: 21,153)

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

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

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

Iron 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 Paragonah and their reported violations in the past:

PAROWAN CITY WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 2,500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-19-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-19-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-29-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-29-2011), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-29-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-25-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-12-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-2011), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-12-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-04-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 138 regular monitoring violations
  • 5 other older monitoring violations
PARAGONAH TOWN WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 470, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-06-2009), St Compliance achieved (NOV-06-2009), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-06-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-02-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-02-2009), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-02-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-15-2009), St Public Notif requested (JAN-15-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-22-2008), St Public Notif requested (MAY-22-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-22-2008), St Public Notif requested (APR-22-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-26-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-26-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-01-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-23-2010), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-23-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-23-2011)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAY-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from NOV-10-2005 to NOV-10-2005), St Public Notif requested (2 times from NOV-10-2005 to NOV-10-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2010)
  • 4 minor monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.1%
(13.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Utah:  3.1 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  77.2%
Whole state:  75.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  1.1%
Whole state:  4.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Paragonah 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.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Utah average:

10.5

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Wood (19%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Paragonah town (based on Iron County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other31,88698
Catholic2,2482
Evangelical Protestant1,38412
Mainline Protestant2522
None10,393-
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: 4
Iron County:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Iron County:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Iron County:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Here:

6.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.5%
Utah:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Iron County:

21.1%
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 1$124
Other Government Administration 1$2,640$31,6800$0
Water Supply 0$0 3$1,700
Electric Power 0$0 1$500
Totals for Government 1$2,640$31,6805$2,324

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $163,000 ($330.63)
    Fire Protection: $56,000 ($113.59)
    Regular Highways: $53,000 ($107.51)
    Financial Administration: $50,000 ($101.42)
    Water Utilities: $39,000 ($79.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000 ($54.77)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $5,000 ($10.14)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($8.11)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($6.09)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $8,000 ($16.23)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $60,000 ($121.70)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($6.09)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $29,000 ($58.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $26,000 ($52.74)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $56,000 ($113.59)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($14.20)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($2.03)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $154,000 ($312.37)
    Water Utilities: $48,000 ($97.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $36,000 ($73.02)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $38,000 ($77.08)
    Property: $24,000 ($48.68)
    NEC: $4,000 ($8.11)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $43,000 ($87.22)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $43,000 ($87.22)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $361,000 ($732.25)

8.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,048 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.85%
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 Washington County, UT  1.37% ($26,317 average AGI)
from Clark County, NV  0.91% ($38,658)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.66% ($20,724)


9.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,384 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.62%
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 Washington County, UT  1.83% ($31,831 average AGI)
to Salt Lake County, UT  0.87% ($28,207)
to Clark County, NV  0.77% ($26,647)

Strongest AM radio stations in Paragonah:

  • KNNZ (940 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: MB MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KSUB (590 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: MB MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KDXU (890 AM; 10 kW; ST. GEORGE, UT; Owner: WESTERN BROADCASTING, LS, LLC)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KUNF (1210 AM; 10 kW; WASHINGTON, UT; Owner: MARATHON MEDIA GROUP, L.L.C.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZNU (1450 AM; 10 kW; ST. GEORGE, UT; Owner: AM RADIO 1450, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KMTI (650 AM; 10 kW; MANTI, UT; Owner: SANPETE COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KSVC (980 AM; 5 kW; RICHFIELD, UT; Owner: MID-UTAH RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Paragonah:

  • KREC (98.1 FM; BRIAN HEAD, UT; Owner: MARATHON MEDIA GROUP, L.L.C.)
  • K208CA (89.5 FM; PAROWAN, UT; Owner: UTAH STATE UNIV. OF AGRI & APP. SCI)
  • K211BU (90.1 FM; PAROWAN, UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • K243AG (96.5 FM; PAROWAN, UT; Owner: IRON COUNTY)
  • K202AW (88.3 FM; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • K203CA (88.5 FM; MILFORD, UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • K255AD (98.9 FM; RURAL GARFIELD, ETC., UT; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • KXFF (92.5 FM; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: MB MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • K282AC (104.3 FM; RURAL GARFIELD COUNT, UT; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • KCYQ (93.7 FM; RICHFIELD, UT; Owner: MID-UTAH RADIO, INC.)
  • K300AC (107.9 FM; WASHINGTON, ETC., UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • K211CL (90.1 FM; BEAVER, UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)

TV broadcast stations around Paragonah:

  • K40CH (Channel 40; PAROWAN, UT; Owner: IRON COUNTY)

Paragonah fatal accident list:

Jul 12, 2013 09:04 AM, I-15, Lat: 37.92547, Lon: -112.76807, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 29, 2007 03:32 PM, I-15, Lat: 37.87671, Lon: -112.81476, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Apr 7, 2005 05:20 AM, I-15, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Paragonah)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KC7IHD, Licensee ID: L00945949
    Grant Date: 11/30/2004, Expiration Date: 01/18/2015
    Registrant: John T Gray, 74 N Main, Paragonah, UT 84760
  • Call Sign: KD7GEL, Licensee ID: L01495876
    Grant Date: 06/03/2009, Expiration Date: 07/23/2019
    Registrant: William B Gray, 74 N Main, Paragonah, UT 84760
  • Call Sign: W8EQA, Previous Call Sign: KC7LLY, Licensee ID: L00134780
    Grant Date: 03/21/2006, Expiration Date: 06/11/2016, Certifier: Daniel R Farwell
    Registrant: Daniel R Farwell, Paragonah, UT 84760
  • Call Sign: W7TU, Previous Call Sign: KD7HJM, Licensee ID: L00173126
    Grant Date: 02/05/2010, Expiration Date: 03/24/2020, Certifier: Daniel R Farwell
    Registrant: Utahs Dixie Dx & Contest Club, Paragonah, UT 84760
  • Call Sign: W7RRR, Previous Call Sign: KC7SIB, Licensee ID: L00226577
    Grant Date: 03/10/2010, Expiration Date: 05/26/2020, Certifier: Melody L Farwell
    Registrant: Melody L Farwell, Paragonah, UT 84760
  • Call Sign: KE7BDU, Licensee ID: L00882454
    Grant Date: 06/23/2004, Expiration Date: 06/23/2014, Cancellation Date: 03/25/2005, Certifier: Ritsuko Corwin
    Registrant: Ritsuko Corwin, 752 N 1600 West, Paragonah, UT 84760

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Paragonah, UT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Frank481.5 years
John474.8 years
William480.2 years
James374.6 years
Joseph377.4 years
Della279.0 years
Sarah283.5 years
George279.0 years
Lewis285.5 years
Most common last names in Paragonah, UT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Robinson1280.0 years
Topham882.9 years
Stones681.7 years
Talbot582.2 years
Barton578.8 years
Lister568.2 years
Dalton472.8 years
Davenport483.0 years
Edwards384.7 years
Chase278.0 years
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