Tropic, Utah

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Population in 2013: 519 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.2%
 
Males: 278  (53.6%)
Females: 241  (46.4%)
Median resident age:  36.1 years
Utah median age:  30.7 years

Zip codes: 84776.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,655 (it was $42,500 in 2000)
Tropic:

$49,655
UT:

$57,049
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,504 (it was $13,896 in 2000)

Tropic town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $154,497 (it was $86,200 in 2000)
Tropic:

$154,497
UT:

$199,700
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $181,091; Detached houses: $187,854; Mobile homes: $91,721

Median gross rent in 2012: $308.

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  • White alone - 499 (94.2%)
  • Hispanic - 16 (3.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (1.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Tropic: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (29.7%), German (9.5%), Danish (6.2%), United States (6.2%), Scottish (6.0%), Welsh (4.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6295 feet

Land area: 8.38 square miles.

Population density: 62 people per square mile   (very low).

Tropic, Utah map

For population 25 years and over in Tropic:

  • High school or higher: 93.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 13.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tropic town:

  • Never married: 16.1%
  • Now married: 71.5%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

51 residents are foreign born (2.9% Europe).

This town:  7.1%
Utah:  8.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $621 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $666 (0.4%)

Tropic satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Flagstaff, AZ (169.6 miles , pop. 52,894).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Las Vegas, NV (199.5 miles , pop. 478,434).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (283.2 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Cannonville, UT (2.1 miles) , Bryce Canyon City, UT (2.4 miles) , Henrieville, UT (2.6 miles) , Hatch, UT (4.4 miles) , Panguitch, UT (4.8 miles ), Alton, UT (5.0 miles) , Escalante, UT (5.3 miles ), Antimony, UT (5.8 miles) .

Latitude: 37.62 N, Longitude: 112.09 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 435

Tropic household income distribution Tropic home values distribution

Tropic tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.7%
Utah:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +136 (+36.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (43%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (4%)
  • Cashiers (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

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

Average climate in Tropic, Utah

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Tropic-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Utah state average. It is 498% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 344.3 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 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 352.1 miles away from Tropic center
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 324.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 425.7 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 332.1 miles away from Tropic 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 86.5 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 Garfield County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Droughts: 2, Floods: 2, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Tropic topographic map

Heliports located in Tropic:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tropic:

  • Southern Utah University (about 54 miles; Cedar City, UT; Full-time enrollment: 6,522)
  • Dixie State University (about 89 miles; Saint George, UT; FT enrollment: 6,485)
  • Snow College (about 124 miles; Ephraim, UT; FT enrollment: 3,224)
  • Northern Arizona University (about 171 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 22,494)
  • Coconino Community College (about 172 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,090)
  • Brigham Young University-Provo (about 184 miles; Provo, UT; FT enrollment: 33,525)
  • Utah Valley University (about 185 miles; Orem, UT; FT enrollment: 24,403)

Public high school in Tropic:

  • BRYCE VALLEY HIGH (Students: 125; Location: 721 WEST BRYCE WAY; Grades: 07 - 12)

Public elementary/middle school in Tropic:

  • BRYCE VALLEY SCHOOL (Students: 203; Location: 500 WEST CENTER; Grades: PK - 06)

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

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

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

Creek: Campbell Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Grand Canyon North Rim (Tours & Charters; Po Box 128).

Hotels: Bybee Steppingstone Motel (21 South Main Street), Bryce Country Cabins (320 North Main), Doug's Place-Supermarket-Phillips (141 North Main), Bryce Valley Inn /World Host (199 North Main Highway 12), Bryce Valley Inn (199 North Scenic Byway 12), Bryce Canyon Inn (21 North Main).

Garfield 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 Tropic and their reported violations in the past:

TROPIC TOWN WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 600, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
HENRIEVILLE TOWN WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-17-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAY-17-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In DEC-01-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-30-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-30-2012)
  • 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)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
RUBYS INN (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-17-2014), St Public Notif requested (JAN-17-2014)
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.9%
(6.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 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:  81.5%
Whole state:  75.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.2%
Whole state:  4.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Tropic compared to Utah state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Tropic (2011 data):

  • State Bank of Southern Utah: Tropic Branch at 200 North Main, branch established on 1997/07/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $674.3 mil, Deposits: $573.2 mil, headquarters in Cedar City, UT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Southern Utah Bancorporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Tropic, Utah:

  • Bybees Steppingstone Motel, PO Box 112, Tropic, UT 84776 , Phone: (435) 679-8998
  • Bryce Valley Inn, 199 N Main, Tropic, UT 84776 , Phone: (800) 442-1890, Fax: (435) 679-8846
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Tropic, Utah

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (38%)
  • Wood (36%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Other fuel (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 Tropic town (based on Garfield County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 78.27%
Here: 78.3%
USA: 50.2%

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Garfield County:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

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

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Garfield County:

17.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

15.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Utah:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Garfield County:

24.2%
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$704
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$1,366
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,976
Water Supply 1$2,370$28,4400$0
Totals for Government 1$2,370$28,4404$4,046

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $57,000 ($109.83)
    Regular Highways: $42,000 ($80.92)
    Central Staff Services: $38,000 ($73.22)
    Fire Protection: $36,000 ($69.36)
    Sewerage: $21,000 ($40.46)
    Parks & Recreation: $17,000 ($32.76)
    General Public Buildings: $15,000 ($28.90)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($17.34)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000 ($15.41)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($3.85)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($3.85)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $31,000 ($59.73)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($19.27)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($13.49)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($13.49)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($11.56)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $118,000 ($227.36)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $22,000 ($42.39)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $39,000 ($75.14)
    All Other: $5,000 ($9.63)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,000 ($7.71)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $12,000 ($23.12)
    Property Sale Other: $11,000 ($21.19)
    Rents: $7,000 ($13.49)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($11.56)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $93,000 ($179.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $46,000 ($88.63)
    All Other: $45,000 ($86.71)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $54,000 ($104.05)
    Other Selective Sales: $40,000 ($77.07)
    Property: $16,000 ($30.83)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.93)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $364,000 ($701.35)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $27,000 ($52.02)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $19,000 ($36.61)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $12,000 ($23.12)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $328,000 ($631.98)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $24,000 ($46.24)
    Other, NEC: $8,000 ($15.41)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $170,000 ($327.55)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $40,000 ($77.07)

6.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,972 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
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  1.03% ($28,647 average AGI)


7.80% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,481 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.80%
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 Iron County, UT  1.25% ($39,905 average AGI)
to Clark County, NV  0.77% ($38,923)
to Washington County, UT  0.66% ($-2,818)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tropic:

  • 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.)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KDXU (890 AM; 10 kW; ST. GEORGE, UT; Owner: WESTERN BROADCASTING, LS, LLC)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KUNF (1210 AM; 10 kW; WASHINGTON, UT; Owner: MARATHON MEDIA GROUP, L.L.C.)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KMTI (650 AM; 10 kW; MANTI, UT; Owner: SANPETE COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tropic:

  • K282AC (104.3 FM; RURAL GARFIELD COUNT, UT; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • K255AD (98.9 FM; RURAL GARFIELD, ETC., UT; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • KREC (98.1 FM; BRIAN HEAD, UT; Owner: MARATHON MEDIA GROUP, L.L.C.)
  • KCYQ (93.7 FM; RICHFIELD, UT; Owner: MID-UTAH RADIO, INC.)
  • KPLD (101.1 FM; KANAB, UT; Owner: MARATHON MEDIA GROUP, L.L.C.)
  • K202AW (88.3 FM; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)

TV broadcast stations around Tropic:

  • K20BT (Channel 20; HENRIVILLE, UT; Owner: HENRIVILLE TOWN)
  • K05FY (Channel 5; TROPIC, ETC., UT; Owner: BRYCE LIONS CLUB)
  • K07OB (Channel 7; CANNONVILLE, UT; Owner: BRYCE LIONS CLUB)
  • K45BY (Channel 45; GARFIELD, ETC., UT; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • K47AB (Channel 47; GARFIELD, ETC., UT; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • K49AG (Channel 49; GARFIELD, ETC., UT; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • K55BO (Channel 55; RURAL GARFIELD, UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • K41EB (Channel 41; GARFIELD COUNTY, UT; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • K51AH (Channel 51; RURAL GARFIELD COUNT, UT; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • K53AK (Channel 53; GARFIELD, ETC., UT; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • K04IN (Channel 4; TROPIC, ETC., UT; Owner: BRYCE LIONS CLUB)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,889
Total average daily truck traffic: 200
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 2,768

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Tropic)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC5MTD, Licensee ID: L01050052
    Grant Date: 03/30/2006, Expiration Date: 03/30/2016
    Registrant: William T Goodman, Tropic, UT 84776

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-12 (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 2957D , Serial Number: 12-1350
    Registrant (Co-Owned): James H Luke, Po Box 224, Tropic, UT 84776, Other Owners: Carolyn H Luke
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 12/09/1991, Exported to: Germany

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
Most common first names in Tropic, UT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John485.0 years
David374.4 years
James273.0 years
George287.5 years
Ella288.5 years
Malen291.4 years
Robert275.0 years
Sarah285.0 years
Theron270.5 years
Thomas289.5 years
Most common last names in Tropic, UT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Pollock1081.9 years
Mecham971.9 years
Shakespear983.8 years
Ott773.7 years
Littlefield486.2 years
Munson482.0 years
Richards487.0 years
Wintch484.8 years
Jolley384.3 years
Bybee287.5 years

Businesses in Tropic, UT

  • True Value: 1

Tropic on our top lists:

  • #84 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries"
  • #23 (84776) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of English first ancestries"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Bush (Republican) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
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