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Population in 2012: 9,817 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +27.3%
 

Males: 5,176  (52.7%)
Females: 4,641  (47.3%)

Median resident age:  27.9 years
Utah median age:  30.7 years

Zip codes: 84078.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $54,942 (it was $30,357 in 2000)
Vernal:

$54,942
UT:

$57,049
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,781

Vernal city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $159,815 (it was $79,100 in 2000)
Vernal:

$159,815
UT:

$199,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $173,075; Detached houses: $183,399; Townhouses or other attached units: $270,846; In 2-unit structures: $159,224; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $88,793; Mobile homes: $60,543; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $91,358

Median gross rent in 2012: $933.

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  • White alone - 7,499 (81.4%)
  • Hispanic - 1,108 (12.0%)
  • Two or more races - 242 (2.6%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 184 (2.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 144 (1.6%)
  • Other race alone - 34 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 7 (0.08%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Vernal: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (13.3%), English (12.2%), Irish (7.4%), United States (6.3%), Scottish (2.8%), Norwegian (2.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated in 1897

Elevation: 5322 feet

Land area: 4.58 square miles.

Population density: 2,142 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Vernal:

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 14.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Vernal city:

  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 55.0%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

622 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe).

This city:  6.7%
Utah:  8.4%



According to our research of Utah and other state lists there were 77 registered sex offenders living in Vernal, Utah as of November 26, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Vernal to the number of sex offenders is 127 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $954 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $972 (0.6%)

Vernal satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Provo, UT (113.0 miles , pop. 105,166).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Denver, CO (247.0 miles , pop. 554,636).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (499.2 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Naples, UT (1.6 miles ), Maeser, UT (1.6 miles ), Fort Duchesne, UT (4.5 miles ), Whiterocks, UT (4.6 miles ), Randlett, UT (4.6 miles ), Ballard, UT (5.0 miles ), Independence, UT (5.0 miles) , Neola, UT (5.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $77,100
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $96,100
  • 1999: 13 buildings, average cost: $78,100
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2001: 18 buildings, average cost: $85,400
  • 2002: 18 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 2003: 19 buildings, average cost: $90,900
  • 2004: 15 buildings, average cost: $102,800
  • 2005: 32 buildings, average cost: $136,100
  • 2006: 117 buildings, average cost: $139,200
  • 2007: 197 buildings, average cost: $151,300
  • 2008: 106 buildings, average cost: $161,900
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $298,500
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $209,000
  • 2011: 72 buildings, average cost: $41,700
  • 2012: 297 buildings, average cost: $35,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 40.45 N, Longitude: 109.54 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,997 (+54.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,693 (68.5%)

Area code: 435

Vernal household income distribution Vernal home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Vernal by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000000110
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.011.010.80.0
Rapes 21235384477
per 100,000 25.512.525.037.460.936.494.245.643.975.674.7
Robberies 15115030213
per 100,000 12.862.512.512.560.90.035.30.021.910.832.0
Assaults 6185221182110201533
per 100,000 76.5225.062.5274.4134.097.2247.2114.0219.3161.9352.1
Burglaries 54373125156275744665962
per 100,000 688.8462.4387.53130.5682.3328.0670.9501.8723.6636.9661.5
Thefts 346401345306224195261318326273317
per 100,000 4413.35011.94313.03816.42729.42369.13072.03626.43574.22946.93382.1
Auto thefts 2312192824232720111715
per 100,000 293.4150.0237.5349.2292.4279.4317.8228.1120.6183.5160.0
Arson 173023122203
per 100,000 216.837.50.024.936.612.123.522.821.90.032.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.7) 285.7316.3253.1484.8272.2187.3328.3255.9308.5292.7331.8

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Crime rate in Vernal detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 21 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.92
Utah average:

1.73

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Vernal, Utah accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.7%
Utah:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,067 (+16.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (34%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Extraction workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

Vernal-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Utah state average. It is 58% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 74.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/30/2000 at 14:46:51, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 70.2 miles away from Vernal center
On 3/20/1995 at 12:46:16, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.1 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/7/2000 at 02:16:04, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.2 ML, Depth: 1.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/2002 at 18:17:45, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.8 miles away from Vernal center
On 11/8/1991 at 13:15:05, a magnitude 3.8 (3.4 MB, 3.8 ML, Depth: 1.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 27.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Uintah County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Birthplace of: Douglas Kent Hall - Writer, Earl W. Bascom - Artist, Gordon Gee - Academic, James Woods - (born 1947), actor, Clair Burgener - Politician, Brenda Novak - Novelist.


Hospitals/medical centers in Vernal:

  • UINTAH BASIN MED CTR DIALYSIS- VERNAL (Dialysis Facility, 224 E 500 S STE A)
  • APPLEGATE HOME HEALTH VERNAL (Home Health Center, 265 E 100 S)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD HOME CARE - VERNAL (Home Health Center, 266 WEST 100 NORTH SUITE 2)
  • MEDSHARES NORTHEAST UTAH (Home Health Center, 38 EAST 100 NORTH)
  • APPLEGATE HOSPICE (Hospital, 266 EAST 100 NORTH)
  • ASHLEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, provides emergency services, 150 WEST 100 NORTH)
  • HOSPICE OF UTAH (Hospital, 266 WEST 100 NORTH SUITE 5)
  • UINTAH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 510 SOUTH 500 WEST)

Political contributions by individuals in Vernal, UT

Airports and heliports located in Vernal:


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Local government website: www.vernalcity.org

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Vernal:

  • Mesa State College (about 109 miles; Grand Junction, CO; Full-time enrollment: 5,126)
  • Brigham Young University (about 113 miles; Provo, UT; FT enrollment: 30,109)
  • Utah Valley University (about 116 miles; Orem, UT; FT enrollment: 15,072)
  • University of Utah (about 124 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 20,534)
  • Westminster College (about 124 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,451)
  • Western Governors University (about 124 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 15,870)
  • University of Phoenix-Utah Campus (about 126 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 3,097)

Public high schools in Vernal:

  • UINTAH HIGH (Students: 1,158; Location: 1880 WEST 500 NORTH; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • ASHLEY VALLEY EDUC CTR (ALT) (Students: 130; Location: 250 SOUTH VERNAL AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SPLIT MOUNTAIN YOUTH CENTER (YIC) (Location: 830 EAST MAIN; Grades: 07 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Vernal:

  • VERNAL MIDDLE (Students: 887; Location: 721 WEST 100 SOUTH; Grades: 06 - 07)
  • VERNAL JR HIGH (Students: 844; Location: 161 NORTH 1000 WEST; Grades: 08 - 10)
  • MAESER SCHOOL (Students: 716; Location: 2670 WEST 1000 NORTH; Grades: KG - 05)
  • NAPLES SCHOOL (Students: 664; Location: 1971 SOUTH 1500 EAST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • DAVIS SCHOOL (Students: 575; Location: 4101 SOUTH 2500 EAST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • DISCOVERY SCHOOL (Students: 485; Location: 650 WEST 1200 SOUTH; Grades: KG - 05)
  • ASHLEY SCHOOL (Students: 444; Location: 350 NORTH 1150 WEST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • UINTAH ONLINE SCHOOL (Students: 141; Location: 635 WEST 200 SOUTH; Grades: KG - 08)
  • UINTAH SPECIALIZED PRESCHOOL (Location: 250 SOUTH VERNAL AVE; Grades: PK - PK)

Private elementary/middle school in Vernal:

  • UINTAH BASIN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 144; Location: 1845 W 750 S; Grades: PK - 8)

Library in Vernal:

  • UINTAH COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,328,880; Location: 155 EAST MAIN STREET; 160,332 books; 3,259 e-books; 11,082 audio materials; 21,800 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 39 state licensed databases; 176 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Vernal: Dinosaur Gardens (A), Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum (B), Gold Cross Ambulance Eastern Utah Division (C), Vernal - Uintah County Fire Department (D), Thorne Museum and Studio (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Vernal include: Ashley Valley Medical Center Chapel (A), Assembly of God Church (B), Church of Christ (C), Kingsbury Community Church (D), Saint James Catholic Church (E), Saint Pauls Episcopal Church (F), Vernal Christian Church (G), Vernal Landmark Missionary Baptist Church (H), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Vernal: Utah Field House of Natural History (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Western Heritage Museum (302 East 200 South), Wild Waters (Water Parks & Slides; 1155 East Highway 40), United States Government - Interior Department Of- National Park Service- Dinosaur National Monu (Recreation Areas; 80 North 500 West), Vernal Theatre (Amusement & Theme Parks; 40 East Main Street), Jenkins Music Vending (Amusement & Theme Parks; 775 West 2500 South), Cinema 5 (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1400 West Highway 40), Dinah Bowl (Amusement & Theme Parks; 168 West Main Street), Dinosaurland Travel Board (55 East Main Street), Dinaland Aviation (Tours & Charters; 830 East 500 North).

Hotels: Econo Lodge Downtown (311 East Main Street), Motel 6 (1092 West Highway 40), Lazy K Motel (1500 East Highway 40), Super 8 Motel (1624 West Highway 40), Dinosaur Gifts-N Things (251 East Main Street), Weston Plaza (1684 West Highway 40), Rodeway Inn Vernal (590 West Main Street), Best Western Antlers (423 West Main), Split Mountain Motel (1015 East Highway 40).

Court: Frontier Court Services (335 West 50 North).

 
Uintah County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  NO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2006 was 7.27. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.27
U.S.:

25.42

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

GREENDALE & BOOTLEG CGS (Population served: 800, Groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In OCT-2001
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2001
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2001
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JUL-2001
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2000
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
STEINAKER LAKE ST PARK (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Notification, Public - Between JUL-1997 and SEP-1997, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
ROSS SPRINGS WATER SYS (Population served: 255, Groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JUL-1999
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAY-1999
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In APR-1999
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAR-1999
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In FEB-1999
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JAN-1999
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JAN-2002
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-2001
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2001
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In OCT-2001
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2001
  • 11 other older monitoring violations
RED SPRINGS/LODGEPOLE CG (Population served: 240, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
MOON LAKE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 223, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • One minor monitoring violation
HADES CAMPGROUND (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Notification, Public - Between JUL-1997 and SEP-1997, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
VERNAL PHOSPHATE PLANT (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
SPIRIT LAKE LODGE (Population served: 51, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Vernal that have no violations reported:

  • VERNAL (Population served: 7500, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)
  • ASHLEY VALLEY W&SID (Population served: 6300, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)
  • MAESER IMPROVEMENT DISTR (Population served: 3020, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)
  • LUCERNE VALLEY CAMPGROUND (Population served: 775, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • YELLOWPINE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 346, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • UPPER STILLWATER CAMPGR (Population served: 320, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LITTLE HOLE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 180, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ANTELOPE FLAT CAMPGROUND (Population served: 138, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DESERET GEN & TRANS CO-OP (Population served: 103, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)
  • IRON MINE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 90, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.4%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 61.3% for American Indian residents, 35.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 31.9% for other race residents, 16.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Utah:  3.1 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.7%
Whole state:  75.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.9%
Whole state:  4.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Vernal, UT

People in group quarters in Vernal in 2010:

  • 98 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 81 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 10 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Vernal in 2000:

  • 109 people in nursing homes
  • 90 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 15 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

Vernal compared to Utah state average:

Vernal, Utah environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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Banks with branches in Vernal (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Vernal Branch at 3 East Main Street, branch established on 1956/10/01; Wal-Mart Vernal Branch at 1851 W Hwy 40, branch established on 2000/09/21. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Grand Valley Bank: Vernal Branch at 121 West Main, branch established on 2005/09/14. Info updated 2009/01/13: Bank assets: $264.2 mil, Deposits: $230.2 mil, headquarters in Heber City, UT, positive income, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Porter Mountain Iii, Lllp
  • Zions First National Bank: Vernal Branch at 3 West Main Street, branch established on 1903/09/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $17,531.3 mil, Deposits: $14,905.3 mil, headquarters in Salt Lake City, UT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 151 total offices, Holding Company: Zions Bancorporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Vernal, Utah:

  • Days Inn, 260 W Main St, Vernal, UT 84078 , Phone: (435) 789-1011, Fax: (435) 789-0172
  • Weston Plaza Hotel, 1684 W Hwy 40, Vernal, UT 84078 , Phone: (435) 789-9550, Fax: (435) 789-4874
  • Weston Lamplighter Motel, 120 East Main, Vernal, UT 84078 , Phone: (435) 789-0312
  • Best Western Antlers, 423 West Main, Vernal, UT 84078 , Phone: (888) 791-2929, Fax: (435) 789-4979
  • Motel 6 Vernal, 1092 W Hwy 40, Vernal, UT 84078 , Phone: (435) 789-0666, Fax: (435) 789-0723
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 1515 W Us Hwy 40, Vernal, UT 84078 , Phone: (435) 789-4654, Fax: (435) 789-4656
  • Best Western Dinosaur Inn, 251 E Main St, Vernal, UT 84078 , Phone: (435) 789-2660, Fax: (435) 789-2467
  • Springhill Suites By Marriott - Vernal, 1205 West Hwy 40, Vernal, UT 84078 , Phone: (435) 781-9000, Fax: (435) 781-9001
  • Towneplace Suites By Marriott Vernal, 1219 West Hwy 40, Vernal, UT 84078 , Phone: (435) 789-8050, Fax: (435) 789-8060
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Vernal, Utah

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Vernal travel time to work - commute


Vernal mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Vernal city (based on Uintah County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.96%
Here71.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents86.8%3.8%2.9%1.7%1.4%
Congregations70.4%3.7%3.7%5.6%3.7%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran ChurchUnited Church of ChristChurches of ChristOther
Adherents0.9%0.9%0.4%0.4%0.8%
Congregations1.9%1.9%1.9%1.9%5.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Uintah County:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

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

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Uintah County:

4.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Utah:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Uintah County:

25.9%
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 4$16,180$48,5400$0
Other Government Administration 5$22,147$53,1538$4,807
Judicial and Legal 4$11,216$33,6480$0
Police Protection - Officers 19$86,408$54,5730$0
Police - Other 3$9,046$36,1840$0
Firefighters 0$0 26$4,094
Fire - Other 0$0 1$1,475
Streets and Highways 8$28,450$42,6750$0
Health 2$7,297$43,7820$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,376$40,5120$0
Sewerage 2$6,804$40,8240$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,166$37,9920$0
Water Supply 6$21,042$42,0840$0
Other and Unallocable 10$32,953$39,5442$2,119
Totals for Government 65$248,085$45,80037$12,495

Vernal government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $484,000 ($49.30)
    General Public Buildings: $48,000 ($4.89)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($0.51)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,767,000 ($179.99)
    Police Protection: $1,678,000 ($170.93)
    Sewerage: $1,235,000 ($125.80)
    Central Staff Services: $986,000 ($100.44)
    Regular Highways: $927,000 ($94.43)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $311,000 ($31.68)
    Financial Administration: $292,000 ($29.74)
    Local Fire Protection: $279,000 ($28.42)
    General - Other: $249,000 ($25.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $223,000 ($22.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $151,000 ($15.38)
    General Public Buildings: $70,000 ($7.13)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $96,000 ($9.78)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $81,000 ($8.25)
    Police Protection: $18,000 ($1.83)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $163,000 ($16.60)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $221,000 ($22.51)
    Police Protection: $128,000 ($13.04)
    General Public Building: $53,000 ($5.40)
    Local Fire Protection: $21,000 ($2.14)
    Central Staff Services: $17,000 ($1.73)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000 ($0.51)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,585,000 ($263.32)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $13,000 ($1.32)

Vernal government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,195,000 ($121.73)
    All Other: $336,000 ($34.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $224,000 ($22.82)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $942,000 ($95.96)
    All Other: $257,000 ($26.18)
    Highways: $8,000 ($0.81)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $372,000 ($37.89)
    Interest Earnings: $182,000 ($18.54)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,584,000 ($161.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $295,000 ($30.05)
    All Other: $123,000 ($12.53)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,204,000 ($428.24)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,989,000 ($202.61)
    Property: $400,000 ($40.75)
    Public Utilities Sales: $299,000 ($30.46)
    Other License: $145,000 ($14.77)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $54,000 ($5.50)
    NEC: $11,000 ($1.12)

Vernal government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,708,000 ($887.03)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,377,000 ($853.32)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $514,000 ($52.36)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $183,000 ($18.64)

8.86% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,737 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.86%
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  1.02% ($37,321 average AGI)
from Duchesne County, UT  0.98% ($39,852)
from Utah County, UT  0.58% ($34,604)


6.99% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($49,299 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.99%
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 Salt Lake County, UT  1.07% ($85,092 average AGI)
to Duchesne County, UT  0.85% ($42,029)
to Mesa County, CO  0.49% ($63,675)

Strongest AM radio stations in Vernal:

  • KVEL (920 AM; 5 kW; VERNAL, UT; Owner: ASHLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KNEU (1250 AM; 5 kW; ROOSEVELT, UT; Owner: COUNTRY GOLD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KSLL (1080 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PRICE, UT; Owner: AGAINST THE WIND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KTKK (630 AM; 10 kW; SANDY, UT; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Vernal:

  • KXRQ (94.3 FM; ROOSEVELT, UT; Owner: UINTA BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • KIFX (98.5 FM; ROOSEVELT, UT; Owner: EVANS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLCY-FM (105.9 FM; VERNAL, UT; Owner: ASHLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K214AV (90.7 FM; VERNAL, UT; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K218CT (91.5 FM; VERNAL, UT; Owner: UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY OF A. & A.S.)

TV broadcast stations around Vernal:

  • K25EE (Channel 25; MOUNTAIN VIEW, ETC., UT; Owner: DAGGETT COUNTY TELEVISION DEPT.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Vernal, Utah:
  • Fatal accident count: 40
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 58
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 15
  • Fatalities: 40
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 105
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Utah average:
  • Fatal accident count: 91
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 141
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 22
  • Fatalities: 99
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 253
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 13

See more detailed statistics of Vernal fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total average daily traffic: 26,160
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,472
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 48,095

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Vernal)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 90 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Vernal, UT)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 121 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 197 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Vernal)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 51 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Vernal)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 82
  • Hazardous Condition: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Vernal


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Vernal, UT

Most common first names in Vernal, UT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William5071.5 years
John5074.8 years
Mary4876.8 years
Charles4176.4 years
George3976.8 years
James3671.4 years
Robert2871.6 years
Harold2276.4 years
Ruth2075.0 years
Earl1971.6 years
Most common last names in Vernal, UT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hatch5075.4 years
Johnson4173.6 years
Caldwell3676.6 years
Hall3077.1 years
Hacking2976.0 years
Anderson2774.6 years
Slaugh2779.3 years
Smith2676.1 years
Murray2569.0 years
Merkley2476.1 years
Businesses in Vernal, UT
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3Motel 61
Ace Hardware2Nike1
Arby's1Payless1
Best Western2Pizza Hut1
Big O Tires1Quiznos1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Curves1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Sears1
FedEx4Sprint Nextel1
GNC1Staples1
GameStop1Studio 61
H&R Block1Super 81
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
Kmart1The Athlete's Foot1
Kroger1Travelodge1
La-Z-Boy1True Value1
Lane Furniture1U-Haul2
Little Caesars Pizza1UPS5
Lowe's1Walmart1
Maurices1Wendy's1
McDonald's1
Browse common businesses in Vernal, UT


Vernal on our top lists:

  • #95 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 5,000+)"
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  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Bush (Republican) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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