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San Juan County

Population in 2010: 242. Population change since 2000: -12.6%
Males: 117  (48.3%)
Females: 125  (51.7%)

Median resident age:  24.6 years
Utah median age:  32.6 years

Zip codes: 84511.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $25,784 (it was $13,750 in 2000)
White Mesa:

$25,784
Utah:

$55,869
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $10,244

White Mesa CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $83,731 (it was $25,800 in 2000)
White Mesa:

$83,731
Utah:

$207,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $108,256; Detached houses: $108,256

Median gross rent in 2011: $196.

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  • American Indian alone - 215 (88.8%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (4.1%)
  • White alone - 9 (3.7%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (3.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in White Mesa: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 15.5 square miles.

Population density: 16 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in White Mesa:

  • High school or higher: 75.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 7.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in White Mesa CDP:

  • Never married: 59.9%
  • Now married: 16.9%
  • Separated: 6.6%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 5.5%

0 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.0%
Utah:  7.5%



According to our research of Utah and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in White Mesa, Utah as of April 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in White Mesa to the number of sex offenders is 277 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $863 (1.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Flagstaff, AZ (197.9 miles , pop. 52,894).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (228.0 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (309.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Blanding, UT (3.3 miles ), Bluff, UT (3.7 miles ), Montezuma Creek, UT (4.1 miles ), Tselakai Dezza, UT (4.4 miles) , Red Mesa, UT (4.5 miles ), Aneth, UT (5.0 miles ), Monticello, UT (5.3 miles ), Mexican Hat, UT (5.5 miles) .

Latitude: 37.47 N, Longitude: 109.47 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 435

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.2%
Utah:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (25%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (38%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (20%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (13%)
  • Cashiers (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8%)

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Earthquake activity:

White Mesa-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Utah state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/13/1994 at 06:01:23, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/27/2000 at 21:58:18, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.9 miles away from White Mesa center
On 11/7/2004 at 06:54:59, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 ML, Depth: 0.4 mi) earthquake occurred 61.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/6/2008 at 20:09:59, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 ML, Depth: 6.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 7.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/3/1999 at 15:35:34, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 ML, Depth: 2.6 mi) earthquake occurred 64.4 miles away from White Mesa center
On 7/6/1999 at 22:05:45, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in San Juan 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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Hospitals/medical centers near White Mesa:

  • BLUE MOUNTAIN HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit-Private, about 7 miles away; BLANDING, UT)
  • BLUE MOUNTAIN HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 7 miles away; BLANDING, UT)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to White Mesa:

  • San Juan College (about 87 miles; Farmington, NM; Full-time enrollment: 3,028)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 89 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Mesa State College (about 122 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 5,126)
  • Western State College of Colorado (about 158 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Snow College (about 175 miles; Ephraim, UT; FT enrollment: 2,666)
  • Adams State College (about 197 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • Southern Utah University (about 199 miles; Cedar City, UT; FT enrollment: 5,635)

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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 20.5%
(0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.2% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  3.4 people
Utah:  3.1 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.4%
Whole state:  75.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  23.9%
Whole state:  4.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in White Mesa, UT

White Mesa compared to Utah state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


White Mesa travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (85%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Wood (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for White Mesa (based on San Juan County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.16%
Here43.2%
USA50.2%

Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEpiscopal ChurchCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents89.1%3.3%3.2%2.0%2.4%
Congregations55.9%8.8%8.8%11.8%14.7%
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: 3
San Juan County:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

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

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
San Juan County:

6.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Utah:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Juan County:

25.3%
Utah:

23.6%

12.78% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,266 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.78%
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 San Juan County, NM  2.71% ($26,311 average AGI)
from Salt Lake County, UT  1.17% ($37,469)
from Navajo County, AZ  0.55% ($30,800)


12.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,397 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.98%
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 San Juan County, NM  2.56% ($22,686 average AGI)
to Salt Lake County, UT  1.35% ($36,568)
to Utah County, UT  0.55% ($23,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in White Mesa:

  • 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.)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KNDN (960 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: BASIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in White Mesa:

  • K248AJ (97.5 FM; MONTICELLO, UT; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)
  • KRTZ (98.7 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO., LLC)
  • K294AB (106.7 FM; DOVE CREEK, CO; Owner: SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR. ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around White Mesa:

  • K08HQ (Channel 8; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

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