White Mesa, Utah

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Population in 2010: 242. Population change since 2000: -12.6%
Males: 84  (35.1%)
Females: 158  (64.9%)
Median resident age:  22.0 years
Utah median age:  30.2 years

Zip codes: 84511.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,179 (it was $13,750 in 2000)
White Mesa:

$34,179
UT:

$59,770

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $11,941 (it was $8,053 in 2000)

White Mesa CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $83,249 (it was $25,800 in 2000)
White Mesa:

$83,249
UT:

$211,400

Median gross rent in 2013: $424.

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  • Races in White Mesa, UT (2010)

    White Mesa races chart
    • 21588.8%American Indian alone
    • 104.1%Hispanic
    • 93.7%White alone
    • 83.3%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in White Mesa: 81.6 (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   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in White Mesa:

  • High school or higher: 81.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 26.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in White Mesa CDP:

  • Never married: 54.9%
  • Now married: 20.0%
  • Separated: 7.7%
  • Widowed: 12.7%
  • Divorced: 4.7%

4 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.0%
Utah:

8.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $911 (1.1%)

White Mesa satellite photo by USGS

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

White Mesa household income distribution White Mesa home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.7%
Utah:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (36%)
  • Accommodation and food services (28%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Accommodation and food services (25%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (36%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (28%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (25%)
  • Transportation occupations (23%)
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in White Mesa, Utah

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Earthquake activity:

White Mesa-area historical earthquake activity is near Utah state average. It is 330% 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 456.5 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 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 440.0 miles away from White Mesa center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 479.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 457.8 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
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 222.5 miles away from White Mesa center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 475.0 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 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 and medical centers near White Mesa:

  • BLUE MOUNTAIN HOSPITAL DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; BLANDING, UT)
  • BLUE MOUNTAIN HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; BLANDING, UT)
  • ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOSPICE - BLANDING (Hospital, about 11 miles away; BLANDING, UT)
  • FOUR CORNERS REGIONAL CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 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: 5,112)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 89 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 123 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 158 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Snow College (about 174 miles; Ephraim, UT; FT enrollment: 3,224)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 185 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Adams State University (about 197 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)

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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 2013: 18.6%
(18.0% for American Indian residents, 14.3% 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

White Mesa compared to Utah state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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 rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Utah average:

10.5

White Mesa travel time to work - commute White Mesa mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (78%)
  • Utility gas (17%)
  • Wood (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other6,53322
Evangelical Protestant5359
Catholic1772
Mainline Protestant1774
None7,324-
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: 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%

9.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,371 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.67%
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 San Juan County, NM  2.02% ($29,508 average AGI)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.86% ($21,000)
from Utah County, UT  0.77% ($39,542)


11.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,616 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.29%
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 San Juan County, NM  2.04% ($30,662 average AGI)
to Salt Lake County, UT  1.01% ($36,563)
to Apache County, AZ  0.75% ($27,333)

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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