White Mesa, Utah

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Population in 2010: 242.
Population change since 2000: -12.6%
Males: 102  (42.5%)
Females: 140  (57.5%)
Median resident age:

53.5 years
Utah median age:

31.0 years

Zip codes: 84511.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $20,556 (it was $13,750 in 2000)
White Mesa:

$20,556
UT:

$68,358

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $12,437 (it was $8,053 in 2000)

White Mesa CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $49,773 (it was $25,800 in 2000)
White Mesa:

$49,773
UT:

$275,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $119,232; detached houses: $118,678

Median gross rent in 2017: $460.

March 2019 cost of living index in White Mesa: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 72.2%
(78.9% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in White Mesa, UT (2010)
    • 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

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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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3 residents are foreign born

This place:

2.7%
Utah:

100.0%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
White Mesa CDP:

1.1% ($285)
Utah:

0.7% ($956)

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

Distribution of median household income in White Mesa, UT in 2017
Distribution of house value in White Mesa, UT in 2017
White Mesa satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.5%
Utah:

3.0%
Most common industries in White Mesa, UT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (21.2%)
  • Public administration (18.8%)
  • Educational services (12.9%)
  • Social assistance (9.4%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (33.3%)
  • Public administration (24.4%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (11.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (8.9%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (6.7%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (4.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (27.5%)
  • Social assistance (20.0%)
  • Public administration (12.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (10.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.0%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.5%)
Most common occupations in White Mesa, UT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (10.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (10.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.9%)
  • Cashiers (5.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (20.0%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (13.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.1%)
  • Carpenters (8.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.9%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (6.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (12.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (12.5%)
  • Cashiers (12.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.0%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (7.5%)

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 White Mesa 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 White Mesa 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 the city 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 (13).
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
White Mesa topographic map

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
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

For population 15 years and over in White Mesa:

Marital status in White Mesa, UT
  • Never married: 45.0%
  • Now married: 8.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 39.0%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

For population 25 years and over in White Mesa:

  • High school or higher: 53.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 26.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 75.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

22.2
Utah average:

10.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

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.
State:

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

6.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
San Juan County:

6.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.09 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
San Juan County:

9.4%
State:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Juan County:

25.3%
Utah:

23.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

43.5%
Utah:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

41.7%
Utah:

45.5%

Average BMI:
White Mesa:

29.0
Utah:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
White Mesa:

25.5%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
White Mesa:

7.2%
Utah:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
White Mesa:

6.5
Utah:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

29.4%
State:

31.6%

General health condition:
White Mesa:

53.5%
Utah:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
White Mesa:

80.5%
State:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of White Mesa, UT Residents

12.80% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($33,511 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.80%
Utah average:

7.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from San Juan County, NM  6.04% ($31,729 average AGI)
from Apache County, AZ  0.94% ($21,412)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.89% ($35,500)


7.60% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,873 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.60%
Utah average:

6.65%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Salt Lake County, UT  0.79% ($29,704 average AGI)

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)

White Mesa fatal accident list:

Apr 19, 2004 08:26 PM, Sr-262, Lat: 37.419763, Lon: -109.437150, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 1, 1998 02:50 PM, Sr-262, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 23, 1982 09:00 PM, Sr262, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 5.5mTotal length
  • 680Total average daily traffic
  • 68Total average daily truck traffic
  • 850Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in White Mesa, UT
  • 66.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 23.3%Electricity
  • 10.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in White Mesa, UT
  • 50.0%Utility gas
  • 50.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


White Mesa compared to Utah state average:

  • Median household income 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.
  • House age significantly 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.
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