Whiterocks, Utah

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Population in 2010: 289. Population change since 2000: -15.2%
Males: 109  (37.9%)
Females: 180  (62.1%)
Median resident age:  25.5 years
Utah median age:  30.7 years

Zip codes: 84085.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,544 (it was $10,417 in 2000)
Whiterocks:

$26,544
UT:

$57,049
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $10,507 (it was $3,920 in 2000)

Whiterocks CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $9,168 (it was $17,900 in 2000)
Whiterocks:

$9,168
UT:

$199,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $198,355; Detached houses: $198,276; Townhouses or other attached units: $365,927; Mobile homes: $33,266
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Whiterocks races chart
  • American Indian alone - 266 (92.0%)
  • White alone - 10 (3.5%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (2.4%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (2.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Whiterocks: 113.4 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6025 feet

Land area: 2.35 square miles.

Population density: 123 people per square mile   (very low).

Whiterocks, Utah map

For population 25 years and over in Whiterocks:

  • High school or higher: 46.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 50.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Whiterocks CDP:

  • Never married: 78.3%
  • Now married: 21.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Whiterocks CDP:  1.1% ($199)
Utah:  0.7% ($956)
Whiterocks satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Provo, UT (92.5 miles , pop. 105,166).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (259.9 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (494.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Neola, UT (2.4 miles ), Ballard, UT (3.5 miles ), Roosevelt, UT (3.5 miles ), Fort Duchesne, UT (3.5 miles ), Independence, UT (3.9 miles) , Bluebell, UT (4.1 miles ), Randlett, UT (4.1 miles ), Maeser, UT (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 40.47 N, Longitude: 109.93 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 435

Whiterocks household income distribution Whiterocks home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.2%
Utah:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (76%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (24%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Public administration (72%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Carpenters (10%)
  • Plant and system operators (10%)
  • Bus drivers (10%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (11%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (11%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Top executives (6%)

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

Average climate in Whiterocks, Utah

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Whiterocks-area historical earthquake activity is below Utah state average. It is 199% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 285.9 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 318.7 miles away from Whiterocks center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 398.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 170.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 168.5 miles away from Whiterocks center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 75.0 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 Uintah County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Whiterocks:

  • UINTAH BASIN MED CTR DIALYSIS - ROOSEVELT (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; ROOSEVELT, UT)
  • UINTAH BASIN REHABILITATION AND SENIOR VILLA (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ROOSEVELT, UT)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whiterocks:

  • Western Wyoming Community College (about 86 miles; Rock Springs, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,086)
  • Brigham Young University-Provo (about 92 miles; Provo, UT; FT enrollment: 33,525)
  • Utah Valley University (about 96 miles; Orem, UT; FT enrollment: 24,403)
  • University of Utah (about 103 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 28,454)
  • Westminster College (about 103 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,870)
  • Western Governors University (about 104 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 31,481)
  • Stevens-Henager College-Murray (about 105 miles; Murray, UT; FT enrollment: 6,395)

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Notable location: Whiterocks Fish Hatchery (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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

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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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 71.4. This is about average.

City:

71.4
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 7.11. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.11
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 6.84. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.84
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.2%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.5% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.4 people
Utah:  3.1 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  81.4%
Whole state:  75.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.3%
Whole state:  4.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Whiterocks compared to Utah state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Utility gas (26%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Whiterocks CDP (based on Uintah County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.96%
Here: 71.0%
USA: 50.2%

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%

8.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,284 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.21%
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 Duchesne County, UT  1.30% ($43,161 average AGI)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.99% ($33,589)
from Utah County, UT  0.61% ($36,966)


7.15% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,028 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.15%
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 Salt Lake County, UT  0.89% ($34,250 average AGI)
to Duchesne County, UT  0.74% ($42,786)
to Utah County, UT  0.50% ($37,383)

Strongest AM radio stations in Whiterocks:

  • KNEU (1250 AM; 5 kW; ROOSEVELT, UT; Owner: COUNTRY GOLD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVEL (920 AM; 5 kW; VERNAL, UT; Owner: ASHLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOAL (750 AM; 10 kW; PRICE, UT; Owner: EASTERN UTAH BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KSLL (1080 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PRICE, UT; Owner: AGAINST THE WIND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTKK (630 AM; 10 kW; SANDY, UT; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KBEE (860 AM; 10 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMTI (650 AM; 10 kW; MANTI, UT; Owner: SANPETE COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Whiterocks:

  • 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.)
  • KWKD (102.3 FM; RANDOLPH, UT; Owner: MILLCREEK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Whiterocks:

  • K25EE (Channel 25; MOUNTAIN VIEW, ETC., UT; Owner: DAGGETT COUNTY TELEVISION DEPT.)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total costs: $47,000
Total average daily traffic: 300
Total average daily truck traffic: 30
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 355

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KG7COI, Licensee ID: L01778223
    Grant Date: 04/03/2013, Expiration Date: 04/03/2023, Certifier: Riley B Taylor
    Registrant: Riley B Taylor, Whiterocks, UT 84085
  • Call Sign: KG7COJ, Licensee ID: L01778224
    Grant Date: 04/03/2013, Expiration Date: 04/03/2023, Certifier: John L Moosman
    Registrant: John L Moosman, Hc 67 Box 175, Whiterocks, UT 84085
  • Call Sign: KG7COM, Licensee ID: L01778226
    Grant Date: 04/03/2013, Expiration Date: 04/03/2023, Certifier: Ron C Morrill
    Registrant: Ron C Morrill, Whiterocks, UT 84085

Most common first names in Whiterocks, UT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Betty266.0 years
Charles275.9 years
Charlie268.5 years
Paul275.0 years
Wilma272.5 years
Most common last names in Whiterocks, UT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Cuch562.4 years
Ridley467.8 years
Wopsock479.0 years
Taveapont457.5 years
Cesspooch334.3 years
Poowegup354.0 years
Atwine375.3 years
Hendricks374.3 years
Moosman377.7 years
Robb373.3 years
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