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Iron County, Utah (UT)

County population in 2016: 49,415 (77% urban, 23% rural); it was 33,779 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,778
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,789
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,050
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,455 (it was 3,577 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

30%

Land area: 3298 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 15 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Iron County: 84.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (26.3%), Retail trade (20.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 51%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 42%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Iron County, Utah:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (86.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (8.5%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  28.9 years
Utah median age:  30.7 years
Males: 24,616  (49.8%)
Females: 24,799  (50.2%)
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Iron County,UT real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Iron County:

3.0 people
Utah:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $46,222 ($33,114 in 1999)

This county:

$46,222
Utah:

$65,977

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $641 (lower quartile is $447, upper quartile is $821)
This county:

$641
State:

$839


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $191,793 (it was $108,300 in 2000)
Iron:

$191,793
Utah:

$250,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $134,493 - $291,034
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,197
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $333

Institutionalized population: 318

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 18
  • Burglaries: 44
  • Thefts: 64
  • Auto thefts: 22

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 14
  • Burglaries: 34
  • Thefts: 76
  • Auto thefts: 8
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 522 buildings, average cost: $149,700
  • 2005: 864 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2006: 728 buildings, average cost: $168,100
  • 2007: 378 buildings, average cost: $204,300
  • 2008: 222 buildings, average cost: $197,000
  • 2009: 130 buildings, average cost: $180,300
  • 2010: 108 buildings, average cost: $184,800
  • 2011: 62 buildings, average cost: $172,200
  • 2012: 92 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2013: 182 buildings, average cost: $181,000
  • 2014: 198 buildings, average cost: $178,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,207 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,183 (0.6%)

Iron County household income distribution in 2009 Iron County home values distribution Iron County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 18.8%
Iron County:

18.8%
Utah:

10.2%
(16.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 63.6% for Black residents, 32.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 57.7% for American Indian residents, 9.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 49.8% for other race residents, 26.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 28.9 years old
(Males: 28.7 years old, Females: 29.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 30.5 years old, Black residents: 17.5 years old, American Indian residents: 23.5 years old, Asian residents: 56.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.7 years old, Other race residents: 17.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Iron County is $466 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $536 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $781 a month.

Cities in this county include: Cedar City, Enoch, Parowan, Beryl-Newcastle, Paragonah, Kanarraville, Newcastle, Beryl Junction, Summit, Brian Head.

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

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Neighboring counties: Spencer County, Indiana .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
Utah:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 5,249
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 29.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,164 (30.4% naturalized citizens)

Iron County:

4.4%
Whole state:

8.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 280
  • 2000 to 2009: 786
  • 1990 to 1999: 432
  • 1980 to 1989: 169
  • 1970 to 1979: 118
  • Before 1970: 194
Note: State values scaled to Iron County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.0%

Iron County marital status for males Iron County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 12,850
  • One, attached: 1,386
  • Two: 505
  • 3 or 4: 778
  • 5 to 9: 1,292
  • 10 to 19: 840
  • 20 to 49: 1,012
  • 50 or more: 549
  • Mobile homes: 1,329
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 39

Housing units in Iron County with a mortgage: 6,746 (176 second mortgage, 546 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,390

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

70.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Iron County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other31,88698
Catholic2,2482
Evangelical Protestant1,38412
Mainline Protestant2522
None10,393-
Iron County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Iron County:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Iron County:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 28
This county:

6.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.09 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Iron County:

5.5%
Utah:

6.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Iron County:

21.1%
State:

23.6%

Agriculture in Iron County:

Average size of farms: 1094 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $176,718
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $590.00
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 13.04%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 51.83%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $123,405
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.19%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 98.41%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $93,672
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 81.51%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.36
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 10.22%
Vegetables: 35 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 43 acres

Earthquake activity:

Iron County-area historical earthquake activity is above Utah state average. It is 570% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 296.3 miles away from Iron County center
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) earthquake occurred 310.1 miles away from the county 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 288.4 miles away from the county center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 268.9 miles away from the county center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 374.6 miles away from Iron County center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 276.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Utah Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3223: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3223, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Utah Flood and Landslide, Incident Period: April 28, 2005 to June 29, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1598: August 01, 2005, FEMA Id: 1598, Natural disaster type: Landslide, Flood
  • Utah Drought, Incident Period: January 20, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3024: January 20, 1977, FEMA Id: 3024, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Iron County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (46%)
  • Australia (16%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Philippines (2%)
  • Chile (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Iron County (%):

  • English (22%)
  • American (14%)
  • German (7%)
  • European (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Scottish (3%)
  • Swedish (2%)

Iron County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 15,462 (77.7%)
  • Carpooled: 2,321 (11.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 46 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 88 (0.4%)
  • Bicycle: 129 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 1,064 (5.3%)
  • Worked at home: 727 (3.7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Iron County, Utah in 2000:

  • 361 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 94 people in nursing homes
  • 62 people in state prisons
  • 60 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 41 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 18 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 15 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 14 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 7 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

People in group quarters in Iron County, Utah in 2010:

  • 678 people in college/university student housing
  • 136 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 108 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 44 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 30 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 19 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 15 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $43,358.

8.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,048 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.85%
Utah average:

6.32%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.47% relocated from other counties in Utah ($12,392 average AGI)
4.39% relocated from other states ($17,656 average AGI)
Iron County:

4.39%
Utah average:

3.05%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Washington County, UT  1.37% ($26,317 average AGI)
from Clark County, NV  0.91% ($38,658)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.66% ($20,724)
from Utah County, UT  0.47% ($25,226)
from Beaver County, UT  0.29% ($28,395)
from Sevier County, UT  0.21% ($20,407)
from Sanpete County, UT  0.20% ($19,615)


9.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,384 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.62%
Utah average:

6.46%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.99% relocated to other counties in Utah ($14,681 average AGI)
4.63% relocated to other states ($12,703 average AGI)
Iron County:

4.63%
Utah average:

3.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Washington County, UT  1.83% ($31,831 average AGI)
to Salt Lake County, UT  0.87% ($28,207)
to Clark County, NV  0.77% ($26,647)
to Utah County, UT  0.66% ($26,391)
to Davis County, UT  0.26% ($25,059)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.20% ($19,185)
to Sevier County, UT  0.18% ($27,500)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 21.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 22.5

Births per 1000 population in Iron County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Iron County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Iron County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Iron County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Iron County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,633 (3,865 aged, 768 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,763 (12%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Iron County, Utah in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (203)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (179)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (170)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (170)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (135)
  • Congestive heart failure (126)
  • Unspecified dementia (109)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (107)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (102)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (92)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.76
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,573
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 116
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 39,738

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 2,143
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 585
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 59
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 102

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 147.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 100.7
  • Other - 46.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 49,415
  • In family households: 41,624 (5,749 male householders, 5,576 female householders)
    9,105 spouses, 17,250 children (16,163 natural, 372 adopted, 721 stepchildren), 726 grandchildren, 983 brothers or sisters, 458 parents, 951 other relatives, 887 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,121 (2,409 male householders (1,680 living alone)), 1,904 female householders (1,663 living alone)), 2,862 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 704

Size of family households: 4,962 2-persons, 1,983 3-persons, 1,541 4-persons, 1,518 5-persons, 870 6-persons, 454 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,356 1-person, 559 2-persons, 205 3-persons, 81 4-persons, 44 5-persons, 52 6-persons, 29 7-or-more-persons.

10,761 married couples with children.
2,441 single-parent households (633 men, 1,808 women).

92.2% of residents of Iron speak English at home.
5.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (74% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (58% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $183,200,000 ($5,049 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $18,711,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $67,427,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $26,460,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,533,000
Federal grants: $44,176,000
Federal procurement contracts: $24,679,000 ($13,602,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $18,924,000 ($1,366,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,705,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $40,616,000
Federal Government insurance: $13,696,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,004
Here:

105 per 1000 residents
State:

103 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 956
Here:

25 per 1000 residents
State:

28 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +361
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,206
Here +31 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Iron County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 9.37 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.0
State:

7.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 308
  • 2010 to 2013: 590
  • 2000 to 2009: 5,205
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,404
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,874
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,290
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,036
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,044
  • 1940 to 1949: 591
  • 1939 or earlier: 944
Note: State values scaled to Iron population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Iron County, Utah
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Iron County population
  • 1 room: 55
  • 2 rooms: 75
  • 3 rooms: 100
  • 4 rooms: 762
  • 5 rooms: 1,746
  • 6 rooms: 1,732
  • 7 rooms: 1,294
  • 8 rooms: 1,273
  • 9+ rooms: 3,056
  • 1 room: 276
  • 2 rooms: 222
  • 3 rooms: 802
  • 4 rooms: 1,313
  • 5 rooms: 1,255
  • 6 rooms: 591
  • 7 rooms: 263
  • 8 rooms: 349
  • 9+ rooms: 390
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Iron County, Utah
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Iron County population
  • no bedroom: 47
  • 1 bedroom: 170
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,099
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,984
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,470
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,326
  • no bedroom: 324
  • 1 bedroom: 594
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,639
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,063
  • 4 bedrooms: 575
  • 5+ bedrooms: 268
Cars and other vehicles available in Iron County, Utah in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Iron County population
  • no vehicle: 269
  • 1 vehicle: 2,182
  • 2 vehicles: 3,814
  • 3 vehicles: 2,624
  • 4 vehicles: 878
  • 5+ vehicles: 362
  • no vehicle: 328
  • 1 vehicle: 2,302
  • 2 vehicles: 2,059
  • 3 vehicles: 436
  • 4 vehicles: 263
  • 5+ vehicles: 125

81% of Iron County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in Utah.

Iron County:

81.1%
State average:

82.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 28,062
  • Other state: 18,584
  • Northeast: 794
  • Midwest: 2,119
  • South: 2,279
  • West: 13,410

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Iron County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (77.3%)
  • Electricity (9.8%)
  • Wood (7.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)
  • Solar energy (0.4%)
  • Utility gas (64.3%)
  • Electricity (30.5%)
  • Wood (2.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)
  • Coal or coke (0.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 286
Here:

4.8%
Utah:

6.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 205
Here:

6.6%
Utah:

5.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 486
Here:

9.6%
Utah:

26.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Iron County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $7,971,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,554,000
    Police Protection: $3,458,000
    Regular Highways: $2,309,000
    Financial Administration: $2,276,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,305,000
    Health - Other: $828,000
    Local Fire Protection: $507,000
    General Public Buildings: $349,000
    Central Staff Services: $225,000
    Parks and Recreation: $225,000
    Libraries: $224,000
    Water Utilities: $72,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $294,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,020,000

Iron County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $4,855,000
    Regular Highways: $93,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,617,000
    All Other: $130,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,394,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,391,000
    Rents: $208,000
    Interest Earnings: $171,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $47,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,236,000
    Highways: $1,368,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,972,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,011,000
    Other Selective Sales: $939,000
    Other License: $671,000

Iron County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,448,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,978,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $701,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $231,000

Iron County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,611,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $500,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 417
  • Number of aged recipients: 19
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 398
  • Number of recipients under 18: 83
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 289
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 45
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 142
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 190
Iron County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Iron County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Iron County, UT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William8375.1 years
John7875.4 years
Mary7377.9 years
Robert5971.7 years
James5674.3 years
Joseph4277.2 years
George3674.1 years
Richard3569.1 years
Frank3373.0 years
Charles3276.3 years
Most common last names in Iron County, UT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5778.4 years
Williams5577.0 years
Adams5373.2 years
Jones4780.4 years
Nelson3875.3 years
Orton3375.5 years
Robinson3377.5 years
Davis3175.6 years
Anderson2870.2 years
Mitchell2677.0 years
Businesses in Iron County, UT
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Marriott1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Best Western2Motel 61
Big O Tires1New Balance1
Burger King1Nike2
Carl\s Jr.1Panda Express1
Chevrolet1Payless1
Comfort Inn1Quality1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Sears1
Days Inn2Sprint Nextel1
Decora Cabinetry2Staples1
Dennys1Starbucks1
FedEx5Subway5
Ford1Super 81
GNC1T-Mobile2
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block2Travelodge1
Hilton1True Value2
Holiday Inn1U-Haul7
Home Depot1UPS9
IHOP1Vans3
Knights Inn1Walgreens1
Kroger1Walmart1
Lane Furniture2Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1

Iron County on our top lists:

  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents"