County population in 2016: 1,923 (all rural); it was 1,435 in 2000County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 257 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 217 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 444 Renter-occupied apartments: 102 (it was 65 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 758 sq. mi.
Water area: 8.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 3 people per square mile (very low).
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Piute County: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (60.0%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.5%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $903 (0.6%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $748 (0.5%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.6%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 53.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
Median age of residents in 2016: 43.1 years old
(Males: 39.2 years old, Females: 47.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.1 years old, Black residents: 16.7 years old, American Indian residents: 29.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 13.0 years old, Other race residents: 12.6 years old)
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Piute County is $483 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $591 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $837 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Piute County: Fairview Ranch (A), Hans Flats Ranger Station (B), Aldrich (C), Bagpipe Butte Overlook (D), Giles (E), Granite Ranch (F), Fruita Campground (G), Goosenecks Overlook (H), Millard Canyon Overlook (I), Panorama Point Overlook (J), Red Rock Campground (K), Rim View (L), River Ford (M), Singletree Campground (N), School House Historical Site (O), South Desert Overlook (P), Pleasant Creek Ranch (Q), Great Gallery Pictographs (R), Loa Fish Hatchery (S), Capitol Reef Campground (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and reservoirs: Solitaire Lake (A), Miller Lake (B), Blind Lake (C), Blue Lake (D), Alkali Lake (E), Lava Lake (F), Lightning Lake (G), Heart Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Trail Creek (A), Miller Creek (B), Station Creek (C), Government Creek (D), U M Creek (E), Spring Branch (F), Granite Creek (G), Muddy Creek (H), Collins Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Piute County include: Maze Overlook (1), Canyonlands National Park (2), Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (3), KE Bullock Waterfowl Management Area (4), Horseshoe Canyon Unit- Canyonlands National Park (5), Red Cliff Oasis (6). Display/hide their locations on the map
Current college students: 35 People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.7% People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.2%
Number of foreign born residents: 19 (15.9% naturalized citizens)
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
2010 or later: 0
2000 to 2009: 15
1990 to 1999: 4
1980 to 1989: 2
1970 to 1979: 8
Before 1970: 4
Note: State values scaled to Piute County population
Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 69.2%
Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 873
One, attached: 2
Mobile homes: 75
Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2
Housing units in Piute County with a mortgage: 235 (4 second mortgage, 23 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan) Houses without a mortgage: 260
47.5% with mortgage
70.9% with mortgage
Religion statistics for Piute County
Piute 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: 1
7.49 / 10,000 pop.
1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
14.97 / 10,000 pop.
2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
22.46 / 10,000 pop.
5.09 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Agriculture in Piute County:
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $83,588 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $73.33 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 91.62% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $72,619 Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 90.84% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $95,998 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.11% Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 21.40%
Piute County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Utah state average. It is 18959632.0 times below overall U.S. average.
Piute County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Utah state average. It is 485% 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 325.7 miles away from Piute 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 379.2 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 358.2 miles away from the county center On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 325.2 miles away from the county center On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 447.3 miles away from Piute 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 324.4 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 Flooding, Incident Period: April 18, 2011 to July 16, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4011: August 08, 2011, FEMA Id: 4011, Natural disaster type: Flood
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 SEVERE STORMS, LANDSLIDES, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 13, 1983, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-680: April 30, 1983, FEMA Id: 680, Natural disaster type: Storm, 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 Piute County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2 Emergencies Declared: 2
Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
Business and financial operations occupations (16%)
Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
Sales and related occupations (7%)
Community and social service occupations (6%)
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
Most common first ancestries reported in Piute County (%):
Means of transportation to work:
Drove a car alone: 308 (70.3%)
Carpooled: 41 (9.4%)
Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 6 (1.4%)
Bicycle: 7 (1.6%)
Walked: 32 (7.3%)
Worked at home: 43 (9.8%)
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)
16 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
20 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
17 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $32,344.
5.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,667 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.84% relocated from other counties in Utah ($15,875 average AGI)
2.84% relocated from other states ($23,750 average AGI)
Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries
6.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($18,586 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other counties in Utah.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other states.
Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.1 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3
Births per 1000 population in Piute County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1 Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 1.8
Deaths per 1000 population in Piute County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.6 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Piute County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 24.6% Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Piute County
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Piute County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 340 (298 aged, 42 disabled) Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 56 (14%)
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 Piute County, Utah in 1999 - 2014:
Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (23)
Congestive heart failure (17)
Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (15)
Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (13)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 25% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,319 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,245
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 73
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 1,701 (170 male householders, 245 female householders)
334 spouses, 714 children (673 natural, 24 adopted, 12 stepchildren), 59 grandchildren, 49 brothers or sisters, 23 parents, 106 other relatives, 3 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 183 (46 male householders (43 living alone)), 100 female householders (96 living alone)), 34 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 37
Size of family households: 188 2-persons, 122 3-persons, 32 4-persons, 39 5-persons, 15 6-persons, 16 7-or-more-persons.
Size of nonfamily households: 138 1-person, 5 2-persons.
331 married couples with children.
34 single-parent households (13 men, 21 women).
95.6% of residents of Piute speak English at home.
4.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (78% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $11,362,000 ($8,156 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $163,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $4,237,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $2,115,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $192,000 Federal grants: $4,341,000 Federal procurement contracts: $99,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $377,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $808,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $656,000 Federal Government insurance: $0,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
61 per 1000 residents
103 per 1000 residents
69 per 1000 residents
28 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: 0
0 per 1000 residents
+20 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -57
-42 per 1000 residents
-14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Piute County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.94 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)
Note: State values scaled to Piute County population
no vehicle: 11
1 vehicle: 115
2 vehicles: 173
3 vehicles: 92
4 vehicles: 62
5+ vehicles: 44
no vehicle: 2
1 vehicle: 14
2 vehicles: 45
3 vehicles: 5
4 vehicles: 1
5+ vehicles: 0
93% of Piute County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 15% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in Utah.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 1,315
Other state: 585
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Piute County