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San Juan County, Utah (UT)


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County population in 2012: 14,965 (22% urban, 78% rural); it was 14,413 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,269
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,344
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,242
Renter-occupied apartments: 892 (it was 847 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

30%

Land area: 7820 sq. mi.
Water area: 112.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 2 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in San Juan County: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.8%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (14.0%), Retail trade (12.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 31%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in San Juan County, Utah:


Median resident age:  29.0 years
Utah median age:  29.0 years

Males: 7,403  (48.8%)
Females: 7,343  (51.2%)

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Average household size:
San Juan County:

3.0 people
Utah:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $33,915 ($28,137 in 1999)
This county:

$33915
Utah:

$55117

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $390 (lower quartile is $183, upper quartile is $539)
This county:

$390
State:

$700


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $108,517 (it was $57,300 in 2000)
San Juan County:

$108,517
Utah:

$224,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $56,217 - $154,029

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $210,353
Here:

$210,353
State:

$270,407

Townhouses or other attached units: $220,374
Here:

$220,374
State:

$209,353

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $62,980
Here:

$62,980
State:

$183,037

Mobile homes: $43,778
Here:

$43,778
State:

$47,459

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $41,842
Here:

$41,842
State:

$47,793
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,027
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $248

Institutionalized population: 158

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


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


San Juan County, UT map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $819 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $157 (0.2%)


San Juan County household income distribution in 2009 San Juan County home values distribution


San Juan County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 28.7%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.9% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 63.1% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 29 years old
(Males: 28 years old, Females: 30 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 34 years old, Black residents: 27 years old, American Indian residents: 26 years old, Asian residents: 27 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19 years old, Other race residents: 37 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

31.4%
Whole state:

9.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

15.0%
Whole state:

3.9%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Juan County is $483 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $536 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $695 a month.

Cities in this county include: Blanding, Monticello, Oljato-Monument Valley, Aneth, Montezuma Creek, Navajo Mountain, La Sal, Bluff, White Mesa, Halchita.

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

2005 air pollution in San Juan County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.078 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.071 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.



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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in San Juan County: Dugout Ranch (A), Green River Overlook (B), Squaw Flat Campground (C), Lees Ranch (D), Moki Dugway (E), CCC Corral (F), Anticline Campground (G), Bannister Ruin (H), Big Ruin (I), Big Spring Canyon Overlook (J), Bridge View (K), Buck Canyon Overlook (L), Bullet Canyon Trailhead (M), Butler Wash Ruins (N), Butler Wash Viewpoint (O), Canyonlands Overlook (P), Cara Del Eco Ruins (Q), Coffee Pot Ruins (R), Collins Spring Trailhead (S), Colorado River Overlook (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in San Juan County: Hogan Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Valley View Cemetery (1), Cedar Cemetery (2), Mountain View Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Squaw Water Hole (A), Blue Lake (B), Clark Lake (C), Dark Canyon Lake (D), Duck Lake (E), Medicine Lakes (F), Beaver Lake (G), Buckley Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Piute Creek (A), Twomile Creek (B), White Canyon Creek (C), Green River (D), Verdure Creek (E), Blue Creek (F), Nasja Creek (G), Spring Creek (H), West Coyote Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in San Juan County include: Kane Springs Picnic Area (1), Goosenecks State Park (2), Grand Gulch Primitive Area (3), Goosenecks of the San Juan River State Park (4), Canyonlands Resort (5), Natural Bridges National Monument Picnic Area (6), Hovenweep National Monument (7), Cactus Park (8), Fry Canyon Store and RV Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Apache County, Arizona , Coconino County, Arizona , Emery County , Navajo County, Arizona , Garfield County , Grand County , Kane County , Dolores County, Colorado , San Juan County, New Mexico , Wayne County , Mesa County, Colorado , Montezuma County, Colorado , Montrose County, Colorado , San Miguel County, Colorado .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 725
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 69.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 130 (41% naturalized citizens)

San Juan County:

0.9%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 79.7%

San Juan County marital status for males
San Juan County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in San Juan County with a mortgage: 690 (70 second mortgage, 52 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,510

Here:

31.4% with mortgage
State:

75.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.16%
Here43.2%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 6,220
Total congregations: 34

Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEpiscopal ChurchCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents5,543 (89.1%)203 (3.3%)201 (3.2%)125 (2.0%)148 (2.4%)
Congregations19 (55.9%)3 (8.8%)3 (8.8%)4 (11.8%)5 (14.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in San Juan County - Blanding, Monticello, Oljato-Monument Valley, Aneth, Montezuma Creek

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This 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
This county:

6.23 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 10
San Juan County:

6.92 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

5.09 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.4%
Utah:

6.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.3%
Utah:

23.6%



Agriculture in San Juan County:

Average size of farms: 6747 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $32,538
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $53.61
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: 78.82%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $37,406
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.91%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 6.93%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $104,150
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 79.65%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.88
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.07%
All wheat for grain: 26557 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

San Juan County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Utah state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/13/1994 at 06:01:23, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 97.6 miles away from the county center
On 5/27/2000 at 21:58:18, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/7/2004 at 06:54:59, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 ML, Depth: 0.4 mi) earthquake occurred 64.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/6/2008 at 20:09:59, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 ML, Depth: 6.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 5.0 miles away from San Juan County center
On 6/3/1999 at 15:35:34, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 ML, Depth: 2.6 mi) earthquake occurred 68.0 miles away from the county center
On 7/6/1999 at 22:05:45, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 71.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in San Juan County (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Construction (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

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




Most common first ancestries reported in San Juan County (%):





San Juan County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,759 (67%)
  • Carpooled: 747 (18%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 24 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 9 (0%)
  • Walked: 356 (9%)
  • Other means: 17 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 203 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in San Juan County, Utah in 2000:

People in group quarters in San Juan County, Utah in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $39,375.

12.78% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,266 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.78%
Utah average:

8.03%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.66% relocated from other counties in Utah ($8,673 average AGI)
9.12% relocated from other states ($21,593 average AGI)
San Juan County:

9.12%
Utah average:

3.99%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from San Juan County, NM  2.71% ($26,311 average AGI)
from Salt Lake County, UT  1.17% ($37,469)
from Navajo County, AZ  0.55% ($30,800)
from Apache County, AZ  0.51% ($32,357)
from Grand County, UT  0.51% ($22,857)
from Montezuma County, CO  0.40% ($19,636)
from Coconino County, AZ  0.37% ($43,700)


12.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,397 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.98%
Utah average:

7.46%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.86% relocated to other counties in Utah ($9,746 average AGI)
8.11% relocated to other states ($18,651 average AGI)
San Juan County:

8.11%
Utah average:

3.49%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to San Juan County, NM  2.56% ($22,686 average AGI)
to Salt Lake County, UT  1.35% ($36,568)
to Utah County, UT  0.55% ($23,333)
to Iron County, UT  0.51% ($20,214)
to Montezuma County, CO  0.44% ($37,667)
to Washington County, UT  0.44% ($28,667)
to Coconino County, AZ  0.40% ($29,727)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 22.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.4

Births per 1000 population in San Juan County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.6

Deaths per 1000 population in San Juan County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in San Juan County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,264 (1,075 aged, 189 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.14
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5058.870
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 156.970
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 8954.690

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1722.920
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 553.030

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43.76
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 42.54

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,457

Size of family households: 1,129 2-persons, 638 3-persons, 543 4-persons, 507 5-persons, 278 6-persons, 339 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 932 1-person, 132 2-persons, 7 3-persons.

52.8% of residents of San Juan County speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 13% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
44.2% of residents speak other language at home (60% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $112,381,000 ($8019 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,897,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $19,694,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,594,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,088,000
Federal grants: $68,483,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,904,000 ($1,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,617,000 ($1,447,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,246,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,854,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,138,000

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

Births: 1,286
Here:

91 per 1000 residents
State:

103 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 484
Here:

34 per 1000 residents
State:

28 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +13
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,109
Here -79 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in San Juan County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.53 millions of gallons per day (36% from ground, 64% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

4.9
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.0

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in San Juan County, Utah
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 194
  • 2 rooms: 275
  • 3 rooms: 476
  • 4 rooms: 418
  • 5 rooms: 676
  • 6 rooms: 319
  • 7 rooms: 284
  • 8 rooms: 236
  • 9+ rooms: 364
  • 1 room: 37
  • 2 rooms: 96
  • 3 rooms: 130
  • 4 rooms: 208
  • 5 rooms: 221
  • 6 rooms: 81
  • 7 rooms: 39
  • 8 rooms: 9
  • 9+ rooms: 26
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in San Juan County, Utah
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 289
  • 1 bedroom: 429
  • 2 bedrooms: 729
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,091
  • 4 bedrooms: 485
  • 5+ bedrooms: 219
  • no bedroom: 49
  • 1 bedroom: 161
  • 2 bedrooms: 287
  • 3 bedrooms: 267
  • 4 bedrooms: 55
  • 5+ bedrooms: 28
Cars and other vehicles available in San Juan County, Utah in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 336
  • 1 vehicle: 1,020
  • 2 vehicles: 1,170
  • 3 vehicles: 535
  • 4 vehicles: 109
  • 5+ vehicles: 72
  • no vehicle: 89
  • 1 vehicle: 436
  • 2 vehicles: 218
  • 3 vehicles: 72
  • 4 vehicles: 19
  • 5+ vehicles: 13

69% of San Juan County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in Utah.

San Juan County:

68.7%
State average:

51.0%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $72,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 27%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 25%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in San Juan County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Wood (35.6%)
  • Utility gas (26.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22.8%)
  • Electricity (10.3%)
  • Coal or coke (2.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Solar energy (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (29.5%)
  • Electricity (27.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27.5%)
  • Wood (11.5%)
  • Coal or coke (1.8%)
  • Solar energy (0.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 33
Here:

1.2%
Utah:

4.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 18
Here:

1.3%
Utah:

3.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 18
Here:

2.9%
Utah:

27.4%

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

San Juan County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


San Juan County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


San Juan County government finances - Debt in 2006:


San Juan County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



San Juan County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

San Juan County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in San Juan County, UT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6176.5 years
Mary6080.3 years
Robert2971.1 years
Alice2780.9 years
James2666.9 years
Harry2474.6 years
George2272.9 years
Bessie2082.1 years
Frank1972.4 years
Betty1972.2 years
Most common last names in San Juan County, UT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Begay7073.6 years
Black6577.0 years
Jones5470.5 years
Yazzie4372.2 years
Johnson3274.4 years
Benally2563.2 years
Redd2482.6 years
Palmer2379.7 years
Nez2173.4 years
Smith1971.8 years
Businesses in San Juan County, UT
NameCountNameCount
Rodeway Inn1True Value2
Super 81U-Haul1
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