Vernal, Utah

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Population in 2019: 10,438 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +35.3%
 
Males: 5,441  (52.1%)
Females: 4,997  (47.9%)
Median resident age:

31.2 years
Utah median age:

31.2 years

Zip codes: 84078.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,131 (it was $30,357 in 2000)
Vernal:

$51,131
UT:

$75,780

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,379 (it was $13,497 in 2000)

Vernal city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $196,926 (it was $79,100 in 2000)
Vernal:

$196,926
UT:

$330,300

Median gross rent in 2019: $775.

March 2019 cost of living index in Vernal: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 20.3%
(19.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.5% for Black residents, 28.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.8% for American Indian residents, 42.3% for other race residents, 11.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Vernal, UT (2019)
    • 8,55478.1%White alone
    • 1,47213.4%Hispanic
    • 4634.2%Two or more races
    • 3433.1%American Indian alone
    • 680.6%Black alone
    • 280.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 190.2%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Utah and other state lists, there were 89 registered sex offenders living in Vernal, Utah as of August 04, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Vernal is 123 to 1.


Crime rates in Vernal by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.0)
1
(10.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(36.4)
8
(94.2)
4
(45.6)
4
(43.9)
7
(75.6)
7
(74.7)
8
(79.2)
8
(74.7)
4
(35.3)
4
(34.2)
5
(45.5)
8
(76.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(35.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(21.9)
1
(10.8)
3
(32.0)
2
(19.8)
4
(37.4)
2
(17.6)
1
(8.6)
1
(9.1)
1
(9.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(97.2)
21
(247.2)
10
(114.0)
20
(219.3)
15
(161.9)
33
(352.1)
23
(227.7)
6
(56.0)
24
(211.5)
20
(171.1)
12
(109.2)
21
(200.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
27
(328.0)
57
(670.9)
44
(501.8)
66
(723.6)
59
(636.9)
62
(661.5)
48
(475.3)
30
(280.2)
56
(493.6)
45
(385.0)
27
(245.8)
28
(267.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
195
(2,369)
261
(3,072)
318
(3,626)
326
(3,574)
273
(2,947)
317
(3,382)
378
(3,743)
397
(3,709)
390
(3,437)
291
(2,490)
220
(2,003)
221
(2,108)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
23
(279.4)
27
(317.8)
20
(228.1)
11
(120.6)
17
(183.5)
15
(160.0)
8
(79.2)
12
(112.1)
15
(132.2)
13
(111.2)
9
(81.9)
12
(114.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(12.1)
2
(23.5)
2
(22.8)
2
(21.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(32.0)
2
(19.8)
1
(9.3)
1
(8.8)
1
(8.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index188.7330.6257.7310.7294.8334.2304.2259.1258.4199.6164.9254.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Vernal, UT

Crime rate in Vernal detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 23 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.91
Utah average:

1.51
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Ancestries: English (16.1%), American (7.1%), German (6.5%), Irish (3.5%), Turkish (3.4%), Scottish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated in 1897

Elevation: 5322 feet

Land area: 4.58 square miles.

Population density: 2,278 people per square mile   (low).

Vernal, Utah map

657 residents are foreign born (2.6% Latin America, 0.7% Europe).

This city:

6.0%
Utah:

8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,181 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,223 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Provo, UT (113.0 miles , pop. 105,166).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (239.3 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (499.2 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Naples, UT (1.6 miles ),
Maeser, UT (1.6 miles ),
Fort Duchesne, UT (4.5 miles ),
Whiterocks, UT (4.6 miles ),
Randlett, UT (4.6 miles ),
Ballard, UT (5.0 miles ),
Independence, UT (5.0 miles),
Neola, UT (5.1 miles )

Latitude: 40.45 N, Longitude: 109.54 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,667 (+33.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,816 (60.7%)

Area code: 435

Distribution of median household income in Vernal, UT in 2019
Distribution of house value in Vernal, UT in 2019
Vernal satellite photo by USGS

Vernal tourist attractions:

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

9.1%
Utah:

3.9%
Historical population in Vernal, UT
Historical housing units in Vernal, UT

Population change in the 1990s: +1,067 (+16.1%).
Most common industries in Vernal, UT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (13.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Health care (8.8%)
  • Construction (8.3%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (22.8%)
  • Construction (12.4%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Truck transportation (5.3%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.9%)
  • Educational services (11.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.4%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
  • Social assistance (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Vernal, UT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.0%)
  • Extraction workers (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Cashiers (6.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.6%)

Average climate in Vernal, Utah

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Vernal, Utah environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.3. This is about average.

City:

70.3
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 3.01. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.01
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 39.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

39.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.71. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.71
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Vernal-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Utah state average. It is 1541% 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 290.0 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 332.3 miles away from Vernal 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 418.9 miles away from Vernal 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 187.0 miles away from Vernal center
On 3/18/2020 at 13:09:31, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 7.4 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 135.1 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) earthquake occurred 176.8 miles away from Vernal 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 (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Landslides: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Vernal topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Vernal:

  • APPLEGATE HOSPICE (266 EAST 100 NORTH)
  • ASHLEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 150 WEST 100 NORTH)
  • HOSPICE OF UTAH (266 WEST 100 NORTH SUITE 5)
  • UINTAH CARE CENTER (510 SOUTH 500 WEST)
  • UINTAH BASIN MED CTR DIALYSIS- VERNAL (224 E 500 S STE A)
  • APPLEGATE HOME HEALTH VERNAL (265 E 100 S)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD HOME CARE - VERNAL (266 WEST 100 NORTH SUITE 2)
  • MEDSHARES NORTHEAST UTAH (38 EAST 100 NORTH)

Airports and heliports located in Vernal:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Vernal:

  • Western Wyoming Community College (about 81 miles; Rock Springs, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,086)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 110 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • Brigham Young University-Provo (about 113 miles; Provo, UT; FT enrollment: 33,525)
  • Utah Valley University (about 116 miles; Orem, UT; FT enrollment: 24,403)
  • University of Utah (about 124 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 28,454)
  • Westminster College (about 124 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,870)
  • Western Governors University (about 124 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 31,481)

Public high schools in Vernal:

  • UINTAH HIGH (Students: 1,150, Location: 1880 W 500 N, Grades: 10-12)
  • VERNAL JR HIGH (Location: 161 N 1000 W, Grades: 8-9)
  • ASHLEY VALLEY EDUC CTR (Location: 559 N 1700 W, Grades: 8-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Vernal:

  • MAESER SCHOOL (Students: 695, Location: 2670 W 1000 N, Grades: KG-5)
  • ASHLEY SCHOOL (Location: 350 N 1150 W, Grades: KG-5)
  • NAPLES SCHOOL (Location: 1640 E 1900 S, Grades: KG-5)
  • DISCOVERY SCHOOL (Location: 650 W 1200 S, Grades: KG-5)
  • VERNAL MIDDLE (Location: 721 W 100 S, Grades: 6-7)
  • DAVIS SCHOOL (Location: 4101 S 2500 E, Grades: KG-5)
  • UINTAH ONLINE SCHOOL (Location: 635 W 200 S, Grades: KG-8)

Private elementary/middle school in Vernal:

  • UINTAH BASIN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 125, Location: 1845 W 750 S, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Vernal

Library in Vernal:

  • UINTAH COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,328,880; Location: 155 EAST MAIN STREET; 160,332 books; 3,259 e-books; 11,082 audio materials; 21,800 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 39 state licensed databases; 176 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Vernal: Dinosaur Gardens (A), Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum (B), Gold Cross Ambulance Eastern Utah Division (C), Vernal - Uintah County Fire Department (D), Thorne Museum and Studio (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Vernal include: Ashley Valley Medical Center Chapel (A), Assembly of God Church (B), Church of Christ (C), Kingsbury Community Church (D), Saint James Catholic Church (E), Saint Pauls Episcopal Church (F), Vernal Christian Church (G), Vernal Landmark Missionary Baptist Church (H), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Vernal: Utah Field House of Natural History (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Western Heritage Museum (302 East 200 South), Wild Waters (Water Parks & Slides; 1155 East Highway 40), United States Government - Interior Department Of- National Park Service- Dinosaur National Monu (Recreation Areas; 80 North 500 West), Vernal Theatre (Amusement & Theme Parks; 40 East Main Street), Jenkins Music Vending (Amusement & Theme Parks; 775 West 2500 South), Cinema 5 (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1400 West Highway 40), Dinah Bowl (Amusement & Theme Parks; 168 West Main Street), Dinosaurland Travel Board (55 East Main Street), Dinaland Aviation (Tours & Charters; 830 East 500 North).

Hotels: Econo Lodge Downtown (311 East Main Street), Motel 6 (1092 West Highway 40), Lazy K Motel (1500 East Highway 40), Super 8 Motel (1624 West Highway 40), Dinosaur Gifts-N Things (251 East Main Street), Weston Plaza (1684 West Highway 40), Rodeway Inn Vernal (590 West Main Street), Best Western Antlers (423 West Main), Split Mountain Motel (1015 East Highway 40).

Court: Frontier Court Services (335 West 50 North).

Birthplace of: Douglas Kent Hall - Writer, Earl W. Bascom - Artist, Gordon Gee - Academic, James Woods - (born 1947), actor, Clair Burgener - Politician, Brenda Novak - Novelist.

Uintah County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Vernal and their reported violations in the past:

ASHLEY VALLEY WATER AND SEWER ID (Population served: 9,056, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-29-2011), St Public Notif requested (MAY-29-2011)
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
VERNAL CITY WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 9,000, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT/SOWT Study/Recommendation - In AUG-16-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-26-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-26-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-24-2013)
MAESER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (Population served: 3,020, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 26 regular monitoring violations
GREENDALE AND BOOTLEG CAMPGROUNDS (Population served: 800, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
LUCERNE VALLEY CAMPGROUND (Population served: 775, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
YELLOWPINE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 346, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
UPPER STILLWATER CAMPGROUND (Population served: 320, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-02-2007), St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
STEINAKER LAKE STATE PARK (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Vernal that have no violations reported:

  • ROSS SPRINGS WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 255, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater under infl of surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.8 people
Utah:

3.1 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

69.7%
Whole state:

75.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.9%
Whole state:

4.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Vernal in 2010:

  • 98 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 81 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 10 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Vernal in 2000:

  • 109 people in nursing homes
  • 90 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 15 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

Banks with branches in Vernal (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Vernal Branch at 3 East Main Street, branch established on 1956/10/01; Wal-Mart Vernal Branch at 1851 W Hwy 40, branch established on 2000/09/21. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Grand Valley Bank: Vernal Branch at 121 West Main, branch established on 2005/09/14. Info updated 2009/01/13: Bank assets: $264.2 mil, Deposits: $230.2 mil, headquarters in Heber City, UT, positive income, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Porter Mountain Iii, Lllp
  • Zions First National Bank: Vernal Branch at 3 West Main Street, branch established on 1903/09/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $17,531.3 mil, Deposits: $14,905.3 mil, headquarters in Salt Lake City, UT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 151 total offices, Holding Company: Zions Bancorporation

For population 15 years and over in Vernal:

Marital status in Vernal, UT
  • Never married: 29.4%
  • Now married: 46.7%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 18.1%

For population 25 years and over in Vernal:

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Utah average:

10.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Vernal
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Vernal, UT (based on Uintah County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other20,35848
Evangelical Protestant1,31111
Catholic1,2092
Mainline Protestant4504
None9,260-
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: 2
Here:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

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.
Utah:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Uintah County:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

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

9.0%
Utah:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.9%
State:

23.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Vernal:

46.6%
Utah:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Vernal:

41.1%
State:

47.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
Utah:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Vernal:

21.6%
Utah:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.3%
Utah:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Utah:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.6%
Utah:

31.9%

General health condition:
Vernal:

53.0%
State:

57.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.8%
Utah:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Vernal, UT Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 22$119,361$65,1060$0
Other Government Administration 10$55,530$66,6362$1,776
Streets and Highways 10$41,321$49,5850$0
Other and Unallocable 9$42,193$56,2571$1,194
Financial Administration 7$30,993$53,1311$259
Water Supply 6$27,931$55,8620$0
Police - Other 5$18,600$44,6400$0
Judicial and Legal 4$15,168$45,5048$7,894
Solid Waste Management 2$8,142$48,8520$0
Sewerage 2$8,636$51,8160$0
Fire - Other 0$0 1$900
Firefighters 0$0 16$10,905
Totals for Government 77$367,875$57,33129$22,928

Vernal government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $151,000 ($14.47)
    Central Staff Services: $76,000 ($7.28)
    General - Other: $33,000 ($3.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($0.96)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,824,000 ($270.55)
    Central Staff Services: $2,448,000 ($234.53)
    Water Utilities: $2,152,000 ($206.17)
    Sewerage: $1,547,000 ($148.21)
    Regular Highways: $1,423,000 ($136.33)
    Financial Administration: $530,000 ($50.78)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $526,000 ($50.39)
    General - Other: $467,000 ($44.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $460,000 ($44.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $220,000 ($21.08)
    Local Fire Protection: $170,000 ($16.29)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $327,000 ($31.33)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $349,000 ($33.44)
    Sewerage: $235,000 ($22.51)
    Water Utilities: $155,000 ($14.85)
    Police Protection: $25,000 ($2.40)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($0.10)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,209,000 ($403.24)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $415,000 ($39.76)

Vernal government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $399,000 ($38.23)
    Sewerage: $372,000 ($35.64)
    Other: $170,000 ($16.29)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $26,000 ($2.49)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $267,000 ($25.58)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $468,000 ($44.84)
    Interest Earnings: $169,000 ($16.19)
    Rents: $67,000 ($6.42)
    General Revenue - Other: $65,000 ($6.23)
    Sale of Property: $4,000 ($0.38)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,385,000 ($228.49)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,455,000 ($139.39)
    Other: $157,000 ($15.04)
    General Local Government Support: $33,000 ($3.16)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,688,000 ($353.32)
    Public Utilities Sales: $917,000 ($87.85)
    Property: $422,000 ($40.43)
    Other: $265,000 ($25.39)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $73,000 ($6.99)
    Other License: $56,000 ($5.37)
    Other Selective Sales: $55,000 ($5.27)

Vernal government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,580,000 ($1780.03)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,565,000 ($1682.79)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,590,000 ($439.74)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,575,000 ($342.50)

Vernal government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,067,000 ($102.22)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,068,000 ($868.75)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $598,000 ($57.29)

5.46% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,586 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
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 Duchesne County, UT  1.29% ($47,507 average AGI)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.56% ($40,017)
from Utah County, UT  0.37% ($43,450)


10.46% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,989 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.46%
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  1.44% ($36,294 average AGI)
to Duchesne County, UT  1.11% ($40,810)
to Utah County, UT  0.77% ($45,966)
Businesses in Vernal, UT
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3McDonald's1
Ace Hardware2Motel 61
Arby's1Nike1
Best Western2Payless1
Big O Tires1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx4Sears1
Ford1Sprint Nextel1
GNC1Staples1
GameStop1Studio 61
H&R Block1Super 81
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
Kmart1The Athlete's Foot1
Kroger1Travelodge1
La-Z-Boy1True Value1
Lane Furniture1U-Haul2
Little Caesars Pizza1UPS5
Lowe's1Walmart1
Maurices1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Vernal:

  • KVEL (920 AM; 5 kW; VERNAL, UT; Owner: ASHLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KNEU (1250 AM; 5 kW; ROOSEVELT, UT; Owner: COUNTRY GOLD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KOAL (750 AM; 10 kW; PRICE, UT; Owner: EASTERN UTAH BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KSLL (1080 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PRICE, UT; Owner: AGAINST THE WIND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KTKK (630 AM; 10 kW; SANDY, UT; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Vernal:

  • 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.)
  • K214AV (90.7 FM; VERNAL, UT; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K218CT (91.5 FM; VERNAL, UT; Owner: UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY OF A. & A.S.)

TV broadcast stations around Vernal:

  • K25EE (Channel 25; MOUNTAIN VIEW, ETC., UT; Owner: DAGGETT COUNTY TELEVISION DEPT.)
Vernal fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Vernal fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 56ft / 17.3mTotal length
  • 28,610Total average daily traffic
  • 10,023Total average daily truck traffic
  • 35,678Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Vernal)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 171 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Vernal, UT)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 225 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 284 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Vernal)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 49 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Vernal)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 62. The highest number of fire incidents - 92 took place in 2017, and the least - 45 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Vernal, UT When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (48.6%), and Structure Fires (33.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Vernal, UT
    • 51148.6%Outside Fires
    • 35033.3%Structure Fires
    • 16115.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 292.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Vernal, UT

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Vernal, Utah:

  • Americas Best Value Inn, 260 W Main St, Vernal, Utah 84078 , Phone: (435) 789-1011
  • Quality Inn, 1684 W Hwy 40, Vernal, Utah 84078 , Phone: (435) 789-9550, Fax: (435) 789-4874
  • Motel 6 Vernal, 1092 W Hwy 40, Vernal, Utah 84078 , Phone: (435) 789-0666, Fax: (435) 789-0723
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 1515 W Us Hwy 40, Vernal, Utah 84078 , Phone: (435) 789-4654, Fax: (435) 789-4656
  • Dino Inn, 251 E Main St, Vernal, Utah 84078 , Phone: (435) 789-2660, Fax: (435) 789-2467
  • Springhill Suites By Marriott - Vernal, 1205 West Hwy 40, Vernal, Utah 84078 , Phone: (435) 781-9000, Fax: (435) 781-9001
  • Towneplace Suites By Marriott Vernal, 1219 West Hwy 40, Vernal, Utah 84078 , Phone: (435) 789-8050, Fax: (435) 789-8060
  • Microtel Inn and Suites, 1041 S 1500 E, Vernal, Utah 84078 , Phone: (435) 781-8141, Fax: (435) 781-8151
  • 3 other hotels and motels
All 11 fire-safe hotels and motels in Vernal, Utah
Most common first names in Vernal, UT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William5071.5 years
John5074.8 years
Mary4876.8 years
Charles4176.4 years
George3976.8 years
James3671.4 years
Robert2871.6 years
Harold2276.4 years
Ruth2075.0 years
Earl1971.6 years
Most common last names in Vernal, UT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hatch5075.4 years
Johnson4173.6 years
Caldwell3676.6 years
Hall3077.1 years
Hacking2976.0 years
Anderson2774.6 years
Slaugh2779.3 years
Smith2676.1 years
Murray2569.0 years
Merkley2476.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Vernal, UT
  • 82.2%Utility gas
  • 16.0%Electricity
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Vernal, UT
  • 60.6%Utility gas
  • 37.6%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood


Vernal compared to Utah state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

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  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest cost per building permit(population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with most building permits per 10,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 (84078) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of English first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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