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Washington County Demographics


Population

As of July 1 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Total Population 91,104 96,902 103,750 109,767 117,613 127,127 134,899 140,908
% Change from Prior Year 3.4% 6.4% 7.1% 5.8% 6.9% 8.4% 6.1% 4.4%
Source: Utah Population Estimates Committee

Population By City

City 2004 2005 2006
Enterprise 1,410 1,423 1,489
Hildale 1,988 1,977 1,950
Hurricane 9,797 11,017 12,084
Ivins 6,426 6,756 7,205
LaVerkin 3,864 4,115 4,142
Leeds 680 696 720
New Harmony 195 196 193
Rockville 260 259 257
St. George 60,108 64,365 67,614
Santa Clara 5,690 5,879 6,280
Springdale 521 537 551
Toquerville 1,051 1,121 1,215
Virgin 475 494 508
Washington 11,579 13,704 15,217
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
counties Washington County Demographics

Washington County Land Ownership

Who Acres Percentage
Bureau of Land Management 700,000 45%
U.S. Forest Service 380,000 25%
Private Landowners 236,000 15%
National Parks Service 125,000 8%
State Institutional Trust lands 85,000 5%
Indian Reservations 27,000 2%

Washington County is 2,422 square miles in size, or about 1,553 million acres. Here are approximate figures of which parties own the land. The numbers may be slightly different because boundaries change and land is constantly exchanging hands.


Labor Force

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Labor Force 41,641 44,183 46,834 50,392 54,456 61,128 63,065
Employed 39,942 42,057 44,570 48,167 52,392 59,369 61,357
Unemployed 1,699 2,126 2,264 2,225 2,063 1,759 1,708
Rate 4.1% 4.8% 4.8% 4.4% 3.8% 2.9% 2.7%
Nonfarm Jobs 35,740 37,351 39,000 42,864
%Change Prior Year 6.4% 4.5% 4.4% 10.0%
Mining 153 154 129 149 167 246 322
Construction 4,160 4,322 4,748 5,690 7,176 8,289 8,556
Manufacturing 2,376 2,356 2,504 2,847 3,151 3,276 3,329
Information 672 706 856 820 884 868 821
Financial Activities 1,489 1,561 1,700 1,805 1,244 1,385 1,389
Profess/Business Services 2,419 2,667 2,684 3,183 1,622 1,814 2,078
Ed/Health/Social Services 4,267 4,687 5,113 5,864 6,132 6,739 7,074
Other Services 977 1,114 1,149 1,232 1,335 1,379 1,428
Total Establishments 3,019 3,284 3,378 3,868 4,112
Total Wages ($Millions) 799.8 854.7 915.5 1,045.3
Source: Utah Department of Workforce Services, Workforce Information

Income & Wages

2003(r) 2004(r) 2005(p) 2006(f)
Total Personal Income ($Millions) 2,108.0 2,420.7 2,689.4 3,082.1
Per Capital Income 20,171 21,912 22,565 24,400
Source: Utah Department of Workforce Services, Workforce Information

Living Index Cost (Based on 3rd Quarter of 2006)

Component Index Wieght

Urban Area & State

100%

Composite
Index

13%

Grocery
Items

29%

Housing

10%

Utilities

9%

Transportation

4%

Health Care

35%

Misc. Goods
& Services

Cedar City, UT 95.1 100.0 91.6 85.3 97.6 88.3 99.0
St. George, UT 102.0 97.7 109.6 84.6 98.1 89.0 105.2
Salt Lake City, UT 101.0 103.7 100.5 89.6 99.2 95.1 104.8
Tucson, AZ 98.8 99.5 96.2 96.8 102.8 102.6 99.6
Phoenix, AZ 101.8 98.9 105.7 93.1 104.3 101.4 101.6
San Jose, CA 154.0 16.4 242.3 102.4 116.7 123.3 115.0
Colorado Springs, CO 95.3 101.2 92.4 86.7 108.1 106.4 92.9
Denver, CO 102.5 99.2 110.8 108.1 96.6 102.3 97.1
Boise, ID 95.5 93.2 87.8 95.7 100.0 99.9 100.8
Albuquerque, NM 99.6 99.1 102.8 87.6 101.5 102.1 99.9
Las Vegas, NV 108.6 100.6 129.0 109.0 99.7 102.2 98.4
Source: St George Area Chamber of Commerce

Washington County’s Largest Employers (2006)

Company Employment Range
Intermountain Health Care 2,000-2,999
Washington County School District 2,000-2,999
Wal-Mart 1,000-1,999
Dixie State College 500-999
St. George City 500-999
Boulevard Furniture 250-499
Cabinetec 250-499
Cross Creek Manor 250-499
Federal Government 250-499
Lin’s Supermarket 250-499
SkyWest Airlines 250-499
Sunroc Corp 250-499
Washington County 250-499
Albertsons 100-249
Allconnect 100-249
Andrus Trucking 100-249
Auto Select/St. George Ford 100-249
Best Western Travel Inn 100-249
Burger King 100-249
Cinnamon Hills Youth Crisis Center 100-249
City of Washington 100-249
Costco 100-249
DATS Trucking 100-249
Deseret Laboratories 100-249
Diamond Ranch Academy 100-249
Express Services 100-249
Green Valley Resort 100-249
Harmons 100-249
Home Depot 100-249
Hurricane City 100-249
Hurst Stores 100-249
Interstate Rock Products 100-249
Kolob Care and Rehabilitation 100-249
Lowe’s Home Improvement 100-249
McDonald’s 100-249
Newby Buick Olds Pontiac GMC 100-249
Orgill Hardware 100-249
Pace American 100-249
Quality Excavation 100-249
RAM Manufacturing 100-249
Red Cliffs Regional 100-249
Red Mountain Spa 100-249
Red Rock Canyon School 100-249
Redcliff Ascent 100-249
Sears Roebuck 100-249
Smith’s 100-249
Southern Utah Title 100-249
Split Rock, Inc 100-249
St. George Care and Rehab Center 100-249
State of Utah 100-249
Stephen Wage Auto Center 100-249
Stock Building Supply 100-249
Target 100-249
The Spectrum 100-249
Tuachan Center for the Arts 100-249
Wells Dairy (Blue Bunny) 100-249
Wells Fargo Bank 100-249
Wendy’s 100-249
Westates Theatres 100-249
Western Rock Products 100-249
Wilson Electronics 100-249
Xanterra Parks and Resorts 100-249
Zions Bank 100-249
Source: Utah Department of WFS, Workforce Information

Census Facts

2000
Under 18 31.2%
Over 65 17.0%
Median Age 31.0
Persons Per Household 2.97
Persons Per Family 3.36
High School Graduates 87.6%
College Graduate 21.0%
Labor Force
Female Participation 49.3%
Male Participation 66.4%
Self-Employed 7.1%
Commute Time (minutes) 17.2
Median Family Income $41,845
Median Earnings
Male, Full-Time Yr-Round $31,275
Female, Full-time Yr Round $20,856
Persons Below Poverty 11.2%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Other

Ethnic Population 2004
White 91.1%
Black 0.2%
American Indian 1.4%
Asian 0.4%
Pacific Islanders 0.4%
Other 1.3%
Hispanic/All Races 5.2%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
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