Escalante, Utah

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Escalante, Utah

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High Points

Escalante strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Utah):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Escalante Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 14% Escalante Affordability of Property Taxes
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Escalante College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Escalante, Utah

Comparing Escalante to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Utah (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 4
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Racial Diversity 7 8
Senior Citizens 5 10
Well-Paid Single Men 5 7
Age of the Population 4 10
Well-Paid Single Women 2 7
Female Share of the Population 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 3
Average Household Size 9 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 7
People Above Poverty 5 3
Median Family Income 3 1
People in Middle Class or Better 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 6 4
Public Transportation Use 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Housing Recently Built 8 4
Affordability of Rents 4 8
People Living Alone 4 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 7

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Escalante Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 170 miles S of Provo, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 224 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Garfield
P.O. Box Zip Codes 84726
Phone Area Codes 435
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.77
Longitude -111.601

Escalante Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 42 F
Apr Temp 33 to 65 F
Jul Temp 55 to 91 F
Oct Temp 35 to 67 F
Annual Precip 9.9 inches
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 41 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 10.8 inches
Distance 27.3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 45 F
Apr Temp 30 to 66 F
Jul Temp 52 to 91 F
Oct Temp 32 to 70 F
Annual Precip 11.4 inches
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Escalante Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 818 100%
Male 414 50.6%
Female 404 49.4%
Under 18 255 31.2%
18+ 563 68.8%
65+ 122 14.9%
Median Age 36.1
Average Family Size 3.22
White 768 93.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 8 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 19 2.3%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 21 2.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 33 4%

Estimated Escalante Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 744
Growth -74
Growth % -9%

Escalante Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 53.3%
US/American 8.4%
German 6.9%
Irish 6.8%
Danish 5.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.3%
European 2.7%
Scottish 1.9%
Norwegian 1.6%
Welsh 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Polish 1.1%
Swedish 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
Italian 0.6%
British 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
African 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Latvian 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
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Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Escalante 818 $35,500
Boulder 180 $31,429
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Escalante High Schools (2004)

800 E HIGHWAY 12
Serves 121 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

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