Tropic, Utah

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Tropic, Utah

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Tropic Low Rate of Poverty
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Tropic Short Commute Times
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Tropic College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Tropic People in Middle Class or Better
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 16% Tropic Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Tropic, Utah

Comparing Tropic 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 7
Male Share of the Population 9 5
Senior Citizens 5 9
Female Share of the Population 2 6
Age of the Population 2 9
Well-Paid Single Men 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 5
Portion of People Married 10 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
College Educated Adults 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 7 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Short Commute Times 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 7 4
Public Transportation Use 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 9 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Affordability of Rents 4 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1
People Living Alone 1 3

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Tropic Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 169 miles N of Flagstaff, Arizona (center to center)
Nearest Large City 196 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Garfield
P.O. Box Zip Codes 84776
Phone Area Codes 435
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.625
Longitude -112.081

Tropic Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station TROPIC
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 44 F
Apr Temp 30 to 64 F
Jul Temp 51 to 88 F
Oct Temp 35 to 66 F
Annual Precip 11.9 inches
Distance 4.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 34 F
Apr Temp 24 to 51 F
Jul Temp 47 to 78 F
Oct Temp 27 to 57 F
Annual Precip 16.4 inches
Distance 9.2 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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Tropic Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 508 100%
Male 254 50%
Female 254 50%
Under 18 176 34.6%
18+ 332 65.4%
65+ 72 14.2%
Median Age 32.3
Average Family Size 3.52
White 488 96.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.4%
Other 7 1.4%
Mixed Race 11 2.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 2.4%

Estimated Tropic Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 463
Growth -45
Growth % -8.9%

Tropic 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 70.2%
German 8.2%
Scottish 5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.8%
Irish 2.2%
Norwegian 2.2%
Italian 2.2%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
European 1.5%
Welsh 1.1%
Danish 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Australian 0.4%
Swedish 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Tropic 508 $44,125
Cannonville 148 $32,250
Hatch 127 $45,000
Henrieville 159 $35,000
Panguitch 1,623 $39,904
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Tropic High Schools (2004)

Serves 144 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

Tropic Colleges

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