Escalante, UT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Escalante, Utah - Basic Facts

The City of Escalante had a population of 817 as of July 1, 2016. Escalante ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Utah. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Escalante is located at latitude 37.7649 and longitude -111.6014 in Garfield County. The formal boundaries for the City of Escalante (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Garfield County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,820 feet.

The City of Escalante (GNIS ID: 2410452) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Utah is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Escalante is located within Escalante Division of Garfield County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Escalante population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Escalante: Esca Lante, Potato Valley, Spud Valley.

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Escalante, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 817
Population in Households 817
Population in Familes 645
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 268
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 334
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 208
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 448 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 242 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 92 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 114 (25.4%)
Median Home Value $191,279
Average Home Value $206,535


Median Household Income $46,951
Average Household Income $59,911
Per Capita Income $25,455
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.04% 0.1%
Households -0.14% -0.12%
Families -0.97% -0.19%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   2.39%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Escalante, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Escalante to the other 325 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Utah by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 185 43rd
Population Density1 # 198 39th
Diversity Index2 # 266 19th
Median Household Income # 256 22nd
Per Capita Income # 98 70th

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