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The Town of Big Water had a population of 490 as of July 1, 2016. Big Water ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Utah. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Big Water is located at latitude 37.0729 and longitude -111.6608 in Kane County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Big Water (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kane County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,108 feet.

The Town of Big Water (GNIS ID: 2411690) 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 Town of Big Water is located within Kanab Division of Kane County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Big Water 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 Big Water: Big Water City, Bigwater, Glen Canyon, Glen Canyon City.

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


Total Population 490
Population in Households 490
Population in Familes 373
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 82
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 226
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 133
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 313 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 179 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 (27.8%)
Median Home Value $162,209
Average Home Value $179,050


Median Household Income $46,782
Average Household Income $56,698
Per Capita Income $25,386
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.6%
Households 0.58% 0.53%
Families 0.61% 0.45%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   1.11%
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.

Big Water, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Water 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 # 226 31st
Population Density1 # 257 21st
Diversity Index2 # 157 52nd
Median Household Income # 260 20th
Per Capita Income # 102 69th

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