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The City of Vernal had a population of 11,256 as of July 1, 2016. Vernal ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Vernal is located at latitude 40.4517 and longitude -109.538 in Uintah County. The formal boundaries for the City of Vernal (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Uintah County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,328 feet.

The City of Vernal (GNIS ID: 2412149) 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 Vernal is located within Vernal Division of Uintah County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Vernal 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 Vernal: Ashley, Ashley Center.

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


Total Population 11,256
Population in Households 11,104
Population in Familes 9,264
Population in Group Qrtrs 152
Population Density1 2,435
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 3,888
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 2,733
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,428 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,289 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,599 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 540 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $199,476
Average Home Value $249,934


Median Household Income $56,846
Average Household Income $72,644
Per Capita Income $25,398
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.36% 3.3%
Households 3.1% 3.2%
Families 3.2% 3.15%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   1.32%
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.

Vernal, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vernal 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 # 51 85th
Population Density1 # 39 88th
Diversity Index2 # 46 86th
Median Household Income # 165 50th
Per Capita Income # 100 70th

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