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Castle Dale, Utah - Basic Facts

The City of Castle Dale had a population of 1,618 as of July 1, 2020. Castle Dale 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 Castle Dale is located at latitude 39.2122 and longitude -111.0196 in Emery County. The formal boundaries for the City of Castle Dale encompass a land area of 2.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Emery County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,676 feet.

The City of Castle Dale (GNIS ID: 2409407) 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 Castle Dale is located within Castle Dale-Huntington Division of Emery County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Castle Dale: Castledale.


Castle Dale, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 1,618 (100%)
Population in Households 1,618 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,448 (89.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 724
Diversity Index2 13


Median Household Income $55,511
Average Household Income $68,127
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $23,427
Wealth Index5 59


Total HU (Housing Units) 730 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 419 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 136 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 175 (24.0%)
Median Home Value $125,345
Average Home Value $145,585
Housing Affordability Index3 272


Total Households 555
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 426
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.08% -0.45%
Households -0.1% -0.44%
Families -0.23% -0.52%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   2.83%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.48%


Castle Dale, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Castle Dale to the other 327 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Utah by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 139 58th
Population Density # 129 61st
Median Household Income # 227 31st
Housing Affordability Index # 320 98th
Per Capita Income # 227 31st
Diversity Index # 308 6th

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