Escalante, UT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Escalante, Utah - Basic Facts

The City of Escalante had a population of 819 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Escalante, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 819
Daytime Population: Workers 314
Daytime Population: Residents 392
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 706
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 819
Population in Familes 644
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 269
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $46,548
Average Household Income $59,879
Per Capita Income $25,607


Total Housing Units 441 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 246 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 91 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 (23.6%)
Median Home Value $201,500
Average Home Value $226,923


Total Households 337
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 208
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.07% -0.12%
Households 0.0% -0.18%
Families -0.83% -0.29%
Median Household Income   0.43%
Per Capita Income   1.4%

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, 2017 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 # 187 43rd
Population Density # 199 39th
Diversity Index # 250 23rd
Median Household Income # 257 21st
Per Capita Income # 118 64th

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