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Parowan, Utah - Basic Facts

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The City of Parowan had a population of 2,832 as of July 1, 2017. Parowan 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 Parowan is located at latitude 37.8326 and longitude -112.8296 in Iron County. The formal boundaries for the City of Parowan (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Iron County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,014 feet.

The City of Parowan (GNIS ID: 2411378) 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 Parowan is located within Parowan Division of Iron County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Parowan 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 Parowan: Louisa, Parovan.

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


Total Population 2,832
Daytime Population: Workers 897
Daytime Population: Residents 1,710
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,607
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 2,808
Population in Familes 2,422
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density2 410
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $49,198
Average Household Income $69,361
Per Capita Income $25,787


Total Housing Units 1,439 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 823 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 224 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 392 (27.2%)
Median Home Value $223,392
Average Home Value $274,453


Total Households 1,047
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 743
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 0.21% 0.45%
Households 0.17% 0.42%
Families 0.13% 0.32%
Median Household Income   4.5%
Per Capita Income   3.32%

Parowan, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Parowan 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 # 111 66th
Population Density # 172 47th
Diversity Index # 246 25th
Median Household Income # 241 26th
Per Capita Income # 112 66th

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