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Big Water, Utah - Basic Facts

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The Town of Big Water had a population of 458 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 458
Daytime Population: Workers 56
Daytime Population: Residents 178
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 234
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.51
Population in Households 458
Population in Familes 346
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 76
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $43,409
Average Household Income $55,640
Per Capita Income $25,113


Total Housing Units 296 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 168 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 44 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 (28.4%)
Median Home Value $165,000
Average Home Value $194,311


Total Households 212
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 124
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 -0.44% -0.49%
Households -0.38% -0.48%
Families -0.44% -0.65%
Median Household Income   0.89%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

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, 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 # 235 28th
Population Density # 260 20th
Diversity Index # 157 53rd
Median Household Income # 276 15th
Per Capita Income # 123 62nd

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