Big Water, UT Profile: Facts & Data


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Big Water, Utah - Basic Facts

The Town of Big Water had a population of 447 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 447
Population in Households 447
Population in Familes 340
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 75
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $42,422
Average Household Income $54,489
Per Capita Income $24,604


Total Housing Units 296 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 167 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 (30.1%)
Median Home Value $167,742
Average Home Value $201,355


Total Households 207
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 121
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.68% -0.36%
Households -0.63% -0.29%
Families -0.68% -0.5%
Median Household Income   0.24%
Per Capita Income   0.93%

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, 2018 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 # 236 28th
Population Density # 261 20th
Diversity Index # 163 51st
Median Household Income # 286 12th
Per Capita Income # 162 50th

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