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Blanding, Utah - Basic Facts

The City of Blanding had a population of 3,659 as of July 1, 2017. Blanding ranks in the upper 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 Blanding is located at latitude 37.6231 and longitude -109.513 in San Juan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Blanding (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. San Juan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,106 feet.

The City of Blanding (GNIS ID: 2409863) 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 Blanding is located within Blanding Division of San Juan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Blanding 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 Blanding: Grayson.

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


Total Population 3,659
Daytime Population: Workers 1,670
Daytime Population: Residents 2,242
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,912
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 3,524
Population in Familes 3,177
Population in Group Qrtrs 135
Population Density2 277
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $50,895
Average Household Income $59,608
Per Capita Income $18,347


Total Housing Units 1,193 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 738 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 348 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $167,115
Average Home Value $206,969


Total Households 1,087
Average Household Size 3.24
Family Households 843
Average Family Size 4
  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 1.58% 1.13%
Households 1.44% 1.13%
Families 1.51% 1.07%
Median Household Income   0.58%
Per Capita Income   1.77%

Blanding, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blanding 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 # 104 68th
Population Density # 197 40th
Diversity Index # 52 84th
Median Household Income # 224 31st
Per Capita Income # 298 9th

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