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Bluff, Utah - Basic Facts

The Town of Bluff had a population of 258 as of July 1, 2020. Bluff ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Bluff is located at latitude 37.2844 and longitude -109.5518 in San Juan County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bluff encompass a land area of 22.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.51 sq. miles. San Juan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,324 feet.

The Town of Bluff (GNIS ID: 2798080) 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 "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Utah is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Bluff is located within Blanding Division of San Juan County.


Bluff, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 258 (100%)
Population in Households 254 (98.4%)
Population in Families 187 (72.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 4 ( 1.6%)
Population Density 7
Diversity Index2 60


Median Household Income $33,448
Average Household Income $49,428
% of Income for Mortgage4 23%
Per Capita Income $21,096
Wealth Index5 36


Total HU (Housing Units) 188 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 78 (41.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 (30.3%)
Median Home Value $182,500
Average Home Value $196,474
Housing Affordability Index3 114


Total Households 131
Average Household Size 1.94
Family Households 69
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.0% 0.15%
Households 0.15% 0.3%
Families 0.74% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   1.23%
Owner Occupied HU   0.51%


Bluff, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bluff to the other 327 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Utah by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 279 15th
Population Density # 321 2nd
Median Household Income # 318 3rd
Housing Affordability Index # 65 20th
Per Capita Income # 279 15th
Diversity Index # 19 94th

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