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White Mesa, Utah - Basic Facts

The White Mesa Census Designated Place had a population of 254 as of July 1, 2017. White Mesa 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 White Mesa is located at latitude 37.4596 and longitude -109.46 in San Juan County. The formal boundaries for the White Mesa Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Juan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,305 feet.

The White Mesa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409583) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. 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 White Mesa Census Designated Place is located within Blanding Division of San Juan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with White Mesa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 254
Daytime Population: Workers 42
Daytime Population: Residents 138
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 180
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 251
Population in Familes 185
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 16
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $36,357
Average Household Income $48,725
Per Capita Income $20,771


Total Housing Units 92 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $164,286
Average Home Value $196,591


Total Households 75
Average Household Size 3.35
Family Households 40
Average Family Size 5
  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 0.67% 0.85%
Households 0.76% 0.79%
Families -3.03% 0.5%
Median Household Income   -0.25%
Per Capita Income   1.54%

White Mesa, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares White Mesa 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 # 280 14th
Population Density # 309 5th
Diversity Index # 18 94th
Median Household Income # 309 5th
Per Capita Income # 235 28th

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