St. George Demographics & Characteristics
Location: Located in Washington County, Southern Utah, about 3 hours from the rim of the Grand Canyon, and six miles from the Arizona State line.
Elevation: 2,880; with Pine Valley Mountain peaks over 10,000
Size: 64 sq miles (Washington County)
Distance to other major cities (per mapquest.com):
Salt Lake City 303
Las Vegas 118
Los Angeles 387
Getting To St. George, Utah:
Easily accessible by north/south I-15 or east/west I-70
Limited flights into St. George Municipal Airport to Salt Lake City and Los Angeles by Sky West Airlines.
Weather: Desert Climate with over 300 days of sunshine; mild winters and hot summers.
Annual Average Temperature: January Low 27, July high 102; annual average high is 78; average low is 45.
Annual Average Rainfall: About 8 inches.
Population: 2005-St. George Population (anchor city): 70,000; Washington County Utah Population: 130,000; over 2 million visitors yearly.
Population Projections: St. George area projected to be 162,000 by 2010, 600,00 by 2050; the city has about a 6% growth rate. To see projections of growth, trends, census facts, labor force, rate of change, and ethnic population.
Median Age 2000: 31; one-third is under 19 years old.
Taxes: State Income Tax of 7%; sales tax about 6% and tax considerations for retired people. Second home tax of 1%; primary home ½%, with a formula that looks like the following: primary residence=assessed x 55% X .011316% value.
Median Household Income: $36,505
Principle Industries: Education, Health Services, Recreation
Higher Education: Dixie State College
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