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 Phoenix 406 Mesquite 38 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. Bus Service 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.
Demographics and Economics
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