About Escalante UT
Escalante (/ɛskəˈlɑːnteɪ/, locally /ˈɛskɛlæni/ or /ˈɛskəlænt/) is a city in central Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. As of the 2010 census, there were 797 people residing in the city.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.944 square miles (7.625 km²), none of which is covered with water.
Escalante is surrounded by the mountains, cliffs, flats, washes and sandstone canyons of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) and the Dixie National Forest.
The city lies within the Potato Valley as designated on the official USGS map. The Escalante River flows from the west passing by the north side of the city and continuing eastward by an area named Big Flat. To the southeast of the city are the Canyons of the Escalante, the eastern part of GSENM, while directly south of the city is the Straight Cliffs formation which runs south-southeast all the way to Lake Powell. The Kaiparowits Plateau, the middle part of GSENM, lies to the south and southwest of the city. To the city’s west are the Dixie National Forest and the Escalante Mountains. To the city’s north is a small part of GSENM, as well as the Box-Death Hollow Wilderness and the Aquarius Plateau which are parts of the Dixie National Forest.
As of the 2010 census, there were 797 people, 334 households, and 217 families residing in the city. The population density was 271 people per square mile (105/km²). There were 420 housing units at an average density of 143 per square mile (55/km²). The racial makeup was 95.4% White, 2.1% American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Black, 0.1% Native Hawaiian, 1.5% from other races, 0.3% from mixed racial ancestry and 3.5% Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 334 households out of which 22.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3% had a male householder with no wife present and 35% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.03.
The population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 9.7% from 25 to 34, 17.7% from 35 to 49, 24.2% from 50 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.9 years. For every 100 females, there were 109.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over there were 101.6 males.
The median yearly income for a household was $38,929 and the median income for a family was $48,654. Males had a median income of $51,223 versus $27,500 for females. The per capita income was $27,648. About 14.5% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line ($11,490 for a single person household as of 2013) including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 25.3% of those age 65 or over.
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Escalante Utah neighborhoods include: Alpine, Altamont, American Fork, Aneth, Apple Valley, Ballard, Beaver, Beryl, Bingham Canyon, Blanding, Bluebell, Bountiful, Brian Head, Brigham City, Brighton, Cedar City, Cedar Valley, Centerville, Central, Clearfield, Coalville, Collinston, Corinne, Dammeron Valley, Deweyville, Draper, Duchesne, Dugway, Dutch John, Eagle Mountain, East Carbon, Eden, Farmington, Ferron, Fielding, Fort Duchesne, Fruitland, Garden City, Garland, Genola, Grantsville, Green River, Greenville, Grouse Creek, Hanna, Heber City, Helper, Herriman, Hideout, Highland, Hill Afb, Honeyville, Hooper, Huntington, Huntsville, Hurricane, Ivins, Jensen, Kamas, Kaysville, Lapoint, La Verkin, Layton, Lehi, Lindon, Logan, Magna, Manila, Mantua, Mapleton, Midvale, Midway, Milford, Moab, Modena, Monticello, Morgan, Mountain Home, Myton, Neola, Nephi, Newcastle, New Harmony, North Salt Lake, Ogden, Orem, Paragonah, Park City, Park Valley, Parowan, Payson, Peoa, Pine Valley, Pleasant Grove, Plymouth, Portage, Price, Provo, Randlett, Riverton, Roosevelt, Roy, Rush Valley, Saint George, Salem, Salt Lake City, Sandy, Santa Clara, Santaquin, Saratoga Springs, Snowville, South Jordan, Spanish Fork, Springville, Stockton, Summit, Sundance, Syracuse, Tabiona, Talmage, Terra, Thompson, Tooele, Tremonton, Tridell, Vernal, Vernon, Veyo, Vineyard, Wallsburg, Washington, Wellington, Wendover, West Bountiful, West Haven, West Jordan, West Valley City, Whiterocks, Willard, Woodland Hills, Woodruff, Woods Cross
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