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Vernal, UT

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About Vernal, UT

Vernal, UT is located in Uintah County in the state of Utah.

The total City Population for Vernal is about 10,037 with about 873 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $168,877, which is roughly 41% lower than the Average Home Value of $284,958 for the state of Utah, and roughly 22% lower than the National Average of $217,072.

The Median Income Per Household is about $50,692, which is roughly 28% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $70,465 for the state of Utah, and roughly 22% lower higher than the National Average of $65,026.

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Quick Stats

Vernal Population 10,037
Average Home Value $168,877
Median Household Income $50,692
Median Age 30.5
Unemployment Rate 8.2%
Politics 86.66% Republican

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.43
Male Population Estimate: 55.1%
Female Population Estimate: 44.9%
Median Age: 30.5
Male Median Age: 22.8
Female Median Age: 23.4

Racial Demographic Estimates



Uintah County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Mike Lee
U.S. Senator
Mike Lee
Republican Party
Mitt Romney
U.S. Senator
Mitt Romney
Republican Party
Spencer Cox
State governor
Spencer Cox
Republican Party

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 86.66%
Democratic: 10.87%
Libertarian: 1.48%
Other: 0.81%
Green: 0.19%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Vernal specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Uintah County: About 7.50855 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Uintah County: About 124.097 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Uintah County is about 47% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 57% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.


The Unemployment Rate for Vernal is about 8.2%.

Utah is ranked #45 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 22.72 out of 100.

45th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 8.87

The average living wage for the state of Utah is $32.05/hr, while the states minimum wage is $7.25/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Utah a minimum wage score of 4 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13/hr, which gives Utah a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 8.97 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Utah is $140.00, resulting in a UI benefit score of 0 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
Utah does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
Utah does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Utah does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X Utah does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Utah does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Utah does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Utah does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Utah does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Utah does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Utah does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Utah does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Utah does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
Utah does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Utah does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X Utah does not have a "right-to-work" law.
X Utah does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Utah does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Utah does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Utah does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
X Utah does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 84078, 84079 (2 Total Zip Codes)
Latitude: 40.451700
Longitude: -109.537800
TimeZone: Mountain (GMT -07:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: West
Average Elevation: 4855.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 435