Demographic Overview of Washington County

Washington County is one of the fastest growing areas in Utah and the rest of the country. It currently ranks as the second fastest growing metropolitan area in the United States. It was ranked as the #1 fastest growing area and dubbed “Boomtown USA” in 2007 by Inc. Magazine. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, St. George, Utah was the #1 Metropolitan Statistical Area in the United States for population growth from 1990 to 2000.

St. George is located in the southwest corner of Utah just off Interstate 15. St. George, the county seat, is also the county�s largest city with over 65,000 residents.Washington County population is estimated to be over 140,000 and growing. The St. George/Washington County area is nestled in a picturesque valley surrounded by impressive sandstone cliffs. The backdrop is breathtaking with blue skies, clean air, and a friendly business environment which attracts over two million international visitors annually.

Washington County is endowed with mild, low humidity winters with over 300 sunny days per year. The desert climate, elevation 2,760 feet, promotes year round recreation and leisure activities, which includes ten championship golf courses. Washington County is one of the fastest growing areas in Utah and is expected to remain so well into the 21st century.

This scenic area not only provides easy access to major markets of the western United States, it has become a destination point for countless people and businesses looking for a better way of life and more fruitful atmosphere for growth and prosperity.

With our mild climate, beautiful scenic areas, a progressive business atmosphere, an educated and work-orientated workforce, plus great “quality of life” incentives, the St. George/Washington County area can fulfill your business needs. In this information age, it is possible to live in areas free from heavy traffic, crime and crowded conditions.


Population
Washington County’s population is approximately 145,000 to 150,000 and adding many new residents each month. The county continues to see increases in employment from manufacturers, back offices, customer services centers, distribution facilities and high-tech companies expanding or relocating to the area.St George Utah MORE……


Washington County Labor Force With the annual job growth of now 8.3 percent, Washington County far outstripped both the Utah and U.S. performances. Job growth is healthy and unemployment is low. Washington County area businesses draw from both Dixie State College and Southern Utah University in Cedar City which is only one hour away.

Washington County Income and Wages
The median yearly family income is $48,892. Wages age slightly higher in skilled construction, mining, manufacturing and government jobs. Wages are generally lower in service and retail jobs.

Cost of Living Index (ACCRA)
St. George, Utah has a 102.0% rating from the ACCRA Cost of Living Index for the third quarter of 2006. MORE…

Largest EmployersDemographic Employers
Washington County School District is the largest employer in the county. Intermountain Health Care comesin next with Wal-Mart coming in third….

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Housing
Housing is available from luxury homes in beautiful scenic areas to many more areas featuring affordable family homes. New construction in Washington County is at one of its highest historical levels.MORE…..

Development Potential
Developers or businesses will find acres of developed and undeveloped industrial and commercial zoned land available to expand their business. Land prices, and the cost of doing business in Washington County are lower compared to many other competing communities. Population is expected an increase to approximately 162,500 + by the year 2010. With construction of the new regional airport by 2010, growth and change will continue.MORE…

PDF File: Washington County Facts, updated 7.31.06