Saint George, Utah - Demographics, Crime Rate, Attractions, Weather and Climate, Real Estate Values

POPULATION: 82,318


LIVING IN ST. GEORGE

 

St. George is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 82,318 people and 12 constituent neighbourhoods, St. George is the eighth largest community in Utah.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, St. George is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, St. George is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in St. George who work in sales jobs (15.10%), office and administrative support (13.20%), and management occupations (8.00%).

 

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.34 minutes getting to work every day.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in St. George use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of St. George‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

In terms of college education, St. George is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.26% of adults in St. George have a college degree.

The per capita income in St. George in 2010 was $24,148, which is middle income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,592 for a family of four. However, St. George contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

St. George is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call St. George home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of St. George residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. St. George also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.11% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in St. George include German, Irish, Danish, and Scottish.

St George Crime Rate

The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in St. George is 1 in 51. Based on FBI crime data, St. George is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Utah, St. George has a crime rate that is higher than 64% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, St. George has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, St. George is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Get more statistics on St George Crime rate by visiting this link. Data provided by Neighborhoodscout.com

Where does the Sun Go in the Winter?

With nearly 365 sunny days in a calendar year, St George features incredibly mild weather, with temperatures rarely ever dipping below 30 degrees in the cold months of the year, this area pretty much never sees snow, total monthly precipitation is typically below 0.20.

 

St George climate is very dry, so even during the hot months of the year high temperatures are very manageable, and allow to continue to enjoy the outdoor activities. Summer months are perfect for early morning cycling, running, hiking, walking the trails and golfing while the afternoons are best spent by the pool or on the outdoor patios taking in al the beautiful views that this area has to offer.

Things to do in Saint George

Southern Utah is home to or within a short distance of, six National Parks, including Zion National ParkBryce Canyon National Park, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park and Grand Canyon National Park. There are also several National Monuments and State Parks. We have enough hiking, biking, skiing, climbing and other outdoor adventures to keep you busy for the rest of your life! 

Kolob Canyon Overlook

Saint George Biking, Mountain Biking and Cycling

People come to Southern Utah from all over the world to ride our amazing Mountain Bike trails that greatly vary in difficulty levels and all offer stunning scenery. Most of these trails are with St George or just a short drive away: Barrel Roll, Bear Cla Poppy, Chuckwalla, Church Rocks,  Kentucky Lucky Chicken, Nephi's Twist, Pioneer Rim, Prospector, Pushing Tin, Rim Runner, Sky Mountain Overlook Trail, Stucki Springs, Wire Mesa and so much more!

 

 Whether you are an expert or beginner, St George and surrounding areas has got you covered! 

No Off Season 

for Golfers

Golf Capital Of Utah - St George,UT 

St. George is Utah's golf capital. Weather is mild during winter and so golf is enjoyable year-round. As a result, some of the best courses in the southwestern US can be found here. The St. George courses are all unique, set against red canyon walls and black lava rock. Many have outstanding views of red rock desert country.

 

These Golf courses are: SunRiver |The Ledges |Entrada at Snow Canyon |Sunbrook |Coral Canyon Golf Course |Bloomington Country Club |Dixie Red Hills |Sand Hollow | Sky Mountain

ST. GEORGE HOUSING MARKET INFORMATION

With a population of 82,318, 26,939 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $322,203. 

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in St. George, accounting for 67.13% of the city's housing units. 

The most prevalent building size and type in St. George are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. 

RENTERS VS HOMEOWNERS IN ST GEORGE

The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 64.86% owning and 35.14% renting.

VACANT HOUSING

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in St. George. Fully 19.73% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant St. George homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding St. George real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

ST. GEORGE HOME APPRECIATION RATES

Real estate appreciation rates in St. George's have tracked to near the national average over the last ten years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging 0.22% during the period.

Appreciation rates are so strong in St. George that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, St. George real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, St. George appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 9.95%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 95.35% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in St. George. St. George appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.83%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 11.83%.

Importantly, this makes St. George one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Utah, our data show that St. George's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% of the other cities and towns in Utah.

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St George PUBLIC SCHOOLS

WASHINGTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

29,187 Students enrolled in District

49 Schools in District

All schools in Washington School District 
(In alphabetical order)

Arrowhead School 
(Grades KG-05) 545 Arrowhead Trail 
Santa Clara, UT, 84765

Bloomington Hills School 
(Grades KG-05)

919 E Brigham Rd 
St George, UT, 84790

Bloomington School 
(Grades KG-05)

425 Man Of War Rd 
St George, UT, 84790

Coral Canyon School 
(Grades KG-05)

3435 Canyon Crest Ave 
Washington, UT, 84780

Coral Cliffs School 
(Grades KG-05)

2040 W 2000 N 
St George, UT, 84770

Crimson View School 
(Grades KG-05)

2835 East 2000 South 
St George, UT, 84790

Desert Hills High School 
(Grades 10-12)

828 E Desert Hills Drive 
Saint George, UT, 84790

Desert Hills Middle School 
(Grades 08-09)

936 E Desert Hills Drive 
Saint George, UT, 84790

Diamond Valley School 
(Grades KG-05)

1411 W Diamond Valley Dr 
St George, UT, 84770

Dixie High School 
(Grades 10-12)

350 E 700 S 
St George, UT, 84770

Dixie Middle School 
(Grades 08-09)

825 S 100 E 
St George, UT, 84770

Dixie Sun School 
(Grades KG-05)

1795 W 1230 N 
St George, UT, 84770

East School 
(Grades KG-05)

453 S 600 E 
St George, UT, 84770

Enterprise High School 
(Grades 07-12)

565 S 200 E 
Enterprise, UT, 84725

Enterprise School 
(Grades PK-06)

216 S 100 E 
Enterprise, UT, 84725

Fossil Ridge Intermediate School 
(Grades 06-07)

383 S Mall Dr 
St. George, UT, 84790

Heritage School 
(Grades KG-05)

747 E Riverside Dr 
Saint George, UT, 84790

Horizon School 
(Grades KG-05)

1970 S Arabian Way 
Washington, UT, 84780

Hurricane High School 
(Grades 10-12)

345 W Tiger Blvd 
Hurricane, UT, 84737

Hurricane Intermediate School 
(Grades 06-07)

1325 S 700 W 
Hurricane, UT, 84737

Hurricane Middle School 
(Grades 08-09)

395 N 200 W 
Hurricane, UT, 84737

Hurricane School 
(Grades KG-05)

948 W 325 N 
Hurricane, UT, 84737

Lava Ridge Intermediate School 
(Grades 06-07)

2425 Rachel Dr 
Santa Clara, UT, 84765

La Verkin School 
(Grades KG-05
)

51 W Center 
La Verkin, UT, 84745

Little Valley School 
(Grades KG-05)

2330 E Horseman Park Dr (3000 
St George, UT, 84790

Millcreek High School 
(Grades 07-12)

2410 E Riverside Dr 
St George, UT, 84790

Out Of State School 
(Grades PK-12)

121 W Tabernacle 
St George, UT, 84770

Panorama School 
(Grades KG-05)

301 N 2200 E 
St George, UT, 84790

Pine View High School 
(Grades 10-12)

2850 E 750 N 
St George, UT, 84790

Pine View Middle School 
(Grades 08-09)

2145 E 130 N 
St George, UT, 84790

Post High School Self-Cont 
(Grades KG-12)

121 W Tabernacle 
St George, UT, 84770

Red Mountain School 
(Grades KG-05)

263 E 200 S 
Ivins, UT, 84738

Riverside School 
(Grades KG-05)

2500 S Harvest Lane 
Washington, UT, 84780

Sandstone School 
(Grades KG-05)

850 N 2450 E 
St George, UT, 84790

Santa Clara School 
(Grades KG-05)

2950 W Crestview Dr 
Santa Clara, UT, 84765

Snow Canyon High School 
(Grades 10-12)

1385 N Lava Flow Dr 
St George, UT, 84770

Snow Canyon Middle School 
(Grades 08-09)

1215 N Lava Flow Dr 
St George, UT, 84770

Southwest High School 
(Grades 09-12)

16 S 300 W 
Saint George, UT, 84770

Springdale School 
(Grades KG-05)

898 Zion Park Blvd 
Springdale, UT, 84767

Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School 
(Grades 06-07)

3167 S 2350 E 
Saint George, UT, 84790

Sunset School 
(Grades KG-05)

495 N Westridge Dr 
St George, UT, 84770

Three Falls School 
(Grades KG-05)

789 S 700 W 
Hurricane, UT, 84737

Tonaquint Intermediate School 
(Grades 06-07)

1210 W Curly Hollow Drive 
Saint George, UT, 84770

Utah Online 7-12 School 
(Grades 07-12)

121 W. Tabernacle 
Saint George, UT, 84770

Utah Online K8 School 
(Grades KG-08)

121 W Tabernacle 
St George, UT, 84770

Washington Preschool School 
(Grades PK-PK)

951 Brigham Rd 
St George, UT, 84770

Washington School 
(Grades KG-05)

300 N 300 E 
Washington, UT, 84780

Water Canyon High School 
(Grades 07-12)

880 N. Carling St. 
Hildale, UT, 84784

Water Canyon School 
(Grades KG-06)

250 W Newel Avenue 
Hildale, UT, 84784

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