La Verkin, Utah


La Verkin, Utah
The La Verkin Post Office

La Verkin and Hurricane just about butt up against each other: you can walk from one to the other in just a few minutes.

Some folks think the name is a corruption of the Spanish name for the nearby Virgin River while others think it comes from an error in transcribing the Spanish term for "beaver skin."

La Verkin achieved a bit of fame in 2001 when an ordinance was passed by the City Council declaring La Verkin a "United Nations-free zone."

Fast Facts about La Verkin, Utah
La Verkin, Washington County, UT 84745
Latitude: 37.215°N
Longitude: 113.2667°W
Elevation: 3,192'

Education:
High School or Higher: 84.5%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 13.8%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 3.2%
Cost of Living Index for La Verkin: 87.8
Median Resident Age: 28.8 Years

2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $45,000
Median Home Value: $175,000
Major Industries:
Lodging & Food Services, Educational Services, Construction, Metal & Metal Products, Health Care, Retail Services, Transportation Services, Finance & Insurance Services, Professional Services, Government
Unemployed (March 2015: 4.6%
 
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population
4,060
Males
2,047
Females
2,013
Population by Age
Under 18
1,366
18 & over
2,694
20-24
244
25-34
594
35-49
640
50-64
583
65 & over
510
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
345
Non Hispanic or Latino
3,715
Population by Race
White
3,712
African-American
22
Asian
14
Native American
61
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
14
Other
131
Two or more
106
 
Washington County Pages
 
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