Virgin, Utah


A scene at the edge of Virgin
At the edge of Virgin

Virgin is a small town on the Virgin River, east of St. George and west of Zion National Park at the place where the Kolob Reservoir Road heads northeast from Utah State Road 9 and crosses the center of Zion National Park.

In May of 2000, the local government passed an ordinance requiring every homeowner to keep and maintain a firearm.

I drove through Virgin in the fall of 2015, thinking I'd make a visit to Zion. However, a rockslide in the middle of the previous night had blocked the road on the other side of Zion Canyon and the only way in was via a tour bus. The lines were too long for my taste... so I came back to virgin from the east and found the entry to the Kolob Reservoir Road on the east side of town (which if you blink, you miss). Thankfully, I got there during the road crew's lunch hour and was allowed to drive over that (they were repairing and repaving that road to where it exited Zion National Park on the east side, near the road to Lava Overlook).

Fast Facts about Virgin, Utah
Virgin, Washington County, UT 84779
Latitude: 37.2016°N
Longitude: 113.1896°W
Settled: 1857
Elevation: 3,606'

Education:
High School or Higher: 89.5%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 7.1%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 0.7%
Cost of Living Index for Virgin: 85.5
Median Resident Age: 37.1 Years

2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $39,000
Median Home Value: $165,000
Major Industries:
Lodging & Food Services, Construction, Educational Services, Telemarketing, Health Care, Transportation Services, Government, Retail Services, Agriculture, Entertainment & Recreation, Computers & Electronic Products
Unemployed (March 2015): 4.6%
 
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population
596
Males
321
Females
275
Population by Age
Under 18
187
18 & over
409
20-24
18
25-34
75
35-49
95
50-64
126
65 & over
81
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
38
Non Hispanic or Latino
558
Population by Race
White
547
African-American
3
Asian
3
Native American
13
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
1
Other
17
Two or more
12
 
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