Vernal, UT Population

Population: 7,714. Estimated population in July 2020: 7,960 (+3.2% change)
Males: 3,786 (49.1%), Females: 3,928 (50.9%)

Uintah County

Zip codes: 84078.

Median resident age: 28.3 years
Median household income: $30,357
Median house value: $81,000

Races in Vernal:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.8%)
  • Hispanic (4.4%)
  • American Indian (3.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Other race (1.2%)

Ancestries: English (26.0%), German (12.3%), United States (8.3%), Irish (8.0%), Danish (4.6%), Norwegian (4.1%).

Elevation: 5322 feet

Land area: 4.6 square miles

Map of Vernal, UT

Population

For population 25 years and over in Vernal

  • High school or higher: 81.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Vernal city

  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 57.5%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

1.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +1,067 (+16.1%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Vernal:

  • ASHLEY VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (151 WEST 200 NORTH)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Vernal:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Vernal:

  • ROCK SPRINGS-SWEETWATER COUNTY (about 85 miles; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Abbreviation: RKS)
  • WALKER FIELD (about 116 miles; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Abbreviation: GJT)
  • PROVO MUNI (about 152 miles; PROVO, UT; Abbreviation: PVU)

Other public-use airports nearest to Vernal:

  • VERNAL (about 3 miles; VERNAL, UT; Abbreviation: VEL)
  • DUTCH JOHN (about 34 miles; DUTCH JOHN, UT; Abbreviation: 33U)
  • MANILA (about 38 miles; MANILA, UT; Abbreviation: 40U)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Vernal:

  • MESA STATE COLLEGE (about 117 miles; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Full-time enrollment: 4,415)
  • UTAH VALLEY STATE COLLEGE (about 151 miles; OREM, UT; Full-time enrollment: 14,182)
  • BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY (about 153 miles; PROVO, UT; Full-time enrollment: 29,977)
  • SNOW COLLEGE (about 161 miles; EPHRAIM, UT; Full-time enrollment: 2,632)
  • UNIVERSITY OF UTAH (about 161 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Full-time enrollment: 19,866)
  • SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 165 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Full-time enrollment: 11,896)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-UTAH CAMPUS (about 166 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Full-time enrollment: 2,021)

Schools

Public high schools in Vernal:

  • UINTAH HIGH (Students: 1,182; Location: 1880 W 500 N; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • SPLIT MTN YOUTH CTR (YIC) (Students: 19; Location: 1880 W 500 N; Grades: 07 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Vernal:

  • VERNAL MIDDLE (Students: 791; Location: 721 W 100 S; Grades: 06 – 07)
  • VERNAL JR HIGH (Students: 782; Location: 161 N 1000 W; Grades: 08 – 09)
  • MAESER ELEM SCH (Students: 593; Location: 2670 W 1000 N; Grades: KG – 02)
  • DAVIS ELEM SCH (Students: 486; Location: 4101 S 2500 E; Grades: KG – 02)
  • DISCOVERY ELEM SCH (Students: 362; Location: 650 W 1200 S; Grades: 05 – 05)
  • ASHLEY ELEM SCH (Students: 354; Location: 350 N 1150 W; Grades: 03 – 04)
  • NAPLES ELEM SCH (Students: 338; Location: 1971 S 1500 E; Grades: 03 – 04)

Libraries

Library in Vernal:

  • UINTAH COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $839,810; Location: 155 EAST MAIN STREET; 85,050 books; 6,488 audio materials; 12,526 video materials; 153 serial subscriptions)