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Blanding is a city in San Juan County.

The community name derived from the offer of Thomas Bicknell to provide a library to any town taking his name. Bicknell received funding for half a library; Blanding, which took the maiden name of Mr. Bicknell's wife, received the other half

The latitude of Blanding is 37.624N. The longitude is -109.477W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,106 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,035.


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Median household income
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$32,991
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Blanding demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Grayson
· White Mesa
Settled in 1905 after completion of an irrigation project to bring water from the mountains
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.7 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Edge of the Cedars State Park, Natural Bridges National Monument
Historic sites and museums: Hovenweep National Monument

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7% of Blanding residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Blanding ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Blanding was $12,160, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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22% of Blanding residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Blanding, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $314.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $797.


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Libraries in Blanding include San Juan County Library Blanding Branch ... View libraries

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San Juan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Blanding political report.

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The average commute time for Blanding workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Blanding include Best Western, Comfort Inn.

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