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Escalante is a city in Garfield County.

The community was named after Francisco S.V. de Escalante, Spanish explorer

The latitude of Escalante is 37.770N. The longitude is -111.601W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,820 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 771.


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Median household income
Local
$32,143
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Escalante demographic reports
Escalante is in Potato Valley
Former and merged names include:
· Potato
· Spud Valley
Whites discovered the region during the Black Hawk War. Calvarymen ventured into the valley as they pursued Indians
Nearby parks & recreation: Escalante State Park

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8% of Escalante residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Escalante ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Escalante was $13,501, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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24% of Escalante residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Escalante, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $343.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $714.


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Garfield County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Escalante political report.

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The average commute time for Escalante workers is 11 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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