Profile for Vernal, Utah, UT
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Vernal is a city in Uintah County.
It is the county seat.
The latitude of Vernal is 40.455N. The longitude is -109.528W.
It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,328 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,892.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Vernal demographic reports
Vernal is in the Ashley Valley.
Former and merged names include:
· The Bench
Dinosaur bones were discovered in rock formations near here in 1909
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· James Woods, actor
Local festivals include:
- Uintah County Fair - Aug. 15-18, 2007
Dates often change. Check Vernal web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Red Fleet State Park, Steinaker State Park
Historic sites and museums: Dinosaur National Monument, Utah Field House of Natural History State Park, Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum, Western Heritage Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
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Ancestry & family history
12% of Vernal residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Vernal ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Vernal was $13,497, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Vernal residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Vernal festival dates:
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Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Vernal, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $338. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $749.
Libraries in Vernal include Uintah County Library ... View libraries
Uintah County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Vernal political report.
The average commute time for Vernal workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Vernal include Best Western Antlers, Best Western Dinosaur Inn, Days Inn, Econo Lodge, Motel 6 Vernal, Rodeway Inn Vernal, Super 8.
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