Vernal, Utah Population 2021

10,584
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Vernal is a city located in Uintah County Utah. It is also the county seat of Uintah County. With a 2020 population of 10,584, it is the 62nd largest city in Utah and the 2981st largest city in the United States . Vernal is currently growing at a rate of 0.69% annually and its population has increased by 16.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,089 in 2010. Vernal reached it's highest population of 11,107 in 2015. Spanning over 5 miles, Vernal has a population density of 2,290 people per square mile.

The average household income in Vernal is $63,338 with a poverty rate of 20.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $732 per month, and the median house value is $166,400. The median age in Vernal is 30.8 years, 30 years for males, and 32.4 years for females.

Vernal Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Vernal was:

  • White: 88.02%
  • Two or more races: 4.62%
  • Native American: 3.41%
  • Other race: 2.87%
  • Black or African American: 0.65%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.25%
  • Asian: 0.17%
The current population of Vernal, Utah is 10,584 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,365.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,089.

Vernal, Utah Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202136,3923290.90%
202036,0633290.91%
201935,7343290.92%
201835,4051770.50%
201735,228-1,036-2.94%
201636,264-1,527-4.21%
201537,7918732.31%
201436,9181,2363.35%
201335,6821,0412.92%
201234,6411,4004.04%
201133,2417742.33%
201032,4670.00%

Vernal Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,30788.02%
Two or More Races4894.62%
American Indian and Alaska Native3613.41%
Some Other Race3042.87%
Black or African American690.65%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander260.25%
Asian180.17%
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Vernal Population by Race

Vernal Population Pyramid $2021

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Vernal Median Age

30.8


Total

30


Male

32.4


Female

Vernal Adults

There are 7,377 adults, (1,320 of whom are seniors) in Vernal.

Vernal Age Dependency

74.6

Age Dependency Ratio

21.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Vernal Sex Ratio

Female

5,051

47.77%

Male

5,523

52.23%

Vernal Population by Age

Vernal Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Vernal Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married64.6%35.4%
All55.2%44.8%
Female50.4%49.6%
Non Family48%52%
Male33.3%66.7%

55.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Vernal Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,4852.9355.2
Married1,5803.7364.6
Non Family1,4011.3248
Female3575.0750.4
Male1474.4333.3

3.92

Average Family Size

2.93

Average Household Size

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Vernal Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1382.23%
9th to 12th Grade1,00216.16%
High School Graduate2,12534.26%
Some College1,51124.36%
Associates Degree3205.16%
Bachelors Degree90714.62%
Graduate Degree1993.21%
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Vernal Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Vernal Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,0814,4301,040
Hispanic75135623
2+ Races20814333
Other Race170137
Native American10584
Islander2626
Asian181010
Black1313

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55.56%.

Vernal Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,507$47,397$20,403
Less Than 9th Grade$24,292$32,279$13,144
High School Graduate$25,282$44,700$14,448
Some College$31,720$47,300$22,308
Bachelors Degree$49,924$51,953$43,533
Graduate Degree$$158,708$36,711

$35,507

Average Earnings

$47,397

Average Male

$20,403

Average Female

Vernal Earnings by Educational Attainment

Vernal Language by Age

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Vernal Language

87.19% of Vernal residents speak only English, while 12.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.40% of the population.

Vernal Language

Vernal Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,0421,53919.14%
Hispanic1,35138428.42%
Other29112342.27%
Native36110428.81%
Multiple4805311.04%
Black56712.50%

20.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.95%

Male Poverty Rate

18.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Vernal

The race most likely to be in poverty in Vernal is Other, with 42.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Vernal is Multiple, with 11.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.84%.

Vernal Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School22.96%
Less Than 9th Grade19.24%
Some College10.08%
Bachelors or Greater0.82%

Vernal Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed37.21%
Male Unemployed20.77%
Female Employed16.34%
Male Employed9.39%

Vernal Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Vernal Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,325$63,338
Families$64,926$73,958
Married Families$75,600-
Non Families$38,469$46,157
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Income by Household Type

Vernal Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.0%

Male Marriage Rate

44.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Vernal Married by Age and Sex

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Vernal Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Vernal Marital Status by Race

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Vernal Marital Status

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355

Number of Veterans

355

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam145
Second Gulf War54
Korea47
World War II43
First Gulf War19

Vernal Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+155
65 to 74102
18 to 3444
35 to 5429
55 to 6425

Vernal Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3415.16%
Hispanic535.42%
2+ Races145.28%

Vernal Veterans by Race

Vernal Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Vernal Veterans by Education

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65.1%

Labor Force Participation

57.6%

Employment Rate

11.5%

Unemployment Rate

Vernal Employment by Age

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Vernal Employment by Race

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Vernal Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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57.49%

Born in Vernal

93.91%

Native Born

6.09%

Foreign Born

3.33%

Non Citizen

2.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.91% of Vernal residents were born in the United States, with 57.49% having been born in Utah. 3.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Vernal Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202110,584730.69%
202010,511730.70%
201910,438730.70%
201810,365390.38%
201710,326-310-2.91%
201610,636-471-4.24%
201511,1072642.43%
201410,8434504.33%
201310,3935065.12%
20129,8876136.61%
20119,2741882.07%
20109,0861,3721.65%
20007,7141,0701.50%
19906,644440.07%
19806,6002,6925.38%
19703,9082530.67%
19603,6558102.54%
19502,8450.00%

Vernal Population by Year