Tropic, Utah

Tropic: Town in Garfield County, Utah, United States

About

Tropic is a town located in the county of Garfield in the U.S. state of Utah. Its population at the 2010 census was 530 and a population density of 26 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 514 inhabitants.

The town was created 133 years ago in 1890.

Tropic locator map
Location of Tropic on Utah map.

Quick Facts about Tropic

Population : 514 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Utah (United States)
County : Garfield County
Postal code : 84776
Phone Area Codes : 435
Area : 20.55 km2
Altitude : 6,309 feet / 1923 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1891 (133 years ago)
Time Zone : Mountain Time Zone
Local time : 13:30:04 (17th April 2024)
Density : 25 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -3.11% (2010-2020)
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Geography

Tropic is located at 37°37'31"N 112°4'56"W (37.6252600, -112.0821400). It has 2 neighbors: Cannonville and Kingston.

Tropic map

Tropic has 2 neighbours.

  • Cannonville town in Garfield County, Utah, United States
  • Kingston town in Piute County, Utah, United States

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Tropic decreased by 3.11% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 530 - census
2011 527 -0.57% estimation process
2012 519 -1.54% estimation process
2013 515 -0.78% estimation process
2014 512 -0.59% estimation process
2015 506 -1.19% estimation process
2016 505 -0.2% estimation process
2017 512 1.37% estimation process
2018 509 -0.59% estimation process
2019 514 0.97% estimation process
2020 514 0% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 20,473
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 19,860
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 3.1%
April 1, 2020 Population : 18,862
April 1, 2010 Population : 19,875
People under 5 years old, percentage : 5.9%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 21.3%
People over 65 (%) : 20.3%
Female persons, % : 49.7%
White only, percent : 69.8%
Black or African American alone, percent : 26.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 1.4%
Asians alone % : 0.4%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 1.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 1.4%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 15.9%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 58.3%
2015-2019 Veterans : 1,161
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 8.5%
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 9,499

Tropic zip code is 84776. County name: Garfield, County fips: 49017

Economic Facts

Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 9,499
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 74.1%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $108,600
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,111
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $341
2015-2019 median gross rent : $661
Permits for construction, 2020 : 121
2015-2019 Households : 7,094
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.81
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 93.2%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 14.7%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 79.9%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 69.0%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 78.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 16.8%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 9.2%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 17.6%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 55.2%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 49.8%
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 115,090
2012 total retail sales per capita : $5,785
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 31.0
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $45,714
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $22,814
Percentage of people living in poverty : 16.1%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 232
2019 total employment : 4,120
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 137,428
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : 6.4%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 1,042
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,048
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 530
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 364
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 234
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 793
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 90
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 891
2010 population per square mile : 43.9
2010 land area in square miles : 452.78

Post offices near Tropic

Post Office Name City ZIP
Tr Post Office Tropic (UT) 84776

Other cities in Garfield County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Garfield County , UT.

City Name Population Title
Panguitch 1,685 City in and county seat of Garfield County, Utah, United States
Escalante 797 City in Garfield County, Utah, United States
Henrieville 224 Town in Garfield County, Utah, United States
Cannonville 173 Town in Garfield County, Utah, United States
Hatch 141 Town of the United States
Antimony 121 Town in Garfield County, Utah, United States