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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
Vernal is a town in Utah with a population of 10,650. Vernal is in Uintah County. Living in Vernal offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Vernal and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$168,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$783
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Vernal Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    109.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    45.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    9.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    245.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,002.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    81.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    22%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Vernal

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,150
National
$55,322
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Vernal Reviews

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I grew up thirty miles away from Vernal. I attended school and had many jobs in Vernal, so I know the town well. It is an oil field town, that is how the people here are sustained. It's a farming town, where on every corner you see cows or sheep. But I also believe it is a lovable town. Those who move here as teenagers or young adults, often complain there is nothing to do. There is no bowling alley in Vernal, there is a little arcade, but I will admit we are not known for our entertaining facilities. What Vernal is known for is the beautiful scenery. The Dinosaur National Monument is located near Vernal. There are three reservoirs with beautiful hiking and there is a fantastic museum. For those who love nature and love being outdoors, people such as myself, there is a lot to do in Vernal. I think it is one of the greatest communities to be a part of. I wouldn't have asked for a better place to grow up. I love the farms and oil fields and all. I would rate this place with a 5.
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Vernal is an oilfield town. The industry has been great for 20 years and then crashed recently. When the oil was booming, Vernal was a hopping town. Lots of new people from all over the United States were coming to live here. It is a great place to live! Lots of mountains surround our basin on North, East, South, and West sides.
Vernal is a beautiful, rural place to live with plenty of wide open air and wild places left. Natural beauties abound and the city is surrounded by camping, hiking, and fishing locations.

Education-in addition to public schools Vernal has several private institutions for grades K-12. The local high school excels in several sports but frankly the academics and music leave something to be desired. There is also a fairly good USU extension and technical college.