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Loa is a town in Wayne County.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Hawaiian for long. Believed to be named for Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Utah named Loa. For links to other places called Loa, UT, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Loa is 38.402N. The longitude is -111.642W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 7,064 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 504.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Loa demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wayne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 84747 ZIP code.
5% of Loa residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Loa ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Loa was $18,842, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Loa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Loa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $416. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $850.
Wayne County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Loa political report.
The average commute time for Loa workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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