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Parowan is a city in Iron County, in the Cedar City metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Piute for marsh people or bad water.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Utah named Parowan. For links to other places called Parowan, UT, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Parowan is 37.842N. The longitude is -112.827W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,017 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,518.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Parowan demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Iron 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 84761 ZIP code.
11% of Parowan residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Parowan ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Parowan was $14,859, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Parowan 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 Parowan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $414. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $778.
Libraries in Parowan include Parowan Public Library ... View libraries
Iron County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Parowan political report.
The average commute time for Parowan workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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