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Saint George is a city in Washington County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for George Albert Smith, Mormon elder.

The latitude of Saint George is 37.104N. The longitude is -113.583W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,700 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 56,382.


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Median household income
Local
$36,505
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Saint George demographic reports
Saint George is near the Arizona border.
Farmers grew cotton in the early years of the settlement
In a 2006 study, AllBusiness named Saint George as the No. 3 best metro for women entrepreneurs.

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Saint George received national attention for cancer deaths believed linked to atomic testing carried out in the Nevada desert during the early 1950s. Detonations typically occurred at times when prevailing winds blew away from large cities and towards more rural areas such as Saint George
Filming location for:
· 1979 movie, "The Electric Horseman"
· 1997 movie, "Truth or Consequences, N.M."
Well-known residents have included:
· Brigham Young, Mormon leader
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Gunlock State Park, Quail Creek State Park, Snow Canyon State Park
Historic sites and museums: Saint George Temple, Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum, St. George Art Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 65
Record high: The state's highest temperature on record was reported here on July 5, 1985, at 117 degrees

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11% of Saint George residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Saint George ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Saint George was $17,022, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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22% of Saint George residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Saint George, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $517.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,064.


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Libraries in Saint George include Washington County Library Headquarters ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Saint George include Saint George Spectrum

TV stations in Saint George include KUSG.

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Washington County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Saint George political report.

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The average commute time for Saint George workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Saint George between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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